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The Weekend Off – News You Missed




Megan Mullings was understandably despondent. A freshman at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, she had just taken part in her first intercollegiate scrimmage, a whupping that was so one-sided it may as well have been a crime scene. “I was thinking, This is our first game; is our entire season going to be this bad?” recalls Mullings.

KTUU – Ex-Juneau lawmaker fined over alleged conflict of interest

A state ethics committee is fining a former state legislator more than $18,000 over claims that he sought a job with an oil company while helping to draft oil tax legislation 10 years ago.

ADN – Kenai Peninsula’s only strip club has an unlikely landlord: The state

If you’ve ever tossed out a few dollar bills during a show at Good Time Charlies strip club in Soldotna, some of your money has ended up in the hands of the state of Alaska.


NYTimes – How Will Supreme Court Work? First, See How Congress Works

The prospect of the Supreme Court’s sitting for a year or even longer at less than full strength means the partisan warfare that has overtaken Washington could produce a whole new kind of government shutdown — one limiting the court’s ability to fully function.

ViceNews – Six Dead, Suspect Arrested After Random Shooting Rampage in Michigan

Six people were shot to death and several others were wounded, including a 14-year-old girl, during a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday night. The random shootings occurred in several parking lots around the western Michigan city, triggering a seven-hour manhunt that ended with the arrest of a 45-year-old Uber driver who may have picked up fares between killings.


LA Times – 3 people were killed in police shootings in L.A. and Orange counties this weekend

Los Angeles and Orange County authorities are investigating a series of officer-involved shootings over the weekend that resulted in three deaths. One incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Anaheim when officers fatally shot a gunman after he shot and wounded another man and fired at a police helicopter involved in his pursuit.


Al Jazeera – Suspected arson at planned refugee center in Germany

People commented with ‘unashamed joy’ as the fire damaged a former hotel being converted into refugee housing in Bautzen

NYTimes – Reporting on Life, Death and Corruption in Southeast Asia

The protesters built what looked like medieval ramparts topped with sharpened wooden stakes in the heart of Bangkok. The military was preparing to sweep them out.

BBC – The Man Who Could Stop Planes

For three trying days I had been traversing Africa, trying to get from Niger to Kenya. The bulk of my time had been spent dealing with sour officials, hopelessly battling malarial mosquitoes and sitting wretchedly in filthy, stinking-hot airports. I had come from three tough but rewarding weeks in the Sahara, and the great beauty and monstrous insouciance of the desert had left me with a feeling of serene detachment.




4 Responses to “The Weekend Off – News You Missed”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    Wingnuts hate Maya Angelou because she was a commie sympathizer at one time.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Haven’t heard a peep out of Sinator defect Dan Sullivan. Did he,by chance,move back to Ohio and not tell anyone?

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Donald “KKK” Trump desecrated MLK and other civil rights leader’s legacies by claiming to have done more for equality than anyone. His contribution to equality- his fancy gentleman’s club in Palm Beach,Florida Mar a Lago Club accepts Blacks and Jews. First, one must have $100000 membership. Then there is the little matter of $14000 yearly dues as well as a thousand bucks per night to stay there. Everyone,except Muslims,are welcome if you are filthy rich.