News From Around the Country
- House poised to pass hate crime bill prompted by anti-Asian attacks May 18, 2021If approved by the House as expected, the bill will next goes to the White House for President Biden's signature as early as the end of the week.
- Column: Debunking the Russia hoax, California exodus and other nonsense May 18, 2021Drawing lines between facts and fiction, sour grapes and insurrection
- Column: Independents, you're part of the partisan problem May 18, 2021Independents aren't very independent. They aren't swinging the two parties toward the center; they're exacerbating the divide.
- FanDuel to open tech hub in Atlanta that promises 900 jobs May 18, 2021The sports gambling giant FanDuel said Tuesday that it will bring more than 900 jobs to metro Atlanta over the next five years to run a new hub that will focus on the company’s product development and IT operations.
- Colonial Pipeline: Current IT problems not related to ransomware May 18, 2021Another problem is being reported regarding Colonial Pipeline's system, as the company recovers from a recent cyberattack.
- Early voting hours reduced in Cobb election for Georgia House May 18, 2021Voters in a Cobb County special election will have fewer early voting hours. Early voting locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower-turnout election. Five candidates are running for Georgia House District 34, which was left vacant when state Rep. Bert Reeves resigned.
- Andrew Giuliani enters race for New York governor. What he wants to do May 18, 2021Andrew Giuliani officially entered the race for New York governor on Tuesday, joining a growing Republican field for the 2022 election.
- 13WHAM Chief Meteorologist Glenn Johnson cut from station May 18, 2021"Like other businesses, television has had a difficult time during the pandemic. As a result, my position has been eliminated due to workforce reduction."
- Virtual panel on NY comprehensive sex education bill hosted by Planned Parenthood May 18, 2021Planned Parenthood is hosting a virtual panel to help parents understand the importance of sex education in schools.
- Good Morning, News: Vote by 8 pm TODAY, Palestinians on Strike, and Pushing for Universal Pre-K May 18, 2021by Blair Stenvick The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Multnomah county Good morning, Portland! Have you bought yourself […]
- Don't Forget: It's Election Day! May 18, 2021by Alex Zielinski Motoya Nakamura / Multnomah CountyToday's the day, folks: It's Multnomah County's May 18 special election! That means you have until 8 pm to dunk your ballot into an official drop box to make your vote count. For those who haven't voted yet, here's a quick refresher on what's on the table: Depending […]
- Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area May 18, 2021Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
- It’s official: Lollapalooza returning in 2021 May 18, 2021Lollapalooza will return to Grant Park at full capacity July 29-Aug. 1, organizers announced Tuesday. The lineup will be revealed at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with tickets going on sale at noon at www.lollapalooza.com.
- Watch live: Dr. Allison Arwady provides a COVID-19 update May 18, 2021Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady is expected to provide an update on the coronavirus vaccine.. Watch live here.
The violence needs to stop. Violence doesn’t end well for anyone. Now is the time to demonstrate a firm COMMITMENT to what is just and right. Injustice cannot be answered with injustice. A more strategic plan for supporting the current justified outcry of people in pain is needed.
For WoV, our plans should include actions that:
- Exhibit the highest degree of character, excellence, quality, and competence
- Show respect toward all people — which in the heat of a confrontation takes more than ‘being calm’
- Always strive to achieve positive change and improvement for BIPOC Communities