News From Around the Country
- In a toss-up Central Valley district, Republicans and Democrats wage a vicious campaign October 24, 2020In 2018, Democrat T.J. Cox won the seat by fewer than 1,000 votes over Republican David Valadao. They are facing off again. California's Central Valley is a bastion for President Trump, but the congressional race in District 21 could go either way.
- Mike Pence's Indiana hometown built by a different kind of Republican October 24, 2020Locals celebrate a Christian Republican from their Indiana hometown as presidential material. But they're talking about the late industrialist J. Irwin Miller, not Mike Pence.
- 'There is a voter-suppression wing': An ugly American tradition clouds the 2020 presidential race October 24, 2020At the courts and polls, President Trump and his allies move to limit voting. The GOP cites fraud, but voting rights advocates see an old foe: voter suppression.
- Staffers for Kelly Loeffler test positive for COVID-19 October 24, 2020Two of Georgia U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus. She said she is negative and plans to participate in Monday's vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
- Workers scramble, readjust as child care centers across Georgia close October 24, 2020With so many parents either working from home or nervous about sending their kids to day care, childcare centers are are struggling financially, costs are up, and many are in danger of closing. That would be a disaster for the parents who must rely on those facilities -- those parents who can’t stay at home […]
- ‘McBroken’: Website maps McDonald’s based on broken ice cream machines October 24, 2020It’s something you don’t want to hear when you have a hankering for an Oreo McFlurry....
- Photos: People flock to polls on first day of early voting October 24, 2020Long lines but no problems were reported on the first day of early voting.
- Live blog: Waiting in line to vote isn't all bad October 24, 2020Stories and notes from the first day of voting in Monroe County
- Early voters don't mind waiting in line October 24, 2020Most early voters are patient and don't mind waiting in line.
- Your Socially Distanced Weekend Guide: Mushroom Season, Record Store Day, and Other Safe Things To Do IRL in Portland October 24, 2020by Mercury EverOut Staff Record Store Day returns this Saturday with a slew of special releases at local shops like Jackpot (which is also a good place to pay tribute to Elliott Smith on the anniversary of his death). Jackpot Records via FacebookEverOut is The Mercury's new website devoted to things to do in Portland […]
- Good Afternoon, News: Oregon Smashes COVID Record, Portland's Weird Political Ads, and Trump "Takes Care" of Kidnapped Children October 23, 2020by Wm. Steven Humphrey Just one of the WEIRDEST political ads you'll find in your mailbox. From "No on Measure 26-218" flyer Here's your daily roundup of all the latest local and national news. (Like our coverage? Please consider making a recurring contribution to the Mercury to keep it comin'!) • Oregon hit a new […]
- Police respond to domestic battery call at the home of former superintendent Eddie Johnson October 24, 2020Chicago police were called to the South Side home of former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Friday night for a call of a domestic battery, officials said.
- Battle of billionaires: Griffin slams Pritzker push for graduated income tax amendment in email to employees October 24, 2020Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin slammed Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker as “a shameless master of personal tax avoidance” Thursday in an email to his Chicago employees that criticized the governor’s push for a graduated-income tax rate amendment.
- Wisconsin man who triggered violent Madison protest will plead guilty to extortion October 24, 2020A Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Madison will plead guilty to extorting a local business in a deal with federal prosecutors.
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