News From Around the Country
- Fauci: 'There's no way' the coronavirus was made with U.S. research funds. Here's why July 24, 2021Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding research in China that created the coronavirus. Fauci says that's a lie and explains why.
- Trump ally Thomas J. Barrack Jr. released on $250-million bail July 23, 2021Thomas J. Barrack Jr., also a prominent L.A. investor, awaits trial on charges of obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.
- Column: This California bill would protect our medical data from Big Tech (Hi, Amazon!) July 23, 2021Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) is trying to pass legislation that would require tech companies to get our permission before accessing health data.
- Medical marijuana licenses approved for six companies in Georgia July 24, 2021Up to 30 THC oil dispensaries could open here, long-awaited news for patients who have been allowed to use medical marijuana in Georgia since 2015 but could not legally buy it in Georgia.
- 1 killed, 6 injured after boats collide on Middle Georgia lake July 24, 2021An early morning boat crash on a lake in Middle Georgia left one man dead and six others injured, officials said Saturda...
- Saturday morning Macon shooting leaves 2 dead, 3 injured July 24, 2021Two people were killed and three others injured early Saturday morning after a shooting in downtown Macon.
- 3 Rochester teens arrested after multiple carjackings, man held at gunpoint July 24, 2021Police say a 71-year-old man was washing his car at his Lake Avenue home when he was held at gunpoint.
- Justice Department drops investigation into New York nursing homes July 24, 2021The Justice Department said late Friday it will not open a civil rights investigation into New York's handling of COVID-19 deaths at state-run nursing homes.
- Revisiting the Rochester Narrative: Plenty of promises, little delivered in Bull's Head July 23, 2021The story of a half-century of public and private failures to deliver promised investment to Rochester's Bull's Head neighborhood.
- Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Portland This Weekend: July 23-25, 2021 July 24, 2021by EverOut Staff Don't miss a free concert and sing-along with Portland favorites Pink Martini this Saturday in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Courtesy of the artistsAnother weekend of events is here to prove that you don't need a reserve of disposable income to go out on the town. See below for the latest batch of last-minute […]
- Good Afternoon, News: Crews Make Progress on Bootleg Fire, COVID Cases on the Rise, and Old is Actually Good! July 23, 2021by Isabella Garcia 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! Bly residents Tim and Dee McCauley survey the charred […]
- Severe thunderstorms move across South Side of city into the evening July 24, 2021A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Saturday as storms moved through the South Side of the city into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.
- At march for slain National Guard member, family cries out for justice July 24, 2021The family of slain 19-year-old Chrys Carvajal took to the streets Saturday, chanting and asking the community to come forward with tips on who fatally shot the National Guard member.
- 5 dead, at least 22 wounded in shootings since Friday evening July 24, 2021Four people are dead, including a 17-year-old boy, and at least 21 others were wounded in city shootings since Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.
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