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Baja governor bows to water law protest

The message to the government of Baja California during the past week was strong and decisive: kill the new water law. Today, Governor Francisco Vega bowed to the broad-based protest FULL STORY The post Baja governor bows to water law protest appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Three veteran journalists added to The Chronicle’s masthead

Three veteran journalists have been named to top editing positions at the San Francisco Chronicle. editor Tim O’Rourke, who has helped direct the newspaper’s online presence, has been named assistant managing editor.Show More Summary

Heart-Breaking Doc Goodnight Brooklyn Looks at a DIY Venue Crushed to Death by Vice Media

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Every great city needs a space like this... Gravitas Ventures Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio could be a prime exhibit in some sour asshole's “look at these fucking hipsters” essay, but if you still sneer...Show More Summary

Contra Costa sheriff's deputy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in house party shooting

A Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy is in custody on suspicion of attempted murder after he fired shots at several people following a dispute at a house party in Sacramento, police said. The deputy, Kyle Rowland, was one of several people attending the house party on Friday in the 1100 block...

Senate Bill Seeks To Protect Finger Lakes Horsemen

A legislative bill to protect Finger Lakes Race Track horsemen and New York's thoroughbred breeding industry has been introduced by state Senator John Bonacic, chairman of the Senate's Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. The imminent...Show More Summary

'Affable' Berlusconi ally takes EU parliament top job

An affable and canny Italian politician, Antonio Tajani on Tuesday snagged the European Parliament's top job in a comeback of sorts for his mentor Silvio Berlusconi. Silver-haired, sharp-suited and with a fondness for luxury watches, the 63-year-old pro-European conservative is well connected after a long spell in EU politics. Show More Summary

Don’t be a butt head, put it in the bin (or in a tin)

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the entire region on high alert and facing a total fire ban, it’s more important than ever that you do not flick your cigarette butts out the window, Canberra. If you have enough money to smoke cigarettes, you can clearly afford a vessel to safely dispose your cigarettes butts in. People who smoke cigarettes […]

Shortage on pink yarn doesn’t stop people from making pussyhats

Edmonds joined hundreds of other knitters in the Bay Area chasing down spools of pink yarn, which flew off shelves at an unprecedented rate, as knitters across the nation made pink hats with cat ears for participants of the global Women’s March in Washington D.C. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Seattle Has Been Covered in Ice. Instead of Moping, These Folks Played On It

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Evan, above, was the second hockey player we saw skating on Cal Anderson's reflecting pool. ASK It may have been bitterly cold recently, but it sure as hell beats the grey grossness that's outside today. Plus, there...Show More Summary

For one Alexandria neighborhood, the ‘alt-right’ is all wrong

Residents have been posting signs critical of the leader of a group known for espousing racist, anti-Semitic and sexist points of view.

Political Prisoners on Death Row in Iran Fear Reinstatement of Long-Term Visitations Ban

Political prisoners Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, both ethnic Kurds on death row in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, have been denied visitations since mid-December 2016 without reason and worry a previous ban that lasted for years has been reinstated.  “I don’t have a good feeling about this visitation ban,” Loghman Moradi told the Campaign […]

Read the Full Text of Samantha Power’s Scathing Speech on Russia

"For years, we have seen Russia take one aggressive and destabilizing action after another"

North Americans Spent $53.3 Billion On Marijuana Last Year, Most Of It Illegally

A new report estimates consumers spent $53.3 billion on cannabis in North America last year. The first-of-its-kind analysis, compiled by ArcView Market Research, spans legal, medical and illegal marijuana markets across both the United States and Canada. Show More Summary

Narco-signs indicate Zetas’ hand in attack

Four narco-signs appeared this morning in Playa del Carmen bearing messages that suggest Monday morning’s shooting at a beachfront bar was related to drug trafficking. “This is a warning that FULL STORY The post Narco-signs indicate Zetas’ hand in attack appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

New York State Senate Votes Down NYC Plastic Bag Fee

In a slap in the face to New York City, the State Senate on Tuesday afternoon passed a bill that would bar the city from instituting a five cent fee on the distribution of plastic bags at local stores. [ more › ]

New Korean Street Food Spot Called Saucy Asian Coming Soon To The Castro

To the space formerly occupied by H Cafe at Sanchez and 17th. [ more › ]

Seattle Author Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is Combines Domestic Drama and Trans Kid Fairy Tale

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle Author Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is Combines Domestic Drama and Trans Kid Fairy Tale by Rich Smith W e learn a lot about the Walsh-Adams family before they arrive in Seattle. Rosie and Penn meet in college, and it's cute. Show More Summary

Massive Women's March In Chicago Expected To Draw 40,000, Planners Say

"We won't stand by and let the new administration turn back the clocks on our rights." [ more › ]

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