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No Fraud in Colorado Recall Petitions

Recall Elections Blog has this post, noting the involvement of former Secretary of State Scott Gessler in the claim of forged signatures on the local recall petition. … Continue reading ?

Arizona TV Reporter Couple Arrested: Mother Snorted Cocaine And Breastfed 4-Month-Old Baby, Police Say

Police have arrested a pair of TV personalities in Arizona. The couple, whose wedding was featured on the local news station, was charged with numerous counts of child abuse after their 4-month-old daughter arrived at the hospital and tested positive for cocaine. Show More Summary

Local co-op and leagues are coming to Alienation via a free update in July

There is a rainbow in my heart, as Chang once said (in The Blue Lotus?). The good news is that Housemarque is adding a load of new stuff to Alienation for free this July. The bad news is that this probably means that some people at Housemarque are working on Alienation when they should be prepping the Eugene Jarvis Project for release ASAP. Show More Summary

Have Wealthy Property Owners in Dorset Been Poisoning Innocent Trees to Preserve Their Sea View? 

Sad to say I have truly dastardly doings to report this fine morning. Two trees overlooking a sea cliff in the UK’s Dorset have been poisoned. And it gets even darker—locals suspect wealthy flat owners seeking an improved view and, therefore, increased property values. Read more...

Here’s a Neat Idea: An Open House for Atheists

An atheist group in Lancaster, Pennsylvania came up with a simple way to introduce themselves to like-minded people in the area: They requested space at a local library and held an "open house" so atheists could learn about them and other national groups:

Euphoria in Iceland after seismic Euro 2016 win

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Reykjavik (AFP) – Iceland basked Tuesday in the glory of its historic and unexpected 2-1 victory over England at Euro 2016, with locals now convinced that all their dreams can come true. The team will next face hosts France in the quarter-finals on Sunday at the Stade de France. Show More Summary

The curious case of the Chief Minister and the CSIRO development

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story. Last week there were two articles in the Canberra Times about statements by the Chief Minister on the proposals by the CSIRO to develop their Ginninderra Field Station site in northwest Belconnen. These statements were made in the context of there being a [...]

At least 28 people killed in suicide bombing attack on Turkey’s biggest airport

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

At least 28 people were killed Tuesday evening in a suicide attack at the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, the city’s governor said. Two explosions hit the airport — Turkey’s biggest — followed by gunfire, local television channels reported, adding...

One dead, several injured in Toronto suburb home explosion

(Reuters) - An explosion leveled a house in a Toronto suburb on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring up to nine people, local police and Canadian media said.

We Have a Severe Shortage of Light Rail Stations

A front-page story in yesterday’s Times ($) describes a study that shows much higher property values around light rail stations. “Studies” that come from local firms trying to generate PR deserve some skepticism. Nevertheless, I think their headline writer is trying to spin this as a bad thing: “To live near light rail in Seattle, you’ll […]

Reverse Engineering Quadcopter Protocols

Necessity is the mother of invention, but cheap crap from China is the mother of reverse engineering. [Michael] found a very, very cheap toy quadcopter in his local shop, and issued a challenge to himself. He would reverse engineer this quadcopter’s radio protocol. Show More Summary

Colorado Preemptions of Local Government: The Need for the Colorado Community Rights Amendment

In Colorado as in other states, it has been observed that very often "Corporations write laws, legislators enact them, and the courts enforce them." Since the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) began writing state preemption...Show More Summary

Why Doesn’t Canada Have A National Theatre?

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“At a time when many in the arts bemoan shrinking audiences, wonder whether live performance is losing social relevance and even predict the death of theatre, here is a new institution vigorously engaging local and global audiences through national drama. It’s enough to make you ask, why doesn’t Canada have a national theatre?”

Angelspit Fuel Conspiracy Theories With “New Devil” (Exclusive)

When I was in my early 20’s, I used to go to a local dance club on Monday nights, the night that they played industrial, goth, and similar music. Dubbed Factory Monday, I would always hear this amazing Combichrist “110%” remix of Angelspit’s “100%”. To say that it got my blood pumping is an understatement. […]

Plan To Make Small L.A. Theatres Pay Actors Minimum Wage Headed To Court

Attempts to resolve the dispute that could decide the fate of small theatre in Los Angeles have failed, and the battle now appears to be headed to court. Last October, a group of actors and local theatre owners filed suit against Actors'...Show More Summary

Manuel Avila vs. Prosper Ankrah on July 9

6 hours agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

BROOKS, Calif. (June 28, 2016) - The packed card for Saturday, July 9 at the Cache Creek Casino Resort located in the beautiful Capay Valley will feature promising local stars as they take on experienced [...] The post Manuel Avila vs. Prosper Ankrah on July 9 appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of vandalizing 7,000 year-old pyramid out of fears of devil worship

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses church have been accused to vandalizing  a 7,000 year old religious site in Mexico as part of a religious campaign against devil worship, reports Telesur. According to local media sources, recent damage at the base of a pyramid at the San Bartolo Tutotepec...

The Atlanta Film Fatales give voice to local female filmmakers

There’s no question being surrounded by a supportive community is one of the keys to success — and few may know that better than women in the film industry. Enter: The Film Fatales, an international collective of female feature directors who meet regularly to mentor each other, collaborate on projects and support each other in their endeavors.…

Afternoon Coffee: US GDP Rises in Q1, Trade Gap Expands in May

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.1% during the first quarter of 2016, thanks to a rise in personal consumption expenditures, residential fixed income, state and local government spending and exports, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Show More Summary

Local School Board Votes To Charge Students $100 Each To Participate In School Plays

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

With strapped school budgets, the school board is looking to close its budget by making families “pay to play”.

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