Christian Dior's dresses and accessories are shown in the exhibition “Dior, from Paris to the World” at the Dallas Museum of Art. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez / AP)
Montgomery: Hundreds of demonstrators He went to the Sunday Capitol to protest against abolished abortion of the state – the most intense in the nation, making abortion as a felony, without exception even in the case of rape or curtailment – saying “my body, my choice! ”and“ voting ”Similar demonstrations took place in Birmingham and Huntsville on Sunday, Alabama is part of a wave of conservative states who want to add new legal challenges to Roe v. Wade. It is expected that the courts will impede them as the legal challenges look at the Supreme Court and Amanda Reyes, who runs Yellowhammer Fund, provides a non-profit making funding to assist low-income women with an abortion. get started, donations have started streaming from the passage of the bill.
Dana Stabenow, founder of Storyknife Writers' Story, meets the world at groundbreaking retreat ceremonies, Alaska. (Photo: Michael Armstrong / Homer News via AP)
Homer: Storyknife Writers Retreat supporters attended new ceremonies this month for a main house and cabin which will give an insight into visiting women authors, the Homer News reports. Dana Stabenow, founder of Storyknife, turned the first tree at the property just north of Homer in May 4. Stabenow, the best-selling author in Kate Shugak's mystery series, spoke of his motivation to start a residency program for women after attending the other such facility, Hedgebrook on Whidbey Island, Washington. When Storybrook is finished, six evacuees, Eva, will be named after Eva Saulitis, where writers will meet after a day's work. It is envisaged that the complex will be ready by next spring, when the first group of writers attend. For more information on Storyknife, visit www.storyknife.org.
Haylie Birchamn, 6, Brenly's pet, a rescue dog being trained to become a therapy dog through Angels Gabriel, before Diamondbacks game at Chase Field in Phoenix Sunday. (Photo: Patrick Breen / The Republic)
Phoenix: These Diamondbacks The cutest player, furriest has yet recruited them – Brenly, a 6 month old golden recoverer who is working to become a certified therapy dog and raising awareness of issues faced by abused children, neglected. on them and at risk, according to statements from the baseball team. Brenly was named after sportscaster and former Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly, says trainer Blake Blackman-Woody from Angels Gabriel, who provides pet therapy for children at risk. The cup attracted crowd at the Sunday cup and was cool and collected when groups of children and fans made it at Sandlot, Chase Field Hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital. Brenly will be on top at separating love and comfort for six Sunday's games this season to help him prepare for his certification test, says Debbie Castaldo, vice president of corporate and community impact of Diamondbacks.
Little Rock: Gov has said. Asa Hutchinson will employ an Indiana company to operate five state youth prisons, despite the lawyers' concerns regarding the company's operations in other states. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Arkansas Legislative Council voted 9-5 Friday against a contract with Youth Opportunity Investments LLC, but the governor said it violated that vote. The law says that more than a dozen written comments on poor performance in other states were issued to Youth Opportunities, and what they said was a narrow review of the company. Gov. Hutchinson said that he was “disappointed” with the lawyers' decision and that youth facilities are closely monitored to ensure that children are “properly and safely” looked after. Youth Opportunities will begin operating facilities in Dermott, Harrisburg, Lewisville and Mansfield in July 1.
Crews using heavy machinery work to stop leakage over the 2005 rainwater from the Prado Dam which forced hundreds of houses in Corona, Calif. To evacuate. (Photo: Chris Carlson / AP)
Corona: A new assessment by the US Army Engineers Corps raises concerns about the possibility of a flood control dam discharge on a river in Southern California where 1.4. one million people live below. The Corps states that it has changed the risk characterization of Dam Prado from moderate to high urgency. Prado Dam is located on the Santa Ana River in Corona, about 35 miles southeast of the center of Los Angeles. The river starts 96 miles in the San Bernardino Mountains and runs through the inland country of Southern California and Orange County to the ocean. There is usually little water flow only during the winter, when storms can be turned into a raging torrent that has contributed to severe flooding historically. The dam, usually dry, was designed in the 1930s and was built in 1941.
Denver: US Representative Joe Neguse calls for the opening of an investigation into allegations that the National Park Service has sought to transform climate change as a result of a person from a University of Colorado researcher report. The Denver Post reported Sunday that the Colorado Democrat is calling on a general inspector of the US Interior to re-launch the probe when the park service finally published Maria Caffrey's report, which examined a projected sea level rise in coastal parks, without editing last year. Abuse states that the incident raises questions about whether or not departmental researchers are “able to do their work free of political influence.” Caffrey declined to comment, mentioning participation in legal negotiations. The newspaper was unable to access the National Park Service and the officials of the Department of Interior on Friday.
Hartford: Law makers are collecting donations of clothing for ex-soldiers who want to enter the labor force. Democratic State Minister Dorinda Borer from West Haven and Sen. James Maroney from Milford, co-chairs the Veteran Affairs Committee of the General Assembly, says other state makers, the non-profit organization Save-A-Suit and Max Cares Foundation's fourth drive Save-A-Suit annual hold by the Capitol state in Hartford. May 30 events will be held from 9 a.m to about 5 p.m. Seamlessly used clothing, dry cleaning or new clothing outside the state Capitol building will be accepted, subject to weather permitting. The organizers say they are looking for suits, blazers, pants, shirts, ties, sweaters, coats, belts, shoes and men's accessories. For women, they are looking for suits, tops, pants, dresses, skirts, bags, shoes and scarves.
Wilmington: It is likely that Cabot, a white shark 533 pounds that came from the state of the recent state, is among the early crowd of sharks going north along the East Coast as the southern waters begin to tighten. In addition to making local headlines, Cabot's recent relaxation with a large fish fan who looks after the health of the sea is a great news, says Chris Fischer, founder and leader of the research and education team OCEARCH, who made his trip to Delaware Bay. two years ago. “The thing we learned is that sharks are likely to go through,” he said. “It's a great sign for your bay if sharks are coming and stopping there. It means there is a lot of life, and you are doing good job management resources. ”
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Washington: The Metro will begin all Yellow Line training to Greenbelt, Maryland, this Saturday, a month in advance, WUSA-TV reports. The change comes as the system starts a massive improvement project that will close Yellow and Blue station stations to the south of Reagan National Airport. “By making this change, we can better serve our customers who are affected by summer closures,” said Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld in his release. Metro said that a weekend simulation of what this summer might look like officials from all Yellow Line training to Greenbelt would improve train spacing, reduce congestion and “maintain Metro's commitment to operate an ordinary service outside the off-road area. ”The three unprecedented ones. The shutdown of the month platform that is crumbling under the outside station aims to fix the elements worn by the elements.
Orlando: A federal judge says that 32 more counties in the state must provide election materials and ballots in Spanish. A recent order by US District Judge Mark Walker added a temporary injunction granted by him before the last recent elections. Under Walker's latest order, election supervisors in the 32 counties must provide ballots in Spanish by March 2020, when the main presidential election is held. Fifteen counties already do so. Walker order rose the total to nearly four dozen of Florida's 67 counties. If a county holds an election before then, election supervisors must provide sample ballots in Spanish. The order also states that election supervisors must have a bilingual hotline to assist Spanish speaking voters during the early vote, to provide information in Spanish on its website and to recruit bilingual polling workers.
Ellijay: The northern community in Georgia has a unique approach to emergency medicine. WABE Radio reports that the residents of Gilmer County were concerned about three years ago when the local hospital was happy to close, as hospitals would not jeopardize the health of the residents and could frighten business owners who consider them. they are there. CEO Psidemont Mountainside Hospital saw about 20 miles away opportunity in the closure of the local facility. By opening an independent emergency room in Gilmer County, officers could put pressure on Piedmont Mountainside's and keep its market share in Gilmer County. The emergency room opened about a year after the old hospital closed. WABE reports that it is among the first of its kind in the region.
Hilo: A team from the US Geological Survey Volcano Observatory is settling into another temporary office in Hilo, their third move since the evacuation of the Kilauea volcano from its headquarters in the Volcano National Park in Hawaii. The Hawaii-Tribune-Herald Tina Neal, principal scientist of Volcano Observatory, reports that the relocation should be completed by the end of the month and that the monitoring of active volcanoes is expected. The agency is awaiting approval for a bill to provide disaster recovery funds for the construction of a new headquarters. Neal says that Hawaii Island will remain as a base, even if some staff relocate to Oahu, which she says is being considered for additional technical capacity. The former headquarters on Kilauea suffered significant damage during last year's fall and earthquakes.
Idaho Falls: A former professor of the State University of Idaho is trying to solve the mystery of death in the 1970s and is raising money for further tips. The Idaho Falls Program reports that Amy Michael is collecting money for DNA testing on human cut remains found in Buffalo Cave, known as the Civil Defense Cave, in eastern Idaho near Montana border. A family searching for a male torso path was found in 1979. The arms and legs were acquired 12 years later. The head is not located. The Chief of the County, John Clements, says that cuts to the parts of the body indicate that a person has refused to flip the flip. Michael hopes that a new forensic DNA test can identify the dead man and says she needs $ 2,300 to do the tests. She raised $ 470 from Wednesday.
Great man of Illinois hen prairie, back, tries to attract chicken into the Prairie Ridge State Natural Area outside Newton, Ill. (Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune through AP)
Chicago: A wildlife biologist has built Kansas-based prairie chickens, which have been released in Illinois to try and boost the populations of endangered birds. The Chicago Tribune reports that the birds once numbered millions across the Prairie State, but there are only about 200 left now. The United Nations Inter-Governmental Biodiversity and Ecosystem Policy Platform published a pioneering scientific report last week on biodiversity found 1 t A million species, including the prairie chicken, are still at risk. Section Gilles of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, Bob Gillespie, says that a recent cross-registration project that caught prairie chickens from Kansas and kept them into the prairie preservation of the bird was destroyed.
Home: A conservation group said it sent 55,000 saplings of hardwood in this spring on more than 100 acres of marginal farmland. The ACRES Land Trust states that the efforts of reforestation at three of its nature conservation areas represent the majority of trees planted in one year. The organization accredits planning, donors and voluntary support for its tree planting speed. The Gazette Journal reports that the 80 acre group of Walter H. and E. Marie Myers re-decorated Nature near the northern community of Indiana Chili, 17 acres of Nature Conservation James P. near Auburn and 9 acres by the James M. & Patricia D. Barrett Nature Conservation near Ladiestown. Since 2016, 165 acres have been reforestation on the non-profit by planting almost 100,000 trees on six nature reserves.
Des Moines: Unmarked street path It cost nearly $ 1.7 for city taxpayers million after cyclists involved in bike crashes then sued the city for its injuries. The city has arranged two such cases and is now in the third phase. Des Moines introduced the curb in March 2017 at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Parkway and Southwest 16 Street. It was part of a redesign of pedestrian crossings to direct a brick crossing across the road just south of the city center. In some laws filed against the city, the cyclists claimed that they were injured after hitting the unmarked curb as they were riding east on the path. The 6-inch curb, which has since been removed, has been cut off from the previous direct pathway for cyclists using the Martin Luther King Jr. Trail, which forced them to look left to reach the ramp at the intersection.
Garden City: Hispanic residents represent more than half of the population in Ford, Finney and Seward counties, but there is only one elected Hispanach officer in each of the three southwestern counties of Kansas and their three largest cities. KCUR-FM reports that some groups need to recruit Spanish candidates so that residents can choose leaders who represent them. Karem Gallo, liberal chapter president of the United States Association of Latin American Citizens, says the group is working to inform Latin residents that they have support for seeking a public office. Tim Cruz, a member of the Board of Garden School School, says money and time remain the biggest obstacles, while Finney County Commissioner William Clifford shows that the Republican Party has failed to recruit immigrant groups. Clifford, who chairs the party, says immigrants are represented.
Matt Bevin (Photo: Marty Pearl / Special Journal to the Courier)
Louisville: Republican Gov Matt Bevin is engaging with protesting teachers and majestic judges during a terrible term that is leading Commonwealth on a conservative course. He is now the first governor of his re-election campaign facing the great governor in a race that could give clues to the mood of electors entering a presidential election year. Voters are allowed to speak on Tuesday in a state where the GOP has been to the fore but the Democrats see an opportunity to regain the government. Three Democratic Parties, including the son of a predecessor Bevin, are competing for the opportunity to challenge Bevin. The sovereign Democrats are the Attorney General Andy Beshear, a former state auditor Adam Edelen and longtime state representative Rocky Adkins. Beshear's father served two terms as a governor. Bevin has three main Republican challenges, including Robert Goforth State Representative.
Baton Rouge: The state's debt burden has fallen for the first time in ten years, as a significant benchmark as Louisiana tries to deal with its finances after recording years of budget and loan gaps. But what Louisiana spends for every man, woman and child is still more than the national average. An updated debt report submitted to the State Bond Commission shows that Louisiana per capita, tax-backed debt is reduced to $ 1,497 in 2018. That's $ 61 per person from $ 1,558 in the previous year, as The state operates to reduce the obligations on construction projects. The first fall in debt burden since 2008, after many years of rises. There is an amount per state resident in Louisiana which is lower than in 2014, when it reached just over $ 1,500.
Portland: With the visualization of recreational marijuana in sight, the state is trying to learn from mistakes made by its colleagues regarding the legalization of the drug. Marijuana rules proposed by the state will be a public hearing in Portland on Thursday that will be well attended by officials. It is the latest step in a way to say a legal framework that people who are very interested and state officials say they hope to overcome problems, such as over-supply and underage use that have emerged elsewhere. Maine voters chose to make the adult marijuana lawful in 2016, but legal sales did not start because of the difficulty in applying laws because political squares delay the process. The state is now in the process of drafting draft rules which could control such matters as licensing and exploitation, and must be approved by the Legislature.
Ocean City: Assateague Coastal Trust It is returning the internationally recognized Water Quality Directive water quality monitoring program to monitor and report on the health of district waterways. Swim Guide is a smartphone app that enables users to find beaches and safe areas to recreate and enjoy the waterways through a simple platform that promotes the water quality of the local area, according to news releases. The application is available from Apple App Store, Google Play and Theswimguide.org. The program will run through the Labor Day weekend. This year the organization is monitoring 10 sites across Herring and Turville Creek, Wight Bay Island, Assawoman Bay and St. Martin's River, according to a press release.
This 1780 letter was stolen from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis of Lafayette from Massachusetts Archives some years ago and resurfaced in November. (Photo: Office of the Attorney General through AP)
Boston: A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 was sent to the Marquis de Lafayette who was stolen from the state archives decades ago, and now an attempt is being made to return it. The US solicitor's office in Boston complained of a forfeiture in a federal court last week asking a judge of the Revolutionary Era letter to return his rightful owner. An archival employee suffered the letter of Hamilton's letter between 1937 and 1945, according to the government. “The theft, involving George Washington's original papers, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere and Benedict Arnold, was not found among other things, for several years,” says the federal complaint. Most other documents were returned, but the Hamilton letter was missing. The letter appears to have details of the movements relating to British forces to the French senior President who was a regular army in the Continental Army.
Detroit: Motown Museum A park has been created by the park to unveil Sunday in conjunction with its founder, Esther Gordy Edwards. Thousands went to Hitsville, USA, to compensate for the native music heritage. Dancing in the Street was officially opened by Martha Reeves in a rare public reunion with the original Vandellas, Rosalind Ashford-Holmes and Annette Beard. Young performers from the museum's summer camp programs managed to attend Stend Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations often on Motown classics items, as Reeves sat nearby keeping time with a hand shaker. Mayor Mike Duggan was among those on hand to open the cozy plaza near the Hitsville building, which is located in the former Motown office and studio house. The lot was empty since 1971, when the office house was destroyed in a fire.
Saint Paul: Department of Health officials say that more paramedics are needed from the state to help residents leaving the hospital manage chronic health conditions at home. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the state agency says there are 127 certified community paramedics, nearly half working in the Twin Cities. Regions St. Paul's Hospital is partnered with the city's fire department and a health clinic on a three-year community parameters program. The project carried out almost 1,000 home visits to help people manage diabetes and high blood pressure. Almost half of hypertension patients decreased their blood pressure program to a healthy level, and decreased almost 80% of diabetic patients' blood sugar levels. Aaron Burnett, who oversees the program, says patients are returning to hospital less and are more satisfied with their care.
Tupelo: Tupelo / Lee County Hunger Alliance is preparing for a summer nutrition program to help needy families. The group is expanding its weekend backup program which provides food for families of children who qualify for free school meals and at a low price. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the coalition aims to nurture up to 800 students this summer through its Break Box program. Jason Martin's coalition director says it is estimated that 20% of residents in County Lee are insecure. Summer food boxes are filled with stable items, including milk, juice, canned vegetables and fruits, and protein, such as chicken and tuna. The boxes will also include meals that children can heat in a microwave, plus snack items. The coalition will allocate boxes monthly in June, July and August.
El Dorado Springs: Scientists are preparing to end a seven-year program that brought the first federally threatened species back into the state because the beetles have signs that they could live alone. St Louis Zoo is working with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Missouri Conservation Department and Nature Conservation to restore American burial beetles in Missouri since 2012. More than 2,800 beetles buried in the soil were released by Kon Kah Tah Prairie with El Dorado Springs. Merz tells the Joplin Globe that the program has seen “positive trends that show it's time to see how the beetles are doing themselves.” Merz says scientists will continue to monitor the species, but the beetles will have to find own food sources.
Helena: Helena-Lewis and Clark's National Forest has grown with approximately 620 acres. The Independent Record reports that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation owned ownership of the National Mountain Green Pathways property to the US Forest Service, opening the land to the public. Blake Henning's chief conservation officer says that the land is about 35 miles east of Lincoln within the National and Historical Corridor of Historic Lewis and Clark Corridor and the Grizzly Continental Recovery Area. The land also includes part of the National Scenic Corridor on the Continental Department. The foundation says that the path was revived out of the private property to public lands some years ago, but that the route will now be altered on its historic route.
A statue by Johnny Jeffrey to base in Norfolk, No, is shown on 9 May. (Photo: Jake Wragge / The Daily News via AP)
Norfolk: Ten art additives in the city have been installed as the first Sculpture Walk in Norfolk officially opened this month. Among the 10 sculptures that will be seen this year are lifelike bronze statues, steel creations up to 7 feet high and complex stone works. Traci Jeffrey, director of the Norfolk District Visitor Bureau, said something to be enjoyed by all. Participants in the sculpture walk are encouraged vote for the favorite line. The winner will be announced at the Riverpoint Arts Festival in September. Each statue is also for sale. Bhí Siúlóidí Dealbhóireachta Norfolk spreagtha ag siúlóidí eile den sórt sin ar fud an réigiúin agus thug coiste d'áitritheoirí ceantair, ealaíontóirí agus Biúró Cuairteoirí Cheantar Norfolk isteach sa chathair i gcomhpháirtíocht le Cathair Norfolk, Cumann Lucht Tráchtála Cheantar Norfolk Ionad agus go leor urraitheoirí.
Smionagar fágtha taobh thiar ag sprioc-lámhaithe ar imeall thuaidh Reno, Nev. Deir an Biúró um Bainistiú Talún gur féidir le láithreáin lámhaigh éilliú luaidhe a thaispeáint ceithre huaire níos mó ná an méid a mheastar a bheith sábháilte do cheantair chónaithe. (Grianghraf: Benjamin Spillman / RGJ)
Reno: Biúró Bainistíochta Talún na Stát Aontaithe Tá $ 75,000 ceadaithe ag conraitheoir chun guaiseacha a mheas agus dramhaíl a ghlanadh suas ar láithreán ó thuaidh den chathair atá truaillithe le casings lón lámhaigh a d'fhág sprioc-lámhachóirí. Deir Kurt Miers, speisialtóir cosanta comhshaoil don ghníomhaireacht, gur thruaill carn na casings an ithir le luaidhe. Deir sé go bhfuil an t-éilliú chomh mór le ceithre huaire an méid a mheastar a bheith ar an leibhéal is mó incheadaithe do luaidhe i limistéir chónaithe. Tá an suíomh in aice le Bóthar Chimney ag an taobh ó thuaidh de Sun Valley gar do na céadta teach agus meánscoil atá á dtógáil. Ceadaítear targaid sprice ar fhormhór na dtailte poiblí ach tá sé neamhdhleathach laistigh de 5,000 troigh de thithe.
Lincoln: Deir anailís go bhfuil níos mó ná $ 17.4 san Iarnród Sárscéimhe Hobo & Winnipesaukee sa stát milliún i dtionchar eacnamaíoch iomlán gach bliain. Deir an tuarascáil a d'eisigh Stone Consulting ó Warren, Pennsylvania, go dtéann méid i bhfeidhm ar beagnach 380 post lánaimseartha agus páirtaimseartha sna hearnálacha bialainne, fáilteachais agus miondíola. Feidhmíonn an iarnród turais ó Lincoln, Meredith agus Trá na gCoraí. Deir an tuarascáil anuraidh, thaistil 61% dá phaisinéirí ó lasmuigh de New Hampshire, agus mar thoradh air sin bhí $ 8.8 milliún i gcaiteachas breise agus iad ag tabhairt cuairte. In 2018, d'fháiltigh an iarnród roimh níos mó ná 260 turas bus, a thug beagnach 12,000 aoi breise don réigiún, agus d'fhan níos mó ná 50% thar oíche tar éis dóibh taisteal ar an iarnród.
Newark: D'fhógair Oprah Winfrey go bhfuil sí ag tabhairt $ 500,000 do thionscnamh i scoil ard atá dírithe ar na páistí a choinneáil amach as na sráideanna. Coinníonn an clár “Soilse Ar Aghaidh” príomhoide Akbar Cook ar Ardscoil an Taobh Thiar i Newark ar oscailt oíche Dé hAoine ó 6 p.m. go meán oíche. Tuairiscíonn WPVI-TV gur féidir le páistí cispheil a imirt, linn snámha a shoot, cluichí físeáin a imirt nó fiú stiúideo taifeadta a úsáid. Cabhróidh bronntanas Winfrey leis an gclár trí oíche sa tseachtain a oibriú i rith an tsamhraidh. D'inis sí do na céadta mac léinn a bhí ag moladh Dé hAoine le linn cuairte iontais go raibh sí spreagtha ag “na rudaí iontacha go léir atá ag tarlú anseo.” Chomh maith leis sin, d'éirigh le Cook ceannlínte a fháil chun meaisíní níocháin a shuiteáil ionas nach mbeadh mic léinn nach raibh in acmhainn a gcuid éadaí a ní ní chailleann tú an scoil mar go raibh bulaíocht á déanamh ort as éadaí salacha a chaitheamh.
Hobbs: Tá dhá chontae sa stát fós i measc na gcontaetha is mó a tháirgeann ola sna Stáit Aontaithe, de réir uimhreacha nua cónaidhme. Léiríonn sonraí ó Riarachán Faisnéise Fuinnimh na Stát Aontaithe gurbh é Lea County an líon. 2 chontae táirgthe ola i mí Eanáir, taobh thiar de Chontae McKenzie Chontae Dakota, tuarascálacha an Hobbs News-Sun. Táirgeadh Lea Contae 14.6 milliún bairillí ola i mí Eanáir, a deir an tuarascáil. Idir an dá linn, bhí Contae Eddy Nua-Mheicsiceo liostaithe mar an Uimh. 6 chontae is mó a tháirgeann ola. Tháirg sé 10 milliún bairillí i rith na míosa céanna. I mí na Samhna, d'fhógair grúpa mórchuideachtaí ola agus gáis a bhfuil drámaí acu i mBáisín Permian go gcruthófaí comhghuaillíocht fuinnimh, a rinne níos mó ná $ 100 le chéile. thar na blianta amach romhainn chun infheistíocht bhreise ón earnáil phríobháideach a spreagadh sa réigiún.
Rinne U-bhád Gearmánach tancedoed an tancaer ola Coimbra, a fheictear i íomhá 1941, i mí Eanáir 1942 amach ó chósta Nua-Eabhrac, ag marú 36 oifigeach agus ball foirne ar bord. (Grianghraf: U. Coast Garda via AP)
Southampton: Deir Garda Cósta na Stát Aontaithe go bhfuil obair ar bun chun ola a bhaint as tancaer Briotanach a chuaigh trí U-bhád Gearmánach ar Long Island le linn an Dara Cogadh Domhanda. Deir an Garda Cósta i nuachtlitir go bhfuil foireann ag suíomh an tancaeir, darb ainm Coimbra, ó mhí Aibreáin 29 agus níos mó ná 62,000 galún ola a thaisceadh óna umair ó Bhealtaine 11. Fuair oibríochtaí tosaigh tumadóireachta go raibh an tancaer ag sceitheadh méideanna beaga ola. Torpedoed an Coimbra i mí Eanáir 1942, ag marú 36 oifigeach agus ball foirne thart ar 30 míle amach ó chósta theas Long Island. It’s now about 180 feet deep. German U-boats sank 148 petroleum tankers and countless other ships near the U.S. Gulf and East coasts.
Hatteras: Long-awaited passenger-only ferry service between two popular Outer Banks destinations is finally sailing. The Department of Transportation says runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke villages began Monday with two free preview days. It costs $1 per person starting Wednesday. Currently space will be first-come, first-serve. State ferries already transport people and their vehicles for free between the southern end of Hatteras Island and northern tip of Ocracoke Island. Motorists then drive 12 miles to reach Ocracoke Village. The passenger-only ferry will run three times daily through Sept. 5. There’s no extra charge for bicycles. Passenger-only service was supposed to begin last year but got delayed by boat construction issues.
Fargo: The state is once again tops in the nation in the production of honey. The Agriculture Department says producers with five or more colonies totaled 38.2 million pounds of honey in 2018, up 13% from the previous year. That led the nation for the 15th consecutive year. The number of honey-producing colonies in North Dakota was up 16% to 530,000. Average yield was down 2 pounds, to 72 pounds per colony. The total value of honey produced in the state was up 12%, to $71.7 million. Nationally, honey production was up 2%, to 152 million pounds. Montana produced the second-most honey, followed by California, South Dakota and Florida.
Cleveland: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is expanding its Eastern black rhino exhibit to more than twice its current size to accommodate its herd of five rhinos. A zoo release says the $1.5 million expansion will be paid for by the Cleveland Zoological Society and Cleveland Metroparks. It also will include an expanded viewing deck for guests. Other renovations will add an indoor rhino barn, a wallowing pool, and shading and misting areas to cool the rhinos. Zoo Executive Director Chris Kuhar says expansion of the exhibit in the zoo’s African Savanna area will allow staff to better care for the herd. He says the Eastern black rhino is one of the world’s most endangered species. Construction will begin this fall and is expected to finish in the spring of 2020.
Oklahoma City: Officials monitoring the state’s Department of Human Services have said the agency’s child-welfare system has had its best performance to date but have also warned it needs to increase the number of foster homes for children who require therapeutic care. The Tulsa World reports that the biannual assessment released Friday says the department made “good faith efforts” in 29 of the 31 criteria measuring child welfare. The oversight panel also says the department has seen a 77% decline in specialized foster homes for children in state custody who need therapeutic care. The reports are issued twice a year by monitors as part of a 2012 settlement that alleged foster children were victimized in state care.
Salem: A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Democrats in the Legislature may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return. Senate Bill 978 was a casualty of the deal that got Senate Republicans to end their four-day walkout and return to the Capitol, allowing Democrats to pass a multibillion-dollar education revenue bill May 13. The move to include SB978 in the trade disappointed gun control advocates inside and outside the Capitol. The measure would have required safe gun storage; placed liability on gun owners if a gun is stolen, but not reported, and used to injure a person or property; outlawed untraceable and undetectable firearms; granted local authorities the power to regulate firearm access in public buildings; and allowed retailers to set higher minimum purchasing age restrictions.
York: The state has the nation’s highest debt among its recent college graduates, according to Peterson’s financial aid survey, an annual voluntary survey of four-year colleges and universities. The survey uncovered that the average loan debt is $36,193 for a 2017 graduate of a Pennsylvania school, compared to the national average of $28,288. Michael Brown, a data analyst for LendEDU, studied the numbers and found that schools in the Northeast consistently ranked among the highest in the nation for debt per student. “I think, just in general, the cost of living in this part of the country is just more expensive than it is in other parts of the country,” Brown said. Loans may cover everything the student can’t afford to pay, including tuition, housing, food and transportation costs.
Richmond: The state has created breeding wetlands to support the endangered Eastern spadefoot toad. The Westerly Sun reports that the state Department of Environmental Management, the University of Rhode Island and several conservancy organizations have teamed up for “Operation Spadefoot RI” in Richmond. The project aims to build new breeding grounds in areas where the toads are already known to be. Eastern spadefoot toad populations have declined dramatically in the state in recent decades. The toads require specialized wetlands that are vulnerable to disturbance, and much of their habitat has been lost or degraded because of human development. The new wetlands are located on land protected jointly by the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy.
From left, Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Wendy Brawley and Krystle Simmons meet during recess inside the House chamber of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on May 7. (Photo: Christina Myers/AP)
Columbia: It has been a historic year in the Legislature. This is the first time in the state’s history that nine African American women have served simultaneously in the House of Representatives, a monumental moment shared among a sisterhood of women who say their primary mission is to serve. The African American women serving in the House are Reps. Wendy Brawley of Hopkins, Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg, Chandra Dillard of Greenville, Rosalyn D. Henderson-Myers of Spartanburg, Patricia Henegan of Bennettsville, Annie E. McDaniel of Winnsboro, J. Anne Parks of Greenwood, Leola Robinson Simpson of Greenville and Krystle Simmons of Ladson. And whether it is their first year or their 28th year in the Legislature, the lawmakers say they are passionate about their service and the difference they can make.
Rapid City: Bronze statues of Presidents George W. Bush and Harry S. Truman have been returned to their spots in downtown Rapid City – and local leaders have picked a spot for the 44th president. The statue of Barack Obama will join 43 other presidents who stand at street corners throughout downtown. Obama’s likeness will be unveiled in a ceremony July 13. The City of Presidents tourist attraction project began in 2000 to honor the legacy of the American presidency. The Rapid City Tribune says the Truman and Bush statues were damaged when they were hit by vehicles. They sustained some dents and scratches and required a new bronze finish from Spearfish sculptor James Michael Maher.
Nashville: Local canine celebrity Doug the Pug had a big day Monday, as Mayor David Briley has declared May 20 “Doug the Pug Day.” Briley designated the date for the local holiday because it’s the birthday of Music City’s furry friend. Monday was also National Rescue Dog Day, which seeks to bring attention to the benefits of adopting a four-legged friend. Doug’s owner, Leslie Mosier, encouraged all of the pug’s fans to engage in “chillin’ hard” and eating “lots of pizza” during the holiday. Doug currently has 2.8 million followers on Twitter and 3.8 million on Instagram, plus more than 6 million likes on Facebook.
Patrons get a private viewing of the exhibit “Dior, From Paris to the World” at the Dallas Museum of Art. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Dallas: The more than 70 years of fashion created by the famed House of Dior will be examined in an exhibit in the city that features almost 200 dresses. “Dior: From Paris to the World” opened Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibit profiles the Parisian fashion house’s founder, Christian Dior, along with subsequent artistic directors, who include Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano. The show also explores Dallas’ link to the fashion house’s history: Christian Dior visited the city in 1947 to receive luxury retailer Neiman Marcus’ award for distinguished service in fashion. That was the same year Dior presented his first collection, which became known as the New Look. The exhibit was previously at the Denver Art Museum. Dallas is its only other U.S. stop.
Ogden: Students interested in science and technology will soon be able to attend class in an old military plane. The Standard-Examiner reports a Vietnam-era cargo plane has been converted into a classroom for science, technology, engineering and math students and attached to a museum at the Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. Crews renovated a plane that had been stored at The Hill Aerospace Museum and Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah for decades and connected it to the building. The classroom was dedicated in a May 14 ceremony. Museum education instructor Mark Standing told The Standard-Examiner that the classroom will be used for aerospace lessons, science experiments, competitions and other activities.
Montpelier: A high school prankster who damaged school property is finally paying the price – and then some – just in time for his 25th reunion. As a Montpelier High School senior, Michael Burzycki painted and stitched together tarps to create a 60-by-16-foot banner that read “LIVE LONG AND PROSPER CLASS OF 1994.” He and a classmate lugged it up to the school’s roof and triumphantly hung it up outside the auditorium. But water bottles they used to weigh down the corners ended up breaking a window. Principal Peter Clarke didn’t punish him. Instead he handed him a bill for $1,994, due at Burzycki’s 25th reunion. Burzycki told WPTZ-TV that he has the money but wanted to do more, so he started a GoFundMe page for the school that has raised more than $5,000.
Melfa: The president of a foundation seeking to establish a four-year university on the state’s Eastern Shore has asked officials to consider committing land at the county industrial park in Melfa to the project. A four-year university could grow to about 2,000 students and result in 1,000 jobs and up to $100 million per year in cash flow, according to the foundation. Terry Malarkey, president of the University of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Foundation, told the Accomack County Board of Supervisors the group wants to recruit “a high-quality” science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health university to set up a branch on the shore. He said if Virginia were considered and ranked as two separate education entities – the Rural Horseshoe and the urban corridor – “rural Virginia comes in 50th in the United States,” while the urban section ranks second, behind only Massachusetts. Combined, Virginia ranks sixth.
Vashon Island: This idyllic island near Seattle known for its counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates is seeing an increase in the number of children vaccinated for measles and other diseases. Advocates attribute the rising vaccination numbers on Vashon Island to increasingly visible pro-vaccine information, expanded access to shots, and media coverage of measles outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest and New York this year. Public health officials say the number of fully immunized kindergartners in the Vashon Island School District jumped by 31% in the past six years, from 56% to nearly 74% in the 2017-18 school year. While the gains are notable, the district still has some of the lowest vaccine rates in the U.S. It’s far below the 95% target needed for herd immunity that a majority of schools across the country hit.
Charleston: State lawmakers have reconvened for their special session but are pushing back debate on education measures that caused a two-day teacher strike earlier this year. The House of Delegates and the Senate met Monday to take up bills that were vetoed for technical reasons. Legislators were supposed to focus on education this week, but Republican Senate President Mitch Carmichael says the GOP is still working on its proposals. Republicans are expected to push for charter schools and school vouchers, which drew strong opposition from teachers and led to a strike. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have debuted eight education bills that include measures to raise teachers’ pay and put mental health professionals in schools. The extra session comes after lawmakers failed to compromise on education when the regular session ended in March.
Madison: An industry expert says the impending bankruptcy of a major frac sand mining company signals the financial woes that could cripple more mines based in the state due to a nationwide oversupply of sand. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Emerge Energy Services entered into a debt restructuring deal with its lenders last month. The company owns Superior Silica Sands. CEO Rick Shearer says restructuring negotiations are ongoing. The company may file for bankruptcy if a settlement isn’t struck out of court. An energy consulting director at analytics firm IHS Markit says up to 75% of Wisconsin mines that supply oil and gas producers might have to close. Samir Nangia says the oversupply is due to companies building more mines near oil fields in Texas and Oklahoma.
Mammoth Hot Springs: Yellowstone National Park is proposing to add more housing for seasonal workers employed by private companies operating inside the park. Park administrators are taking public comment on plans to construct six modular houses and up to 14 RV sites at the Canyon Campground and up to 25 RV sites and a bathhouse near the park’s west entrance. The projects would be paid for by two park concessionaires – Delaware North Corporation and Xanterra. More than 3,000 people work for Yellowstone concessionaires during the peak summer tourist season. A study of the proposals says they would have minimal negative effects on the environment and visitor experiences. Park officials are taking comment on the housing projects through June 14.
From staff and wire reports
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