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Feb 08 2023
Anchorage Assembly rejects large-scale housing project in Girdwood, saying it can’t trust Bronson administration to implement it
The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday killed the controversial Holtan Hills housing project in Girdwood, citing a lack of trust in the administration of Mayor Dave Bronson to successfully implement the development. In a 7-5 decision, the Assembly voted to indefinitely postpone the project, which would have allowed the city’s Heritage Land Bank to transfer 60 acres of city-owned land to CYAnchorage Daily News
Feb 07 2023
Mining, peyote seekers threaten the Wixárika's centuries-old culture
The Wixárika — Huichol in Spanish — are the oldest surviving indigenous culture in Mexico who continue to practice their religious beliefs and traditions as their ancestors did centuries ago. They live in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the central west of Mexico, mainly in the state of Nayarit, where they are a majority ethnic group. The rugged mountainous terrain provides a natural barrier toMexico News Daily
Feb 08 2023
China's dumb spy balloon lie undercuts Beijing's anti-American narrative
A salvage operation to recover China’s downed spy balloon sets the stage for a protracted diplomatic humiliation for the communist regime. “They've caught China red-handed,” the Heritage Foundation’s Michael Cunningham told the Washington Examiner. “They have what they need to literally tell the world, ‘Look, we just caught China in a huge lie.’” That rebuke offers more than just payback forWashington Examiner
Feb 06 2023
2 suspects arrested for conspiring to attack Baltimore power grid, officials say
Authorities have arrested and charged two suspects in connection with an alleged plot to attack the power grid in Baltimore, Maryland, federal investigators and local officials announced on Monday.
The suspects, who were identified as Sarah Beth Clendaniel, of Maryland, and Brandon Russell, of Florida, are accused of conspiring to shoot at energy substations in Norrisville, ReisterstownCBS News (Online)
Feb 07 2023
Wayne Circassian Group Assisting Syrian, Turkish Families Impacted by Deadly Earthquake
The Circassian Benevolent Association formed a Crisis Committee to assist Adigha families and villages affected by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which killed more than 7,000 people and injured tens of thousands, according to the nations' officials. The organization shared contacts for the Crisis Committee and said more information would follow. The Circassian Benevolent Association formed inPatch.com
Feb 08 2023
Meet the People Working on Getting Us to Hate Each Other Less
Affective polarization — “a poisonous cocktail of othering, aversion and moralization” — has prompted an explosion of research as the threat to democratic norms and procedures mounts.
Intensely felt divisions over race, ethnicity and culture have become more deeply entrenched in the American political system, reflected in part in the election denialism found in roughly a third of theThomas B. Edsall
Feb 15 2023
Teen girls "engulfed" in sadness and violence, new report says
Teen girls are experiencing record high levels of sadness and violence, according to a new report published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Driving the news: According to the report, 57% of teen girls in 2021 reported feeling "persistently sad or hopeless" over the past year, up from 36% in 2011 and the highest rate seen in the last decade.
Feb 06 2023
Neo-Nazi and woman charged with conspiring to attack Maryland power grid
An admitted neo-Nazi and a Maryland woman were arrested and charged with plotting to attack several electrical substations in the Baltimore area, federal authorities announced Monday.
Prosecutors said the admitted neo-Nazi, Brandon Clint Russell, 27, and 34-year-old Sarah Beth Clendaniel conspired to commit the attacks “in furtherance of Russell’s racially or ethnically motivatedCNBC
Jan 06 2023
Ethiopia’s Hard Road to Peace
Rape, extrajudicial killing, manmade famine, denial of medical aid and services, and expulsions described by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as “ethnic cleansing” are among the horrors of the brutal war that exploded in Ethiopia’s northern highlands in November 2020. Up to 600,000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, are estimated to have died, the majority from starvation and disease. ForForeign Affairs
Jan 09 2023
118th Congress is most racially diverse to date: research
The number of lawmakers in the 118th Congress who identify their race or ethnicity as something other than white is the highest in the country’s history.
In total, 133 members of Congress identify as Black, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian or Alaska Native, representing one quarter of the 534 voting members, as of Jan. 3, 2023.
That’s according to a new report from theThe Hill