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  • Mount Pleasant High School assistant principal asks for staff to make donations to student’s ‘coyote’

    01/28/2023 10:43:12 PM PST · by fluorescence · 45 replies
    ABC6 WLNE Providence ^ | Jan 28, 2023 | Heather Sillins
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Providence Public School District is investigating an email sent to Mount Pleasant High School employees. The assistant principal at the high school sent an email Thursday night asking staff to help a student who they said came to the U.S. illegally. Several people took to Twitter to share the email. “We have a student who came to America with ‘Coyote,’ which is a group that helps people,” Assistant Principal Stefani Harvey said in the email. “This group gives you a time frame to make a payment of $5,000 to those, who bring them into the...
  • Pennsylvania school district encouraging teachers to not disclose students' gender identity to parents

    01/23/2023 8:55:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2023 | Landon Mion
    The policy covers pronoun usage, preferred bathrooms and diversity training for staffA school district in Pennsylvania recently released a proposed policy that prohibits educators from informing parents of their child's gender identity or preferred pronouns unless required by law. The Upper Moreland School District's proposed policy on "Transgender and Gender Diverse Students" was discussed at a school board meeting on Jan. 17. Pronoun usage, preferred bathrooms and diversity training for staff are all covered under the new policy.
  • Judge upholds Rhode Island's high-capacity gun magazine ban. Here's what it means.

    12/20/2022 8:03:17 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | 12/14/2022 | Katie Mulvaney
    The Second Amendment protects the right to people to "keep and bear arms," and at its core the right to self-defense, [judge] McConnell observed. [Reporter]The ban was a reasonable and measured approach to restricting large-capacity magazines, which in practice easily convert handguns into semi-automatic weapons capable of rapid fire, he said.
  • Senate Democrat Pressured IRS to Target Conservatives..'This is a U.S. senator basically trying to turn the heat up on investigations by the Internal Revenue Service...

    12/01/2022 12:12:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | December 1, 2022 | Jacob Bruns
    The freshly-militarized Internal Revenue Service will now predictably be used by the Left to target conservatives, and the process has already started. After adding 87,000 new armed “agents” this past summer, the tax-collecting bureaucracy is poised to target political dissidents and small business owners who are seen to be enemies to the regime. Now, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has demanded that tax exemptions be taken away from conservative groups who ignored masking orders and social distancing guidelines during the pandemic, the Daily Signal reported. The news has broken amidst the recovery of a 176-page document containing correspondence between Whitehouse and...
  • Colorado Springs shooting comes amid rise in anti-LGBTQ political rhetoric

    11/23/2022 9:03:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | November 22, 2022 | ByIsabella Murray
    The weekend mass shooting at the Colorado Springs gay bar has reignited the debate over whether anti-LGBTQ political rhetoric encourages such attacks or otherwise helps create a hostile environment given the widespread access to high-powered weapons used in similar assaults. "This comes amidst a rise of violent rhetoric and threats against the LGBTQ+ people across the country. What we don't know yet -- while we don't know yet for certain the motive of this attack, hate has no place in this country, and neither do military style assault rifles, which is why we will continue to push for an assault...
  • US Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Fetal Personhood Appeal

    10/11/2022 8:21:01 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 11, 2022
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to decide whether fetuses are entitled to constitutional rights in light of its June ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had legalized abortion nationwide, steering clear for now of another front in America's culture wars. The justices turned away an appeal by a Catholic group and two women of a lower court's ruling holding that fetuses lacked the proper legal standing to challenge a 2019 state law codifying the right to abortion in line with the Roe precedent. The two women, pregnant at the time when the case was first...
  • New poll gives Fung wider edge in RI race for Congress (Republican 8 points ahead in Rhode Island)

    10/11/2022 5:21:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 10/11/22 | Ted Nesi
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A new poll has found Republican Allan Fung with a lead outside the margin of error for the first time in the race for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District, buoying GOP hopes of picking up a the blue-state seat next month. The new Boston Globe/Suffolk University survey of 422 likely voters in the 2nd District finds Fung at 45% and Democrat Seth Magaziner at 37%, with 13% undecided and 5% backing independent William Gilbert, who will appear on the ballot as “Moderate.” The 8-point lead for Fung in the new survey confirms the findings of last...
  • 12 News/RWU Poll: Fung leads Magaziner in race for Congress (RI)

    10/08/2022 12:15:17 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Republicans remain positioned to win a congressional race in Rhode Island this fall for the first time since 1992, but Democrats still have a shot at holding the seat, an exclusive 12 News/Roger Williams University poll released Thursday shows. The survey of 254 likely voters in Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District finds Republican Allan Fung at 46% and Democrat Seth Magaziner at 40%, with 9% of voters undecided and 4% supporting independent candidate Bill Gilbert, who will appear on the ballot as “Moderate.” 12 News political analyst Joe Fleming, who conducted the poll, noted that Fung’s...
  • Defeated Rhode Island GOP candidate for governor endorses Democratic incumbent (golly gee, what a shock!)

    09/24/2022 4:19:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 9/23/22 | Ryan King
    McKee ascended to the governorship last year after his predecessor, Gov. Gina Raimondo, vacated the post to head the Commerce Department for the Biden administration. He had served as lieutenant governor at the time. He narrowly evaded a primary defeat against former CVS executive Helena Foulkes, who enjoyed a last-minute resurgence that may have been partially attributable to the backing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was roommates with her mother in college. Now that McKee has survived his primary, he is favored to win the governor's race in the deep-blue Ocean State, given its political dynamics. "Governor Mckee,...
  • The Federal Government’s Bungled Census Is Bad News For Red States

    09/04/2022 8:22:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 09/04/2022 | Liza Carlisle
    When the citizens of the United States are counted every 10 years, those numbers are used for the next decade to determine each state’s federal monetary allowances, and also the number of electors needed in elections to represent the citizens of those states. If any errors occur, those errors will affect these crucial matters for the next 10 years. Our last national census was conducted in 2020. The current 2020 Federally conducted U.S. census is predicted to have an unexpected impact on the upcoming midterms and next elections, due to errors that have been discovered. Following up on the original...
  • Human Foot Found Floating In Yellowstone Hot Spring; Witness Says “Awful Feeling”

    08/19/2022 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies ^ | August 18, 2022 | By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
    Law enforcement authorities are investigating a human foot that was found floating in a hot spring in the southern part of the park, Yellowstone National Park officials announced on Thursday. The discovery of the foot and a shoe by a Yellowstone employee on Tuesday led to the temporary closure of the Abyss Pool near the West Thumb Geyser Basin, according to Morgan Warthin, public affairs officer for Yellowstone National Park. Warthin did not release any further information on the investigation; however, a Montana resident was in the area and told Cowboy State Daily that she was not allowed into the...
  • ‘Hotter than an oven’: Rhode Island bar apologizes for online joke about Anne Frank

    07/26/2022 1:49:14 PM PDT · by gitmo · 30 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 26, 2022 | Toi Staff
    A Rhode Island sports bar apologized on Monday after sharing a meme on Facebook making light of Anne Frank’s death at the hand of the Nazis. “It’s hotter than an oven out there… and I should know,” read the Atlantic Sports and Bar’s Friday post over a picture of teenage German-Dutch diarist Anne Frank, who was killed by the Nazis in 1945. The post was seeking to make a joke about the heatwave rolling through Rhode Island. The restaurant came under immediate criticism from social media users, some of whom called for a boycott of the restaurant until it issued...
  • Biden vowing ‘strong’ climate action despite dual setbacks

    07/16/2022 6:19:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2022 | By MATTHEW DALY (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising “strong executive action” to combat climate change, despite dual setbacks in recent weeks that have restricted his ability to regulate carbon emissions and boost clean energy such as wind and solar power. The Supreme Court last month limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Then late Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he wants to delay sweeping environmental legislation that Democrats have pushed as central to achieving Biden’s ambitious climate goals. Some advocates urged Biden to use the moment to...
  • Republican Allan Fung leads in R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District, new Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

    06/30/2022 12:16:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 27, 2022 | Dan McGowan
    “This race, to me, is worthy of being a national story,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “The fact that you have a Republican as the favorite right now is mindboggling, and it speaks to what’s going on in the country.”Here’s a breakdown of how each Democrat fares against Fung:Fung 44.9 percent, Magaziner 38.5 percent Fung 43.2 percent, Morgenthau 34.5 percent Fung 44.6 percent, Segal 34.5 percent Fung 44.6 percent, Fox 34 percent Fung 44.2 percent, Bah 33.8 percent Fung 45.8 percent, Moquin 32.1 percentThe cellphone and landline poll was conducted June 19 to June...
  • Obama To Install 2,500 Gallon Commercial-Grade Propane Tank For Martha’s Vineyard Estate

    06/15/2022 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 72 replies
    Miami Standard News ^ | 6-14-2022 | Staff
    Former President Barack Obama has made an unusual request to install a massive 2,500 gallon commercial-grade propane tank at his Martha’s Vineyard estate, according to reports. The cost of installing the large tank and filling it with gas could reportedly cost up to $75,000.
  • Brown University ‘mindfulness’ course offered only to minority students

    06/27/2022 8:15:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 23, 2022 | Jessica Cherner
    A new course at Brown University has sparked controversy after it was offered solely to minority students. The teacher training class in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) was recently made available only to students who identify as Black, Indigenous or Latino. Anyone who identifies as BIPOC, regardless .. if they are a student at Brown ... The exclusion of white and Asian students raised the ire of one anonymous Brown student, who was turned away from the MBSR program because they don’t identify as BIPOC. In a May 13 complaint filed with the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR), a “civil...
  • Republican Allan Fung leads in R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District, new Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

    06/27/2022 7:45:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 6/27/22 | Dan McGowan
    Republican Allan Fung leads each of his potential Democratic rivals in the race for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District, a new Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll found, giving the GOP its best chance to flip a seat that has been held by Democrats since 1991. The survey of 423 likely general election voters in the race to succeed retiring US Representative James Langevin shows Fung’s lead over each of the six potential Democrats nominees – state Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Sarah Morgenthau, David Segal, Joy Fox, Omar Bah, and Cameron Moquin – is fueled by strong support from voters who identify as...
  • Rhode Island police officer charged after alleged assault at abortion protest

    06/25/2022 11:20:20 PM PDT · by Coronal · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 25, 2022 | Nadine El-bawab, Aaron Katersky, and Luke Barr
    A Rhode Island police officer vying for a state senate seat was charged with assault Saturday after allegedly punching his opponent during an abortion rally near the state house. State senate candidate Jennifer Rourke claimed on Twitter that her opponent in the race, Jeann Lugo, attacked her at the Friday night rally that took place hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Rourke's tweet included a video of the alleged encounter. The Providence Police Department said on Saturday that Lugo, an officer with the department, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct in connection with the...
  • Rhode Island Gov. Signs Bill Giving Residents 6 Months to Surrender ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

    06/25/2022 10:44:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 132 replies ^ | 6/25/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee (D) signed legislation this week banning ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds and giving current owners of said magazines six months to surrender them. The Providence Journal reports that current owners of “high-capacity” magazines also have the option to modify them so they hold ten or fewer rounds, or “transfer them to people in states where they are legal.” McKee also signed H.7457, which raises the legal age for gun purchases from 18 to 21 and raises the legal age for purchasing ammunition to 21 as well. The NRA-ILA warned about H. 7457...
  • Who Rigged the Census? (Fraud Steal House Seats)

    05/24/2022 10:51:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2022 | Wall St Journal Editorial Board
    Under-counts may have cost Florida and Texas another House seat. Well, well. Remember how Democrats accused the Trump Administration of trying to rig the 2020 Census? Now a Census Bureau study reveals that Republican-leaning states may have been hurt by mistaken under-counts. On Thursday the bureau published the results of its post-enumeration analysis, which it does after every Census to identify errors in the count. Its study found that 14 states were over- or under-counted by statistically significant margins. Compare that to 2010 when the bureau’s post-hoc analysis found that all the state population counts were more or less accurate....