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The Trump rape allegations expose some appalling facts about history of the ‘rule of law’ in America 25.6.2019 Raw Story
In last week’s New York magazine, journalist E. Jean Carroll recounts her rape in a New York department store dressing room, some 23 years ago. “[He] opens [my] overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway —or completely, I’m not certain —inside me.” The alleged rapist? United […]
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How owning an Instagram-famous pet changes your politics 24.6.2019 Raw Story
I must begin this article with a confession: If it weren’t for my fiancee, I never would have gotten so deep into the world of Instagram-famous pets. To say that they give her joy is an understatement. Many restful slumbers have been disrupted by her random exclamations of unbridled happiness, followed by her pressing an […]
Housing could be key to helping Boulder County farmers find workers in limited, expensive labor market 24.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Adrian Card, Colorado State University Extension's agricultural agent for Boulder County, sees a potential chance that a for-sale property at 12525 Quicksilver Road just south of Longmont could help combat a common problem local farmers in this expensive housing market face: finding affordable labor.
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Is decency a weakness? Here’s what psychiatrist Carl Jung would say about the GOP’s embrace of the dark side 23.6.2019 Raw Story
Let’s talk about decency. We are a nation that elected a man who in less than two and a half years has sullied our reputation across the world while here at home enabling our baser instincts to mug and molest our better angels. The concept of decency is not one he knows or possesses within […]
AMLO in Office: From Megaprojects to Militarization 23.6.2019
While hiding behind a mask of progressiveness, Mexican president AMLO is championing a neoliberal regime.
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Europe’s Once-Mighty Climate Warriors Are Staging a Comeback After Other Leaders Have Failed 23.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Traditionally, the European Union—the federation of 28 nations with 512 million inhabitants—has prided itself on being the global front runner in progressive policies on the environment and climate change. It has championed binding CO2 reduction targets in international negotiations, led the […]
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Woman dies in San Juan River rafting accident in southwest Colorado 22.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Authorities say a woman died in a rafting accident on a guided trip on the San Juan River in southwest Colorado.
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Tubing banned on St. Vrain River in Boulder County; swift waters cause safety concerns 22.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Swift, hard-running waters, primed by rain and high country snowmelt, has resulted in a tubing ban on the Saint Vrain River, and its creeks, in Boulder County.
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Fake Meat: Big Food’s Attempt to Further Industrialize What We Eat 21.6.2019
We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…Read more →
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Daily Digest: Mining in the news 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Friday roundup of some Minnesota political stories in the news.
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Hemp farmer charged with selling drugs 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota hemp farmer is facing charges after authorities claimed his products had more than the legal limit of the compound that makes users high.
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Communities That Ban Pesticides Face an Uphill Battle 18.6.2019
As places across the U.S. restrict or ban pesticides, many are realizing passing a law is just the beginning.
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Trump’s hamfisted attempt to wag the dog with Iran unraveled fast 16.6.2019 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. We can’t […]
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California to give struggling cannabis businesses more time on provisional permits 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In another sign that California’s legal cannabis market is in deep trouble, state officials plan to extend the period that growers and sellers can operate with provisional licenses by five years, giving them a delay in complying with stricter rules for regular permits.

But the proposal faces opposition...

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Essential California: Using social media to make sure farmworkers know their rights 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, June 14, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

As a record-breaking heat wave boiled across the state, the United Farm Workers union turned to social media to inform farmworkers about their rights.

“Farmworkers are just...

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A look at how hemp farming is regulated in Minnesota 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Lanesboro industrial hemp farmer Luis Hummel is suing the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, alleging that his constitutional rights were violated when the state revoked his license to grow hemp and ordered him to destroy his crop.
GOP Senators force Trump nominee to withdraw because he didn’t give Catholics extra rights to discriminate against gays 12.6.2019 Raw Story
Prominent Michigan attorney Michael Bogren on Tuesday withdrew his nomination to become a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan after being attacked by several Republican Senators who accused him of anti-religious bigotry and suggested he did not hate gay people enough. Those U.S. Senators were pushed in to […]
The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door 12.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
When Santa Barbara County opened the doors to large-scale cannabis cultivation, a largely unregulated rush led by moneyed interests ensued.
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Today: Where Weed and Wine Meet 12.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the hills of Santa Barbara County, legalized pot growers are coming up against the needs of residents and vintners.


Where Weed and Wine Meet

The hills of Santa Barbara County’s famed wine region have become the unlikely capital of California’s legal pot-growing market, and rolling...

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NBC Promotes Kamala Harris’s ‘Big Idea’ to Jack Up the Death Tax 12.6.2019 NewsBusters
As NewsBusters reported Monday night, NBC News has launched a new report series dedicated to promoting the “big ideas” put forward solely by Democratic 2020 candidates ahead of the debates in a few weeks. Tuesday’s edition followed California Senator Kamala Harris as she campaigned in South Carolina to jack up the death tax to pay for an increase in teacher ...
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