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Do You Have an Idea for an Investigative Project Based

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ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. This year, ProPublica increased its commitment to local journalism with the launch of a Southwest office. In 2022, the nonprofit news organization will augment…

DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s

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See original here "American voters expect Republicans -- who control all branches of government -- to figure this out and pass a spending deal that reflects American values." By Julia Conley, staff writer Progressives and immigrant rights groups denounced President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans after the Senate was not able to reach an agreement…

100-year-old German man to stand trial for Nazi crimes

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Washington sheriff charged over confrontation with Black man

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state attorney general on Tuesday filed two misdemeanor criminal charges against a county sheriff stemming from his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier in January.Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer faces one count of false reporting and one count of making a false statement to a civil servant for claiming…

After Sarah Everard’s murder, police powers need to be curbed

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From the moment Sarah Everard was stopped by Wayne Couzens, she probably never had a chance. He was armed with a police badge, belt and handcuffs; with strength, power and authority. The lockdown laws, which have hugely expanded police discretion,were ripe for abuse. In coming weeks, many senior voices in the police, politics and media…

Income test for Medicare dental under debate; gets pushback

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between. But as Democrats try to design a dental benefit for the program, one idea calls for limiting it based on income. The so-called “means test” is drawing internal opposition…

Viral video shows man who served in the Marine Corps

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A video of a man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps shutting down a would-be armed robbery went viral this week.  According to a press release from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Chevron in the city of Yuma, Arizona, on Wednesday.  When they…

Martin Luther King Jr

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NOAA’s winter weather outlook: Above-average temperatures in South and East,

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Find The Venomous Critter In Georgia’s Camouflage Challenge

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources found a cool way to engage with followers on its Facebook page Monday, challenging them to spot a camouflaged “venomous critter” in a photograph — and then identify the species for bonus points. (See the photo below.)More than 400 people took their shot, and many were correct. The department’s…