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  • Newt Gingrich Perfectly Describes How Everything Is His Fault
    by Tim Murphy on April 19, 2024

    With Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson struggling to hold onto the gavel in the face of eternal rebellion from some of his party’s most intransigent far-right members, Politico thought it would be a good idea to call up former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to ask him about the situation. And I

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Bill Would End Trading in Water Futures
    by Maanvi Singh on April 19, 2024

    This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. With private investors poised to profit from water scarcity in the west, US senator Elizabeth Warren and representative Ro Khanna are pursuing a bill to prohibit the trading of water as a commodity. The lawmakers will introduce the bill on Thursday afternoon, the

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  • Pacific Northwest emerges as new Hispanic political hot spot
    by Rafael Bernal on April 19, 2024

    The Pacific Northwest is emerging as a staging ground for Latino political representation, as a trio of federal elected Latina officials from the region face their first reelection campaigns, with others potentially joining them in Congress. From 2011-23, former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) was the only federal elected Hispanic official from the Pacific Northwest....

  • John Leguizamo on Trump's Latino support: 'He doesn't like us, and he doesn't want us here'
    by Rafael Bernal on April 17, 2024

    Actor John Leguizamo obliterated a small horse piñata while reciting a thorough catalogue of Spanish-language profanities on “The Daily Show” Tuesday in response to a New York Times/Siena poll that reported former President Trump leads President Biden among Latino voters. Of the poll’s Hispanic respondents, 46 percent they would vote for Trump if the election...

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  • After enrollment slump, Denver-area schools struggle to absorb a surge of migrant and refugee children
    by Neal Morton on April 19, 2024

    AURORA, Colo. — Until early this year, Alberto, 11, had never stepped into a classroom. The closest school was many miles from his village in Venezuela, and Alberto’s father never allowed him or his mom, Yuliver, to stray far, according to mother and son. The school also charged far more than they could afford. “I The post After enrollment slump, Denver-area schools struggle to absorb a surge of migrant and refugee children appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

  • To better serve first-generation students, expand the definition
    by Olivia Sanchez on April 19, 2024

    What makes a first-generation college student? Well, that depends on who’s doing the defining. Yes, there’s the federal definition: a student is first-generation if neither parent has a bachelor’s degree.   Sounds simple enough. But it doesn’t account for those who had a highly educated parent who wasn’t involved in their lives, or those whose parent The post To better serve first-generation students, expand the definition appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

  • College Uncovered, Season 2, Episode 3
    by Hechinger Report and GBH Boston on April 18, 2024

    As they struggle to fill seats, universities on average dole out more than half of the revenue they collect from tuition in the form of discounts and financial aid. If a private company discounted its products by more than half, it would be out of business. It’s an incredibly self-destructive model, but no one seems The post College Uncovered, Season 2, Episode 3 appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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  • Earth Month Reflections
    by Susan Phillips, Executive Director on April 16, 2024

    It’s Earth Month, good people. A designated time to pause, reflect and take action to save our only home. It’s also spring in the northern hemisphere, the forsythia, irises, crocus, and lungwort are beginning to bloom. The season of growth is upon us. I’ve been thinking about growth a lot lately. Growth as an economic The post Earth Month Reflections appeared first on Climate Generation.

  • How do I become a youth activist?
    by Athena Geer and Zoe Redfern-Hall on April 9, 2024

    How do I become a youth activist? Two lessons learned and five ways to get started! Two former Youth Environmental Activists have come back to join the Climate Generation Team. We took some time to ask them what lessons they learned as youth organizers and how others can get started. How did you become a The post How do I become a youth activist? appeared first on Climate Generation.

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  • The Surprising Benefits of Whole Grains for Gut Health and Immunity
    by Dick Benson on April 19, 2024

    It’s no secret that whole grains are an important part of any healthy diet. Many studies have shown they can reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers. But recent Read More The post The Surprising Benefits of Whole Grains for Gut Health and Immunity appeared first on Alternative Medicine Magazine.

  • 6 Healthy Living Family Lifestyle Tips
    by jbenson@innovisionhm.com on April 19, 2024

    In today’s busy world, it can be tough to balance work, household duties, and quality time with loved ones. But at the heart of it all, your family’s health is what matters most. So how Read More The post 6 Healthy Living Family Lifestyle Tips appeared first on Alternative Medicine Magazine.

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  • Stop the Torture and Killing of Wolves
    by ESC on April 17, 2024

    By now, you have likely read or heard about the heartbreaking torture and killing of a wolf in Wyoming.1 The details are horrific. This yearling wolf–who some have named Theia–was run down by a 700-pound snowmobile and incapacitated, her mouth… Continue reading “Stop the Torture and Killing of Wolves”… The post Stop the Torture and Killing of Wolves appeared first on Endangered Species Coalition.

  • RELEASE: Vote on MN Wolf Hunt Ban Narrowly Defeated in Senate, Bipartisan Support Shows Momentum
    by Email Poster on April 11, 2024

    HOWLING FOR WOLVES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2024 CONTACT: Dr. Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves, 612.250.5915 or Leslie Rosedahl, Press@HowlingForWolves.org, 651.353.1818   Vote on MN Wolf Hunt Ban Narrowly Defeated in Senate, Bipartisan Support Shows Momentum   (St. Paul,… Continue reading “RELEASE: Vote on MN Wolf Hunt Ban Narrowly Defeated in Senate, Bipartisan Support Shows Momentum”… The post RELEASE: Vote on MN Wolf Hunt Ban Narrowly Defeated in Senate, Bipartisan Support Shows Momentum appeared first on Endangered Species Coalition.

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  • Country diary: Holding our breath as we watch the bearded tits | Jamey Douglas
    by Jamey Douglas on April 20, 2024

    Boyton and Hollesley Marshes, Suffolk: Today these wide open skies give us so much – not least a spoonbill – but there are also great rewards closer to groundAs we climb the river wall, our steps laboured by the steep bank, the harsh wind suddenly hits us so fast it takes our breath away. The Butley river, with its saltmarsh and mud banks, sweeps ahead on my left. To my right, Boyton Marshes stretches into a bright white horizon. These are the famous Suffolk skies: wide and open.Continuing on the Suffolk coast path, curlew, Cetti’s warblers and skylarks call. As I look ahead, redshanks busily scour the mud on the river edge. Oystercatchers fly past us, following the river, and a marsh harrier glides above one of the islands in the distance. Continue reading...

  • ‘Not the only birder in the village’: how citizen science is the bedrock of tackling species loss
    by James Norman on April 19, 2024

    Birdwatching may have started out as a hobby, but active volunteers are helping bridge data gaps of threatened species and reaping real world outcomes as they goChange by Degrees offers life hacks and sustainable living tips each Saturday to help reduce your household’s carbon footprintGot a question or tip for reducing household emissions? Email us at changebydegrees@theguardian.comSean Dooley first started birdwatching as a 10-year-old with a notebook in hand at a place then known as the “Seaford swamp”, a freshwater wetland beside his primary school in Melbourne’s south-east.“I was just going out as a kid doing what I loved but recording the birds I saw as I did,” he says. On one of his early visits he met another birdwatcher, Mike Carter, who had been recording birds there and also at nearby Edithvale swamp for some years. Continue reading...