Today’s Buzz features NYPD video surveillance teams, suburban sprawl’s effect on school start times, and Trump’s healthcare ultimatum. The Seattle monorail is celebrating its 55th birthday, so today’s buzz is a celebration of that 1.2 mile piece of infrastructure.
Right Now with Emily Leuning
What I’m Doing: Planning my next trip to Seattle
What I’m Reading: looking through the Chinook book to find deals on weekend fun!
What I’m Listening To: More rain
Trump Ultimatum For House GOP: Vote On Health Bill Or Affordable Care Act Stands: The White House issued an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday — vote for the current GOP health care replacement plan or leave the Affordable Care Act in place and suffer the political consequences.
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Suburban Sprawl Stole Your Kids’ Sleep: Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning.
GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions: When House Speaker Paul Ryan says he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act so that people can buy insurance that’s right for them, and not something created in Washington, part of what he’s saying is that he wants to get rid of so-called essential health benefits.
5 Bodies Found off Libya Amid Fears That 200 Migrants May Have Drowned: Laura Lanuza, a spokeswoman for the organization, Proactiva Open Arms, said in a telephone interview that a search was underway for another migrant vessel believed to have run into trouble in the same part of the Mediterranean.
Local Gov Confidential
Records Show NYPD Deployed Video Surveillance Teams to Hundreds of Black Lives Matter, Occupy Actions: The Verge reports that NYPD camera crews monitored protests against police violence and economic inequality from 2011 to 2013 and again in 2016.
Calm in the chaos: It’s always rush hour for Seattle firefighters and paramedics: When you’re riding the busiest piece of firefighting equipment in the city, there’s not much time to reflect. Life is what’s happening right in front of you.
Citing health risks, Senate approves raising Oregon tobacco age to 21: Lawmakers in the state Senate on Thursday approved a bill raising Oregon’s legal tobacco age to 21, inching the state closer to becoming the third to do so along with California and Hawaii.
Can the Great Lakes Shake Off the Rust? The decline of manufacturing in the Rust Belt is more recent than we think, and jobs are slowly returning. But the region desperately needs a youth revival to balance national population trends.
Culver’s restaurant to make Triangle debut: A Wisconsin native now living in Wake Forest is planning to bring a little slice of his old home to his new hometown with the planned opening of the Triangle’s first Culver’s restaurant.
San Antonio phone calls change forever starting Saturday: Ten-digit dialing will be required, regardless if phone users are dialing another 210 number. The change marks the beginning of the six-month “permissive period,” according to a news release from the Public Utility Commission of Texas.