In today’s Buzz: I went on a float trip this weekend with some colleagues, so today’s Buzz features images from float trips. (none of them are mine)
What I’m playing with – A fidget spinner
What I’m Watching – The Leftovers series finale
What I’m Making – Brownies
- Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for ‘offensive’ memes in private group chat: The students had exchanged messages “mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust and the deaths of children,” the Harvard Crimson reported.
- President Trump Just Held a Signing. He Had Nothing to Sign: After announcing his goal to privatize the nation’s Air Traffic Control System, President Donald Trump sat down at a desk on Monday and signed two documents. There was only one problem: He wasn’t actually signing something that would have any tangible impact on what he had just proposed.
- Alex Honnold Scales El Capitan Without Ropes, And The Climbing World Reels: The climber scaled the granite wall in under four hours, in what Alpinist magazine says “is indisputably the greatest free solo of all time.”
- Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control: It’s an idea long supported by most of the commercial airlines and the union, which say the system is inefficient under the Federal Aviation Administration.
- New Blog Series: Local Government Nerve Center
- Meet Our 123 All-In Members
- UNC Engaging Women Conference: Reflections & Registration
- Job Posting: Project Manager, Vertical Design & Construction, College Station TX
- Job Posting: Assistant Director, Electric Utility, College Station TX
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: GIS Consortium Services – June 14 @ 10:00 a.m.
- Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused ‘HomePod’: The speaker is powered by Apple’s personal assistant Siri and marks the long-awaited entry of the tech giant into competition with Amazon’s and Google’s smart home devices.
- Ballet Dancer Leaps Onto Subway Tracks and Lifts Man to Safety: Gray Davis, an American Ballet Theater dancer, rescued a 58-year-old man who the police said was pushed onto the tracks in the 72nd Street station on Saturday.
- North Carolina’s General Assembly Districts Are Unconstitutional Gerrymanders, Too: North Carolina Republicans haven’t had much luck in the U.S. Supreme Court recently. Just a few weeks after the nation’s highest court denied them a chance to appeal a lower court’s rejection of their 2013 voter-ID law, and after it also struck down two of its 2011 federal legislative districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, the Court today affirmed a district court’s ruling that nine Senate seats and 19 House of Representatives seats in the state General Assembly are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.
- Trump blasts London Mayor, again: US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday, a day after attaking his handling of the weekend’s terror attack in the city.
- Scientists discover a scorched planet with a comet-like tail: Scientists have found a shockingly hot, massive, Jupiter-like planet that has a tail like a comet.
Local Government Confidential
- Former House Speaker Tim Jones lands regular gig at KFTK: Conservative talk-radio station puts Jones in Sunday night slot
- Missouri gets a new leader of the Department of Economic Development: Dixon earned an associate’s degree from St. Charles Community College before graduating from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
- University City weighs MSD proposals for 2 tanks to hold millions of gallons of wastewater: As many as 30 residential properties could be affected in Metropolitan St. Louis District’s wastewater tank proposal.
- State auditor finds significant mismanagement of city funds in Wellston: A state audit of Wellston found gross mismanagement of city money since 2012.
- Flock of Eagles: 16 Scouts Aim High: Approximately four percent of boys who become Scouts ever reach the organization’s highest grade — Eagle Scout.