The Morning News
posted by July 22 at 8:04 AMon
by Rebecca Tapscott
Sk8ter news: On Monday, the City Council will vote on the opening of a new skate park.
Jail news: In 2012, King County plans to stop housing small-misdemeanor offenders, prompting the development of new jails.
Pagan news: A Sunday feature on Paganism, brought to you by the Yakima Herald-Republic.
White Pass news: A money dispute with the county causes the fire commissioner to stop sending crews to medical emergencies in the White Pass area, increasing emergency response time by fifteen minutes.
Endangered animal news: Federal officials announced a plan to review some decisions of an ex-Bush administration official on wildlife. The review will not include the controversial decisions on the spotted owl, the bull trout, or the marbled murrelet.
Sex news: Since 2001, the sexual activity rate for American teenagers has plateaued. Some note that this coincides with the implementation of abstinence only sex education.
Sex AND alcohol news: Ex-participants of Alcoholics Anonymous expose their experiences pimping and being pimped to older male members of the organization.
Famine news: Ethiopian government enforces a food and trade blockade on rebel led areas of the country, putting hundreds of thousands at risk of starvation.
Palestinian news: Members of the Fatah movement in the West Bank hand in their weapons and pledge to support Abbas. A militant leader says it’s time to try the “political stage.”
Turkish delight: Young activists in Turkey use satire and comedy to protest the government hierarchy in their country.