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September 24, 2021

The Weekend Off – News You Missed

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Alaska

ADN.com – She died in an Anchorage jail while detoxing from heroin. Her family wants answers.

Kellsie Green died in January, six days after she entered the Anchorage jail — 24 years old, weighing only about 80 pounds and about to embark on the brutal process of detoxing from a 4-gram-a-day heroin habit.

KTVA.com – Analysis: 28 water systems in Alaska exceed EPA lead limit

The only school in one of Alaska’s most eroded communities is among 28 public and private entities in the state whose water systems recently exceeded federal lead limits during the last three years.

AK Public Radio – AK: Iñupiaq photographer documents life and culture in Alaska Inuit communities

From Teller and Kaktovik to Shungnak and Tuluksak, Inupiaq photographer Brian Adams has traveled all over rural Alaska for “I Am Inuit.” The project aims to document Alaska Inuit culture and share it with the world through portraits and stories of local people.

National

Climate Progress – Sorry, Feds: Kids Can Sue Over Climate Negligence, Judge Says

A group of youngsters just won a major decision in their efforts to sue the federal government over climate change. An Oregon judge ruled Friday that their lawsuit, which alleges the government violated the constitutional rights of the next generation by allowing the pollution that has caused climate change, can go forward.

FoxNews – Drug company reconsiders $20M North Carolina factory over new law

North Carolina’s governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him to repeal the nation’s first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people.

NPR – For The Navajo Nation, Uranium Mining’s Deadly Legacy Lingers

The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining within the Navajo Nation — some 27,000 square miles spread across Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that is home to more than 250,000 people.

International

Reuters – Greece condemns Macedonia tear gas and rubber bullets against migrants

Dozens of migrants and refugees were wounded on Sunday when Macedonian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds on the Greek side of the border, aid workers said, an act Athens called “dangerous and deplorable”.

Al Jazeera – Families of Afghans killed in US drone raids seek probe

Relatives and tribal elders in southeastern Afghanistan are demanding an investigation into the killing of 17 people by US drones this week, claiming that the air strikes hit civilians, not members of armed groups.

The Guardian – How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven

This goes back a long way. The Panamanian state was originally created to function on behalf of the rich and self-seeking of this world – or rather their antecedents in America – when the 20th century was barely born.

Panama was created by the United States for purely selfish commercial reasons, right on that historical hinge between the imminent demise of Britain as the great global empire, and the rise of the new American imperium.

 

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