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June 13, 2021


The Weekend Off – News You Missed


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, photographed in 2014 while on assignment for Al Jazeera America.


Alaska Public Media: Alaska’s warming waters could slow coral growth, impacting fish

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said warming ocean temperatures, due to climate change, could slow the growth of some Alaska coral. In a study released Thursday, scientists warned about the potential impact to fish, which take refuge in thickets of coral.

NY Times: A Rampage in Florida Shines a Light on Alaska

A deadly shooting rampage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this month has focused attention on the interconnection of public safety and mental illness and raised questions, especially here in Alaska, about one of the thorniest questions of psychology: how to tell if someone is delusional and dangerous, or merely delusional.

KTUU: Alaska missile launch site under fire from Arizona

An Arizona senator says the federal government is wasting money by awarding an $80 million contract for work at a missile launch facility on a southern Alaska island.


Talking Points Memo: Trump Orders DC National Guard Chief To Leave In Middle Of Inaugural Ceremony

In a bizarre move, Donald Trump has demanded that the commanding officer of the Washington, D.C. National Guard resign from his post in the middle of the Inauguration ceremony, even though the general will be in the middle of helping oversee the event’s security, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

The Guardian: Angering Congress, James Comey won’t address Trump-Russia inquiry privately

Embattled FBI director James Comey has refused to clarify whether his organization is investigating Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in a closed briefing on Friday for members of Congress, angering legislators who recall his high-profile interjections about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Guardian has learned.

The Guardian: Protests escalate over Louisiana pipeline by company behind Dakota Access

Louisiana residents are starting to get involved in environmental issues and are making themselves heard about the disputed Bayou Bridge pipeline


Bloomberg: Chinese, Germans Seek to Turn Chernobyl Wasteland to Solar Park

Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters into a massive solar park.

The Independent: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Donald Trump ‘put CNN reporter in his place’

Turkey’s leader has praised the actions of US President-Elect Donald Trump in refusing to talk to a CNN reporter at his first media briefing in six months.

Al Jazeera: South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed kidnapped

Shiraaz Mohamed taken by unidentified armed men near Turkey border while on assignment for Gift of the Givers charity.






2 Responses to “The Weekend Off – News You Missed”
  1. Bob Hatala says:

    Any news or comment on Women’s march in Alaska?

  2. juneaudream says:

    Since we all..who come here..for wisdom amid..a dirersity of other good humans..I sugest we unending number of ..things/situations..for us to ..celebrate..on the 20th..of January. I offer my Willow-cats 9th birthday..for one. Truly folks..we do not have to..nod in the direction..of..’you know where’ celebrate! Dambetcha good crew. Hop to it!! ..’we’ have?

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