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Nixing the 's-word': Idaho to see dozens of name changes after federal directive

Idaho has some catching up to do when it comes to the removal of the “s-word” from place names. Last month, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland declared that the word “squaw” — historically used as an ethnic, racial and sexist slur, particularly for native American women — needs to be removed from all federal usage. She organized a task force to work to remove the word from maps and places across the U.S.
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Nevada Gov. Apologizes for Abusive Indigenous Schools: ‘Acknowledging This Role Will Not Heal the Pain’

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has apologized for the state’s involvement in the residential school system—a government-operated network of boarding schools that aimed to assimilate Indigenous children into white society. According to the Reno Gazette, Sisolak confirmed the State of Nevada is fully cooperating with a federal investigation into the Stewart...
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Appeals court rejects the Seminole Tribe's efforts to block a ruling against online sports betting

It was not immediately clear whether the Seminoles plan to suspend their online sports-betting operations after the appeals court’s decision. The future of sports betting in Florida remained rocky on Friday, after a divided appeals court rejected the Seminole Tribe’s request to put on hold a federal judge’s ruling that scrapped a deal giving the tribe control over online sports betting throughout the state.

Seminole Tribe temporarily shuts down sports betting app

The Seminole Tribe of Florida shut down its online sports betting app Saturday after being dealt its latest legal defeat in a case that has halted a massive expansion of gambling throughout Florida. The tribe said it will temporarily stop taking bets on its Hard Rock Sportsbook app in response...

In design, rules are meant to be broken

Editor's note: This column was originally published by Creators Syndicate in 2018. Interior design and decorating are somewhat bound by rules developed over time to regulate housekeeping, maintenance and aesthetics. Some rules are the result of etiquette and protocol from the days when those things mattered a lot, and your home spoke volumes about your education, wealth and social standing.

a cloud-shaped installation floats within new dining spot in downtown beirut

The popular lebanese franchise ‘amar restaurants’ has opened its latest branch – amar cafe – at the heart of downtown beirut. completed by interior architect gregory gatserelia, the new dining spot serves modern lebanese cuisine in a high-end, multi-sensory décor imbued with artistic flair and ambient lights. binding the different elements of the space together is a mesmerizing installation by italian artist jacopo foggini that seemingly floats across the restaurant ceiling.

Frost Advisory issued for Mendocino Coast, Northern Humboldt Interior by NWS

Effective: 2021-12-05 01:00:00 PST Expires: 2021-12-05 09:00:00 PST Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely Instruction: Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings are issued during the local growing season as defined by climatology and local agriculture experts. Once the growing season has ended these statements will no longer be issued until the spring. Target Area: Mendocino Coast; Northern Humboldt Interior; Southeastern Mendocino Interior; Southern Humboldt Interior; Southern Lake County FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM PST SUNDAY * WHAT...Temperatures as low as 32 will result in frost formation. * WHERE...Mendocino Coast, Southeastern Mendocino Interior, Southern Humboldt Interior, Northern Humboldt Interior and Southern Lake Counties. * WHEN...From 1 AM to 9 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.

German SPD approves government coalition agreement – POLITICO

The German center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) voted overwhelmingly on Saturday sign out on the formation of a new coalition government with the Greens and the Liberal Democrats (FDP). The party conference approved the agreement with a 98.8 percent support, keeping the SPD Olaf Scholz joins Angela Merkel as Chancellor.