Edmonds, WAmyedmondsnews.com

Ghosts, spooks, opera and Masons: the Edmonds Masonic Lodge

The old Edmonds Opera House, later a skating rink, now home to the Edmonds Masonic Lodge, stands majestically in the center of the block of Dayton Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The building serves as a symbol of the town’s history and of its present-day significance. Edmonds residents and...
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Carbondale, PAPocono Record

LOCAL HISTORY: Carbondale family made locomotives

CARBONDALE — He started as a mule driver for the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal Company, and would one day be making steam locomotives. Thomas Dickson, of Carbondale, Pa., his brothers and their father made their mark, advancing the heritage of their city in supplying coal to fuel a growing nation and means to move that coal and the country forward.
MarketsBusiness Insider

Snap, Twitter Earnings Impress, Potentially Setting Table For Facebook Next Week

Last Friday was when the bottom began to fall out. A week later, things feel very different as earnings continue to hold the day. We’re on pace for the S&P 500 Index (SPX) to be up 1% for the week if things don’t head lower today, which is pretty amazing when you consider what happened Monday. It arguably indicates how much resilience remains in the market. A positive session today, if it happens, would be the fourth straight.
Lycoming County, PASun-Gazette

Historian details life from 150 years ago in honor of the 150th Lycoming County Fair

Amid thunder, lightning and even a flash flood warning, a local historian recently gave the public a glimpse at life in Lycoming County 150 years ago. In celebration of the 150th Lycoming County Fair, self-described “Civil War nut” David Richards described the state of the area around the time the fair first started. The Red Dog Storage Stage was packed with families trying to escape the torrential downpour.

Surface Transportation Board: How are railroads addressing intermodal congestion?

The Surface Transportation Board is asking the Class I railroads to explain how they are addressing congestion within the international intermodal supply chain amid shippers’ reports about “sizeable” storage fees and the length of time containers are being held. STB Chairman Marty Oberman, in letters dated Thursday to each of...
EducationPride Publishing

Please run for School Board

(TriceEdneyWire.com) — Critical race theory (CRT) asserts that racism is woven into the very fabric of our nation’s institutions. This is not new information for those who have studied how race affects our economy, politics, education, health care, and more. CRT is not an attempt to ‘blame’ White America for its origins as much as it is a pedagogical approach to reality. Through critical race theory, we can see the many ways that the uneven application of laws allowed envious white people to destroy Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, colonizers to gentrify Black neighborhoods, doctors to experiment on Black people and more. CRT helps us understand how California stole parts of Mexico, Chinese people were imported here (without wives or families) to build railroads, and how our Constitution defined Black folks as fractions of people.
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What ‘Ted Lasso’ can teach you about leadership

Subscribe to Fortune Daily to get essential business stories straight to your inbox each morning. It’s not hard to see that Ted Lasso is a master class in modern leadership—and, for the $4.99 monthly price of an Apple TV+ subscription, considerably more cost effective than an MBA. Season 2 drops tonight at 8pm! I know this because my husband, who’s typically more of an audio book guy, blocked it on our calendar. This buzzy, convention-breaking show broke a record with 20 Emmy nominations. If you haven’t seen it, I presume it’s either because you don’t have Apple TV+ (excuses!) or you dislike joy.
Oakland, CApostnewsgroup.com

Setting Down Healthy ‘Roots’ in Oakland

What began as a program with the primary focus on the needs of men re-entering society from prison, or who have mental health and substance abuse issues and young single fathers without a traditional support system has grown deep Roots in the Oakland community. Roots Community Health Center now provides...

Watch: Worst Rain in Centuries Cripples Chinese Province

Record rainfall in Central China has triggered flooding, dozens of deaths, and the forced relocations of hundreds of thousands of people (watch above). Thirty-three people have perished in the chaos, including twelve when a subway tunnel flooded. “The water reached my chest,” a survivor wrote on social media. “I was...

PSR: A Bit More Scrutiny

Regarding the “point-counterpoint“ debate originally published in Fortune about Precision Scheduled Railroading and reproduced in Railway Age, with Brannon and Gorman on the “for” PSR side, and Rep. DeFazio (D-Ore.) not exactly on the “against” side, but on the “questions need to be answered” side. I read the invitation to submit a reasonable, fact-based, non-political response to encourage discussion. Thank you. I’ll do my best, and I promise: no profanity.

STB to Class I’s: Terminal Congestion, Demurrage Data, Please

Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Martin J. Oberman has called on the CEOs of the seven North American Class I’s to provide information on the extent of congestion at key U.S. container terminals and on their policies and practices for assessing container demurrage fees, citing reports of “substantial charges being levied by the railroads for container storage at these terminals.”
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International Intermodal Congestion To Persist Through 2021: UP

The supply chain disruptions occurring within the international intermodal sector will likely persist through the end of the year, according to Union Pacific President and CEO Lance Fritz. UP (NYSE: UNP) has taken numerous actions to mitigate the impact to customers and it has been working with all the parties...