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The Vanishing of Curtis Ayuluk: A Mystery in the Alaskan Wilderness
In the remote landscapes of Dillingham, Alaska, a haunting enigma lingers—a tale of a man who vanished without a trace. Curtis Brian Ayuluk, a 32-year-old Native American, was last seen on December 13, 2019, after visiting a patient at Kanakanak Hospital.
Local South Carolina Man Convicted in Landmark Federal Hate Crime Trial Over Transgender Woman's Murder
Daqua Lameek Ritter, a man from South Carolina, has been convicted of murdering a Black transgender woman, Dime Doe. This is the first federal trial in the U.S. to address a hate crime based on gender identity. The jury also found Ritter guilty of using a firearm in the murder and obstructing justice. The sentencing date is yet to be determined, but Ritter could face life imprisonment without parole. This case is viewed as a significant advancement in addressing violence against individuals due to their gender identity or sexual orientation.
California Legislators Introduce Bills in Response to Reparations Taskforce Report
California legislators have introduced more than a dozen bills in response to a report issued by the reparations taskforce. Notably absent is cash compensation for the descendants of enslaved people.Visit here for more details.
Avalon's Historical Landmark: Museum Dedicated to John Hurt Lost to Fire
A fire in Avalon, Miss., destroyed the museum dedicated to singer and guitarist John Hurt, and erases one of the last sites marking the community's history as a formerly all-Black town.Visit here for more details.
Empowering Local Teens: Financial Literacy Education on the Horizon
Legislation is under consideration in Massachusetts and Washington to mandate financial literacy education in high schools. Chelsea High School senior, Jimmy Merino, is collaborating with the Massachusetts Association of Student Reps to draft the bill. In Washington, Aaron Ton is also involved in the process. Both Merino and Ton have sought advice from Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Washington Post.
New Texas Base to Accommodate Over 2,000 Troops Along Border
Texas is building a base that will hold more than 2,000 troops along the border. Julián Aguilar, breaking news reporter and producer for the Texas Newsroom, joins us to discuss. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2024 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.Visit here for more details.
Local Impact: Former FBI Informant with Biden Allegations Linked to Russian Intelligence
NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas reports on a case involving a former FBI informant. This informant, who recently faced charges for making false allegations, claimed a bribery scheme involving Biden. This claim is a key part of Republican impeachment efforts. It has now been revealed that the informant has connections with Russian intelligence officials. These officials are suspected of planning to disrupt the 2024 election.
Local Wetlands at Risk: Indiana Legislature Passes Bill Reducing Protections
The Indiana legislature has passed a bill that will reduce wetland protections. Environmentalists warn the policy will lead to more development, harm habitats and undermine natural flood abatement.Visit here for more details.
New Orleans Native's Journey from Convict to Caregiver in Angola Prison Hospice Program
In 1990, Steven Garner's life changed significantly after he and his brother Glenn were involved in a fatal shooting in a New Orleans bar. They claimed self-defense, but were convicted of second-degree murder and received life sentences without parole. Garner was incarcerated in Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, a maximum-security facility. In prison, Garner volunteered for the first prison hospice program in the country, initiated by warden Burl Cain.
Will Governor Landry's Anti-Crime Measures Impact Our Community? Debate Continues
Louisiana lawmakers have convened in a special session to discuss various anti-crime measures. This follows a call from the newly elected Republican Governor, Jeff Landry. Landry, who has previously served as a sheriff's deputy and state attorney general, campaigned on a platform of strict crime control. He now leads a Republican supermajority in both houses.
Seattle Seniors Opt for Micro-Housing: What It Means for Local Parking Demand
In Seattle, more seniors are considering micro-housing, a dorm-style living arrangement that has been less common in recent years. This trend, however, is causing concerns about its potential effects on public parking demand.Visit here for more details.
Local High School Counselors Face Pressure Amid FAFSA Delays
The delayed release of this year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has impacted guidance counselors and high school seniors. The form, released three months late, contained an error in calculating federal aid, not accounting for inflation. This could delay award letters until April, giving students less time to make college decisions.
Continuation of NRA Corruption Trial on Tuesday: Local Impact Expected
The New York civil corruption trial against the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its former CEO, Wayne LaPierre, is set to continue on Tuesday. Erik Uebelacker of Courthouse News is reporting on the case. The trial is ongoing, with further deliberations expected. The case's outcome may impact the NRA and its former leadership.Visit here for more details.
Local Journalist Unveils Bribery Scandal in UN's Iraq Aid Project
Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks with Simona Foltyn, a journalist based in Baghdad, about her investigation into allegations of United Nations staffers demanding bribes as a part of an aid project in Iraq. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2024 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.Visit here for more details.
Local Gila River Tribe Initiates First-of-its-Kind Solar Project Over Canals
The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona has initiated the construction of a solar farm over an irrigation canal, marking a first for any tribe in the United States. The project, covering almost 3,000 feet of the Casa Blanca canal south of Phoenix, aims to generate clean energy and conserve water during the ongoing drought. This initiative is a pilot project, part of the tribe's goal to use 100% renewable power. The idea was influenced by a similar project in India, says David DeJong, director of the Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project.
Local Favorite Alert: Taco Bell and Salt & Straw Revive the Choco Taco
Taco Bell and ice cream makers Salt & Straw are bringing back a version of the discontinued dessert taco. Choco Taco's owner Klondike says it plans to bring the original back, but it will take time.Visit here for more details.
Local Artist Brontez Purnell Challenges Memoir Conventions in 'Ten Bridges I've Burnt'
Brontez Purnell, an artist with a background in music, dance, and writing, has published a new book, 'Ten Bridges I've Burnt: A Memoir In Verse.' The book delves into Purnell's experiences as a queer Black man, tracing his journey from Alabama to Oakland, California. It combines honesty, vulnerability, and humor.
Local Podcast 'What Is Owed?' Discusses Slavery Reparations in Massachusetts
The GBH News podcast What Is Owed? considers the issue of reparations in the cradle of the American Revolution — and the first American colony to legalize slavery — Massachusetts.Visit here for more details.
Local Tragedy: One Dead, Over a Dozen Injured in Shooting at Chiefs' Super Bowl Victory Rally
A shooting occurred at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory rally near Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, leading to one death and injuries to 10 to 15 others. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves confirmed the arrest of two armed suspects.
Bloomington Theater to Host 'Uncanceled' Exhibit of Palestinian Artist, IU Alumna Samia Halaby
A theater in Bloomington, Indiana, will host an event showcasing the work of Palestinian artist Samia Halaby, following a month of protests. The event, 'Samia Halaby Uncanceled,' was organized after Indiana University canceled a planned exhibit of Halaby's work due to security concerns. This decision led to discussions about academic freedom, censorship, and politics.