Posted in Climate change Dams News The Revelator Water

5 Reasons to rethink the future of dams

The United States must grapple with a legacy of 90,000 dams, many unsafe or unwanted. by Tara Lohan Wednesday, October 28, 2020 The tide has shifted on dams. Once a monument to our engineering prowess, there’s…

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Posted in Carbon Climate change Common Dreams Environment News

Six days before election, Trump finalizes plan for opening up largest national forest to logging and mining

‘One word for this: Vandalism‘ “Destructive development in the country’s largest national forest—such as extractive logging and expansive road building—will be catastrophic for generations to come,” warned Greenpeace. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, October 28…

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Posted in Common Dreams Elections News Vote by mail Voter suppression

Justice Kavanaugh parrots Trump mail-in ballot lies as Supreme Court bars extension of Wisconsin deadline

“He’s Down to Steal This Thing” “Kavanaugh is announcing to the world that if it will help Trump win he will join a decision to not count votes.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, October 27…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail

USPS deadline to mail ballots was yesterday, voters urged not to rely on DeJoy-led Postal Service

‘Drop It Off. Drop It Off. Drop It Off’ “Don’t put it in the mail. Not at this point. If you can drop it off in person, drop it off in person.” by Jake Johnson, staff…

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Posted in Common Dreams Investigations Journalism News

Facebook attempts to shut down research exposing ‘political disinformation’ in ad practices, watchdog fights back

“Rather than combat the rampant disinformation and hate on its platform, Facebook has decided to go after the people who are helping voters understand who is trying to influence their votes.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Coronavirus News Unemployment

After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid relief in sight

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in First Peoples News Food News Reveal

Conflict beef from Nicaragua feeds US market amid pandemic

By Nathan Halverson, Reveal October 21, 2020 This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at and…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter Coronavirus Justice News

Neko Wilson released in landmark Arizona case

Despite a unanimous ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals that Wilson has been held illegally since July 2019, it has taken months to reach Tuesday’s final decision allowing him to walk free yesterday. by  Levi…

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Maricopa County announces closing of 78 polling places

Scott Jarrett, Director of Day of Elections for Maricopa County in Arizona, walks off stage after announcing the plan to close a third of polling locations. 78 Polling places close, from 229 to 151 throughout the…

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Flagstaff High School Native American Club calls to rename the SF Peaks

By Trissdyn Nez Flagstaff, Arizona- The Native American Club at Flagstaff High School will be speaking at Flagstaff High School in the Multicultural Room (Room 701) at 7:30am on March 11th, 2020. Students from the indigenous…

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Council members contemplate zoning changes

On the Flagstaff City Council work session agenda this week is a discussion contemplating the possibilities of once again changing the process for council pay raises and discussing a request from Council-member Charlie Odegaard to look…

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Commemorative flags at City Hall

The Council is considering adopting a city policy regarding special flags in front of City Hall.  Stating that “the City’s flagpoles (permanent or temporary) are not intended to serve as a forum for free expression of…

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Rathke: Honduras is a country at the crossroads

Oct 26, 2019 San Pedro Sula           There’s no agreement in Honduras about much except the fact that the economy continues lagging and unemployment is acute, government is inept, and corruption is rampant.  Getting specifics past these…

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Posted in First Peoples News Navajo News

After the deaths of two soldiers at Fort Hood, the Navajo Nation wants answers

Navajo families say their loved ones faced hazing and harassment at the Army base outside Killeen. by  Pauly Denetclaw, The Texas Observer Saturday, October 24 Corlton Lane Chee came to the Fort Hood Army base from…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Health News The Conversation

An epidemiologist explains the new CDC guidance on 15 minutes of exposure and what it means for you

Despite the change, most public health professionals have been clear for months that there is nothing magic about six feet. In the same way, there is nothing magic about 15 minutes. These should be used as…

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Sunset before Earthquake off the coast of Ponce.

Puerto Rican earthquakes

Ponce We hadn’t been to Puerto Rico over the last fifteen years. Tickets were too pricey to Mexico and Columbia, so why not see how they have come through the recovery from Hurricane Maria, touch base…

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Rathke: Georgia voter purge begins early, but why purges?

New Orleans        We knew it was coming.  When the American Voters Project combined with ACORN International and Labor Neighbor Research and Action Project to create the Voter Purge Project one of our first conversations was…

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Posted in Arizona News Wildfire

Horse Fire actively burning in extreme terrain in AZ central high country near Crown King. Story update Sunday, Oct 25

Story updated Saturday, Oct 25, 2020, 10-AM MST Incident Management Team 1 issues final report by Meteor staff from Forest Service reports Sunday, October 18, 2020   Crown King, Ariz Crown King, Ariz., Oct 25, 2020…

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Surprising UK election outcome – people want to organize

Fort Lauderdale         The voters came out from under the rocks and jumped over the hedgerows to vote for the Conservatives behind weird and wacky Boris Johnson in the recent snap election in Britain.  Labour took a…

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Rathke: There’s No App for Child Care Deserts

New Orleans       When I hit a dead spot where I can’t listen to WAMF 90.3, our community radio station in New Orleans, I will switch for a minute or two to the stations to the…

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Rathke: Protest by the powerless…congressmen

“The cap is off of that bottle! We’re now in the land of “no limits,” even in the halls of Congress. Everybody is ready to throw it up against the wall!”

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Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail Voter suppression

Trump lawsuit to stop mail-In vote counting in Nevada condemned as suppression attempt

“This suit is nothing but a sham.”  ‘Obvious’ and ‘Desperate’ by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, October 24 In a move the Nevada Democratic Party denounced as a “desperate play” to suppress votes just ahead of…

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Did you pay to use TurboTax? How to help hold the tax prep industry accountable.

Readers have helped us figure out exactly how TurboTax maker Intuit and other companies make money off taxpayers. We want to hear more. by Ariana Tobin, Justin Elliott, and Meg Marco May 14, 2:40 p.m. EDT…

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Rathke: Lessons from the South for 2020

New Orleans      It may be too early to make a definitive list of lessons learned from the off-year elections in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky, but the one thing that seems crystal clear is that the…

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