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Connecticut towns could lose casino money if schools keep Native American mascots

Connecticut towns could lose casino money if schools keep Native American mascots

Some Connecticut communities could lose out on their share of a multimillion-dollar grant from the state’s casino fund unless their public schools stop using Native American nicknames or mascots. A provision in the 837-page budget implementer bill that is on its way to Gov. Ned Lamont after clearing the state legislature would bar the communities…MORE

West Virginia Republican state lawmaker comes out as gay

West Virginia Republican state lawmaker comes out as gay

This young West Virginia lawmaker wants everyone to know: It’s possible to be both a conservative Republican and gay. Joshua Higginbotham, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, has been in office for five years. On Sunday, he came out as gay on social media. “Nothing has changed, other than now you know…MORE

‘Murder hornet’ found near Seattle is the first US sighting in 2021

‘Murder hornet’ found near Seattle is the first US sighting in 2021

The first reported Asian giant hornet of 2021 in the United States was found dead near Seattle by a Washington state resident in early June. The dead insect, nicknamed the “murder hornet,” found in Marysville, Washington, was dried out and emerged earlier than usual, so it may have been an “old hornet from a previous…MORE

Someone is breaking the wings of pelicans in California

Someone is breaking the wings of pelicans in California

Dozens of brown pelicans have been attacked and injured in California, with whoever is responsible snapping some of the birds’ wings. More than 30 injured brown pelicans have been found between San Clemente and Huntington Beach, Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center of Orange County said in a statement. Of those, 22 birds had compound fractures,…MORE

The shocking numbers behind the Lake Mead drought crisis

The shocking numbers behind the Lake Mead drought crisis

The United States’ largest reservoir is draining rapidly. Plagued by extreme, climate change-fueled drought and increasing demand for water, Lake Mead on Wednesday registered its lowest level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s. Lake Mead, a Colorado River reservoir just east of Las Vegas on the Nevada-Arizona border, is poised to…MORE