Youth baseball players lose everything in Marshall Fire, working to rebuild

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (KDVR) — People from around the country are pitching in to help those impacted by the Marshall Fire, which includes dozens of young baseball players who lost everything. With baseball season just around the corner, they are getting some help replacing the essentials. Tragedies bring out the best in our communities. It has … Read more

‘Maus,’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book about Holocaust, banned in Tennessee school district

A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a nude woman, according to minutes from a board meeting. The McMinn County School Board decided Jan. 10 to remove “Maus” from its curriculum, news outlets reported. Art Spiegelman won the … Read more

New Hampshire to sell at-home COVID tests at state liquor stores

People in New Hampshire will soon be able to buy an at-home COVID-19 test at state liquor stores. New Hampshire Gov. Christopher Sununu said the state has secured 1 million tests that will be sold at cost. “So effectively we will buy them for a certain price,” he said. “We will put them on the … Read more

Letters: Gun control | Health care | Ripe for defeat | Child tax credit | Beating pandemic | Didn’t get memo | Ukraine conflict

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. No civilian reallyneeds an assault weapon The claim by some that assault weapons are a needed and practical solution to self-defense and homeland defense is outrageous. These firearms have enough power to go through walls and ricochet off hard surfaces, … Read more

Opinion: California’s electric grid is not ready to meet climate goals – The San Francisco Examiner

By Marti Walicki Special to CalMatters As the UN conference on climate change has made clear, we must all accelerate our efforts to address this existential threat. Fortunately, California is on a strong foundation to do its share. The state has excellent solar and wind resource potential. We have targets in place to reach a … Read more

75-year-old post-Holocaust letter detailing family’s death found at NY flea market

NEW YORK (WABC) — A letter written more than 75 years ago at the end of the Holocaust has resurfaced at a New York flea market and been returned to a family descendant. Ilse Loewenberg jumped out of a moving train to the Auschwitz concentration camp and escaped to Berlin for nine months, but she … Read more

Climate meeting proposes national methane plans

National action plans for curbing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane were among the options discussed by ministers from the US, China, EU, UK and almost 20 other countries. Blueprints for how to cut methane emissions, and the technical or financial support that countries might need, were discussed by ministers from nations responsible for … Read more

SCDOT Crews Prepared For Possible 3rd Winter Storm – WCCB Charlotte’s CW

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Crews with the South Carolina Department of Transportation are already pretreating roads in anticipation of a third winter storm forecasted for the upcoming weekend. SCDOT Maintenance crews are back at it making brine and pretreating bridges, interstates and primary routes ahead of another weekend of expected winter precipitation. #Winter — SCDOT (@SCDOTPress) … Read more