California pet stores only selling rescue animals

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By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Prospective pet owners in California no longer have to worry that picking up a new friend from a pet store will support unethical breeding practices, thanks to a new law that was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown back in 2017 and took effect on New Year’s Day, 2019. The law […]

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R. Kelly finally facing retribution for decades of allegations

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By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Robert Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has prospered as a musician for decades despite a shadow of sexual abuse and pedophilia claims hanging over him, but the release of a docu-series titled “Surviving R. Kelly” on Jan. 3 has triggered a new wave of accusations which may finally end […]

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Climate change is already costing Miami billions of dollars as septic tanks fail

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By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor Climate change, and the rising sea level that comes with it, is already having a very real, and very expensive, effect in America. In Miami-Dade County, Florida, the encroaching water is wrecking havoc on the many septic tanks resting in the ground. A new report asserts that a majority of […]

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The longest and most pointless gov. shutdown continues

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By Theodore Mattheiss Opinion Editor As you’re most likely aware, the United States’ government is currently enduring the longest shutdown in its history. President Donald Trump is locked in a standoff with Congressional Democrats over funding for his wall on the Mexican border, refusing to end the shutdown until he secures $5.7 billion for the […]

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Nazi salute group photo will go unpunished by Wisconsin school district

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By Emma Campbell Elm Staff Writer Wisconsin school district officials will not punish a group of male students who were photographed last spring with their arms raised in a Nazi salute, as reported by CNN. The picture was posted on Twitter on Nov. 11 on a Baraboo School District parody account and was captioned “We […]

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Donald Trump proposes creation of state-run media

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By Zachary Blackwell Elm Staff Writer With how pervasive the influence of mass media has become in the past several decades, it’s almost inevitable today that people will get their information delivered to them by news channels on TV, on the radio, or online. There are several different news media channels out there, like NBC, […]

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WC plans for the future with electric vehicle parking

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By Emily Wiest Elm Staff Writer Electric cars are on the rise, and Washington College is just one of the many colleges bracing itself for the incoming fleet. The International Energy Agency predicts that the number of electric cars on the road will balloon from three million to 125 million in the next decade — […]

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Price of overdose reversal drug increases more than six times over

Opinion

By Holly Williams Elm Staff Writer An investigative report from the Senate reveals that the price of Narcan, a drug with an ability to reverse opioid overdoses, has been raised by private Virginia-based drug company Kaleo by more than 600 percent. The current market price is $4,100. The investigation into the price hike was a […]

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Unjust state abortion ban struck down

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By Alaina Perdon Elm Staff Writer In early March, the Mississippi State Senate passed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, prohibiting abortions 15 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period. Exceptions were to be allowed for medical emergencies, but rape and incest victims would be turned away and referred to out-of-state clinics. Cries of unconstitutionality […]

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Fastest growing religion is ‘none’ as people depart from religious institutions

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By Liz Hay Elm Staff Writer A report from the Associated Press released last week stated that the fastest growing religion in the United States is “none.” There are now about 56 million people who identify as religiously unaffiliated, more than the current count of mainline Protestants. It should be noted that the AP report […]

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