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  • Collective Impact to Solve Food & Agriculture Challenges
    I have written of my desire to see more focus by the food and agriculture technology innovation ecosystem on solving today’s problems. I would like to offer the concept of collective impact as an effective approach to problem-solving that I hope can be deployed more broadly to tackle the food system’s urgent and wide-ranging challenges. Much of the innovation effort in food and...
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  • Just How Fast Do Olympic Speed Skaters Move on the Ice? Blink and You Might Miss Them
    Like any ice sport, speed skating takes an incredible amount of stamina, balance, and endurance. However, it also requires an intense level of speed. In fact, my jaw nearly hit the floor when I learned how fast Olympic speed skaters can glide across the ice. Reportedly, both short track and long track speed skaters can reach speeds of about 35 mph and occasionally even faster. Sounds pretty...
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  • ‘They are somebody’: Family members, advocates push for parole bill that would give longtime prisoners a second chance at life
    “These guys are lawyers, professors, doctors, therapists, they’re not just people that are incarcerated,” Jones said. “They are somebody. All of them are somebody, you know, and it’s time for us to give them an opportunity to be somebody.” The post ‘They are somebody’: Family members, advocates push for parole bill that would give longtime prisoners a second chance at life appeared first on...
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  • Parkland Victim’s Dad Calls Nikolas Cruz’s Apology ‘Just a Little Bit of Theater’
    Family members of the victims of the Parkland school shooting have shown no sympathy for its perpetrator. Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people and injured 17 more at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. The act is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history. The victims included 14 high school students and three members of the school’s...
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  • Joe Manchin says rumors he plans to leave Democratic party are “bulls***”
    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., had some choice words after reports surfaced of his plans to leave the Democratic party Wednesday, saying the rumors were “bulls***.” He also told reporters at the U.S. Capitol, “I have no controls over rumors.” The comments come following a report in Mother Jones, which cited associates close to Manchin who had spoken with the...
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  • Restore Boulder and Longmont buses or lose $34M
    The Colorado Department of Transportation has delivered an ultimatum to RTD: Restore key Boulder and Longmont commuter bus routes that run along U.S. 36 — including two Flatiron Flyer lines — or lose out on a chunk of the federal pandemic relief money the agency is counting on. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post Colorado Department of Transportation executive director Shoshana Lew, right, and Gov....
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  • State will have another ‘historic budget surplus’
    By Sophia Bollag | Sacramento Bee California will have another “historic budget surplus” next year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The Democratic governor made the announcement during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd at the Milken Institute’s 24th Global Conference. Newsom in July signed a $262 billion budget that relied on a projected $75 billion surplus, based on estimates from...
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  • Joe Biden blasted by Republicans for rebuffing work rules, means-testing on new entitlement programs
    Republicans blasted President Biden on Wednesday for pushing overly generous entitlement programs within his multitrillion-dollar partisan spending bill, arguing the initiatives will only slow America’s post-coronavirus economic recovery. Many see the issue as a stark line between the two parties and one that could potentially help Republicans retake Congress by a landslide next year. “Joe...
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  • Newsom signs executive order to address congestion at California’s ports
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered state agencies to find ways to alleviate congestion at California’s ports. Record demand for imported goods, labor shortages and other factors have contributed to a backlog of container ships at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that is causing delays, threatening the U.S. economy and contributing to price increases. Images of waiting ships...
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  • Shroeham-Wading River vs. Eastport-South Manor
    See the scenes from Shoreham-Wading River’s victory on Wednesday. The post Shroeham-Wading River vs. Eastport-South Manor appeared first on Patabook News .
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