Oregon has joined a lawsuit against Scott Pruitt (the EPA head who's really been blowing it lately) for ignoring an Obama-era regulation limiting methane emissions from oil and gas companies. Oregon joins 15 other states and Washington, DC in filing the lawsuit, demanding Pruitt uphold the Clean Air Act's promises.
Both Wilsonville Subaru and Advantis Credit Union have pulled ads from KATU, the local Sinclair-owned TV station that forced its anchors to read a statement on air touting right-wing propaganda.
Doctors agree: There is "no medically valid reason" to bar transgender individuals from serving in the military. That's according to the American Medical Association, the largest doctor organization in the country."Transgender individuals have served, and continue to serve, our country with honor, and we believe they should be allowed to continue doing so," the group wrote in a letter to the White House this week, in strong opposition to President Trump's ban on trans military service.
The Atlantic magazine fired its brand-new conservative writer (to add "balance" to its reporting) after learning that he's recommended the death penalty for women who have an abortion. Specifically, writer Kevin Williamson said he'd like to hang them. Here's to every woman on staff feeling safe in the office again.
It's now been 8 days since Howard University students began their sit-in at a campus administration building to protest misappropriated financial aid dollars. With demands for Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick to resign, the protesters have only gained momentum and support as their occupation rolls along. Here's a peek of what it looks like on the ground:
Check out the beautiful community we've built in the A building. We're inclusive of marginalized identities and uplifting of student voice. All Howard students are welcome, so come through tonight or tomorrow! An example of #StudentPowerHU! pic.twitter.com/55B33C7cWK— #StudentPowerHU (@HUResist) April 2, 2018
The body of a missing Atlanta researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been found in the Chattahoochee River. Timothy Cunningham was reported missing more than seven weeks ago, shortly after telling coworkers he didn't feel well. The county examiner says Cunningham likely drowned, but no one's quite certain what led up the epidemiologist's untimely death.
You feta believe it: Weird Al Yancovic was featured as a guest editor for the New York Times crossword, so of course all the clues are cheese-related puns. Here's a printable PDF to finish your week off right.