Friday News Bites: Umpqua and Election Updates, Nobel Prizes + More

Greetings, everyone. This week, I have lots of links related to the Umpqua Community College shooting and other matters of gun violence, but we’ve got a few bright spots to cover too, so let’s get started.

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Friday News Bites: Umpqua Shooting, Waters of Mars + More

Greetings, everyone. It’s Friday once again, so let us take a look at some of the things happening over the past week.

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Friday News Bites: Next in LGBTQ Equality, Who is Burning Black Churches + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:

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Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

We’ve got a few big stories to mention this week, plus an interesting interview with The Notorious RBG. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

Friday News Bites: Social Justice and Entertainment Like Woah

We’ve got a bit of a Jumbo-Sized News Bites this week, so settle in and let’s talk about some of what happened this week, friends.

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What Happens After Troy Davis

On Wednesday evening, at 11:08 pm, Troy Anthony Davis was executed, murdered, killed by lethal injection ““ whichever you feel best describes what exactly happened – in Jackson, Georgia. He had been imprisoned for twenty-two years, had three separate executions stayed, was a coach in the Savannah Police Athletic League, a once soon-to-be United States Marine Corp, a son, a brother, and an uncle. He was forty-two. Read More What Happens After Troy Davis

On Troy Davis

I write this article on Tuesday, September 20th with the most recent news that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied Troy Davis’s request for clemency. Davis is still scheduled for execution on Wednesday, September 21st. My hope is that tomorrow evening, this piece will seem like nothing more than an overreaction, an afterthought, a commentary a touch too late because of a change that will spare an innocent man’s life. Read More On Troy Davis