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St. Louis Blues win Stanley Cup

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-blues-win-stanley-cup-last

EDITORIAL: GOP radicals muzzle opposition to abortion law

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft last week rejected two proposed ballot measures that would allow voters to overturn the state’s draconian new law restricting abortion rights.

Ashcroft says his hands are tied because his fellow Republicans in the legislature designated part of the law an “emergency,” meaning it cannot be overturned by referendum.

That throws it to the courts to decide whether the legislature’s emergency designation was made in good faith or if it was — as is obvious — merely a ploy to deny voters any opportunity to have input. So far, the ploy has worked.

There is no emergency here. GOP extremists have commandeered Missouri’s state government and launched an all-out assault on the self-determination rights of women — even rape and incest victims — and now are muzzling public opposition to it.

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/opinion/guest_commentaries/editorial-gop-radicals-muzzle-opposition-to-abortion-law/article_5d78e32c-8a40-11e9-bd80-ab9ed01a86f6.html

Random Man Runs for President


The table was set for perhaps 15 people when Andrew Yang arrived at a Manhattan dinner party in the summer of 2017. The dinner’s sponsor was a club that describes its purpose as “exploring the big, bold ideas” of “America’s leading problem solvers.” The evening’s designated topic of discussion was the future of work. Earlier that year, Yang had stepped down from his job as chief executive of Venture for America, a nonprofit organization he founded to send young entrepreneurs to cities in need of economic revitalization.

Yang “came in and, being Andrew, kind of took over the room,” recalls fellow dinner guest Zach Graumann. At the time, Graumann was a 31-year-old wealth manager who ran a nonprofit on the side that Yang sometimes advised. “I think he’s going to give the Venture for America spiel. And he doesn’t,” Graumann says. Instead, Yang talked about how automation has displaced millions of workers in Middle America, and will soon displace millions more, pushing the country into social crisis. “He drops the bomb that most of America’s waking up to now,” Graumann remembers. “He drops what I call the ‘automation bomb,’ and why Trump is our president today, and he starts rattling off his stats and his vision.”

When Yang concluded by announcing that he was running for president, Graumann reacted in disbelief. “I was like: ‘Of America? President of America?’ ” Yang replied in the affirmative. “I was like, all right,” Graumann recalls. “Cool, man, I’ll help. I’m in.”

Graumann would later quit his job to work on Yang’s White House bid full time as his campaign manager. Together, they and two staff members laid the groundwork for the campaign, working out of an ad hoc office in a Midtown Manhattan apartment that Yang’s mother owned. None had ever worked in politics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/06/10/feature/random-man-runs-for-president-the-odd-saga-of-andrew-yang-explained/?utm_term=.543b518e9659

Random Man Runs for President

he table was set for perhaps 15 people when Andrew Yang arrived at a Manhattan dinner party in the summer of 2017. The dinner’s sponsor was a club that describes its purpose as “exploring the big, bold ideas” of “America’s leading problem solvers.” The evening’s designated topic of discussion was the future of work. Earlier that year, Yang had stepped down from his job as chief executive of Venture for America, a nonprofit organization he founded to send young entrepreneurs to cities in need of economic revitalization.

Yang “came in and, being Andrew, kind of took over the room,” recalls fellow dinner guest Zach Graumann. At the time, Graumann was a 31-year-old wealth manager who ran a nonprofit on the side that Yang sometimes advised. “I think he’s going to give the Venture for America spiel. And he doesn’t,” Graumann says. Instead, Yang talked about how automation has displaced millions of workers in Middle America, and will soon displace millions more, pushing the country into social crisis. “He drops the bomb that most of America’s waking up to now,” Graumann remembers. “He drops what I call the ‘automation bomb,’ and why Trump is our president today, and he starts rattling off his stats and his vision.”

When Yang concluded by announcing that he was running for president, Graumann reacted in disbelief. “I was like: ‘Of America? President of America?’ ” Yang replied in the affirmative. “I was like, all right,” Graumann recalls. “Cool, man, I’ll help. I’m in.”

Graumann would later quit his job to work on Yang’s White House bid full time as his campaign manager. Together, they and two staff members laid the groundwork for the campaign, working out of an ad hoc office in a Midtown Manhattan apartment that Yang’s mother owned. None had ever worked in politics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/06/10/feature/random-man-runs-for-president-the-odd-saga-of-andrew-yang-explained/?utm_term=.543b518e9659

Andrew Yang Iowa Democrat's Hall of Fame event

Andrew Yang Iowa Democrat's Hall of Fame event

Game 6 gets away from Blues after troublesome third-period letdown



ST. LOUIS -- Despite its presence inside Enterprise Center, Lord Stanley’s Cup stayed hidden from sight Sunday night.

The Blues failed to clinch the series in Game 6, stifled by an outstanding performance from Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask made 28 saves in a 5-1 win for the Bruins to send the Stanley Cup Final back to Boston for a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night.

"Listen, if you told me four months ago we were going to be in the Final, Game 7, I think I'd take it," Blues coach Craig Berube said with a chuckle after Sunday's loss. "We've been a good road team. We've won twice up there in this series, so we're a confident group."

With thousands of people downtown in and around the arena ready to erupt for the home team, the Blues never gave them a real chance, missing on four power play opportunities throughout the evening to bring their rate with a man-advantage in the series to an inexplicably disappointing 1-for-18.

https://www.kmov.com/news/game-gets-away-from-blues-after-troublesome-third-period-letdown/article_fe1479b4-8b25-11e9-9d30-7f821fb67f1f.html

Game 6 gets away from Blues after troublesome third-period letdown

ST. LOUIS -- Despite its presence inside Enterprise Center, Lord Stanley’s Cup stayed hidden from sight Sunday night.

The Blues failed to clinch the series in Game 6, stifled by an outstanding performance from Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask made 28 saves in a 5-1 win for the Bruins to send the Stanley Cup Final back to Boston for a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night.

"Listen, if you told me four months ago we were going to be in the Final, Game 7, I think I'd take it," Blues coach Craig Berube said with a chuckle after Sunday's loss. "We've been a good road team. We've won twice up there in this series, so we're a confident group."

With thousands of people downtown in and around the arena ready to erupt for the home team, the Blues never gave them a real chance, missing on four power play opportunities throughout the evening to bring their rate with a man-advantage in the series to an inexplicably disappointing 1-for-18.

https://www.kmov.com/news/game-gets-away-from-blues-after-troublesome-third-period-letdown/article_fe1479b4-8b25-11e9-9d30-7f821fb67f1f.html

'It's Heartbreaking' Authors Criticize The Removal Of 200 Books From An Illinois Prison Library

Last week, Illinois Newsroom reported on the removal of more than 200 books from the shelves of a college in prison program’s library inside the Danville Correctional Center in east-central Illinois. The Education Justice Project offers University of Illinois classes to men at the prison.

Since the program was founded a decade ago, EJP staff, volunteers and students slowly built their own library collection, because the prison’s general library did not have the amount or variety of reading material required to support college-level coursework.

Illinois prison officials say that the books were removed from the library because they did not go through a review process. Illinois Newsroom obtained emails that show at least a portion of the removed books were reviewed and approved to enter the facility by prison staff. In a statement released late last week, the Illinois Department of Corrections maintains the books were not appropriately reviewed, but has invited EJP staff to submit the books through another review process.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/its-heartbreaking-authors-criticize-removal-200-books-illinois-prison-library

Vice News Tonight interview with Andrew Yang

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