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If, indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic is waning in the United States, the questions and concerns around it have not. Where do dangerous new viruses like Ebola and COVID come from, and how do they attack the human species? Could this one have emerged from a Chinese laboratory? How does an outbreak mushroom into a pandemic? Could we see more in our lifetime? Can we protect ourselves?
There is a way to address climate change -- we have the needed technology and financing -- but is there enough collective will? Can a society so deeply divided on so many other issues agree to move on this one?
Clean energy authority Andreas Karelas is optimistic and, in fact, already sees momentum.
Pressing then-President Donald Trump on the issue of voter suppression a little more than 2½ years ago, veteran White House correspondent April Ryan was taken aback by his admonishment to “sit down.” She wouldn’t. “I kept popping up,” she recounted later, “because you're not going to tell me, a Black woman, to sit down. Nope. So, I stood up.”
Before emerging as a critically acclaimed writer and poet and earning appointments to criminal justice panels by President Obama and the governor of Connecticut, before earning a succession of degrees including a J.D. from Yale Law School, Reginald Dwayne Betts spent more than eight years in prison for committing a carjacking.
It was inevitable that the bawdy, alcohol-infused culture of 19th-century Kansas City would draw the ire of social reformers and prohibitionists. The West Bottoms and its cluster of saloons near the state line figured prominently in the controversy, with the 1700 block of West Ninth Street drawing particular notoriety for its rows of drinking establishments and illicit activity.