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Archive for July 21st, 2022

July 21st, 2022 - 2:24 pm § in Environment, Law and Courts

Using courts for social change has limits

Legislatures legislate, and courts adjudicate. Washington law requires DNR to manage state-owned trust lands for the financial benefit of schools, other state institutions, and counties in some cases (if they gave land to the state). Think logging. That policy goes back to statehood, when the federa[...]

July 21st, 2022 - 1:46 pm § in Environment

Monarch butterfly is “red listed”

“The iconic black and orange monarch butterfly is threatened with extinction because of habitat destruction and climate change,” conservationists warned on Thursday,¬†on July 21, 2022. “The monarch population has declined between 22% and 72% over the past decade, scientists said. T[...]

July 21st, 2022 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.

UFO explained

The mysterious pink lights in the clouds over a town in southeastern Australia this week were reflections from the hydroponic lights at a marijuana growing facility that left its blackout curtains open. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

July 21st, 2022 - 12:12 pm § in Economics, Politics

Billionaires love the GOP, and the GOP loves billionaires

It’s not really surprising that Republicans don’t care about the little guy. For working-class Americans, waging “culture war” comes at a cost of voting for policies that benefit wealthy donors at their expense. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]