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    Cartoon by Matt Bors - Hashtag complicated
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    NYT: West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse has Begun, by ericlewis0

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  • Since pot legalized, crime is down in Denver and—you'll be shocked to know—revenue is up:
    Since retail sales of recreational marijuana began in Colorado, revenues from marijuana sales have continued trending up. At the same time, crime in Denver, home of most recreational marijuana shops in the state, has dropped nearly across the board. [...]

    The state sold nearly $19 million worth of recreational pot in March, up from $14 million in January and February. For all three months, Denver County made up about half that revenue.

  • Columbia U students writing names of accused rapists on bathroom walls:
    Frustrated with the lack of action from school administrators on the issue of sexual assault, some students at Columbia University are taking matters into their own hands. Over the past week, someone has started publicizing the names of alleged sexual predators on campus, warning other students to stay away from them.
    The list first appeared on the wall of a women’s bathroom in the academic building Hamilton Hall. [...] After the school’s maintenance staff quickly scrubbed off the list, it reappeared in several other bathrooms on campus.

    On Tuesday afternoon, students took it a step further. They printed the list onto fliers and distributed them to the most widely used bathrooms on campus. The fliers list the same four men, asserting that three of them remain on campus even though the university found them “responsible” of sexual assault. The fourth is identified as a “serial rapist.”

  • Local TV anchor goes ballistic...and rightly so: Stations that cut into regular programming to warn people about extreme weather or make other announcements that can save lives typically get profanity-laden bellyaching from viewers upset that the show they wanted to watch has been pre-empted. This, despite the fact that real-time on-line streaming and after-the-fact viewing remains readily available.
    Monday morning, something beautiful happened. KSFY anchor Nancy Naeve—out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota—spoke her mind on this disgusting practice, after her station received a flood of complaints when programming was preempted for tornado coverage late Sunday:

    "I tell you what. Quit calling and ripping Shawn [the meteorologist] for being on the air to save people’s lives. [...] No show is as important as someone’s life. You aren’t going to go on the air if it’s not important. And people just berated our station for him being on the air.  I tell you what if it was your home and your neighbors, you would feel differently. So please, please don’t do that. That’s not nice. ..."

  • Hey, Fido, don't mess with this cat's kid:
  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Greg Dworkin mansplains mansplaining & spotlights Kentucky politics. Joan McCarter covers the Idaho marriage breakthrough & the continuing NatSec drama. Doctor Who catches a great Senate procedure story, starring hero Harry Reid!

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