04.16.2016

04.16.2016

Today’s buzz features UC Davis’ attempt to scrub the pepper spray incident from the interwebs, DC’s interest in becoming the 51st state, and the decline in Seattle’s dive bars.

Harriet Quimby was the first woman to receive a pilot’s license in the U.S., and on this day in 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Her feat was overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic one day earlier.

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What I’m Doing: Spectating at a 5k relay race

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What I’m Reading: Harriet Quimby’s wikipedia profile

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How UC Davis Tried to Scrub Its Abuse of Students From the Web: The university spent at least $175,000 dollars to remove “references to the pepper spray incident in search results on Google for the university and the Chancellor.”

Five Arrested in Clemson University Racism Protests: Students staged a sit-in days after bananas were discovered hanging on a sign commemorating black history.

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D.C. mayor wants nation’s capital to become 51st state: “We will not stop until we achieve full statehood,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday at the Willard Hotel while recognizing Emancipation Day.

More and more doctors want to make marijuana legal: A group of more than 50 physicians, including a former surgeon general and faculty members at some of the nation’s leading medical schools, has formed the first national organization of doctors to call on states and the federal government to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in the interest of public health.

What’s in a Flag’s Design? A new infographic by a pair of Danish designers has everything you never knew you wanted to know about the world’s flags.

The Legacy of Obama’s ‘Worst Mistake’: There’s a problem with the American way of war.

Local Gov Confidential

Seattle’s dive bars are becoming an endangered species: Dive bars are sort of an indicator species. In Seattle many quirky neighborhood joints have closed, including 30 of the 100 featured in the 2009 book “Seattle’s Best Dive Bars.”

Economist: When Google Fiber comes to the Triangle, expect broad coverage: “They aim to serve the entire metro area when they come in,” he says. Which could be why it’s taking so long for Google to implement its grand plan. Despite announcing the Triangle was on its short list in 2014, Google, which has already commenced installation in the region, has yet to announce a local connection timeline. It also has yet to release a service map, or give any location specifics about a rollout.

This is why dead bodies wind up in Atlanta’s abandoned homes: Police suspect foul play in the case of two dead bodies found Wednesday in abandoned house near downtown Atlanta, once again demonstrating the hazards these empty properties pose to neighborhoods.

$1 Million Won’t Make You ‘Financially Comfortable’ in San Francisco: You need at least $6 million to be counted among the Bay Area’s wealthy, according to Charles Schwab.

Where America’s Poor Pay the Most for Electricity: Poor families face persistent obstacles to cutting their power bill.