It’s Friday Eve y’all! It’s also pouring rain outside my office window, so do you know what that means. I’m in full need-a-nap mode at work this morning. Never fear though. If I do fall asleep there’s a nifty new alarm clock that will alert me to when I stop getting paid during the workday compared to my male colleagues. Welcome to the Morning Buzz!

Right Now With Emily Morrison (LinkedIn, Twitter)

What I’m Reading – An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield

What I’m Doing – Working on search warrants, which is infinitely less exciting than it sounds.

What I want to know from you – What are your plans for this weekend?

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We’re Buzzin’

Tennessee Enacts Law Letting Therapists Refuse Patients On Religious Grounds. Because getting mental health care in this country isn’t already hard enough.

‘Don’t do it!’: Dramatic video shows officer tackling suicidal man. The police have been in the news quite a bit lately for some pretty terrible things, so it’s pretty awesome when an officer doing something heroic is caught on tape.

Your Newest Reminder of the Wage Gap Is an Alarm Clock. The average U.S. woman working a 9-to-5 job stops getting paid at around 3:20 p.m., according to the calculator. But a Hispanic or Latina woman working the same hours stops getting paid around 1:24 p.m.—nearly halfway through the workday. African-American women stop getting paid around 1:48 p.m., while the average Asian-American woman stops getting paid a little later, around 3:44 p.m.


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Upcoming ELGL Events

Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month

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50 Nifty

We can’t forget how racist institutions shaped homeownership in America

Oregon district places big order for fire equipment (with related video)

Wildfires burn over 26,000 acres across North Carolina, Virginia

Data Gleaned from Next-Gen 911 System Drives Improved Emergency Response

Study highlights disparities between the health of urban, rural counties.

Deciphering Mexico City’s Metro Icons


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Local Gov Confidential

Over 20 cities ban publicly-funded travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

Local Governments Are Paying the Price for Global Trade’s Effects on Trees