05.07.2016

05.07.2016

Today’s buzz features a push for a US/Mexico border bike lane, $0 pet adoption fees at the Kalamazoo SPCA, and a look at the architecture of displacement.

On this day in 2000, Putin was inaugurated as President of Russia. He is both the 2nd and 4th President of Russia, so enjoy today’s buzz full of this, um, interesting? megalomaniac? rich? world leader.

Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: Getting ready to watch roller derby tonight!

What I’m Listening To: Lemonade

What I want to know from you: What’s your favorite Putin adjective?

We’re Buzzin’

Obama Makes Case Against Donald Trump, Saying Presidency ‘Is Not a Reality Show’President Obama implored journalists on Friday to subject Donald J. Trump’s statements and proposals to intense scrutiny now that he is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, saying the 2016 White House campaign should not be treated like a political carnival.

No fees for SPCA adoptions in Kalamazoo on ‘Empty the Shelter’ day Saturday: “This is my dream coming true,” SPCA of Southwest Michigan Executive Director Katie Timber said, as she prepared to host a no-fee adoption event Saturday. “We could possibly empty the shelter.”

The Architecture of Displacement: The Museum of Modern Art will host a new show on the global refugee crisis.

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The Growing Movement for a U.S.-Mexico Border Bike Lane: As the crossing at San Ysidro-Tijuana undergoes a major expansion, advocates are pushing for more cycling infrastructure throughout the border zone.

These Are The Best And Worst Places In The U.S. To Be A Working Mother: WalletHub analyzes work/life balance, career opportunities, and childcare to find the states that are friendliest to working moms.

Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid: Scientists have had a literal breakthrough off the coast of Mexico. After weeks of drilling from an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico, they have reached rocks left over from the day the Earth was hit by a killer asteroid.

What Would Jane Jacobs Do? Why the question remains so vital today.

Majority of GOP insiders won’t commit to Trump: ‘I can’t look my kids in the eyes and tell them I voted for a foul-mouthed, lying cheater,’ said an Iowa Republican.

Sanders poised for May win streak: Upcoming primaries give him reasons to believe. On the heels of his Indiana victory Tuesday, Sanders is well-positioned for wins in the upcoming West Virginia and Oregon primaries.

Local Gov Confidential

Oregon Dog walker yells ‘Call the police!’ Turns out homeowner who doused her with hose was the police: Juli Norman, a 59-year-old professional pet sitter, was walking two dogs in a Southwest Portland neighborhood this week when she paused in front of the driveway of a home to let the white terrier poop in a grassy berm between the sidewalk and the street.

Roads Come Before Transit for Broward, Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization: County commissioners had approved a one-cent sales tax measure to improve roads and transit throughout the county, but MPO members, dominated by city representatives, prefer an undefined infrastructure tax with a majority of funds returned to cities.

Days before being shot, WI girl asked if police could keep her safe: Less than two weeks before a 9-year-old girl was shot as a gunbattle raged outside her home, a Milwaukee police captain jumped rope with her.

Oregon standoff singer faces abuse charges after 5 of her children flee: Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas child welfare officials.