The highlight of today’s Buzz is clearly the Utah man who found what he claims is Bigfoot’s skull. In other news, it’s the 100th anniversary of the Copa America. What’s that? I won’t pretend to know all the details, but it’s the North and South American soccer teams playing a three week tournament. Miniature World Cup? Sure, maybe. All I know, is we’ve already lost a game. Nevertheless, go USA!
Right Now with Emily Leuning
What I’m Watching: Copa Americana (the U.S.’s 2-0 loss to Colombia, to be exact – but did you see Darlington Nagbe in there?!)
What I’m Doing: Preparing to survive the 100 degree temps for the next couple of days. Which means buying lots of watermelon so the chickens stay hydrated.
What I’m Listening To: Tegan and Sara’s new album
Utah Man claims to have found Bigfoot skull: While on a hike near his home in Ogden, Utah, Todd May felt himself drawn toward something. “I would go out there often and find things, fossils, rocks. I looked around for about half an hour, then I saw it.”
- Webinar: Technology Efficiency Series: Trello – June 16, 2016
- Conference: GOVERNING Summit on Leadership & Innovation – June 15 & 16, Louisville KY
- Conference: Association of Washington Cities Conference – June 21 to 24, Everett WA
- Conference: WCMA & ILCMA Summer Conference – June 22 to 24, Fontana WI
- Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month
Hispanic Voters Will Decide Bernie Sanders’s Fate in California: Three recent surveys from highly rated polling firms (Marist College, Field and Public Policy Institute of California) show Bernie Sanders just 2 points behind Hillary Clinton in California.
Singapore now has vending machines that sell books: Bookworms rejoice! BooksActually, a local independent bookstore known for its fiction and literature curations, has unveiled book vending machines at high traffic spots in Singapore.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Cannot Go On Strike, Court Rules: Affirming the status of a collective bargaining agreement, a federal judge sided with U.S. Soccer on Friday, ruling that players on the women’s national team are prohibited from going on strike by their collective bargaining agreement.
Donald Trump Could Threaten U.S. Rule of Law, Scholars Say: Donald Trump’s blustery attacks on the press, complaints about the judicial system and bold claims of presidential power collectively sketch out a constitutional worldview that shows contempt for the First Amendment, the separation of powers and the rule of law, legal experts across the political spectrum say.
Bernie v. Hillary: Sanders picks up more superdelegates
How an Outsider President Killed a Party: The Whigs chose power over principles when they nominated Zachary Taylor in 1848. The party never recovered.
Local Gov Confidential
Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital: With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.
San Antonio Has Received Twice Its Normal Year-to-date Rainfall: A wet spring combined with torrential rains over the past few days have contributed to the lofty total, soaking the soil and creating ideal conditions for flash floods.
Tacoma-bound oil train derails, catches fire in Columbia River Gorge: A Union Pacific train towing cars full of crude oil bound for Tacoma has derailed and is on fire in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland. (Emily’s note: HOW ABOUT WE ALL JUST RIDE BIKES, EH?!)
In Texas, Toll Roads or Flood Preparedness? The state is spending billions on toll roads when it should be investing in flood infrastructure.
Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump supporters outside rally: Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate’s supporters.
Protect Our Parks Initiative Fails to Make the Ballot on Mercer Island: Robynne Parkinson, a lawyer who volunteers for Support MI Parks and Arts, said via e-mail that a number of people un-signed the petition after learning more about CCMIP and MICA’s plans by sending a letter to the city clerk. “At last count, there were over a hundred ‘un-sign’ letters, which is unprecedented,” she said.
20,000 to practice readiness for Northwest megaquake, tsunami: Imagine a devastating earthquake and tsunami have cut off Pacific Northwest coastal communities. Phone and internet service have collapsed. Ham-radio operators living on the stricken coast fire up their radios, contact emergency managers and report on the magnitude of the disaster so that no time is wasted in saving lives.