Happy October! Today’s buzz features the healthiest candidate for president, donuts in Detroit, and life after the new Jim Crow. Less than three weeks til #ELGL16 – are you registered yet?
Right Now with Emily Leuning
What I’m Watching: Getting ready to watch the Portland Thorns’ playoff game tomorrow!
What I’m Doing: Playing board games with friends
What I’m Reading: Catering menus for #ELGL16
Life After ‘The New Jim Crow’: A conversation with the civil rights law scholar Michelle Alexander on how to dismantle the mass incarceration crisis in the U.S.
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Upcoming ELGL Events
- Conference & Networking: MMANC Annual Conference – October 10 to 12
- Webinar:Local Governments & Local and Regional Food Economies – October 11
- Conference & Networking: #ELGL16 PopUp Conference – October 21
Trump Again Attacks Former Miss Universe: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump renewed his attacks on a former Miss Universe winner Friday, heedless of the possible fallout with women and Latino voters. In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump criticized Alicia Machado as “my worst Miss U.” and described her as “disgusting.”
Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President: Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump released their medical records earlier this month, and now it’s Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson’s turn to boast that he is “extremely physically fit.”
The Category 5 Hurricane Hitting the Caribbean: Matthew, with 160 mile-per-hour maximum winds, is expected to make landfall in Jamaica on Monday.
Local Gov Confidential
Police Release Videos Of Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man in El Cajon, Calif.: On Friday, police released two videos of Tuesday’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by officers in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, Calif. Ugandan immigrant Alfred Olango was killed after, police say, he was uncooperative and refused to remove his hand from his pocket, then took what officers saw as a threatening position.
Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended For Rest Of Term Over Gay Marriage Stance: Saying that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore violated judicial ethics when he ordered judges not to respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage, Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore for the rest of his term in office.
Illuminating Blight in Upstate New York: A temporary art installation in the three Capital Region cities calls for a solution to vacancy and abandonment.
In Cider Season, Detroit’s Donuts Reign Supreme: The perfect autumnal snack salutes Michigan’s other big industry.
‘Scary clown’ epidemic reaches Oregon: For weeks, police all over the country have been receiving reports of creepy clowns, lurking in places that no clown should lurk. The New York Times has even covered the story.