03.10.2017

03.10.2017

Today’s Buzz features Iceland’s new equal pay requirement, an ostrich festival in Chandler, AZ, and radioactive boars. Happy Friday!

This video of an Assistant Professor’s BBC interview getting crashed by his two small kids is pretty wonderful, so today’s buzz celebrates the wild world of having kids.

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Iceland Plans To Become World’s First Country To Require Equal Pay For Women: “Gender equality benefits all of us,” Iceland’s Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said on International Women’s Day, as his government works on a law to require companies to show they pay men and women the same salary for the same work.

GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans: The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say is essential coverage for drug addiction treatment as the number of people dying from opiate overdoses is skyrocketing nationwide.

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States ask court to stop Trump’s new travel ban from ever taking effect: At least five states are banding together in a legal drive to block key elements of President Donald Trump’s second travel ban.

U.S. Ethics Official To White House: No, These Rules Definitely Apply To You: The Office of Government Ethics has informed the Trump administration that the White House has an “incorrect” view of ethics laws. In a Thursday letter, OGE director Walter Shaub contradicted what he called the White House’s “extraordinary assertion,” made in a recent letter, that “many regulations promulgated by the Office of Government Ethics (‘OGE’) do not apply to employees of the Executive Office of the President.”

Radioactive Boars in Fukushima Thwart Residents’ Plans to Return Home: They descend on towns and villages, plundering crops and rampaging through homes. They occasionally attack humans. But perhaps most dangerous of all, the marauders carry with them highly radioactive material.

Local Gov Confidential 

Washington AG says order blocking Trump’s first travel ban should apply to new one: Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that a judicial injunction which halted President Donald Trump’s travel-ban order last month also should block enforcement of the president’s revised order.

Can D.C’s Homeless Live in Discarded Subway Cars? Visionary architect Arthur Cotton Moore’s latest idea: an affordable housing project built out of old Metro cars.

Virgin America to debut at RDU with nonstop San Francisco flightAlaska Airlines said Thursday that it’s adding a nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) under the Virgin America brand.

Everything you need to know about the Chandler Ostrich Festival: The Chandler Arizonan said “Ostriches are all the rage in Chandler” in 1914 and they’re still the talk of the town more than 100 years later.