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Student survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland organized a protest for gun reform outside the Biergarten Restaurant in Boca Raton Thursday morning. It was one of several demonstrations around the country targeting politicians who have accepted donations from the NRA. Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast was scheduled to hold a "Meet and Greet" at the restaurant, but rescheduled the location the day before the protest was to be held. Demonstrators arrived at the location and chanted “No AR-15” and "Vote them out" anyway. Among the protestors were Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors, their families and a few activists supporting gun reform and school safety. Broward College student Flavia Ruiz, 18, says she attended another protest over the weekend and felt the need to continue the fight, something seen strongly from high school students nationwide since the shooting. But what about post-high school activism? Ruiz says money and time might be some of the
West Virginia's public schools were closed Thursday, as teachers across the state walked out and protested for better pay and benefits from state lawmakers. Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill Wednesday to give teachers a 2 percent pay raise starting in July, and an additional 1 percent pay increase in 2020 and 2021. "We need to keep our kids and teachers in the classroom," Gov. Jim Justice said in a statement Wednesday. "We certainly recognize our teachers are underpaid and this is a step in the right direction to addressing their pay issue." As the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports , teachers say those increases amount to little after hikes to insurance premiums and cuts to their benefits. At the governor's request, the state's Public Employee Insurance Agency approved a 16-month freeze on premiums and benefits. The state's teachers last staged a statewide strike in 1990 , and striking employees could face a range of legal consequences . The state's attorney general issued a statement
The Bering Sea has lost roughly half its sea ice over the past two weeks and has more open water than ever measured at this time of year. “This is unprecedented,” said Brain Brettschneider, a climate researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “The amount of ice is less than it’s ever been during the satellite era on any date between mid-January and early May.” Bering Sea ice extent from @NSIDC as of Feb 20th only 33% of 1981-2010 median, a decrease of 46% since Feb 07th. Feb 1989 saw a similar decline. Open water still extends into the Chukchi. Alaska communities impacted. #Arctic #akwx @Climatologist49 @ZLabe @DaveSnider @lisashefguy pic.twitter.com/VE4Yxul20t — Rick Thoman (@AlaskaWx) February 21, 2018 This comes as much of western Alaska, including places like Saint Paul Island and Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, is in the midst of its warmest winter in recorded history. The community of Umiat measured unofficial temperatures 45 degrees Fahrenheit above normal on
The mass shooting that left 17 people dead on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is still dominating headlines more than a week after the tragedy — and many of those headlines are overseas. We spoke with two foreign correspondents based in the US about what it's like to cover mass shootings and gun rights for audiences overseas. Leila Macor reports from Miami for Agence France-Presse, and Estelita Carazzai is a Washington, DC-based correspondent for the Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo. Macor, who is from Venezuela, never imagined before moving to the US that she would wind up covering the aftermaths of 10 mass shootings in just five years. She said it’s like the movie “Groundhog Day,” with the same story happening over and over. "[Foreign audiences] are feeling tired about hearing the same news over and over again, and they are actually not that interested, until we feel something else is happening,” she says. Macor says something different does