James Patrick Herman, provided by Published 1:40 am PDT, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Photo: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP/REX/ Photo: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP/REX/ Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP/REX/ New Abortion Ban Laws Take Center Stage at MOCA Gala 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Forty years ago in Los Angeles, the decision to invest millions in a museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art — not to mention its formerly desolate downtown location, where the vibe was more apocalyptic than artsy — was a risky proposition. But now that the city’s cultural heart has shifted south of Hollywood, it seems visionary. And thanks to … [Read more...] about New Abortion Ban Laws Take Center Stage at MOCA Gala
By Boston Herald editorial staff | May 21, 2019 at 12:09 am While we’re pretty meh on U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton’s presidential aspirations, he has a great idea with his call to service announced Sunday. The Iraq War combat veteran’s plan proposes giving education or job training benefits, based on years of service, to the 33.4 million Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 who step up to serve. Someone who serves three years would have 100% tuition paid at an in-state school. For job training, those benefits would be $14,000 for one year; $19,000 for two years; or $24,000 for three years. “I’m calling for a National Service Education Guarantee because I want every American to have an opportunity to serve like I did — a chance to confront the challenges our country faces today, be a part of something bigger than themselves, and earn a promise that they will be rewarded for their efforts,” Moulton said in a statement. The concept of “skin in … [Read more...] about Moulton’s call to service a winning idea
By Taylor Pettaway | [email protected] | Boston Herald May 20, 2019 at 10:46 pm Attleboro police are looking for a man in a monkey mask accused of shooting a gas station clerk in a botched armed robbery early Monday morning that left a clerk with a gunshot wound. According to Lt. Brian Kelley with the Attleboro police, the attempted robbery occurred around 2:30 a.m. at the Newport Avenue Mobil Gas Station as the clerk was trying to take out the trash. He said a man wearing a “monkey-like” mask came up to the victim and demanded money. A struggle ensued and the clerk was shot once in the abdomen. The suspect ran towards Pawtucket, Kelley said. The suspect is described as a 5-foot 4-inches to 5-foot 8-inches, light skinned black man with short braids or dreadlocks. Kelley said the clerk sustained non-life threatening injuries and underwent surgery but is expected to recover. He said a sergeant was patrolling in the area when she heard the gunshot and began … [Read more...] about Attleboro police searching for monkey mask-wearing robber
By Michael Graham | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2019 at 1:13 am | UPDATED: May 21, 2019 at 4:54 am So is New Hampshire now the “Eat Free or Die” state? You’ve probably heard about the Canaan, N.H., cafeteria worker allegedly fired, as international celebrity chef Jose Andres put it in a tweet, “for giving food to student who couldn’t pay. The hero is Bonnie Kimball!” Maybe, maybe not. After a week of being denounced in the media as heartless Scrooges who fling starving children out of the lunch line for begging, “More gruel?” the food service company she worked for is fighting back. It released a statement Monday disputing her claim that she was fired simply for letting a kid without any money in his account go through the lunch line. They say the real story is that this kid had been going through Kimball’s line for three months without being charged, and “now that there’s a change in staff, this student’s account … [Read more...] about Thanks to taxpayers, there is a free lunch
Customers wait outside Doctor’s Orders RX in Hot Springs on May 11, the first full day of sales. - Photo by Staton Breidenthal Arkansans bought 52 pounds of medical marijuana during the first week of legal sales in the state, according to figures reported to state regulators. Both dispensaries open in the state (Green Springs Medical and Doctor's Orders RX, both in Garland County) have publicized prices of $15 per gram, meaning the first week of sales brought in $353,802, excluding sales tax and the 4% state privilege tax levied on medical cannabis. The early sales numbers, reported to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, eased fears that dispensaries would run out of the limited product available in Arkansas. Bold Team of Cotton Plant -- the only cultivation facility to have harvested and processed medical cannabis thus far in Arkansas -- reported that initial yields produced 200 pounds of usable cannabis, and that was sent to the two dispensaries. Over the … [Read more...] about Week 1 Rx pot sales hit 52 lbs.