1 of 40 View 40 Items Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News A father and his son arrive at a metropolitan area church after Homeland Security processed them in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Related Links In our opinion: Trump's national emergency is the opposite of expediting help at the border Trump plan to declare national emergency at border a 'mistake,' Utah Rep. Chris Stewart says Inside the newsroom: Putting the focus on a humanitarian response to immigration debate Editor's note: On the same week that President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, Deseret News reporter Tad Walch and photojournalist Jeff Allred traveled to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, to discover how churches fill the nation's humanitarian gap. NOGALES, Mexico — The Arizona sun sat low and cast long morning shadows from a chilly blue winter sky as a bus bearing the logo of the U.S. Department of … [Read more...] about Life at the border: Church volunteers fill the humanitarian gap to help migrant asylum seekers in Arizona
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Cyntoia Brown could be a gifted litigator, professor Preston Shipp thought, as he discussed the moving parts of the criminal justice system with his 30 students. Inquisitive, engaged, able to parse a legal principle and trace its lineage, the 21-year-old Brown was unlike anyone he'd ever taught. It wasn't just that she wrung every nugget of knowledge she could from her professor. It was her active, searching mind. Whenever Shipp played devil's advocate supporting the prevailing model of mass incarceration, Cyntoia was the one student he could count on to pick holes in his argument. That set her apart from his students at Lipscomb University, undergrads whose attendance at chapel and Bible study is mandatory. But there was another reason Cyntoia was different. Unlike his Lipscomb students, whose futures were limitless, Shipp knew she would never become a litigator. That's because the class he was teaching met behind the heavy steel doors of the Tennessee Prison for Women, inside fences … [Read more...] about Life Begins at Sixteen
For decades, Edward Thomas was hard to help. He slept on a mat in the Downtown Emergency Services Center’s main homeless shelter. He came in late and left early, muttering to himself, his legs so swollen he could wear only Velcro-strapped cast boots, his doctor said. Thomas’ elephantiasis got so bad it caused open wounds on his legs, landing him in the hospital for seven weeks. His doctors couldn’t send him back to the shelter in good conscience; his legs were leaking fluid into his socks. The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless is funded by BECU, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Campion Foundation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Seattle Mariners, Starbucks and the University of Washington. The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over Project Homeless content. · Find out more about Project Homeless So the doctors tried something new. They … [Read more...] about You’re homeless, but you have to leave the hospital. Where do you go?
BALTIMORE – Slowly, like a spirit aging in a barrel, rye whiskey is making a comeback – and two Baltimore companies are helping lead the way. Sagamore Spirit and Baltimore Spirits Co. have made it their mission to bring prominence back to Maryland’s once-beloved booze, which fell out of favor post-Prohibition and never regained its stronghold on the market. While it still has ways to go to challenge whiskey’s current king, bourbon, Distiller Magazine managing editor Andrew Faulkner said rye is on the rise. Since 2009, volume of rye whiskey has increased more than 930 percent, and last year, rye sales generated $175 million for the spirits industry, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. (For comparison, bourbon made more than $3.4 billion.) “It is more interesting than the other whiskeys out there,” Faulkner said. “I personally believe that rye whiskey is going to return to the top of the whiskey food chain.” Maryland-based brands … [Read more...] about How two distilleries are bringing rye whiskey back
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 11:01 AM EDT Oct 31, 2018 The lone surprise emanating from Hue Jackson's dismissal Monday was that it took so long for Cleveland to fire a coach who'd won three times in 40 games. (Fun fact: there are currently seven NFL teams riding streaks of at least three victories, something the Browns last managed in 2014.) Jackson was the first head coach to get pink-slipped in 2018, but the Nordic packages had already been warmed elsewhere as Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith and Cards offensive coordinator Mike McCoy were terminated in recent weeks. The Cowboys even dumped new-ish offensive line coach Paul Alexander on Monday. The takeaway? Seats are about to get hotter in general (especially for coaches not armed with $100 million contracts) as struggling clubs begin laying groundwork for fresh starts and opportunities to court potential successors once top jobs are vacated. In a league that usually has at least a half-dozen openings … [Read more...] about NFL coach hot seat rankings: Who’s next after Hue Jackson?