Saja Hindi Fort Collins Coloradoan Published 9:22 PM EST Dec 2, 2018 When Jeff Swoboda took the reins of Fort Collins Police Services in June, the agency was looking for change. Some of those changes began with interim Chief Terry Jones at the helm for a year, following the resignation of former Chief John Hutto in 2017. The department had been embroiled in cases involving allegations of racial discrimination and excessive force, along with claims that rank-and-file officers distrusted their leadership. Although Jones worked to change much of that culture — and appeared to succeed — while helping to wrap up outstanding cases involving employee discipline, he wanted to be sure a new chief could come in and lead the agency in a direction he chose. Six months in on the job, Swoboda said he's spending a lot of his time listening — not just to his colleagues and city staff members but to the community as a whole. More: Jeffrey Swoboda selected as … [Read more...] about Fort Collins police chief reflects on 6 months on the job in Colorado
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Relaxing at my home, listening to some tunes and catching up on some reading, I was alarmed by a new development by the government that could cause me consternation (what’s new there?). Unless I received a special new kind of driver’s license, I would have to take my passport on domestic airplane flights. I had to solve this problem. The law is called Real ID. The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production, and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding federally-regulated commercial aircraft. My first thought was why couldn’t California just design their licenses in compliance with the law? That would be too easy. But then I realized they couldn’t give all those licenses to illegal … [Read more...] about Want to Get on an Airplane, Go to The DMV
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In This largely underdeveloped country on South America’s northern Atlantic coast is the unlikely setting for the world’s next big oil boom. But is it ready to handle the riches? Guyana fishermen make their way home to the coastal community of Clonbrook at the end of another day at sea. Guyana is one of the poorest countries in South America, but massive offshore oil reserves may well transform it to one of the wealthiest in the next few years. Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times Supported by ByClifford Krauss July 20, 2018 GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana is a vast, watery wilderness with only three paved highways. There are a few dirt roads between villages that sit on stilts along rivers snaking through the rain forest. Children go to school in dugout canoes, and play naked in the muggy heat. Hugging the coast are musty clapboard towns … [Read more...] about The $20 Billion Question for Guyana
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Hua Qu is fighting to save her husband — one of at least seven U.S. captives in the Islamic Republic being used as pawns in a nearly 40-year secret history of hostage taking. Hua Qu and her son, Shaofan. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times Supported by ByLaura Secor July 10, 2018 Xiyue Wang could easily never have gone to Iran. He was a graduate student at Princeton, researching similarities across regional governments in 19th-century inner Asia. His work touched on neither the United States’ Iran policy nor any Iranian political reality less than a hundred years old. He initially planned to use the archives in Turkmenistan, but Turkmenistan denied him a visa. He wasn’t looking for an adventure — he had a 2-year-old son and a wife who had only just arrived in the United States from China. Compared with Turkmenistan, Iran was an open book, and compared with … [Read more...] about Her Husband Was a Princeton Graduate Student. Then He Was Taken Prisoner in Iran.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJosephine Sedgwick July 9, 2018 Voters in Ireland this spring struck down a 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion, one of the strictest in Europe. In Poland, politicians are making a renewed push to restrict abortion. A bill to legalize abortion is narrowly advancing through Argentina’s Congress. And in the United States, the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy and President Trump’s selection to succeed him is expected to redraw the well-established legal battle lines over abortion rights. Behind the roiling public debates are deeply personal experiences: an unintended pregnancy, rape, family influence, a medical crisis, feelings of loss Even in places We selected the 13 stories below from distant pockets of the globe. They reflect the spectrum of abortion laws and the important roles … [Read more...] about ‘I Couldn’t Tell Anyone’: Women Around the World Reveal Intimate Stories of Abortion