Gallery PUBLISHED: 11:41 09 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:47 09 March 2019 Shauna Richardson's 'crochetdermy' of the lions in the Lionheart Project. Picture: NICK HAND Archant From lions to princes, bears and even a gorilla with a face like Boris Johnson, the crocheted works of artist Shauna Richardson are a marvel. STUART ANDERSON got an insight into her works. Shauna Richardson with the crocheted lions created for her Lionheart Project 'crochetdermy'. Picture: NICK HANDIt started with a bear. Shauna Richardson took eight months to crochet the life-sized brown bear more than 10 years ago, and only sold it before moving to Overstrand last summer.Mrs Richardson said: “It was exhibited all over the world, and although very well-travelled, the bear always returned home where it dominated the living room. Now that I am settled, the house feels strange without a bear.”Dubbing the process Crochetdermy, she went onto make a menagerie including deer, bull’s heads, … [Read more...] about Wildlife as you’ve never seen it: Inside the wonderful world of Crochetdermy
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Silas Walker, Deseret News FILE - A pedestrian walks by the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Related Links Why only two states ban marriage for people under 18 years old Should 15-year-olds be allowed to marry in Utah? SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would raise the minimum age cutoff for legal marriage in Utah won approval from the Utah House of Representatives on Friday. It's a watered-down version of a bill that would have initially raised the minimum age from 15 to 18, as originally proposed by HB234's sponsor, Rep. Angela Romero. Instead, the bill would raise Utah's legal age to 16, while requiring 16- and 17-year-olds to marry only with permission of parents and a juvenile court judge. The House voted 55-6 to advance the bill to the Senate — but after an amendment to include a marriage ban for 16- and 17-year-olds when the gap between the couple exceeds seven years. Six Republicans voted against the bill but did not say why or … [Read more...] about Bill raising minimum age for marriage in Utah from 15 to 16 clears the House
The saying may be that democracy dies in darkness. But Rep. Jim McGovern has joked that over the past few years it’s actually the House Rules Committee “where democracy goes to die.” As the ranking Democrat on the Rules Committee under Republican leadership, McGovern frequently protested the majority party’s historic lack of openness in the legislative process. “They presided over the most closed Congress in history,” the Massachusetts congressman told Boston.com in an interview. “I don’t want that to be my legacy.” With Democrats now in control of the House, McGovern has ascended to Rules Committee chair and spearheaded what he says is an “unprecedented” package to reform the way bills are debated and modernize Congress. In a vote Thursday night, most — but not all — Democrats and even a couple of Republicans voted to adopt the new rules. While frustrated by the intra-party defectors, McGovern says … [Read more...] about Jim McGovern is overhauling the House rules. Here’s what you need to know about the changes.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | 116th Congress Live Updates: The House Elects a New Speaker Supported by Live Briefing ByThe New York Times Jan. 3, 2019 • The 116th Congress, with the House in Democratic control, has come to order. • Representative Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, was elected speaker. • Anticipating victory, Ms. Pelosi suggested in an interview Thursday morning that President Trump can be indicted. Democrats take control. Right on schedule, the House gaveled in for the 116th Congress, with Democrats now in control. The name plate wasn’t on the door of the Capitol’s sumptuous speaker’s suite yet, but Ms. Pelosi strode out of the speaker’s office toward the chamber, grandchildren in tow. Lawmakers and their children and grandchildren waved from the well of the House … [Read more...] about 116th Congress Live Updates: The House Elects a New Speaker
SEWICKLEY, Pa., Nov 4 (Reuters) - Donald Trump's stunning 2016 White House win got a major boost from sagging Democratic enthusiasm in Pennsylvania, but now the party is poised for big wins on Tuesday in congressional races in the state that could signal which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.A court-ordered overhaul of Pennsylvania voting districts and stubbornly low approval ratings for Trump in the state have placed Democrats within striking distance of claiming at least half of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional seats in a test of the party's ability to win back working-class voters.Republicans are scrambling.Take Republican incumbent Keith Rothfus. He won election in 2012 in Pennsylvania's current 12th district outside Pittsburgh, which includes some staunch Republican strongholds. The 56-year-old attorney was reelected twice by constituents who favored Trump by over 20 percentage points in 2016.But redistricting has forced Rothfus into a new 17th district, where only … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania could be key for Democrats in party’s bid to control the House