After lashing through the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane, the intensity of Hurricane Dorian has reduced to a category 3. While it is expected to move towards Florida late on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, the storm continues to hover just north of the Bahamas. The northern Bahamian islands are to get heavy rains which might result in life-threatening floods. The floods have also been preventing the initiation of search and rescue work. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Dorian: Storm weakens and stalls north of Bahamas
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie appears before the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in Sunrise, Fla. The mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim who is now on the county school board is pushing to have the Runcie fired, saying he “has a history of leadership failures.” Lori Alhadeff placed a measure on the Broward County school board agenda for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, calling for Runcie to be fired. Alhadeff’s 14-year-old daughter Alyssa died in the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre. Alhadeff has the support of other families of the 14 students and three staff members killed. less … [Read more...] about Board votes to retain Stoneman Douglas superintendent
Maybe it’s our journalism bias, but we like when D.C.-based constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley opines on the news of the day and isn’t always satisfied with the version recounted in media reports. In February, he went straight to the source to tease out the sequence of events that cost an Indiana deputy attorney general his job. Of course, we also get a kick out of the occasional random, off-topic posts, especially the penguin videos he shared after his son Ben pointed them out. … [Read more...] about The 5th Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100
Police vehicles block the road to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, following a shooting that killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. A former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people, officials said, in a harrowing shooting spree that saw terrified students hiding in closets and under desks as they texted for help. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland who had been expelled for 'disciplinary reasons.' / AFP PHOTO / Gaston De Cardenas (Photo credit should read GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Trump embraces NRA in campaign-like speech, months after Parkland school shooting
Like the Stoneman Douglas student population in general, the MFOL leadership is mostly white and suburban. (Much less understood than their lack of ethnic diversity: Not one member of the MFOL core group was present in the Stoneman Douglas freshman building where the shooting took place.) They faced some sharp criticism at first from black classmates who thought their political program was focused too narrowly on the problems — and perceptions — of white students. … [Read more...] about March For Our Lives has raised millions and has a D.C. lobbyist. Here’s what’s next.