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  • Human trafficking bill withdrawn in state Senate

    Human trafficking bill withdrawn in state Senate
    A controversial state Senate bill that would have increased penalties for "human trafficking" is dead. Sen. Justin Ready withdrew SB 904 just before a scheduled 1 p.m. hearing today. An aide in his office confirmed that the bill is withdrawn. It is after "crossover day," when Senate and House bills need to be aligned with each other for final passage, and because the companion House bill had not come out of committee, it made sense to withdraw the bill.
  • This Week in Alts: David Carr's time on the streets of Minneapolis, reporting a sexual assault in D.C., and more

    This Week in Alts: David Carr's time on the streets of Minneapolis, reporting a sexual assault in D.C., and more
    City Pages, "Before The New York Times, David Carr Learned the Journalism Craft on Minneapolis Streets" David Carr, The New York Times media critic who died two weeks ago, got his start as a journalist in Minneapolis, working for the now-defunct alt-...

    Free Will Astrology 2/4/15

    Free Will Astrology 2/4/15
    ARIES (March 21-April 19): In 1979, Monty Python comedian John Cleese helped direct a four-night extravaganza, “The Secret Policeman’s Ball.” It was a benefit to raise money for the human rights organization Amnesty International. The...

    Judge rules Fancy Cats Rescue Team's free-speech and retaliation lawsuit against head of controversial local animal shelter can move forward

    Judge rules Fancy Cats Rescue Team's free-speech and retaliation lawsuit against head of controversial local animal shelter can move forward
    When a volunteer animal-rescuer coordinator for Virginia-based Fancy Cats Rescue Team sent an email critical of the care provided by Baltimore County Animal Services at its Baldwin shelter in 2013, which has been the subject of much public controversy...

    It's Gianna Bitch!: What's the proper way to use social media during moments of great upheaval? IDEK

    It's Gianna Bitch!: What's the proper way to use social media during moments of great upheaval? IDEK
    I must be listening to too much Taylor Swift because when I was trying to write a column last week my mind was the blankest of blank spaces. But really, I did feel a push to write about the injustices and the following protests involved with the killing...