Hey Bike Twitter! Pete Buttigieg’s Seat Height Is Just Fine

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Pete Buttigieg unintentionally got himself a healthy dose of feedback from Cyclist Twitter.

Politico reporter Michael Stratford tweeted a short video of the freshly confirmed Secretary of Transportation riding a bike home from work through Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood on Thursday, February 25. The video—which, as of this writing, has over a million views—is 11 seconds long and appears

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Walsh says outdoor dining program for restaurants will resume April 1 in Boston

The mayor also confirmed that the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade would be canceled for the second straight year due to the pandemic.

“I also want to be clear that there should be no large gatherings of any kind for St. Patrick’s Day,” Walsh said. “We are so close to a finish line here that what we don’t need now is a step backwards. … Events like St. Patrick’s

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Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race will return this spring

Following a 12-month span during when many annual events have been canceled because of COVID-19, there’s at least one piece of good news on the horizon: The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department has begun accepting registrations for the 2021 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, which it plans to stage on April 17.

The catch: Only about 310 paddlers will be allowed to race this year, as organizers have taken steps to

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McKinney to hold information session on east side redevelopment projects

McKinney officials will hold an informational event later this month where residents can learn more about redevelopment projects planned for the eastern part of the city.

The come-and-go event on March 18 will serve as an introduction to the East McKinney Redevelopment and Preservation projects. It will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the Old Settler’s Recreation Center outdoor pavilion, at 1201 E. Louisiana St.

Following a presentation, informational tables will

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Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared.

The 74-year-old woman wasn’t eligible to be vaccinated in Nashville, where she lives, because there were so many health care workers to vaccinate there. But a neighbor told her … Read More

India giving COVID-19 vaccines to more people as cases rise

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is expanding its coronavirus vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Among the first to receive a vaccine on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Those now eligible include anyone older than 60, as well as those over 45 who have ailments such as heart disease or diabetes … Read More

WGAL anchor Danielle Woods on following her dreams and the importance of representation in media | Food + Living

In 2014, as reporter for WJET-TV in Erie, Danielle Woods found herself stumbling over the name of a Pennsylvania town while recording a segment for the evening news.

It was a town she’d never heard of before but would soon call home: Lancaster.

“Do they really pronounce it like that?” Woods said she thought at the time. “I couldn’t even get it out of my mouth.”

And after her boss

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Defying deadly crackdown, crowds again protest Myanmar coup

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar’s biggest city fired tear gas Monday at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest last month’s coup, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people a day earlier.

The protesters in Yangon were chased as they tried to gather at their usual meeting spot at the Hledan Center intersection. Demonstrators scattered and sought in vain to rinse the … Read More

Republicans Are Pushing A Wave Of Voter Restrictions. Democrats’ Top Priority Would Stop Them.

Ex-President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud did not just lead to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol meant to overturn a free and fair democratic election. His lies also led to a new wave of more than 250 voting restriction bills introduced by Republican governors and state legislators across the country that would make it harder to vote.

But almost all of these restrictive laws could be

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Fairchild votes no on Dayton budget, citing concerns; Mayor says it’s ‘a political stunt’

Feb. 24—The Dayton City Commission today voted 4-1 to approve the 2021 budget, with Commissioner Darryl Fairchild voting no, saying it does not fund his priorities, like the Human Relations Council and youth programming.

Fairchild said the city slashed funding to the Human Relations Council, which protects the civil rights of vulnerable community members, provides contracting assistance to minority businesses and also is an integral part of the police reform

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US Soccer council member removed after controversial speech

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation’s athletes council removed one its members Sunday, a day after he made a speech at the federation’s annual general meeting against removing an anti-kneeling policy.

Seth Jahn, a 38-year-old from Florida who played for the U.S. seven-a-side ParaOlympic team at the 2015 Parapan American Games, spoke against repeal of what was known as Policy 604-1, put in place in response to U.S. women’s … Read More

Thai marchers link their democracy cause to Myanmar protests

BANGKOK (AP) — A new faction of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement staged a protest march Sunday, linking their cause with that of demonstrators in Myanmar battling that neighboring country’s coup-installed military government.

Marchers sought but failed to go to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s house, which is on an army base in Bangkok. Shipping containers were situated to block them, and police using water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas barred … Read More

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation.

House Resolution 1, Democrats’ 791-page bill, would touch virtually every aspect of the electoral process — striking down hurdles to voting erected in the name of election … Read More