New York’s Newest Feline Police Officer
Posted on : 03-08-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
When visualizing the members of a police force, one might conceive of a team full of strong men and women who have been trained to enforce the law. While that is usually true, not all members may fit that description. Welcome to Coney Island’s 60th precinct in New York City, where the smallest member of the police force is Martin, a six-month-old tabby cat.   Martin’s story, as outlined in this article, has tragic beginnings. An unnamed woman abandoned the kitten outside the precinct in December of 2016. Thankfully, his…
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People Show Up for Women’s March in Small Town
Posted on : 02-23-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 was a big day for women. Many made their way to large cities to join with other like-minded individuals to show their support for each other and their support for women's rights, their safety, their health, and their importance in today's society. While many women marched, there were some who marched in spirit due to not being able to travel or living in areas where the march would not take place or be welcomed. One woman, Michelle Barton, did not let any of those reasons stop…
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Rescuing the Hero
Posted on : 02-22-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The bond between dogs and humans is deep and lasting. When humans are facing tragedy, dogs are often there to provide comfort or act as heroes. There are countless stories of dogs rescuing people, from the cocker spaniel who lead help back to the scene of a car accident and the blue heeler who faced down an alligator to save his owner, to the military dogs who save lives every single day. Occasionally, humans get the chance to return the favor.   Earthquakes violently shook the ground in Farindola, Italy…
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DOE Reports That More People Work in Solar Than in Fossil Fuels
Posted on : 02-21-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The US Department of Energy has released a report this month revealing that the solar power industry in the United States employs more people than do the coal, oil and gas industries combined. According to the “US Energy and Employment Report,” 374,000 people worked for the solar energy industry during the last year. That means solar energy employees make up 43 percent of the employees in the “electrical power generation sector.” That large percentage is partly due to the construction of new solar plants. During the past year, the number…
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Victim to Marry Man Who Saved Her Life
Posted on : 02-20-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Five years ago today Melissa Dohme almost died. On January 24th, 2012, the then 20-year-old Melissa was the victim of domestic violence from her ex-boyfriend, according to the article on The News Tribune Online. She was transported to the hospital suffering from 32 stab wounds and in critical condition. It took several hours in surgery, where she died twice, to finally become stabalized. After leaving the hospital, she began speaking at colleges and public schools about domestic violence and the impact it has.   In October of 2012, Melissa was…
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