FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Bullying eroded 11-year-old Phil Mick’s self-esteem in recent years, but Tuesday – his first day of sixth grade – dozens of motorcyclists helped boost the Auburn boy’s confidence by escorting him to DeKalb Middle School. About 50 bikers from such cities as Fort Wayne and Columbia City gathered at Richards Restaurant...
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- Dozens of bikers escort bullied student to first day of school
By Associated Press - Friday Aug 4, 2017
- Senators buck Sessions, move to protect state medical marijuana laws
By Beth Mole - Friday Jul 28, 2017
Senators approved an amendment Thursday that would maintain protections.
- Trump tweets that transgender people can’t serve in military
Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
President Trump set off a bipartisan firestorm Wednesday morning by tweeting that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the military “in any capacity.”In a series of early morning tweets, Trump wrote, After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.Republicans also expressed disappointment and outrage at Trump for posting policy decisions on social media.Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who also serves as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called Trump’s statement unclear and promised that the committee would conduct oversight on the issue of transgender people serving in the military.In a White House press briefing later that day, Sarah Huckabee, the White House press secretary, said that the announcement was “something that the Department of Defense and the White House iwll have to work together on as implementation takes place.”Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) filed an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations bill to block Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from entering the military service.The amendment states that government funds for defense can’t be used to “implement, enforce, or observe any directive” from the president that “bars or restricts the ability of transgender persons to serve in the Armed Forces.”The order, signed by Truman on July 26, 1948, stated, “It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.”The RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research group, found that the costs of gender-transition related to health care treatment is “relatively low.”The total cost of medical care for transgender troops would increase health care costs by between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually, representing a 0.04- to 0.13-percent increase in health care expenditures.Transgender reassignment surgery — which not every trans person chooses to undergo — can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars per person to nearly $100,000, depending on how extensive it ias, according to Courtney D’Allaird, founding coordinator for the Genderal and Sexuality Resource Center at the University of Albany, N.Y.“Weren’t we just last year christening the Harvey Milk vessel in the Navy?” D’Allaird said, referring to the 2016 announcement that a Navy supply vessel is being named after the gay rights pioneer of San Francisco.Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, a public policy think tank at UC Santa Barbara, said Trump’s announcement would cause discrimination and ultimately harms military readiness.In June 2016, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals would be able to serve in the U.S. armed forces.In June, Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s defense secretary, delayed Carter’s plan to accept transgender troops and to accommodate transgender service members’ medical needs by six months.In February, Trump rescinded federal protections that were implemented for transgender students, allowing them to use bathrooms that coincided with their gender identity.Trump’s tweeted announcement comes about a year after he pledged in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention to protect the rights LGBTQ people.
- Special operations forces injured in explosion at Fort Bragg
Thursday Sep 14, 2017
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An explosion during a training exercise injured a number of U.S. special operations forces at Fort Bragg on Thursday.The soldiers were taken to the Army base's Womack Army Medical Center for treatment, said Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command, which is based at Fort Bragg.Bockholt didn't yet know the number of soldiers injured or the extent of those injuries. He also could not say what exactly caused them."There was an incident that occurred on one of the ranges," Bockholt said, adding that the command is investigating. "We're looking into exactly what happened."About 57,000 military personnel are attached to Fort Bragg, located next to Fayetteville, N.C.
- Former NFL receiver James Hardy’s death ruled a suicide
By Associated Press - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The death of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy has been ruled a suicide by Indiana officials. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday that the 31-year-old Hardy died of “asphyxia due to drowning.” Michael Burris, chief investigator for the coroner’s office, says the determination of suicide was based on Hardy’s...
- Stay-at-home moms could be the secret to energizing America’s economy
By Laura Vanderkam - Saturday Jul 22, 2017
Kristen Whirrett, a former Lutheran school teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., always planned to take a career break to focus on motherhood. “When we were still dating, Andy and I decided that we wanted one of us to stay home with our children, at least until the youngest was in kindergarten,” she says of herself...