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Snail Mail – “Valentine”

It’s been a minute since Snail Mail released Lush, one of the best debuts from an artist in recent memory. After touring hard behind that album, Lindsey Jordan stepped out of the spotlight. The album’s official biography (written by friend and fellow musician Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee) notes that Jordan went to a rehab facility in Arizona, which is where she started to sketch out the shape of her follow-up despite not having access to her instruments. Earlier this year, Jordan went to Dur...
Tags: Music, Arizona, Jordan, New Music, Durham North Carolina, Waxahatchee, Snail Mail, Katie Crutchfield, Brad Cook, Lindsey Jordan, Josh Coll


Sorrow and Solace in Sichuan on 9/11

On 9/11 I was searching for garden-worthy Chinese plants in the western Chinese province of Sichuan. I was in good company: five American plant hunters, a photojournalist, a retired doctor, a lawyer, plus a half dozen Chinese guides, drivers, and a botanist. Homestead on the other side of the river near Baoxing We had just finished dinner. One of the drivers, known by us as “The Wrench,” and who was also handy with mechanical repairs, offered to take me to a tiny, clandestine internet café on ...
Tags: Gardening, New York, Molly, China, Jack, 9/11, EMS, Yuan, Sarah, Louisville, Sichuan, Durham North Carolina, Solace, Rose, Mickey Mouse, PAUL


Restaurant and grocery store workers are now earning over $15 an hour on average

A group of BLM demonstrators protest the Federal Reserve Bank about $15 minimum wage in NYC to solidarity nationwide in Lower Manhattan at the financial district in New York, United States on July 20, 2020 Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images For the first time ever, restaurant and grocery workers are earning over $15 an hour on average. That's according a report from the Washington Post, which found about 80% of workers now make above $15. However, the federal minimum wage of $7....
Tags: Washington Post, Senate, America, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Union, BLM, Cvs, Glassdoor, Midwest, Durham North Carolina, McDonald, Allen, Lower Manhattan, EPI


11-foot-8 bridge scores truck crash #180

Our favorite can-opener bridge in Durham, North Carolina claimed another victim last week. This time the bridge was in a good mood, and scraped just a small snack as the truck passed under it. A few days earlier a boxtruck attempted to sneak past the bridge without paying its pound of flesh. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Durham North Carolina, 11-foot-8


Fast-food workers are leveraging the labor shortage to demand higher pay on the anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase 12 years ago

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson Fast-food workers across the country are striking to demand a $15 minimum wage. Strikes and rallies are planned for the anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fast food and restaurant workers are planning actions across the country for July 20, the anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased in the US. Fast-food workers will strike in n...
Tags: Senate, US, Trends, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Travis Kalanick, Durham North Carolina, Flint Michigan, McDonald, St Louis Missouri, Charleston South Carolina, Houston Texas, Detroit Michigan, Charlotte North Carolina, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Asheville North Carolina, Juliana Kaplan


What Bull Durham Taught Me About Business Success

I watched Bull Durham (again) last night. A great movie if you haven’t seen it. Though I must admit, I’m not much of a baseball fan. I find it to be about as exciting to watch as CSPAN. But when it comes to sports movies , baseball takes the cake. Think Moneyball, The Bad News Bears, Major League (shut up Dorn), The Natural, A League of Their Own, Field of Dreams, and, of course, Bull Durham, just to name a few. Anyway, as I said, I was watching Bull Durham last night. It’s a romantic comedy ab...
Tags: Business, Management, Annie, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Durham North Carolina, Right Now, Mark, Yankee Stadium, Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Bull Durham, Durham Bulls, Annie Savoy, Bad News Bears Major League, Ebby LaLoosh


I'm a 30-year-old whose student loan balance increased by more than $20,000 in 6 years, despite making every payment. It's enough to make you question your sanity.

Ashley Strahm says her original student loan balance increased by over $20,000 in six years due to interest rates. Ashley Strahm Ashley Strahm, 30, is a content strategist, activist, and writer in Durham, North Carolina. She went to college at age 16 and took out $60,000 in student loans by graduation, which ballooned to over $82,000 thanks to interest rates. Even after refinancing her loans she still owes $44,000, and it's often "the first thing I think about when I wake up," Strahm s...
Tags: College, America, Trends, Strategy, Debt, United States, Student Loans, South America, Loans, Medium, Nordic, Debt Repayment, Durham North Carolina, Stafford, Strahm, Contributor


How Raleigh-Durham is prioritizing innovation and entrepreneurship to build a strong tech workforce as companies like Apple and Google move to the region

Insider Raleigh, North Carolina. Shutterstock.com Companies like Apple and Google have announced plans to build campuses in the Raleigh-Durham region. To stimulate growth, Raleigh-Durham is focused on cultivating innovation and entrepreneurship. Here are some initiatives the region is working on to build and retain a tech-savvy workforce. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Apple announced in April t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Strategy, Features, Innovation, North Carolina, Durham, Ryan Smith, Nordic, Ruhe, Durham North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Raleigh


Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of repres...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, United States, City Council, Oklahoma, Kansas City, St Louis, Denver, Eric Garcetti


Confessions of caregiver burnout: 5 women dealing with childcare and family needs reveal how the pandemic pushed them to a breaking point

Jolene Delisle, Lidia Bonilla, Shara Ruffin, Myka Harris, and Susan Foosness. Myka Harris; Shara Ruffin; Susan Foosness; Lidia Bonilla; Jolene Delisle; Marianne Ayala/Insider Working parents and caregivers have been particularly affected by burnout during the pandemic. In a survey, 68% of women reported feeling at least somewhat burned out, compared with 55% of men. Five women shared stories about the toll of unpaid caregiving on their careers and mental health. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Work, New York, Parents, California, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Brooklyn, Davis, Burnout, Philadelphia, Caregiving, Dominican Republic


The 5 best flea preventives and treatments for cats in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Effective cat flea treatments are available as topical preventives, oral preventives, and collars. We spoke to veterinarians and did extensive research to select the best cat flea control products. Before starting your cat on any flea treatment or prevention, you should consult your veterinarian. This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Karie Johnson, veterinarian and co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, a mobile vet service in the south suburbs of Chicago. If your ...
Tags: Reviews, Cats, Pets, Trends, Walmart, Features, Chicago, Bourgeois, Buying Guide, Portland, Kittens, Fda, Epa, Gulf Coast, Portland Oregon, Usa Today


Luftgekühlt 7 Has Been Rescheduled For September 10 In Indianapolis

Thursday afternoon Luftgekühlt announced that its seventh U.S. market show would take place in a totally new city on a totally new date. After six shows in Los Angeles (and two further shows in the UK and Germany) the show for air-cooled cars is coming to the Midwest of all places. Indianapolis, Indiana will play host to the next Luft on September 10 of this year, which is a Friday in case you were wondering. We don’t have really any further information than that, but as soon as we have more, w...
Tags: UK, Germany, America, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Porsche, Autos, Durham, Midwest, Durham North Carolina, Luft, Penske, Indianapolis Indiana, Roger Penske, Porsche Car Shows, Luftgekühlt


Military families are 'going to lose every time' in the hot real-estate market, as sellers shun government-backed loans for veterans

PeopleImages/Getty Images PeopleImages/Getty Images Military members and veterans hoping to buy a house with a VA loan are struggling to compete. Misperceptions about the VA loan are putting military buyers at a disadvantage to conventional offers. "We're going to lose every time," said one broker near the Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina. See more stories on Insider's business page. Real-estate agent Melissa McHarney was told to make an offer on a house in Durham, North Caro...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Va, North Carolina, US Army, Fort Bragg, Durham North Carolina, Fayetteville, Fayetteville North Carolina, Research Triangle, Raleigh Durham, Chapel Hill North Carolina, Fort Bragg Army, Chris Birk, Natasha Dailey, Melissa McHarney


A moving SUV has a very close call with a massive falling tree

This SUV had a close call with a falling tree in Durham, North Carolina.       [Author: Storyful]
Tags: News, Durham North Carolina, Storyful


Khrysis – “The Hour of Khrysis” (Album Review)

Khrysis is a 39 year old producer & occasional MC from Durham, North Carolina coming up 1/2 of the duo The Away Team alongside Sean Boog. He’s also a key member of Jamla Records’ in-house production team The Soul Council, lacing a chockfull of albums for the label up to this point. But with 4 solo albums under his belt already, Khrysis is celebrating 4/20 by dropping a 5th one. The opener “Never Change” is actually Khrysis himself spitting about always staying true over some bongos & a guitar, ...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Jazz, De La Soul, Durham North Carolina, Niko, Khrysis, Jamla Records, Black Power, Funky Homosapien, Geechi Suede, Soul Council, Reuben Vincent, Chi Ali, Eric G, Sean Boog He


The GOP's voter suppression mania is threatening American democracy. Democrats need to step up and fight back.

Voters wait in line to enter a polling place and cast their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the general elections in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. October 15, 2020. Reuters/Jonathan Drake Republicans in states across the country are pushing laws that would make it harder to vote. These measures are a threat to US democracy. Democrats need to step up and combat these laws with plans to make it easier for everyone to access the ballot box. This is an opi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Court, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Usps, Arizona, Wisconsin, Party, Republican Party, Republican


Google plans to invest $7 billion in US offices and data centers, including new offices in Houston and Portland, even while others eye permanent remote working

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Google plans to open new offices in Houston and Portland, CEO Sundar Pichai said Thursday. Google unveiled plans to spend $7 billion on offices and data centers across 19 states. Pichai said the expansions would create at least 10,000 new full-time jobs in the US this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google plans to ramp up its real estate by investing more than $7 billion in offices and data centers across 19 sta...
Tags: Google, Work From Home, New York, Texas, California, US, Trends, Chicago, Working From Home, Portland, Silicon Valley, Houston, Portland Oregon, Illinois, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


Google Announces North Carolina Cloud Engineering Hub

Google has announced plans to create a hub in Durham, North Carolina, for hundreds of engineers to work on its Google Cloud products.
Tags: Google, Durham North Carolina


Investing in America in 2021

One of the best parts of my job is getting the opportunity to visit the communities that Google is a part of across the U.S. Whether it’s meeting small business owners in Pittsburgh, congratulating graduates of our Google Career Certificates in Dallas, or visiting a classroom of kids learning to code in Oklahoma, these trips have always filled me with optimism and insight.Obviously in-person visits haven’t been possible over the past year. Yet I continue to be inspired by the stories I’ve read o...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, Minnesota, California, Youtube, Washington, Virginia, America, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Nebraska, Rochester, Nevada


Congress needs to seize the moment, end the influence of Big Money, and save American democracy

Voters wait in line to enter a polling place and cast their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the general elections in Durham, North Carolina, U.S. October 15, 2020. Reuters/Jonathan Drake The influence of Big Money on Congress has blocked progress on issues Americans care most about. The For the People Act will help counteract the power of corporations and the wealthy few by opening up our political system to all Americans, including communities of col...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, United States, House, Biden, Seattle, Donald Trump, Durham North Carolina, House Senate, Jonathan Drake, Big Money on Congress, Jana Morgan


Minimum-wage workers and activists say $15 an hour is a moral and economic imperative

Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Biden reiterated his support for a $15 minimum wage on Tuesday. Some minimum-wage workers have been campaigning for the raise for years. Workers and economists say Biden isn't just right on moral grounds — it's good for the economy, too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In a CNN town hall on Tuesday, Pre...
Tags: Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago, Poo, Biden, Cnbc, Murray, Durham North Carolina, McDonald, Sen Bernie Sanders, National Women s Law Center, CBO, Congressional Budget Office, Mary Kay Henry


Coronavirus: Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall

By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Associated Press Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldn’t necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon. After seeing two academic years thrown off course by the pandemic, school leaders around the country are planning for the possibility of more distance learning next fall at the start of yet another school year. “We have no illusions that COVID will be eradicated by the time the start of the school year comes up,” said William “Chip” Su...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, California, New York City, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Bill De Blasio, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Woods, Thompson, Durham North Carolina, Board of Education, Evanston


"The Transparency of Jail Data"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper available via SSRN and authored by William Crozier, Brandon L. Garrett and Arvind Krishnamurthy. Here is its abstract: Across the country, pretrial policies and practices concerning the use of cash bail are in flux, but it is not readily possible for members of the public to assess whether or how those changes in policy and practice are affecting outcomes.  A range of actors affect the jail population, including: law enforcement who make arr...
Tags: Law, Durham, Durham North Carolina, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Durham County, Durham County Sheriff, William Crozier Brandon L Garrett, Arvind Krishnamurthy


I'm a McDonald's worker going on strike today. Here's why we deserve a $15 minimum wage

Karesha Manns, a McDonald's worker in Memphis, Tennessee who is striking for $15 an hour. Karesha Manns I make just $10 an hour working at McDonald's in Memphis, and it's nowhere near enough to cover basic necessities every month for me and my baby daughter.  A federal minimum wage of $15 an hour would help keep a roof over our heads and put food on the table. This would increase wages for nearly 40% percent of Black workers, and overall more than 23 million Americans would see their i...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Martin Luther King, Detroit, Memphis, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Black, Kamala Harris, Durham North Carolina, McDonald, Memphis Tennessee, Karesha Manns


Announcement appears imminent on whether Rose Bowl trademark will be used for Jan. 1 game in Texas

Rose Bowl organizers say an announcement is imminent on whether the actual name of Pasadena’s traditional game will be used in light of COVID-19 forcing it out of state for the first time in nearly 80 years. The issue has hung in the balance since the state gave a final “no” verdict earlier this month to the game being played with fans in the 95,000-seat Pasadena Rose Bowl with limited fans in attendance. Related links As coronavirus surges, Gov. Gavin Newsom explains why Pasadena’s Rose B...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, City Council, West Coast, Pasadena, Local News, Pearl Harbor, Oregon State, Duke, Notre Dame, Rose Bowl


Pasadena’s City Council debates the fate of the ‘Rose Bowl’ name on Jan. 1

Faced with the departure of its beloved Rose Bowl game on Jan. 1, the Pasadena City Council met for hours Tuesday night, Dec. 22, weighing whether the name itself will travel on Jan. 1 to Texas. The highly unusual action came during a special closed-session meeting in which the city’s elected officials were left with the decision of whether to prohibit the name from being used or give it up to Arlington, Texas — perhaps even one-time only — where the game will be played. No action was reported o...
Tags: Texas, News, California, US, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Espn, City Council, West Coast, Pasadena, Pearl Harbor, Oregon State, College Football Playoff


Pasadena’s City Council debates the fate of the ‘Rose Bowl’ name and Jan. 1 Texas game

Faced with the departure of its beloved Rose Bowl game on Jan. 1, the Pasadena City Council met for hours Tuesday night, Dec. 22, weighing whether the name itself will travel on Jan. 1 to Texas. The highly unusual action came during a special closed-session meeting in which the city’s elected officials were left with the decision of whether to prohibit the name from being used or give it up to Arlington, Texas — perhaps even one-time only — where the game will be played. No action was reported o...
Tags: Texas, News, US, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Espn, Pfizer, City Council, West Coast, Pasadena, Pearl Harbor, Oregon State, College Football Playoff


As coronavirus surges, Gov. Gavin Newsom explains why Pasadena’s Rose Bowl game has to hit the road

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday lamented the lack of a Rose Bowl game in Pasadena come Jan. 1, but insisted the surging coronavirus has left no wiggle room for public health leaders to allow an exemption to players’ guests to sit in the stands. “Look, when you’re in Southern California, you’re at 0% ICU capacity, we can’t make exceptions,” Newsom said Monday during his afternoon briefing. “We have to be stringent in terms of our rules and our regulations. We have to do everything in our power to mit...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Alabama, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Kaiser, New Orleans, Espn, West Coast, Disneyland, Pasadena, Pearl Harbor, Oregon State, College Football Playoff


There will be no Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena due to coronavirus and fans not being allowed

There will be no Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. Under mounting pressure over the last several days, the Rose Bowl game will not take part in the 2021 College Football Playoff on Jan. 1, it was announced late Saturday night by the Tournament of Roses and College Football Playoff executive director, Bill Hancock. The Rose Bowl game has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Jan. 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic and fans and families not given clearance to attend the ga...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Dallas, College sports, Associated Press, College Football, Clemson, West Coast, Pasadena, Ohio State, Pearl Harbor, Oregon State, College Football Playoff


No Rose Bowl game in Pasadena this year; CFP semifinal moves to Texas amid coronavirus concerns

Ending decades of tradition, there will be no Rose Bowl game in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. Under mounting pressure over the last few days, the Rose Bowl game will not take part in the 2021 College Football Playoff on Jan. 1, it was announced late Saturday night by the Tournament of Roses and College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock. The CFP semifinal will be relocated to the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a decision based on the growing number of COVID-19 case...
Tags: Texas, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Dallas, College sports, Tigers, College Football, Clemson, West Coast, Pasadena, Ohio State, Pearl Harbor