A Black family couldn't bury their young son where they wished because of racism. 60 years later, does an apology help?
SEATTLE — Six decades after the state of Washington compounded her family’s tragedy with insult and indignity, Bernice Price can only shake her head and sigh.“Oh Lord,” Price, 90, says. “It’s been a long time.”She gestures toward the alley behind the Seattle home she’s lived in for the better part of a century.“Something happened during that time,” she says. “It’s gone.”Sixty years ago, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled that a Seattle cemetery’s insistence on segregation outweighed Price and her husband’s right to bury their young son there. Last month, the Washington state Supreme Cour...
The Seattle Times
Commentary: Immigration is the story of our families
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to restore protection to “Dreamers,” provide a pathway to citizenship for other immigrants, rescind his predecessor’s travel bans and allow in more refugees. It is a welcome break from the cruelty of his predecessor, who separated children from their parents and put them in cages.Immigration is often discussed as an abstract political concept. But for so many of us, it’s the story of our family.My mother, Violetta Tironi, born in Milan, Italy, in 1931, was a studious girl who liked sports. Her father, Sergio, was a police officer. Her mother, Giuseppina, w...
Tribune News Service
UPS boosts dry ice capabilities in preparation for vaccine transport
UPS said it has boosted its dry ice production capabilities in preparation for the task of distributing COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at freezing temperatures.As the logistics industry prepares to ship vaccines around the world, experts have raised concerns about a potential dry ice shortage.UPS said it can now produce as much as 1,200 pounds of dry ice per hour at its U.S. facilities.The company said the boosted capacity will ensure there’s enough dry ice to pack shipments from its health care facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas, as well as Ontario, Canada.UPS is also p...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dahleen Glanton: There is more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving than family, friends and good health
Thanksgiving is the time to look back and remember how lucky we are. Often, our blessings are so bountiful that we cannot count them on two hands.But this year is different — or it might seem that way, at least.Amid COVID-19, gratitude takes a broader scope. This Thanksgiving isn’t just about taking a moment to show appreciation for the people we love or expressing our gratitude for good health and prosperity.This year, we are keenly aware of the people who have touched our lives in ways that never seemed as important before the pandemic. We are thankful for the front-line medical professional...
Karla Peterson: HBO's 'Between the World and Me' is a painful and poetic look at racism in America
The new HBO film based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book “Between the World and Me” is so informed by our current moment that its crew includes a COVID-19 production manager. It is so plugged in to 2020 that it features footage from the Black Lives Matter protests that engulfed America in May after the death of George Floyd. It is so current, it includes Coates’ interview with the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched raid on her apartment.Coates’ book was written in the wake of the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Week Ahead: Not fear and greed, but surge and optimism
Companies are developing potential COVID-19 vaccines at a remarkable pace. And investors are among those cheering the hopeful results and lightning-fast research. Progress toward a vaccine or vaccines in the near future has been enough to counteract the here and now reality of a national spike of infections.Fear and greed have been replaced by surge and optimism.As Americans prepare for a pandemic Thanksgiving, many parts of the country are returning to lockdowns and restrictions that were first used in the spring to slow the spread of the virus. In the beginning of the pandemic, these economi...
Seattle basketball lifer Rick Turner has a new challenge: Take the Jamaican men to the Olympics
SEATTLE — I swear I was going to write this column without mentioning “Cool Runnings” or the Jamaican bobsled team. It seemed too obvious.But then Rick Turner, a Seattle basketball lifer who has taken on the ambitious task of leading Jamaica’s men’s national basketball team to the 2024 Olympics — and sustaining success with a pipeline of youth programs — brought it up, unsolicited.“The Jamaica brand, there’s a coolness to it. It resonates with people,” Turner said. “Even a guy like me can’t ruin the coolness of it. I think it’s natural for people to want to root for Jamaica.”After delving into...
The Seattle Times
Theranos: Scientist who worked for Elizabeth Holmes fired from new job over trial subpoena, lawsuit claims
A Bay Area scientist claims in a new lawsuit that her former work for accused fraudster Elizabeth Holmes at Holmes’ defunct blood-testing startup Theranos got her fired from a new job at another biotechnology company.Nine days after Diana Dupuy of San Mateo told her employer DiaSorin that she’d received a subpoena to testify at Holmes’ upcoming criminal trial about her time at Theranos, the company terminated her, Dupuy claimed in her suit against DiaSorin filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.DiaSorin did not respond to a request for comment.Dupuy, a laboratory scientist, started at DiaSor...
The Mercury News
Kansas' Champions Classic game vs. Kentucky is officially on
No. 6-ranked Kansas will meet No. 10 Kentucky in the 2020 Champions Classic at 8:30 p.m. Central time Dec. 1 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, ESPN announced Wednesday.No. 9 Duke will play No. 13 Michigan State in the first game of the Classic at 6:30 p.m. in Durham, N.C.There will be no fans allowed at the games.KU is 4-5 at the Champions Classic. Kentucky and Duke are 5-4 and Michigan State 3-6. KU is 1-2 versus Kentucky in the Champions Classic. The Jayhawks are scheduled to open the season against Gonzaga at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 26, in Fort Myers, Fla.———UPDATED KANSAS BASKETBALL SCH...
The Kansas City Star
GM ups effort to safeguard parts supplied for its full-size pickup, SUV plants
DETROIT — General Motors has its eye south of the border as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, restricting the output of parts from some of its suppliers in Mexico.That, in turn, could further impact GM's vehicle production at its U.S. factories.GM has had to either cancel some overtime shifts or run partial shifts at its important Arlington Assembly factory in Texas where it makes hot-selling, highly profitable full-size SUVs, GM spokesman David Barnas said Tuesday. It's had to cancel some Corvette production recently at Bowling Green Assembly in Kentucky, too, because of parts supply disrupti...
Detroit Free Press