Anti-Trump protesters in Falmouth Monday say they were targeted because of their political views when they were splashed with slush and snow by a passing snowplow driver, who is now facing charges from police. John C. Pimental, 31, of Mashpee, was allegedly behind the wheel of his snowplow when an icy flurry washed over demonstrators on the Falmouth Village Green that afternoon, The Cape Cod Times reports. Police charged Pimental, who will be summonsed to court, with assault and disorderly conduct, according to the newspaper. Demonstrators who were there told Boston.com about 55 people turned out to voice opposition against President Donald Trump’s policies. The group was particularly fired up about Trump’s decision last week to declare a national emergency to secure funding for his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Joe Andreassi, who attended with his wife, Kim, said he watched the truck’s plow drop as it sped up toward the triangular park and spray … [Read more...] about Anti-Trump protesters held a rally in Falmouth. Then they got splashed by a snowplow driver.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | Trump Administration, Getting Set for a Major Rollback, Ends Clean Air Talks With California Supported by ByLisa Friedman and Hiroko Tabuchi Feb. 21, 2019 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, setting the stage to move forward with one of its most consequential climate-policy rollbacks, announced Thursday that it had decided to scrap negotiations with California over the president’s plan to undo Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for c The move makes a protracted legal battle almost certain. At the heart of the talks was California’s longstanding right to opt out of national auto emissions rules and set its own tailpipe standards. State officials have vowed to sue to protect that … [Read more...] about Trump Administration, Getting Set for a Major Rollback, Ends Clean Air Talks With California
John Carlisle Detroit Free Press Published 3:40 p.m. UTC Jun 10, 2018 THE UPPER PENINSULA – Randy Kluck liked to drink. If he wasn’t drinking wine on his front porch at his house he was drinking liquor on a barstool at some dive bar in Sault Ste. Marie, where he moved to be close to his son Kevin, who came here to attend college. The two were such buddies that Kevin refers to his dad by his first name. “He really was always my best friend,” said Kevin, 36. “So I just think of him as ‘Randy.’ ” Six years ago, they were drinking on the porch, and Randy came up with an idea — how about they spend the summer together on an epic road trip through the Upper Peninsula and write a book about all the amazing bars they’d stop at along the way? There would be so many nights they’d get to spend side-by-side on barstools, so many long drives along the empty highways, so much to tell each other, so much … [Read more...] about Father, son bond writing U.P. bars book and it becomes a cult classic
Ryan Patrick Hooper Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jun 3, 2018 It started as a casual conversation about art at a local coney island, two friends chatting over coffee and eggs. Now nine years in, the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club has transformed into a weekly, standing-room only affair at Noni’s Sherwood Grille on Livernois Avenue between 7 and 8 Mile. The club’s recipe for success lies in the simplicity of its ingredients. While the gathering has gained special resonance in the African-American community, all walks of artists are welcome to sign up and show two pieces in front of a captive audience that’s made up of the city’s creative class — a rotating cast of art collectors, gallery owners and figureheads. As artists peel back the layers behind the work, attendees respond with questions, critiques and even bids. The experience can feel like a lively Sunday church service, with one artist going so far as to … [Read more...] about Fine Arts Breakfast Club: Coffee, eggs and a thriving Detroit event
If a premium Korean sedan drives through the California desert, does anyone hear it? The question circles my mind as I spin our Four Seasons Genesis G90’s Nappa-wrapped wheel away from Los Angeles and into the vastness of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, a fitting move since I can barely hear any outside noises within the hushed cabin.Between the murdered-out G-Wagens and chrome-wrapped i8s, L.A. car culture can be an oppressive place for reflection. So for better or worse, I’m settled into a 22-way adjustable driver’s seat for a 2,000-mile quest to unravel the riddle of a certain $71,575 Genesis G90 3.3T AWD. Departing the city’s automotive battle royal is the most efficient way to strip away those twisted metrics and evaluate a vehicle for its merit, not its pretense. Context is vital. When viewed against the better-than-ever Mercedes-Benz S-Classes, BMW 7 Series, and Lexus LS 500s of the world, the oh-so-gray G90’s derivative styling wields all the … [Read more...] about A Trip Through the California Desert in Our 2017 Genesis G90