“We are demanding accountability, and he’s just not doing anything."
Javier Cazares, the father of a 9-year-old girl who was killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this year, regarding his frustration with Gov. Greg Abbott’s lack of action to stop gun violence. Cazares is one of several parents who have been mobilized by the Uvalde shooting and are now running for office in an effort to make changes and, hopefully, prevent future mass shootings. (KUT — Sept. 20, 2022)
Erin Christensen, of Maddock, N.D., regarding her arrest and the euthanasia of a wild raccoon, that Christensen had named Rocky, after Christensen brought Rocky into a bar and prompted state health officials to issue a warning about potential rabies exposure. It is illegal to keep a wild racoon under North Dakota Board of Animal Health laws. Christensen is charged with misdemeanor counts which could amount to two years in jail and $7,500 in fines. (Associated Press — Sept. 22, 2022)
The first two lines of the U.S. Space Force’s official song, “Semper Supra,” which is Latin for “Always Above,” the military branch’s motto. (The Hill — Sept. 20, 2022)
Dr. Celine Gounder, an epidemiologist and senior fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation, regarding President Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over. Many health experts agree that Biden’s announcement could complicate the administration’s efforts against COVID-19 and could disincentivize Americans from getting booster shots. (NPR — Sept. 20, 2022)
Utah Senate candidate Linda Paulson, in her District 12 Senate seat campaign video, in which she dances and raps about her political values. Paulson says she’s pro-religious freedom, life, police, right to bear arms, the right to free speech and says she believes in the traditional family unit. Paulson will run against state Senate minority leader, Karen Mayne. (KJZZ — Sept. 15, 2022)