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“If the world is dangerous, then you have to be dangerous back.”

Fin Smith, an organizer of the LGBTQ gun club Rainbow Reload, which aims to give the gun-curious a chance to practice firearm skills in a supportive environment while also preparing them to protect themselves from a rising chorus of threats against LGBTQ+ people. (NHPR — Feb. 23, 2023)

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  • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, making an abrupt about-face and suddenly offering support for a full year of Medicaid coverage to women after they give birth. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation and approximately 60 percent of births in the state are to women covered by Medicaid; usually the state allows just two months of postpartum Medicaid coverage. (Associated Press — Feb. 26, 2023)
  • Trevor Lauer, president of DTE Electric, regarding the winter storms that passed over much of the nation this week while hitting Michigan especially hard, putting more than 820,000 customers in the dark at one point. Approximately 3,000 power lines were toppled after they were coated with ice as thick as three-quarters of an inch. (Associated Press — Feb. 24, 2023)
  • The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Project on Government Oversight, in a report that urges the Department of Justice to gain a better understanding of the number and causes of in-custody deaths. Using data from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the report says that the federal government likely undercounted deaths in custody in 2021 alone by nearly 1,000, as compared to other data sources. (NPR — Feb. 23, 2023)
  • U.S. Senator Jon Tester, announcing his campaign for re-election in 2024, a boon for Democrats. Tester has represented the state since 2007. (Reuters — Feb. 22, 2023)
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