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“There are people that don’t want to see you and that would prefer if you weren’t around at all, or to hide you.”

Susan Brossman of Street Moms, regarding the way many residents treat the homeless population in Wheeling, W.Va. A majority of the city’s homeless individuals have experienced significant trauma stretching back to childhood, have mental illness or are in active addiction. (West Virginia Watch — March 26, 2024)

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  • John Dixon Keller, who heads the Justice Department's Election Threats Task Force, commenting about the prosecution of 20 people who threatened election workers. (Washington Post — March 25, 2024)
  • Judith Vogel, the director of the Stockton Maple Project, a program at Stockton University that produces maple syrup. The project is in its fourth year of producing syrup from the 300 acres of maples surrounding the school. In 2022, New Jersey produced 1,817 gallons of maple syrup, worth $88,000; by contrast, Vermont produces nearly 3 million gallons each year, worth approximately $105 million. (Associated Press — March 24, 2024)
  • Joe Mellis, regarding the effort it took to compost his father’s body after his death. Just seven states have legalized human composting, including Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Vermont and New York. In 2027, California will also legalize the practice. (NPR — March 22, 2024)
  • Alabama state Sen. Will Barfoot regarding his legislation banning state funding of diversity, equity and inclusion programs in schools, public colleges and state agencies. Barfoot’s bill, which Gov. Kay Ivey signed on Wednesday, bans eight “divisive topics” that range from the idea that “any race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior” to the idea that any “individual is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously.” Since 2023, 80 anti-DEI bills have been introduced in 28 states and Congress. Measures have been signed into law in eight states. (NPR — March 20, 2024)
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