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Mar 24 2021 - 03:10 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 3/24/21

Today’s headlines try to be optimistic, but they just can’t shake this grief. These headlines are selected from the front pages curated by Indigenous Territory names and Treaty information are provided by the Native Land map.

“Help is Here” by user tob.zilla, available CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0, courtesy of Flickr.

New Haven Register published in New Haven, Connecticut (Unceded Quinnipiac, Paugussett, and Wappinger Territory)

VP Harris coming to city

   Vice President Kamala Harris will visit New Haven on Friday as part of the administration’s “Help is Here” campaign, a nationwide tour to promote various aspects of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The trip will mark the Vice President’s first visit to Connecticut in her new role. Member’s of the state’s congressional delegation, including Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Jahana Hayes, and Joe Courtney, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, will attend Friday’s event, which is expected to focus on the plan’s provisions for children, child care providers, and vaccines.

Iowa City Press-Citizen, published in Iowa City, Iowa (Ceded (Cession 244) Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Territory)

Emhoff, Vilsack, Axne tout benefits of COVID relief bill

   Food Bank of Iowa CEO Michelle Book guided a group including Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, through the Food Bank’s Des Moines facility on Monday. The group convened to tout the pandemic relief bill, which has extended increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through September. While Emhoff was in Iowa, his wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, was at a food bank in Florida on the same campaign.

“Ban assault weapons,” by user dietcheese, available in the public domain, courtesy of Pixabay.

The Hill, published in Washington, D.C. (Unceded Nacotchtank (Anacostan) and Piscataway Territory)

Shootings renew gun debate

   Yesterday, as the country mourned the second mass shooting in under a week, President Biden urged Congress to pass meaningful gun reform, like a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and to close loopholes in background checks for firearms. While the House approved two bills to expand background checks on gun sales earlier this year, the legislation has an uncertain path through the evenly divided Senate, where it would need at least 10 Republican votes to pass. White House press secretary Jen Psaki indicated that the administration is also considering executive action to stop gun violence.

Daily Camera, published in Boulder, Colorado (Ceded (Treaty of Fort Laramie (1851 and 1861), Cession 426) Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) Territory)

Victims identified

   The day after a mass shooting in South Boulder claimed 10 lives, officials have released the names of the victims, as well as the suspect, who is now in custody. Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Teri Leiker, 51; Eric Talley, 51; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65, were shot to death at the King Soopers grocery store. 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa of Arvada was taken into custody at the scene and will face 10 counts of murder.

Journal Star, published in Peoria, Illinois (Ceded (Cessions 50, 77) Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Peoria, Kaskaskia, Sauk and Meskwaki, Myaamia, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Territory)

‘Everyone loved’ Peoria shooting victim

   25 year old Demarcus Ferrell became Peoria’s sixth homicide victim on Monday, when he and another man were shot several times. Jane Kresl, a teacher at Manual High School, had kept in touch with Ferrell past his graduation and remembered him as a role model in his family, “a good father to his son,” and ”a good friend to a lot of people.” Police have not released the name of the other victim, who remains in critical condition, and no arrests have been made in the case.


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