Category: Politics

Kurds in Iraq vote in independence referendum

By Tamer El-Ghobashy, Mustafa Salim and Kareem Fahim | Washington Post IRBIL, Iraq – Kurds packed polling station across northern Iraq on Monday in a historic referendum on independence despite vigorous opposition from the country’s central government as well as regional and world powers. Church bells tolled and imams implored Kurds to go out and vote over mosque loud speakers…

Merkel’s slide has big implications for Europe

By Griff Witte, James Mcauley and Michael Birnbaum | Washington Post BERLIN — A day after Angela Merkel was humbled at home in national elections, Europe reckoned Monday with a new reality in which the German chancellor – long a rock of political stability for an unsettled continent – was suddenly rendered shaky. Although Merkel’s party emerged on top for…

First female Marine to graduate from Infantry Officer Course to start duties at Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON The first female Marine to graduate from the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course will be assigned to the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, officials with Marine Corps Training and Education Command announced Monday, Sept. 25. The lieutenant, who has asked not to be identified, earned the infantry officer military occupational specialty, at Quantico in Virginia Monday. She…

At last, California has an official state dinosaur

Get top headlines in your inbox every afternoon.Sign up for the free PM Report newsletter. SACRAMENTO — At long last, California has an official state dinosaur: Augustynolophus morrisi, whose fossilized remains have been found only in California. To the delight of science-lovers everywhere, Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend signed into law a bill adding the extinct, duck-billed creature to…

The echoes of Jim Crow in Trump’s invective against black athletes

As a devastated Puerto Rico remained almost entirely without cell phone, water, or electricity service this weekend, President Trump continued his feud with black athletes who choose to kneel quietly during the national anthem before a game. Clearly referring to unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Trump said: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our…

Provincial announcement expected at UBCM cannabis legalization session

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the official opening of a public engagement process around the future of non-medical cannabis regulation in B.C. on Monday Farnworth spoke about the importance of collaboration in developing a framework for regulation during his remarks at a session at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Conference in Vancouver. “We want…