After months of mild weather, temperatures dropped fast and hard on the weekend of Jan. 7, cold-stunning hundreds of sea turtles in Texas waters. But as scientists treated the animals, they discovered another problem.
A sign held aloft by Charissa Afshar, 58, of Denver, CO, at the Women’s March on Washington, said simply, “So much wrong. So little cardboard.” Many protesters who came to the Women’s March on Washington, and other demonstrations held the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, were not restrained in expressing their views. Colorful signs were everywhere, with pointed messages countering Trump’s campaign statements, his goals, and the election outcome. Sexism and reproductive rights dominated, but the messages espoused a wide array of progressive ideals, particularly concerns about hate speech, fascism and the future of democracy and the world. Even a Trump supporter, Mercedes Mejia of Fort Myers, FL, said, “I absolutely support protesting for your views.” Here are some of the voices from the Women’s March on Washington.
Look through past Baltimore Sun front pages of presidential inaugurations and transfers of power.
The Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum in Gettysburg, Pa. closed in November. The shuttered museum that featured wax figures of all 44 U.S. presidents and their first ladies displayed the figures before auctioning them off on Jan. 14, 2017.
John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95, the Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said on December 8, 2016.
Protesters are gearing up for the harsh North Dakota winter as demonstrations continue. The government has ordered protesters to leave the federal land by Monday while demonstrators insist they will stay as long as it takes to divert the pipeline.
Meanwhile, Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a group of more than 2,000 U.S. military veterans, intend to reach North Dakota this weekend to provide relief for protesters.
The pipeline is mostly complete except for a short segment that would pass beneath a Missouri River reservoir, a river that provides drinking water for millions. Dakota Access claims that the pipeline is a safer alternative to other modes of crude oil transportation such as rail or trucks.
Gatlinburg officials say several areas are being evacuated as a result of fires in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park.