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D.C. Transit Officials Temporarily Suspend Issue-Oriented Ads

WASHINGTON — Transit officials in Washington have temporarily suspended all issue-oriented advertisements on the region’s rail and bus system.

The move comes as the agency was asked to consider an ad with a provocative cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. 116 more words


It would be a really, really, really, really bad idea for Metro to post Muhammad cartoon ads.

No one has the right to gun another person down due to speech. Obvious, right?

At the same time, mocking someone’s religion is impolite. It’s not punishable by violence, but you could understand the discomfort someone would fee when the key figures of their religious tradition are mocked. 344 more words

Politics And Grassroots

Midland Metro News May 2015

Balfour Beatty has released its May Bulletin …


McKeesport’s family dynasty promises emphasis on youth

For the first time ever, McKeesport will have three Black members of council. Brothers Jim Brown and Tim Brown each won a seat on City Council and school board respectively. 1,280 more words


From The Phans 05.28.15

It’s a “Oh Ruben” edition of “From The Phans“!

Each week it’s “From The Phans” on Phillies 24/7. You can find it on your… 66 more words


Employee, 2 others charged in smartphone store burglary

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) _ An employee and two other men have been jailed on charges they stole more than 90 smartphones worth more than $61,000 from a Sprint store in a Pittsburgh-area mall. 105 more words


Wilkinsburg and Bellevue vote to allow liquor sales

Though voters in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg had historically voted down referendums asking for approval of liquor sales within their borders, as of May 19, both municipalities will no longer be dry—for the first time in 80 years. 376 more words