‘In God We Belief’ in Texas faculties, lethal Dallas flooding: 5 Issues podcast
On right now’s episode of the 5 Issues podcast: Russia blames Ukrainian lady for automobile bomb that killed Putin ally
Hear the most recent from a tense Ukraine. Plus, the Austin American-Statesman’s Niki Griswold explains how Texas is requiring faculties to show ‘In God We Belief’ posters, investigations are underway into Arkansas cops beating a person on video, cash reporter Bailey Schulz appears to be like on the rising value of tailgating and catastrophe is said in Dallas amid extreme flooding.
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Good morning. I am Taylor Wilson and that is 5 Issues it is advisable to know Tuesday, the twenty third of August, 2022. Right now, the most recent from Ukraine because the battle approaches six months, plus how Texas is requiring faculties to show “In God We Belief” indicators and extra.
Listed below are a few of the high headlines:
- Donald Trump’s legal professionals need to cease the continued assessment of labeled paperwork seized from Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, that’s till a particular grasp or third occasion might be appointed to make sure that probably privileged materials is shielded from scrutiny. The lawsuit filed yesterday additionally described the federal government’s search warrant as overly broad.
- Hundreds of protestors in Hades Capital of Port-au-Prince and different cities blocked roads and shut down companies yesterday. They demanded Prime Minister Ariel Henry stepped down and are calling for a greater high quality of life.
- And new photographs from the James Webb Telescope present a few of the most detailed appears to be like ever at Jupiter. They embrace a few of the planet’s large storms and a number of other of its at the least 79 moons.
The Russian Safety Service mentioned yesterday the automobile bomb that killed Russian TV commentator Darya Dugina close to Moscow was the work of a Ukrainian lady who then fled for Estonia. In a press release, Russia mentioned the incident was ready and dedicated by the Ukrainian Particular Companies, however a Ukrainian presidential advisor dismissed the declare, tweeting that Russian propaganda lives in a fictional world. Nonetheless, we all know that Dugina is useless after the explosion on Sunday. She was the daughter of distinguished ultranationalist Aleksandr Dugin. He is been a robust supporter of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and should have been the bomb’s meant goal. The bomb might have spurred Russian threats on Ukrainian authorities buildings, and lots of authorities staff are working from house this week as a precaution. Mass occasions are additionally banned within the capital of Kyiv this week.
In the meantime, Ukraine’s Premier League although will resume right now. The soccer league was scheduled to return on February twenty fifth, however Russia invaded Ukraine a day earlier forcing video games to be canceled. Right now, Metalist State Membership from Kharkiv and Shakhtar Donetsk will play one another, each from cities at instances on the coronary heart of the battle. They will meet removed from house although in Kyiv and with none followers in attendance, Shakhtar has already been taking part in away from house since 2014 because of armed battle within the Donbas Area.
As youngsters in Texas return for the beginning of the varsity yr, many is likely to be noticing new indicators of their hallways. That is because of a state legislation final yr that requires public faculties to show “In God We Belief” posters in the event that they’re donated to the varsity or purchased with personal donations. Reporter Niki Griswold from the Austin American-Statesman, a part of the USA TODAY Community has extra with producer PJ Elliot.
This really comes from a invoice that was handed throughout the latest Texas legislative session, common session final yr filed by a lawmaker who wished to require faculties to show donated indicators which have the nationwide motto “In God We Belief” if they’re offered a donation of such a poster or if personal donations had been used to buy such a poster. So that very same lawmaker who filed this invoice really filed a invoice, I imagine in 2003 or someday within the early 2000s, to even enable faculty districts to show posters with the nationwide motto, and he went a step additional this previous legislative session to make it a requirement for faculties to take action in the event that they do obtain a donation. And so starting, I feel, within the fall of final yr, after which early this yr in January, transferring into the spring semester, public faculty districts across the state began getting donations of posters with “In God We Belief”. So there is likely to be college students returning to their campuses, this coming fall and noticing these posters of their faculty hallways now that this legislation is in impact.
So Niki, does that imply that if anybody, whether or not they stay within the faculty district and even Texas for that matter, can donate the posters and these faculties are required to show them?
Yup, there are… So far as I do know, and I learn the whole invoice, there is no such thing as a restriction on who can donate these posters. It does not need to be somebody who lives throughout the district. There actually aren’t any restrictions on who can donate these posters and even what number of or something like that.
Has there been any type of pushback from lecturers or mother and father about these posters?
There’s undoubtedly been pushback from mother and father, particularly in additional city areas. The mother and father that I spoke to right here, the place I’m in Austin, lots of them had been fairly upset about this new legislation and thought it was an inappropriate injection of faith in public faculties when there’s actually in the end imagined to be a separation of church and state based mostly on the structure. These mother and father actually noticed faculty districts being compelled to place these posters up as an implicit endorsement of Christianity when there is likely to be college students in public faculties who’re of various faiths or who aren’t spiritual in any respect, and so they noticed it as doubtlessly oppressive to these college students.
You will discover Niki’s full story with a hyperlink in right now’s episode description.
Arkansas State Police and federal officers are launching an investigation after video captured three native cops in Mulberry, Arkansas beating a person throughout an arrest on Sunday. Within the video, officers might be seen punching a person within the head and kneeing him a number of instances as they pinned him down on the bottom. His lawyer, Carrie Jernigan, thinks the one who filmed the incident might have saved his life.
I feel it is protected to say that he’s simply grateful. We have no idea what would occur if that particular person wouldn’t have been videoing. The combat was escalating with these officers, and also you hear that lady on that video yelling and whoever that’s, I feel she may have saved his life.
Two deputies and an officer have been suspended with pay. They’re Zach King, Levi White, and Thell Riddle. Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante denounced the violence.
The conduct that seems on the video that’s circulating is just not indicative of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Division.
Authorities mentioned officers had been responding to reviews of a person making threats. The suspect later recognized as Randal Worcester was taken to the hospital, arrested on a number of expenses and later launched on bail.
The faculty soccer season will get going this week with the NFL one proper behind it subsequent month. Which means parking heaps across the nation will quickly be stuffed with tailgaters once more. However as cash reporter Bailey Schulz tells PJ Elliott tailgating prices are up considerably as journey and meals prices get slammed by inflation.
Yeah, so every little thing else, costs are going up this yr with tailgating it appears. Wells Fargo simply got here out with a report type of analyzing how inflation is affecting lots of the frequent issues individuals purchase after they’re out tailgating, whether or not that is the meals that they are grilling on the recreation or the price it takes to really get there. And lots of these type of elements that allow you tailgate are simply going up with inflation. So some examples are, after all, fuel costs. It’ll value you much more to really get to the sport due to that. Should you’re flying again to your alma mater, it may value you extra as properly as a result of flight tickets are up. After which when you’re really there, and should you’re grilling at a tailgate, it may value you a bit extra the place rooster, floor beef for instance are up 17.6% and 9.7% respectively in July in comparison with a yr earlier than. However it doesn’t matter what you decide, it may value extra to grill as a result of propane and firewood is up about 22%. So lots of various factors that type of make up the tailgating expertise are simply costlier this yr.
So it is not likely nice information for soccer followers because the NFL season will get able to kick off. Bailey, is there any manner that these tailgaters are ready to avoid wasting cash? Do you’ve got any ideas for them?
Yeah, undoubtedly, the place, for instance, you might be type of aware on what you are selecting to serve on the tailgate. So possibly you decide scorching canine, that are up solely 5.3% as an alternative of that rooster or floor beef I discussed earlier. Or say, you desire a tailgate, however as an alternative of paying all that cash to really get into the sport, you’ll be able to watch the sport at a pleasant new TV at your property as a result of TV costs are literally down just a little bit this yr. So yeah, lots of various things you are able to do to type of mitigate prices. One other one which I used to be instructed by one of many authors of this report was that she recommended doing a public transportation to the sport since that may actually helped minimize down gasoline costs, so it is type of pondering by means of all these completely different steps within the tailgate and seeing what areas might be minimize.
What in regards to the ticket costs themselves? Does the report say something about whether or not these costs are up or down?
So yeah, based on the CPI report, tickets for stay sports activities have really fallen over the previous yr, however the researcher I spoke to, the comms I spoke to didn’t have a lot hope for with the ability to save some huge cash with that simply due to mission prices have rebounded sharply recently, and they also’re anticipating costs there to type of type inching again up. So yeah, like I mentioned earlier, a technique it can save you cash should you’re not desirous to spend my finish tickets for the precise recreation might be simply going to the bar, watching it on TV someplace.
Catastrophe has been declared in Dallas County, Texas. That is after heavy rains led to flooding this week. Dallas County Decide Clay Jenkins declared a catastrophe and requested federal and state support. A 60-year-old lady was killed within the Dallas Suburb of Mesquite when flood water swept her car away on a freeway. In the meantime, there are flash floods anticipated up and down the Japanese Seaboard right now. And out west, in Utah’s Zion Nationwide Park, rescuers hold trying to find Jetal Agnihotri who went lacking throughout flash floods on Friday.
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