TO BEDESTROYED 02/28/18 A volunteer writes: I have volunteered at the BACC for a long time, and I can confidently say that this guy is one of the calmest, most chill dogs I’ve ever met. I prefer to call him Mr. Black, since he is such a gentleman! He walks like an angel on the leash; waits until we’re outside to do his business; and his general cool, calm, collectedness is admired by everyone as he walks by. I get the sense that Mr. Black is wise beyond his years- on our walks together, he often stops to look behind him and stare off into the distance, seeming to contemplate our existence (or maybe he’s looking for his forever family?). Although he never pulls on the leash, Mr. Black loves to stop and explore everything we pass, and he especially loves looking into cars to lock eyes with their drivers.
BLAKE was left at the shelter by his owner. He needs a furever home this time.
Groundhog Day may be the one day of the year that you give the Marmota monax much thought. For example, did you know that a young groundhog is sometimes called a chuckling? How about that the groundhog is a rodent in the ground squirrel family? Show us your Punxsutawney genius by identifying the groundhogs in the following pictures from the New York Public Library Digital Collection.
Three S.C. lawmakers who have pleaded guilty to public corruption charges still are picking up a major retirement perk after leaving office – paid for by state taxpayers.
Those same retirement benefits cover three other lawmakers – a suspended state senator and two retired House representatives – who now face trial as part of the same State House corruption investigation, led by special prosecutor David Pascoe.
In total, retirement benefits for the six legislators will cost S.C. taxpayers about $200,000 a year, according to the state’s pension agency.
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African-American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., on the night of Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and raped by six white men.
The crime was extensively covered in the black press and an early catalyst for the civil rights movement. The N.A.A.C.P. sent a young activist from its Montgomery, Ala., chapter named Rosa Parks to investigate. African-Americans around the country demanded that the men be prosecuted.
Our experts are working to save cultural heritage under attack in Iraq. They explain our active role in preserving local history in @smithsonianmag.
There are 124 health plans doing business in California that are regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care. This list provides the plan’s licensed name, the business name if different than the licensed name, and the health plan type. Click on the name of the health plan to view their contact information. Click on the column headings to sort the records.