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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
‘Better Call Saul’ better than ‘Breaking Bad’ | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment
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‘Better Call Saul’ better than ‘Breaking Bad’ | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

Editor’s note: The following column contains “Better Call Saul spoilers up to but not including the series finale, airing Monday night (Aug. 15) on AMC:In 2013, fans didn’t just crowd around their brand-new 48-inch, 200-pound Panasonic Plasma TV screens to watch the final few episodes of “Breaking Bad.” They gathered at cinemas to watch their antihero go down in an unapologetic symphony of gunfire and Badfinger's "Baby Blue” on a (real) big screen alongside dozens of other newly converted meth sympathizers.The “Breaking Bad” capper was the third most-watched series finale in cable history, behind only “The Sopranos” and “Sex & The City.” A one-hour “Talkin...
Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery
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Utah ski resorts upgrade avalanche mitigation technology to phase out old military artillery

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutesALTA — Alta Ski Area is installing new avalanche towers to better protect skiers and to phase out old military artillery.This summer, the resort is installing five Wyssen avalanche towers around Mt. Baldy from the Switzerland-based company, according to Mike Maughan, Alta's general manager. Alta installed three last summer in the Supreme area of the mountain, and several more will be installed next year.Several howitzers — long-range military weapons that launch a projectile — are currently in use in Little Cottonwood Canyon to trigger controlled avalanches."Mov(ing) away from anything that's shooting a projectile in the air is a safer, better way to do avalanche mitigation work," Maughan said.This winter will be the ...
Snake attack: Eight Henry Awards for ‘Rattlesnake Kate’ | Arts & Entertainment
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Snake attack: Eight Henry Awards for ‘Rattlesnake Kate’ | Arts & Entertainment

As expected, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts took the biggest bite out of the 16th Henry Awards on Monday, largely on the strength of its world-premiere musical “Rattlesnake Kate.” But most everything else about the annual gala felt like a new day in the Colorado theater community.The awards, named after legendary producer Henry Lowenstein, honor outstanding achievement among the Colorado Theatre Guild’s member companies. This year, directors Alicia Young and Jerry McCauley made an intentional programming statement acknowledging rapid changes that are happening within the Colorado theater community by having all 66 awards presenters be members of tra...
Entertainment Critic Jim Ruocco Gives Rave Reviews for Thrown Stone’s Athena!
Entertainment

Entertainment Critic Jim Ruocco Gives Rave Reviews for Thrown Stone’s Athena!

Editor's note: Here, international/national/regional entertainment critic Jim Ruocco reviews Thrown Stone's production of Athena.  "Athena" is being staged at Thrown Stone (Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St., Ridgefield, CT) through August 6, 2022. For tickets or more information, call (203) 442-1714. website: thrownstone.org   The immersive setting for Gracie Gardner's "Athena" is a high-performance piste - an officially raised platform where fencers compete in full-fencing gear using techniques, combat and exemplary disciplines to score winning points made through the weapon's actual contact with their dueling opponent. Parrying.Sparring.Dodging.Teasing.Scoring.Winning. It's a contest embellished by guttural screaming, slippery tactic...
Yolanda Ortega is still in the race | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment
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Yolanda Ortega is still in the race | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

Yolanda Ortega does not know how to quit. (Seriously, she has tried three times.)Instead, the 50-year veteran of higher-education administration – and the 48-year grand dame of Denver’s Chicano theater community – is running to become the first member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents to represent the newly created 8th congressional district.“I am just not ready to stop serving,” said Ortega, who is running for political office for the first time at an age she will only say starts with a 7.Ortega won 56% of the District 8 Democratic vote in the June 28 primary to win the first campaign of her life. She now advances to face Republican Mark VanDrie...
Results: Mayoral elections in Herkimer, Ilion | Politics
Politics

Results: Mayoral elections in Herkimer, Ilion | Politics

Here are the unofficial election results for the mayoral races in the villages of Herkimer and Ilion.Village of IlionMayorJohn Stephens, R: 323Ron Schoonmaker, D: 210Brian Lamica, (Write-In): 50Village of HerkimerMayorMark Ainsworth, D:Mark Netti, I: Dana Sherry, R:Amanda Viscomi, I:   ...
Do you have a friend in ‘Friends’? | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment
Entertainment

Do you have a friend in ‘Friends’? | John Moore | Arts & Entertainment

I’d like to believe I’ve been dancing a fairly friendly two-step with the inevitability of aging. I accept that there comes a time when hair stops growing where you want it to and suddenly starts to grow where you don’t. I have taken to filling my car with gas when I’m down to half a tank. I’m cool with it.Well, I was. Until I mentioned to my college theater students that “Jagged Little Pill” recently turned 25 years old. Blank faces. So I tried again.“You know, 25 years of bastardizing the word ‘ironic?’ ” Crickets.So I flat-out asked for a show of hands how many of my students had even heard of Alanis Morissette. Two dozen hands stayed down. Two dozen mouths...
Jail commissary is service, business | News
Business

Jail commissary is service, business | News

Jails in Kentucky are required by law to provide 2,400 calories in meals every day to inmates. There’s no law requiring jails to provide additional commissary services.Daviess County Jailer Art Maglinger said the jail has a commissary because state law allows a portion of commissary revenue to be used for security improvements, tools for work crews and some recreational purposes, such as paying the jail’s cable TV bill. Having a commissary also helps control inmate behavior, somewhat.Kellwell Commissary Services sets the prices, Maglinger said.“I do have an interest in keeping the prices low,” Maglinger said in an interview ...