Links and Notes - Thu, May 21, 2020

7:07 p.m.

Low cloudiness, a bit on the dark side for only 7pm. Light to moderate wind. Comfy cool. Jumper weather. It's warmer at TOL. It feels like upper 50s here in West Toledo.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 21, 2020 6:52 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 64 F
Humidity : 75%
Wind Speed : SE 8 mph
Barometer : 30.11 in
Dewpoint: 56 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 21, 2020 6:53 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 60 F
Humidity : 78%
Wind Speed : ENE 8 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 53 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 21, 2020 6:55 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 58 F
Humidity : 67%
Wind Speed : E 6 mph
Barometer : 30.13 in
Dewpoint: 47 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 21, 2020 3:33 pm

Tonight: A chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

10:30 a.m.

This morning was cloudy. This is day six for east winds, although the winds were light this morning.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 21, 2020 9:52 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 60 F
Humidity : 58%
Wind Speed : E 8 mph
Barometer : 30.18 in
Dewpoint: 45 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 21, 2020 9:53 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 58 F
Humidity : 69%
Wind Speed : E 8 mph
Barometer : 30.19 in
Dewpoint: 48 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 21, 2020 10:15 am EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 58 F
Humidity : 72%
Wind Speed : ENE 6 mph
Barometer : 30.20 in
Dewpoint: 49 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 21, 2020 6:36 am

Today: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: A chance of showers before 11am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Light and variable wind.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Memorial Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Flood Warning issued May 21 at 4:20AM EDT until May 22 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS Cleveland

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Ohio...
Portage River At Woodville
Maumee River At Waterville
Scioto River Near Prospect
...Flood warning extended until Friday morning...The flood warning
continues for
The Maumee River At Waterville.
* Until Friday morning.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* At 12.0 feet...Flooding begins in Side Cut Metropark. The river is
out of banks in Waterville.

Links

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/20/michigan-flooding-dam-toxic-contamination-threat


http://www.toledoblade.com/business/energy/2020/05/21/toledo-solar-starts-solar-panel-production-business/stories/20200520119

American solar panel manufacturers don't have the best track record, but a new company operating in Perrysburg believes it has found a winning formula.

The Atlas Venture Group is leading a $30 million initiative to produce cadmium telluride (Cad-Tel) solar panels operating as Toledo Solar, Inc. The new company acquired the assets of Willard & Kelsey Solar Group in May, 2019.

Atlas chairman Aaron Bates, a native Toledoan, said the process was long and his team did its due diligence before going all in.

Toledo Solar's annual manufacturing capacity will start at 100 megawatts. Based on current orders and schedules, the company expects to increase annual output to 850 megawatts by 2026, which is enough electricity to power 170,000 homes.

Mr. Bates admits he "wasn't much of a solar guy" once upon a time, didn't know much about the industry, and actually had a negative outlook on it. That changed over time as he began talking with folks from the University of Toledo, including engineer Jim Appold, who developed the Oliver House and Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

Mr. Bates relied on those he met along the way in his career before deciding to start Toledo Solar.


http://www.toledoblade.com/a-e/art/2020/05/21/Art-Supply-Depo-exhibition-explores-coronavirus-toledo/stories/20200519124

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/transportation/2020/05/20/streetscape-project-to-close-lanes-on-summit-street/stories/20200520127


last month, mayor wade said that the city will have a major budget hole this year, like most cities and towns, due to the covid-19 pandemic reducing tax collections, since businesses had mostly shutdown.

how does the city have the money for this project? mayor wade wanted his scam tax known as issue 1 to be passed this spring by voters that would allegedly provide more money for street repairs, but it would provide more money to be used or wasted in the general fund. voters defeated the issue.

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/city/2020/05/20/Toledo-City-Council-approves-Summit-Street-reconstruction/stories/20200520123

Councilmen Katie Moline and Larry Sykes voted against the project, citing budget concerns.

Toledo City Council in a 10-2 vote on Wednesday approved a $10.5 million redesign of downtown’s Summit Street that the Kapszukiewicz administration wants to have completed in time for next year’s Solheim Cup at Inverness.

This is violent misuse of taxpayer money. Will the Blade pound the hell out of city government in the upcoming months? If we need local journalism to hold local politicians accountable, then this is a time for the Blade to beat the shit out of mayor wade and all on city clowncil who voted to waste this money.

The Inverness golf club is located nowhere near downtown Toledo. I don't know what the Solheim Cup is.

The project will run from Lafayette Street to Jackson Street and will slow vehicle traffic, expand space for pedestrians and outdoor dining, and improve the corridor’s aesthetics. To pay for it, the city intends to issue bonds, debt they’ll then pay back over the next 15 or 20 years.

Councilmen Katie Moline and Larry Sykes voted against the measures, citing concerns about the expense when the city is facing a budget deficit and is about to lose its finance director to a new job.

City officials predict the general fund’s budget hole could widen to $50 million, depending on how severe the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic lasts. Tom Skrobola, who has been the city’s finance director since November 2018, soon will leave his post for a job in Michigan.

Those who supported the project said upgrading the corridor is much-needed and will prompt more development and connectivity downtown.

Follow the money. Local unions get people on city clowncil, not voters.

“These are much-needed construction jobs for the city that will put tax dollars back in our coffers,” Council President Matt Cherry said. “It definitely would spike, I feel, more development.”

In other business Wednesday, officials voted 11-1 to allow plans for a $56.6 million development near ProMedica Toledo Hospital to move forward. ProMedica and Columbus-based developer Frank Kass, who founded Continental Real Estate Co., intend to build apartments, a hotel, and a mixed-use building at what was formerly home to the Colony neighborhood in West Toledo.

Kass and ProMedica are tied together, as I believe both have been or are heavily involved with the development of the Marina District in downtown Toledo.


http://www.toledoblade.com/news/nation/2020/05/20/Senate-panel-approves-subpoena-targeting-Hunter-Biden/stories/20200521044

The committee voted 8-6 to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a lobbying firm that was a consultant to the gas company in Ukraine that paid Hunter Biden to serve as a board member.

http://www.toledoblade.com/news/nation/2020/05/19/1-Michigan-dam-breached-another-at-risk-amid-Midwest-floods/stories/20200519144

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/Coronavirus/2020/05/20/Grocery-workers-criticize-Kroger-others-for-ending-hazard-pay/stories/20200520111

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/politics/2020/05/20/August-17-could-become-Gene-Kranz-Day/stories/20200520116

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2020/05/20/Personal-data-exposed-in-Ohio-unemployment-system-breach/stories/20200520114

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/politics/2020/05/20/ohio-lawmakers-seek-to-ease-restrictions-on-liquor-service/stories/20200520099

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2020/05/20/toledo-police-investigate-assault-at-downtown-bar-tin-can/stories/20200520085


https://mediagazer.com/200521/p8#a200521p8

Memo: The Atlantic is laying off 68 people across divisions, or about 20% of its staff, after collapse of its events business, with the rest getting pay cuts

Excerpts from the discussion area:

Ben Thompson / @benthompson: Honestly, as brutal as these layoffs are, the situation at The Atlantic kind of gives me hope? You can support 90 writers generating meaningful subscriber growth with a lot fewer people than before, because of the Internet. It's an asset!

Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Counterpoint: Revenue loss from the coronavirus is an extreme event, not a sign of a money-losing operation. The exact type of situation where having an owner with deep pockets is supposed to be a benefit

Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I don't mean to be insensitive, but isn't The Atlantic owned by a billionaire? https://twitter.com/...

Even being owned by a billionaire is not a sustainable business model.

Hamza Shaban / @hshaban: What is the point of having a billionaire majority owner if they are not willing to shield the news organization from financial shocks?

@kerrymflynn: The Atlantic's layoffs is another example of how billionaire owners are treating their media businesses. TIME owner Marc Benioff (worth $7.3B per Forbes) said he promised to protect the magazine's jobs during the pandemic. Laurene Powell Jobs (net worth $19.6M) owns The Atlantic

Southpaw / @nycsouthpaw: Apple billionaire Laurene Jobs acquired The Atlantic in 2017 and has increased her control of the organization since, launching an aggressive expansion that put the formerly profitable company in the red well before the current crisis.

Gerald Butts / @gmbutts: Lots of outlets moved aggressively into events to generate revenue as the traditional business model collapsed. #Covid19 is blowing a big hole in that strategy. @TheAtlantic is the latest to feel it.

25 years ago, the web blew a big hole in the media's strategy of relying on advertising for revenue. Today, the pandemic is blowing a hole in the media's strategy of STILL relying on advertising for revenue.


will this less the cesspool qualities of twitter?

https://mediagazer.com/200520/p11#a200520p11

Discussion:
Suzanne Xie / Twitter: Testing, testing...new conversation settings
Ida Torres / Android Community: Twitter testing out new convo settings to help manage replies
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Twitter Gives Users More Control Over Tweets
@petersterne: Twitter's new reply options remind me a lot of @CJR's Galley platform. https://blog.twitter.com/...
Aroon Deep / MediaNama: Twitter tests feature to disable replies to tweets
Mike Masnick / @mmasnick: Twitter getting lots of hate for this new feature, because everyone likes to hate on Twitter every time it launches new features, but seems like a cool experiment. Will be curious to see how people use it (and am trying to think of use cases for myself). https://blog.twitter.com/...
Ned Segal / @nedsegal: I'd really love to hear from you about this new feature we are testing :) https://blog.twitter.com/...
Rob Sek-Wisniewski / @sekwisniewski: @IvanTheK was this supposed to be a joke @nedsegal ? see, I can still take a screenshot and tag all participants https://twitter.com/...
Paul Blanchard / @paulwrblanchard: Why @twitter is there still no ‘middle ground’ between blocking someone, but stopping them engaging with your account. Like the ‘restrict’ feature on Instagram, which works really well https://techcrunch.com/...
Manish Maheshwari / @manishm345: 🗨️Since last year, we've been working to give people more control over their conversations starting with the ability to hide replies. And now, we're testing new settings that let you choose who can reply to your Tweet and join your conversation. https://blog.twitter.com/... https://twitter.com/...
@ivanthek: Twitter CFO solicits feedback on the new reply-restriction feature, but restricts who can actually reply to this tweet. Smh. https://twitter.com/...
Caroline Orr / @rvawonk: Twitter is now allowing users to choose who can reply to their tweets by selecting one of three options: everyone, only people you follow, or only people you mention. This seems like it's mostly a bandaid to avoid dealing with the underlying problems. https://blog.twitter.com/...
Matt Singh / @mattsingh_: Although if they don't also let you stop QTs, it won't help with your mentions (although it will at least stop reply pileons)
Eriq Gardner / @eriqgardner: Praise be. https://twitter.com/...
Marcus Walker / @walkermarcus: This is bad. One of the great democratising positives of twitter is the ability of people across all levels of influence to interact. https://twitter.com/...
Tom Hamilton / @thhamilton: Dunno why they can't have a feature that deletes all the shit replies to my tweets but keeps all my good replies to other people's tweets. https://twitter.com/...
Matt Singh / @mattsingh_: I can see some benefits to this feature https://twitter.com/...
Rocket Surgery / @kateconger: It's over for y'all, goodbye https://blog.twitter.com/...
Chris Geidner / @chrisgeidner: Twitter deciding to make Twitter a place where people can create group chats that everyone can see but not engage with shows that Twitter has completely lost the plot of what Twitter is.
Andréa López / @bluechoochoo: It's true this will increase quote tweet volume. But people have to spend attention credit with their own audience, they can't squat under somebody else's.
Andréa López / @bluechoochoo: Fun Tumblr trivia: They deliberately didn't enable comments. You had to reblog (quote tweet) whatever you wanted on your own blog, a stronger test of how you valued your own comment/attention.
Andréa López / @bluechoochoo: Every mechanism swings both ways (utility and abuse). People are right to clock what Twitter's new conversation controls will change. But they should be sure to recognize what the current ones do, too.
Gadi Schwartz / @gadinbc: Finally! Twitter for the rational! Can't come soon enough! https://blog.twitter.com/...
Willy / @willystaley: Tweaking my reply settings to “only guys who ‘get it’” https://blog.twitter.com/...
Will Oremus / @willoremus: Twitter is testing a new feature that lets you limit who can reply to your tweets. This is very good news for the many users, particularly women and people of color, who can't tweet without triggering a cascade of harassing and condescending “reply guys.” https://blog.twitter.com/...
@mattnavarra: Twitter is now publicly testing a feature that limits who can reply to your tweets https://techcrunch.com/... Does your account have the feature?
@twittersupport: A conversation on Twitter can get noisy and hard to follow. For a more meaningful convo experience, we're testing something new. 👇 As you compose a new Tweet, you can open replies to everyone, people you follow, or just people you @ mention. For details: https://blog.twitter.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Carl Quintanilla / @carlquintanilla: TWITTER: “.. we're testing new settings that let you choose who can reply to your Tweet and join your conversation.” (via ⁦@Twitter⁩) $TWTR https://blog.twitter.com/...
Neeraj K. Agrawal / @neerajka: Twitter is rolling out controls for who is allowed to reply to a tweet. This means you can post wrong stuff and no one can correct you in the replies. Have fun kids https://blog.twitter.com/...
Taylor Lorenz / @taylorlorenz: Are reply guys just gonna become quote tweet guys now? https://blog.twitter.com/...
Garett Sloane / Ad Age: Twitter unveils 'don't @ me' feature for silencing trolls and ‘reply guys’
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web: Twitter tests letting you choose who can reply to your tweets
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Twitter rolls out test of feature allowing you to limit who can reply to your tweets
Evan Selleck / iDownloadBlog.com: Twitter is testing the ability to limit who can reply to a tweet
Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Twitter will put options to limit replies directly on the compose screen

Twitter is testing a feature that lets a tweet's author limit who can reply, giving the options of Everyone, People You Follow, and Only People You Mention


Publishers like Time and Gannett are highlighting packages of stories of civic, economic, and public recovery to lure back coronavirus-weary advertisers

https://digiday.com/media/news-publishers-new-tactic-emphasize-the-good-news-to-lure-back-coronavirus-weary-advertisers/


what a shock.

https://mediagazer.com/200521/p2#a200521p2

NYT's proprietary ads platform plan has been misread as protecting user data more than Facebook and Google do, yet NYT will still sell targeted ads using data

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200520/00323544534/how-most-anti-internet-crew-misread-news-that-ny-times-is-getting-rid-3rd-party-advertisers.shtml

Discussion:
Jacob Silverman / @silvermanjacob: This is an important distinction for those who were praising the NYT for this. They're just making their own data collection and ad targeting system (albeit one that may be slightly less invasive than the Google/FB panopticon). https://twitter.com/...
@freedomofpress: The New York Times will stop using third parties to collect reader data for advertisers. A small step in the right direction towards a more privacy-friendly news environment https://www.axios.com/...
Zack Kanter / @zackkanter: Wow. Adtech giant NYT ($800m ARR, $6B valuation) to begin selling user data directly to advertisers. Scary, anticompetitive trend led by corporate journalism - local news outlets just can't compete with closed tech platforms like this. https://www.axios.com/...
Allen Tan / @tealtan: whispers this is a great and long overdue move, I only wish that it didn't take GDPR / ad-blockers to force this move by publishers https://www.axios.com/...
Nicholas Dawes / @nicdawes: A huge step, but not easily generalized from: “This can only work because we have 6 million subscribers and millions more registered users that we can identify and because we have a breadth of content”. Smaller outlets will need a different road to liberation from awful ad-tech. https://twitter.com/...
Mike Masnick / @mmasnick: You can tell who does and who doesn't understand how internet ads work based on their kneejerk reaction to this story. Watching people cheer it on, despite it being the exact opposite of what they think is mindblowing. https://www.axios.com/...
Jake Williams / @malwarejake: Really excited to see NYT move to phase out 3rd party advertising data. I hope both advertisers and NYT see success with this model and we see it replicated elsewhere. https://www.axios.com/...
Raju Narisetti / @raju: The @nytimes continues to fundamentally reshape itself, well beyond any news organization in the US, in many different ways. @axios: The New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data https://www.axios.com/...?


this seemed to be a lot of words that said very little. this contained too many mass generalized claims.

https://medianut.substack.com/p/the-hollowing-out-of-american-journalism

Local journalism is gone; ...

Wrong. It might be gone or diminished in many locales, but it still exists in Toledo. This still exists toledoblade.com. I read it my way. I saw new stories this morning. How is it gone?

It might be "gone" based upon my belief that the Blade fails to investigate and criticize the actions of Toledo and Lucas County governments. The Blade gives cursory coverage.

We are told by journalists that local news, such as the Blade, is needed to hold local officials and businesses accountable, but I don't see that with the Blade, especially with regards to local politicians.

This spring, the Blade failed to expose the financial incompetence of Toledo city government over the past 20 years when Toledo mayor Wade pushed for an issue to be passed this spring by the voters to increase the temporary income tax that was passed in the early 1980s. How is something that is nearly 30-years-old still called temporary?

The Blade should have hammered city government and exposed city government for wasting money for road repairs on other expenses. The Blade should have exposed why the city's general fund keeps swelling.

Why does Toledo have more police officers and firemen today than the city had in 1970, relative to the size of the population?

Toledo's population has declined by over 100,000 people, since 1970. Raw numbers-wise, we have fewer police officers and firemen, but the rate of decline in those positions has not matched the rate of decline of our population.

Obviously, we have far fewer more actual structural fire calls today than in the 1970s and 1980s. I'm sure that drug overdoses have increased significantly over the past 15 years.

In my opinion, the Blade has failed over the past 15 years to expose the incompetence and possible malfeasance in local government. I don't see the evidence that the Blade is needed to hold local officials accountable.

If the Blade investigated local orgs and entities that receive at least some taxpayer money, including the Toledo Zoo and Imagination Station, some or many local residents, non-profit leaders, activists, business leaders, and more would criticize the Blade for being too negative.

I believe that enough outrage could occur that the Blade or Block Communications could be hurt financially if the Blade became an legitimate investigative media org by FOIA-ing the hell out of all entities that receive taxpayer money.

If nothing shady exists within the orgs, then that's a good news story. But it's not up to the Blade to decide if it's good or bad news. The Blade should investigate and report and let READERS decide if this is good and bad news and worthy of some time of action.

If the Blade put a microscope on the city of Toledo budget, it would probably be ignored by most Blade readers because it would be too boring even though it concerns how their tax dollars get spent (or squandered).

Based upon the continued decline in voter interest in local elections over the past 30 years, it's more likely that local residents would be interested in a Blade story about the big tree houses (small homes) built at one of our local metroparks. We toured the tree homes last November out in the Oak Openings Metropark area. Pretty amazing stuff. It would be fun to rent one at this time of the year. They were suppose to open this spring, but the pandemic crisis delayed the rental ability.

Anyway, I'm guessing that local residents would be more interested in reading about the tree homes than a detailed account of Toledo's illegal refuse fee tax scam that has existed since 2007.

The lack of interest by readers in hard, local political stories may dictate the Blade's reporting. Don't investigate local government because hardly anyone will care. It's possible that more people will be upset by the Blade's poking around, instead of being upset by what the Blade uncovers. This means that the Blade will focus on "soft" news that won't upset people.

A small team of hungry investigative journalists who have no desire to be friends with anyone and would be funded by personal donations is what's needed in Toledo to expose how our tax dollars are spent. That does not mean that our tax dollars are wasted. The purpose of the media org is to investigate and report and let readers decide and then take action. One reader might say that tax money is wasted on that project while another reader says that the project is needed for other reasons.


https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/coronavirus-patterns-make-local-news-more-important-than-ever.php

Organ Transplants Down as Stay-at-Home Rules Reduce Fatal Traffic Collisions (npr.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23258858

China signals plan to take full control of Hong Kong (greenwichtime.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23259455

Automattic invests in Matrix (techcrunch.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23256050

Kiss Linux – A distribution with a focus on less is more (k1ss.org)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23255642