According to Forbes, sales of electric cars soared in 2016 and according to analysts the numbers are set to rise as manufacturers work out the kinks. According to Consumer Reports there are many benefits to owning an electric car; on the top of the list is gas prices, no more gas, no more price. Even the cost of electricity can be eliminated if your home is equipped with solar system.
For many, Minnesota Senator Al Franken doesn't fit the bill of career politician. Prior to taking office the senator was a comedian who worked alongside comedic legends such as Chevy Chase and Dennis Miller. Now, the former comedian is facing a situation that is no laughing matter as a woman has come forward accusing the senator of sexual harassment.
News of American athletes acting unruly and committing crimes overseas would be more shocking if it were a new occurrence. But, when news of three college basketball stars being arrested in China came out most people on social media were disappointed rather than shocked. Earlier this month UCLA was in China for their season opener against Georgia Tech.
As Americans we value the rights given to us by our forefathers; but, when a star athlete used his First Amendment right to protest police brutality he was chastised by fans and shunned by his sport. Now, former star quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken his place in history alongside athletes like Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson.
It's become the new norm in social media; people upset over a particular situation and uploading their frustrations on to the world wide web. Up until now it's been people burning their once favorite sports team's apparel; now the social media universe is exploding with people destroying their Keurig coffee makers.
As the saying goes "where there's a will, there's a way" and that's the perfect way to describe the drug trade. A billion dollar industry with no end in sight which forces nations across the globe to intensify their efforts to stop the flow of illicit drugs. But, as countries build walls, put boots on the ground and use the latest tech to combat the problem, drug syndicates are also discovering new ways to meet the demand.
Yuma's own State Representative Don Shooter is once again on the defensive, this time against recently surfaced allegations of sexual harassment from another state representative. State Representative Michelle Urenti-Rita came out publicly reporting that she has been harassed by several members of the house, but only named Don Shooter.
Once again, we mourn as a nation as news of yet another mass shooting makes headlines. Yet again another shooting at a place where we go for solace and prayer; a crazed gunman unleashed an unwarranted attack on defenseless church goers at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Details of the attack are grim and authorities are still trying to piece together just what drove 26-year old Devin Kelley to kill 26 people and wound 20 others.
They're the epitome of heroism, the men and women who stand in harms way to protect our way of life. So, when one of our guardians walks away from their post, it's more than just desertion it's a betrayal to the American way of life. In 2009, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl did just that; Sergeant Bergdahl was later captured by the Taliban.
They've become the face of terrorism; ISIS also referred to as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in Syria. The splinter cell that spawned from Al-Qaeda has spread throughout the globe and has called on lone wolf attackers to fight for their cause. Most recent was the attack in New York were a 29 year old New Jersey man drove a truck down a bike path killing eight and seriously injuring twelve others.