Daily Primer 6/27/17

Daily Primer 6/27/17

Happy Tuesday! Our Farm to Table issue hits the streets tomorrow. Get a flavor for it with WB Belcher’s story on 9 Miles East and Luke Stoddard Nathan’s trip to Altamont Orchards for strawberry picking. David Howard King got to nerd out with the drummer of his favorite not-metal band, Thou. Thou play Upstate Concert Hall on Saturday.

Katie Cusack, @katiecusackk

Cuomo calls lawmakers back to the CapitolTimes Union

“The governor said last week it was a ‘dereliction of duty’ for lawmakers to leave Albany without addressing mayoral control.”

World food security risk growing, Chatham House saysBBC News

New study calls for the diversification of food production and adjustment of “climate resilient” infrastructure in heavily used trade ports such as the Panama Canal.

Emmett Till marker in Mississippi vandalized, erasedUSA Today

Information about Till’s live has been scratched off of his memorial.

“‘This time, it’s not someone with a shotgun or somebody trying to run over or tear down the sign,’ said Davis Houck, a member of the Emmett Till Memory Project. ‘This time, it’s more sinister because it’s carefully thought out. It’s not a defacing, but an erasing.’”

What moved and what didn’t as State Session ended Gotham Gazette

Mayoral control and local taxes are a hot topic. Buy America, a raise on the age for child marriage and medical marijuana is approved for those with PTSD. Ethics and electoral reform are not addressed.

Luke Stoddard Nathan, @lukestdnathan

Consulting firm hired to study downtown Albany landAlbany Business Review

The properties are located close to the Greyhound bus station.

Cuomo’s Use of Troopers in New York City Frustrates Police LeadersThe New York Times

A detailed look at Gov. Cuomo’s deployment of state troopers around New York City.

Before the InternetThe New Yorker

“It was a heady time!”

Bull Moose Club wants lobbyists, advocatesTimes Union

“Nardacci says club members must follow only two rules; no preaching or proselytizing for a party, candidate or product (a blog, webcast).  If members decide to work on a project together, fine, but don’t launch a recruitment effort in the club.”

Jaya Sundaresh, @jayaist

LGBTQ pride marches marked by protest across US — (ABC News)

Good write-up on the political bent of this years’ pride celebrations.

What Moved and What Didn’t as State Session Ended — (Gotham Gazette)

A summary of what happened, in the New York State legislative session this year.

TSA de-cluttering tests get attention from ACLU — (The Hill)

TSA now wants to look at the books you’re carrying on flights, and the ACLU isn’t happy. (Imagine the raised eyebrows that might ensue at a Quran or a copy of The New Jim Crow.)

Israel begins cutting electricity to Gaza as Palestinians factions feud — (The Telegraph)

Israel begins reducing the already scant electricity rations that Gaza receives by 45 minutes.

Republicans Spent Their Weekend Lying Their Faces Off About Health Care — (The Nation)

Op-Ed from Joan Walsh documenting the various whoppers coming from the GOP on the monstrous Senate bill.


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