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Chronicling America Reaches 50 States

New Hampshire Joins the National Digital Newspaper Program, Expanding Online Access to America’s Historic Newspapers

By Library of Congress, Release Date: 13 Sep 2022

From article…

Chronicling America, the searchable online database of historic American newspapers, will soon include digitized newspapers from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and housed and maintained online at the Library of Congress, Chronicling America offers free online access to 19.9 million pages of newspapers published in the United States between 1777 and 1963.

NEH recently awarded its first grant award to a National Digital Newspaper Program partner for the state of New Hampshire, ensuring access to significant newspapers from the entire United States. Dartmouth College will serve as the New Hampshire state hub, partnering with the New Hampshire State Library, the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the University of New Hampshire Library to identify historical newspapers that reflect the state’s political, economic, and cultural history for inclusion in Chronicling America.

Among the first newspapers to be digitized and added to the online repository are the New Hampshire Gazette, the first newspaper known to be printed by an enslaved person; The Dartmouth, founded in 1799 as the Dartmouth Gazette, the nation’s oldest school newspaper; and Among the Clouds, a newspaper printed on top of Mount Washington between 1889 and 1917.

Editor’s Note: Read more, see link below for original item…

Source: https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/chronicling-america-reaches-50-states/s/adfebd2e-eb78-4688-ba71-402f9404c1eb

Marijuana Laws in Every State: Is Pot Legal Where You Live? – CNET

Three-quarters of US states have legalized cannabis.

By Dan Avery, July 7, 2022 10:09 a.m. PT

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Washington, DC, residents can now self-certify for medical marijuana without the need for a doctor’s note.

The DC Council approved a measure in early July, paving the way for adults to verify their medical need for cannabis starting July 7 through the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration website.

While city-issued medical marijuana cards, which must be renewed every two years, cost as much as $100, the new registration system is free. In addition to the nation’s capital, 38 states have legalized medical marijuana and 19 have approved selling, purchasing and possessing cannabis for recreational purposes.

Source: Marijuana Laws in Every State: Is Pot Legal Where You Live? – CNET

‘With Sorrow, We Dissent’: The Three Justices Who Rejected Dobbs – Ms. Magazine

By Stephen Rohde, July 5, 2022

Editor’s Note: Below is the PDF dissent for you to read/download.

For the first time in American history, the Supreme Court has rescinded a constitutional right and conferred it on the states where it may be regulated, abolished and criminalized. (Stefani Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images)

In one of the most important dissenting opinions in Supreme Court history, Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan systematically refuted the arrogant, cruel and legally unsound majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization eliminating a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

The masterful 60-page dissent, with extensive legal citations, deserves to be read by everyone who cares about the future of the United States’ constitutional democracy.

–from article

For the first time in American history, the conservative majority has rescinded a constitutional right and conferred it on the states where it may be regulated, abolished and criminalized.

–from article

For half a century, Roe v. Wade and later, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, “have protected the liberty and equality of women,” Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan wrote.

Roe held, and Casey reaffirmed, that in the first stages of pregnancy, the government could not make that choice for women. The government could not control a woman’s body or the course of a woman’s life. It could not determine what the woman’s future would be. Respecting a woman as an autonomous being, and granting her full equality, meant giving her substantial choice over this most personal and most consequential of all life decisions.”   

Source: ‘With Sorrow, We Dissent’: The Three Justices Who Rejected Dobbs – Ms. Magazine

Hot Dog Styles – Types Of Hot Dogs In The Unites States | Delish

Welcome to the United States of Hot Dogs.

By Allison Arnold Jun 30, 2022

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The hot dog may be one of the most popular foods in the United States, especially in the summer. And while many of us are most familiar with the standard version you might see at a baseball game, there are many variations out there. From coneys and Chicago dogs to Sonoran dogs, many regional styles have developed and thrived around the country through a mix of culture, place, and pride.

Every year on the Fourth of July alone, Americans eat about 150 million hot dogs, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.

–from article

Every year on the Fourth of July alone, Americans eat about 150 million hot dogs, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. What better way to celebrate than to explore some of the most popular hot dog styles with a hot dog expert? So I got in touch with Bruce Kraig, Professor Emeritus in History at Roosevelt University in Chicago and the author of Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America and Hot Dog: A Global History. “You can put anything on a hot dog,” Kraig told me. “It’s a platform for culture and also experimentation.”

While this is by no means a comprehensive list of hot dog styles, it’ll definitely make you crave a hot dog—and might even push you out of your hot dog comfort zone.

Source: Hot Dog Styles – Types Of Hot Dogs In The Unites States

The 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S., From Denver to Charleston | Condé Nast Traveler

Start planning now.

By Caitlin Morton, June 29, 2022

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We dream of the day when we can put our OOO notification on forever and settle down in the sort of place previously reserved for vacations. But where to go?

WalletHub recently released its annual Best & Worst Places to Retire list—a ranking of 182 cities across the United States (including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state) based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and health care.

Each of the four metrics took several factors into consideration. “Affordability” looks at adjusted cost of living and taxpayer-friendliness (among others); “activities” looks at golf courses and art galleries per capita; “quality of life” looks at weather and strength of elder abuse protections; and “health care” looks at vaccination rates and quality of public hospitals.

Not surprisingly, Florida continues to prove itself as a retiree hot spot, occupying 4 slots in the top 10. But the list really runs the gamut of geography and demographics. (In case you’re wondering, WalletHub considers San Bernardino, California, to be the “worst” city for retirees, followed by Newark, New Jersey.) 

Read on for this year’s top 10 best places to retire in the U.S. and decide where you’d like to hang your hat…or, more accurately, park your vintage convertible. (Hey, you deserve it.)

Source: The 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S., From Denver to Charleston | Condé Nast Traveler