Caged in Legal Trouble

Family alleges defamation

If we take anything positive away from 2020, it will be the premiere of Tiger King.  While we found humor in the wild history of Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin was allegedly cracking jokes about the disappearance and declared death of her husband, Don Lewis. Promoted to a role on Dancing with the Stars, Baskin was quoted in interviews as making light banter concerning her husband’s current and possibly unfortunate state.   Read more

Seeking Refuge in New Federal Lawsuit

Save Alaska!

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s key goal is to preserve the land of the arctic refuge.  Led by Ferguson, a federal lawsuit has been filed in the hopes of stopping the progression of plans to drill for oil and gas in this northeastern region of Alaska.  For anyone who has watched the television show, The Last Alaskans, it is easy to see and appreciate the desolate landscape of snow, trees, and wildlife.  Inhabited by seven or eight families, the current residents of the refuge may maintain cabin permits up until the death of their last-born child.  Read more

Chain of Issues Not Yet Fixed

Bicyclists, beware.

Regardless of experience level, those who ride bicycles should forever be cognizant of road and path conditions and avoid areas with routine issues.  In Evansville, Indiana, there is a section of passage known as Pigeon Creek Greenway, located under the Franklin Street bridge, where bicyclists have been injured in the past.  The most recent incident involves a skilled bike rider, who hit a mud patch and toppled to the ground.  She sustained a broken wrist, broken teeth, road rash, bruising, and bleeding. Read more

Hospital Tries to Avoid Strike

We love our nurses!

During this past week, in response to a scheduled nurses strike, the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH) filed a lawsuit that would hopefully halt the strike. With nurses on the street instead of caring for patients, the hospital is concerned for the wellbeing and health of the public.  At the heart of the strike is the struggle and dispute over contract negotiations and staffing needs.  The Illinois Nurses Association supports the rights of over a thousand nurses currently employed by the University of Illinois Hospital.  Nurses affiliated with this organization were employed under a three-year-contract that just ended on August 24 but was extended for an additional two weeks.  The two parties have not come to an agreement in regard to updated contract terms.  Read more

An Unforgettable Sound is Fired

Fresh music

As one of the longest running shows on television, The Simpsons is known for its comedic approach to middle-class life, accompanied by an unforgettable animated cast. The series is recognizable by not only the voices of the characters but also the theme song and other compositions played throughout.  Viewers may thank lead composer, Alf Clausen, for his contribution to the series.  The Emmy-winner had worked for his employer since the second season started in 1990.  Unfortunately, Fox cut ties with Clausen in 2017, terminating his employment. Clausen, however, did not take his dismissal lightly and filed a discrimination lawsuit in August 2019. Read more