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The “What happened in your state last week?” Megathread, Week 4

Welcome to the ‘What happened in your state last week’ thread, where you can post any local political news stories that you find important in the comments. This is a weekly thread posted every Monday, in order to facilitate more discussion on local issues on r/politics. Since this is intended to be a thread about local politics, top-level comments that are exclusively about national issues will not be allowed. When commenting, please include the state you’re living in, and don’t forget to link sources. Also, please actually describe what happened. “I live in X, you know what happened” isn’t helpful to users and will be removed.

If someone from your state made a news round-up that you think is insufficient, feel free to comment to that round-up with further news stories. Enjoy discussion, and review our civility guidelines before engaging with others.


Hi there, r/politics. A reminder that news about presidential election primary candidates is considered off topic for this thread. Thank you, and have a good week!

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Kobe Bryant expected to join star-studded Basketball Hall of Fame class after tragic death, chairman says

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Kobe Bryant is expected to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility following his tragic death in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.

Basketball Hall of Fame Chairman Jerry Colangelo told The Athletic that the 2020 class will be one of the best and is expected to include Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.

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“Expected to be arguably the most epic class ever with Kobe, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett,” Colangelo told The Athletic. “Kobe will be honored the way he should be.”

According to The Athletic, Bryant will be a part of the standard screening process for possible Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday. The finalists will be named in February during NBA All-Star Weekend and the formal inductees will be announced at the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four in April.

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Bryant, Garnett and Duncan were the only names mentioned.

The Basketball Hall of Fame announced in December that Chris Bosh, Shawn Merion, Michael Finley, Tamika Catchings and Swin Cash were among the finalists.

Enshrinement will take place in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 29.

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Bryant was among at least eight others, including his daughter, a baseball coach and his family and another basketball coach, in Calabasas on Sunday.

Bryant was selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac before the start of the 1996-97 season. It proved to be one of the most important trades in NBA history.

Bryant would help lead the Lakers to five NBA championships and was a part of one of the best NBA dynasties alongside Shaquille O’Neal. Bryant and O’Neal won three straight NBA titles from 1999 to 2002. He then won two rings with Pau Gasol in 2009 and 2010.

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“The Black Mamba” wrapped up his playing career in 2016. He played his final game against the Utah Jazz and finished with an epic performance – 60 points, four rebounds and four assists.

He finished his career as an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA team, 12-time All-NBA Defensive Team selection, two time NBA Finals MVP and the 2008 NBA MVP.

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Luggage conveyor belt at LAX traps worker’s arm

A worker at Los Angeles International Airport reportedly got his arm trapped in a luggage conveyor belt over the weekend.

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Firefighters were called to the scene, where they dismantled the machine to get the man’s arm loose. (iStock)

The unidentified contract employee for United Airlines got his arm stuck in the conveyor belt around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart told Fox 5. Firefighters were called to the scene, where they dismantled the machine to get the man’s arm loose.

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Firefighters reportedly took about 30 minutes to free the man.

The man was reportedly taken to a hospital for treatment after initially being checked by paramedics at the scene.

His current status has not been shared.

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A spokesperson for Los Angeles International Airport was not immediately available for comment.

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#ILeftTheGOP Trends as Former Republicans Share Why They ‘Cut the Cord’ With the Party

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Stocks Fall as Dangerous Coronavirus Spreads

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Stocks and oil prices tumbled on Monday, as the spread of a dangerous virus in China raised investor worries about the global economy, just as it was beginning to emerge from a cloud of uncertainty related to the trade war.

The sudden appearance of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 80 people in China and infected others around the globe, pierced a calm that had settled over financial markets in recent months.

The S&P 500 dropped more than 1.5 percent in early trading, which would be its worst loss of the year and the steepest fall since early October.

Stocks with close ties to the Chinese market or the travel industry — or both — bore the brunt of the selling. American Airlines fell more than 4 percent in early trading, and Wynn Resorts, which operates casinos in Macau, a special administrative region of China and a gambling haven for Chinese high rollers, tumbled more than 9 percent.

The selling followed declines of more than 2 percent for the major stock benchmarks in Europe. Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index also sank 2 percent, while many other markets in Asia — including the Shanghai Stock Exchange — were closed for the Lunar New Year.

China extended the Lunar New Year holiday by three days until Feb. 2 in an effort to limit travel and contain the outbreak that started in the city of Wuhan. Nearly 3,000 people, mostly in China, have contracted the disease. Five cases have been confirmed in the United States.

Concerns about travel restrictions — the Chinese government has effectively sealed off Wuhan and other cities, affecting 56 million people — helped push down oil prices and shares of major oil companies. Brent crude, the international benchmark, slipped below $60 a barrel, its lowest since October.

The arrival of the outbreak at a crucial period for Chinese business could complicate official plans to reinvigorate growth in the world’s second-largest economy in the aftermath of the trade-war tensions of the last two years.

The country’s economy, trying to shrug off its worst slowdown in nearly three decades, is already hurting from the impact on travel and tourism. And consumer spending — which helps fuel the economy over the holiday period — could be dampened as more residents stay home.

The outbreak has China’s leaders under pressure, and some experts have expressed concerns have that the government was too slow to respond and could even make the situation worse.

The sheer size of the Chinese economy makes any upheaval there a serious factor in the pace of worldwide economic growth. Creeping doubts among investors have already helped drive down bond yields in recent weeks. And on Monday, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, considered a gauge of investor expectations for economic growth and inflation, sank to 1.61 percent, the lowest level of the year.

But as long as the spread of the virus remains contained, the economic implications shouldn’t be dire for the United States.

The American economy is relatively insulated from trade, and the important consumer sector is showing signs of ongoing strength. Unemployment remains near 50-year lows and economic growth, while relatively slow, is steady. Inflation and interest rates are low, with signs that those low rates are finally starting filter through to the broader economy.

With rates on 30-year fixed mortgages below 4 percent, housing has recently picked up the pace. Sales of previously built homes are at their highest level since early 2018. Home builders are reporting strong demand for more affordable offerings.

On Monday, D.R. Horton — the largest American homebuilder, by house closings — reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue numbers for the first quarter. Lennar, the second-largest builder, reported similarly bright numbers earlier this month.

“We continue to see good demand and a limited supply of homes at affordable prices across our markets, and economic fundamentals and financing availability remain solid,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman of the board at D.R. Horton, in a statement announcing the company’s results.

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Romney Says It’s ‘Increasingly Important’ For Senate To Hear From Bolton

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Kanye West holds midnight Sunday Service in honor of Kobe Bryant

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Kanye West organized a special midnight Sunday Service in honor of his late friend Kobe Bryant.

The rapper’s family, including wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner, gathered to pay tribute to the NBA legend, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif. The 41-year-old was with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers, who were all killed.

Kardashian shared a series of videos on her Instagram stories, which featured gospel singer Kirk Franklin and Chance the Rapper addressing the grieving crowd. “I needed to hear this,” Kardashian captioned one video.

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“Why do bad things happen to good people?” mused Franklin.

Hours before attending the service the reality TV star posted a picture of Bryant and Gianna on Instagram with the caption: “My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what Vanessa is going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and baby girl.”

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“I cry just thinking about it. I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend,” she added.

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West penned a tribute on Twitter after learning of the tragic news. “Kobe, We love you brother,” he wrote. “We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”

Officials in Los Angeles said late Sunday that dense fog in Southern California reportedly played a role in the deadly crash.

Several experts pointed to the poor flying conditions in the area and said fog will likely play a key part in the investigation, the Los Angeles Times reported. Dense fog covered the area and continued to hang low on the Santa Monica mountain range hours after the crash.

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The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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Kobe Bryant coverage: MSNBC anchor denies using racial slur, apologizes for ‘confusion’

MSNBC anchor Alison Morris said she didn’t use a racial slur when reporting the news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death on Sunday after accusations from viewers.

As news of Bryant’s shocking death unfolded, Morris anchored MSNBC’s coverage and some thought she said the N-word in a clip that quickly went viral.

“Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say ‘Nakers.’ Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term,” Morris tweeted. “I apologize for the confusion this caused.”

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MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The apparent mishap caused outrage and a Change.org petition calling for MSNBC for fire Morris picked up over 16,000 signatures. While many condemned Morris, others rushed to her defense to note that it was clearly a mistake.

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MSNBC anchor Alison Morris said she didn’t use a racial slur when reporting the news of Kobe Bryant’s death no Sunday.

“I’m pretty sure she mixed up Knicks and Lakers and said a variation of both and wasn’t saying the N word,” one user wrote, while another said, “I don’t like MSNBC, but this isn’t a story.”

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday.

Morris wasn’t the only media member to make news as details of Bryant’s death unfolded, as a Washington Post reporter was suspended for tweets about the NBA legend and BBC accidently showed footage of LeBron James when covering the story.

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Romney: ‘Increasingly Likely’ More Republicans Will Support Calling Bolton As Witness

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Monday that it’s “increasingly likely” there will be enough Republicans in the Senate to vote in favor of calling former national security adviser John Bolton as a witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

“I think it’s important for us to hear from John Bolton for us to be able to make an impartial judgement,” Romney told reporters. 

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Fox News poll finds independents want The Senate to convict and remove Trump by 19 point margin

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