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Worn that from eric ticket off the center for election science is making a seventy thousand dollar grant to approves and for other groups around the country seattle approves wants to change the city's primary elections so that voters select all the candidates they support rather than just one. Logan bowers ran for seattle city council in two thousand nineteen. He saw voters struggle with the crowded field of candidates and things approval voting would make the process easier to candidates that have similar views. They don't have to worry that their votes going to be split and then both candidates will lose and so the net result of that if the that make it through tend to be favored or approved by voters voting reform groups were also chosen in the san francisco bay area austin texas missouri and utah. This is pianist. Federal regulators have issued a preliminary permit now for a pumped hydropower project using water for blink pal but conservation groups say climate change could bake that plan unsustainable. The project would wander from the lake. It downhill to a generator and send the power to massive battery storage. The twenty two hundred megawatt project would supply cities in arizona. California nevada over lines previously used by the retired navajo generating station but gary wachner with the group save. The colorado says falling water levels will make the colorado river basin an unreliable source of water starting to build billions dollars infrastructure in this lake in the system. That is clearly in severe decline. It's just range way to try to generate a lot smarter faster. Easier am from stories. Hydro the permit gives the developer daybreak power. The go-ahead to negotiate for land use rights and finalized plans for the project but conservation groups. Say the three point. Six billion dollars would be better. Invested in solar and wind power projects mark. Richardson reporting new data. Shows a big drop just over nine percent. In the number of indiana students apply for federal student aid this year. Experts say that could mean a big red flag for college enrollment. The national college attainment network cracks festivus free applications for federal student aid morally. Keller is he networks director of technical assistance. If the fast they're already running just under ten percent behind and factors are very strong indicator about the likelihood to enroll in college. We may be getting set up for another significant drop in college. Enrollment this fall. one speculation. Many students are holding off waiting to hear whether their preferred college will offer in person instruction next semester. And finally our lily bulky tells us a cohort of white people of means are transferred wealth to black lead food and land organizations across the nation as a form of reparations and restorative justice at the detroit black community food security network executive director maliki akini says a white woman from california called last year saying she wanted a sizeable portion of her inheritance to go to the organization ikini recalls. She felt there was quote some lack of justice in how the money was acquired and she wanted to redirect it into the community one of the fundamental reasons that black brown indigenous communities suffer food insecurity is because of dispossession of land one of the things. That gives accumulates. The ability to feed itself is having access to land. You know to grow and produce food. According to recent data white people oh ninety eight percent of us land though many black americans have deep roots in farming. This story was produced with original reporting from ruth. Terry for yes. Media this is by clifford for public news service member at listener supported and always online at public news service dot. Org here's a look at weather from the heartland newsbeat weather center today. Monthly sunny with moderate wind. timely fifty. Five tonight mostly cloudy with light. Wind occasional gusts as high as twenty miles per hour. Low around twenty seven thursday partly sunny with a high near forty three. That's the latest weather. Shakeout more news and weather on our website to heartland news feed dot com. Hey friends what has happened. Just a quick note before starting today's episode of finding freedom. Wanna talk to you about another great podcast. One that i listened to all the time it's called good morning liberty it's hosted by our good friends. Nate and charlie user two guys that I'll tell you what they do. A great job of sorting through the news and pulling out the most important stuff there two guys that they actually worked together and they have a healthcare. It consulting company so really cool interesting background for a lot of things that were going through today with pandemic and everything else but also importantly i think they really bring a great way of taking complicated ideas and condensing them down so you can easily communicate them to your friends and persuade them to Know actually agree with you on some topics. So i really want to encourage you if you haven't done this yet. Go give good morning. Liberty lesson checkout named charlie and tell them that i sent you to listen to good morning liberty. Check it out. We are born free time between though. Isn't that time. Governments institutions are egos will limit our ability to find your freedom in this life. These are real. Stories of real people overcoming the odds persevering injustice and unlocking potential. Welcome to finding them. Here's your host. John older men. My guest today is paul crosses. Paul was convicted of conspiracy to sell a controlled substance. Back in one thousand nine. Ninety three was a non violent crime. He was sentenced to life. He ended up serving twenty nine years and he was recently released just on february fifth just earlier. This month and paul has really really interesting story really shocking story. In a lot of ways. I talk with him a few days ago before recording. This and he has a lot to share. This is really powerful story. Paul welcome to find freedom. Thanks for coming on the show. Paul and we have a lot to talk about I think know for our listeners. To kind of get to know you and sort of a good starting point to take us through everything that you've been through over these past twenty nine years and you know it's it's amazing that you just got out a couple of weeks ago so i do wanna come back around and ask you about getting out of prison and what that's been like but we'll probably get that we'll get there later but i want to start by asking you before this happened you before you got sent to prison. Can you just talk about what your life was like. You know what kinds of what kind of things were you up to. Where were you living at that. Point in time while agreement in baltimore maryland and i was taking care of my son paul because His mother had been killed so i was tending to the child. Custody of him and I wasn't really selling drugs at the time. Since i took care of my son but i.

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