Heroes

An acting legend explains a problem. A hilarious comedian explains how to fix it — the American way.

The Colorado River has been dammed (you could say “damned") so many times that it no longer flows all the way to the ocean. It's like a beat-up marathon runner who's collapsed before the finish line. The good news: It's fixable. But not everyone agrees on how we should do that — like Will Ferrell and Robert Redford. Their debate is getting a little nasty — and a lot of funny.

An acting legend explains a problem. A hilarious comedian explains how to fix it — the American way.

The Colorado River plays a huge role in both our ecosystem and economy, and this crisis is very real. Whether you live along the river or not, believe me, you'd start to notice if it got worse.

So on July 25, show some love for Colorado River Day! It's an annual commemoration of the renaming of the river from the Grand to the Colorado — a fairly dull story, but it gives us as good a day as any to rally for water conservation.


Remember, this is NOT a political issue. People of every political leaning believe in and support this cause because it has a real impact on our lives. If you can't attend an event, who cares! We have the Internet! And you can still help raise awareness and build support to reconnect the Colorado River.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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