The Daily Populous

Sunday February 26th, 2023 evening edition

image for Ky. high school students hold walkouts to protest anti-LGBTQ legislation

Hundreds of students walked out of Lafayette, Dunbar and Danville high schools to protest “anti-LGBTQ legislation.”.

There were many cheers and flags waving in the air and posters were held high.

Right now, students say there are nine anti-trans, or LGBTQ, bills filed in the legislature.

Students say they want their voices to be heard and their hope is for senators and representatives to make a change.

Students at Danville High School chanted “trans rights are human rights” outside their school.

This issue directly impacts students and I think the spotlight should be on students at times like this,” said Danville student journalist Ramona Pierce.

We’re at Lafeyette High School in Lexington, where students organized a walkout to protest anti-lgbtq legislature. »

CIA director confirms possibility China may send lethal aid to Russia

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CIA Director Bill Burns confirmed that China is considering sending lethal aid to Russia in its war against Ukraine in an interview with CBS News on Feb. 24.

"We're confident that the Chinese leadership is considering the provision of lethal equipment," Burns said.

Burns said, however, that China has not yet made a decision on whether to send Russia lethal aid. »

Dunedin opens Gladys E. Douglas Preserve after citizens helped save it

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On Saturday, the city opened the first phase of the Gladys E. Douglas Preserve, fulfilling the dying wish of its namesake and giving residents access to a natural oasis they helped save.

They give visitors a glimpse of the rare Florida rosemary and the pale reindeer moss that grows among it “like Florida snow,” as city arborist Craig Wilson puts it.

A Facebook page dedicated to the cause run by biologist Nichole Mattheus helped residents organize and lobby city and county officials. »