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Sunday February 26th, 2023 morning edition

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The other bill bans drag performances in any place where minors might be present.

The health care ban now goes to Gov. Bill Lee (R), who has supported anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the past.

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The bill takes effect this summer and gives trans youth until March 31, 2024 to end their current medical treatments, the Tennesseean reports.

“These treatments and procedures have a lifetime of negative consequences that are irreversible,” said state Rep. William Lamberth (R) incorrectly.

Bottom surgery is not performed on minors, but that didn’t stop 62 Republican state representatives from signing a letter condemning such surgeries on minors.

H.B. 9, the drag ban, classifies “male and female impersonators” as adult cabaret performers and bans “adult-oriented performances that are harmful to minors.”. »

REI to stop selling clothes, cookware with 'forever chemicals'

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Sumner, Washington-based REI has announced it will stop selling items that contain "forever chemicals" used in waterproof clothing and camping cookware.

They are present in most of the waterproof clothing and cookware sold in the U.S., including at REI stores.

REI aims to have all cookware and apparel sold in its stores free of PFAS by fall of 2024. »

Residents near Ohio train derailment diagnosed with ailments associated with chemical exposure, including bronchitis

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Residents and workers near the site where a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed this month have been diagnosed with bronchitis and other conditions that doctors and nurses suspect are linked to chemical exposure.

A family from Pennsylvania inspects the wreckage of the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 19, 2023.

The view from Wendy Snyder's window on Feb. 3, the night of the train derailment in in East Palestine, Ohio. »

High school students raise $260,000 for elderly custodian so he can retire

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Three high school seniors from Callisburg, Texas, learned that an 80-year-old janitor at their school didn't have enough money to retire, so they decided to help him out.

Most of the donations came from Callisburg students and staff, the students said.

80-year-old Mr. James flanked (from left) by high school seniors Banner Tidwell, Marti Yousko, Greyson Thurman. »