The Daily Populous

Friday March 24th, 2023 morning edition

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In 2022, Utah passed a law banning books with “pornographic or indecent” content.

By those standards, the parent—whose personal information was redacted by the Davis School District for privacy reasons—is arguing that the Bible should be on the list.

“You’ll no doubt find that the Bible, under Utah Code Ann.

“I thank the Utah Legislature and Utah Parents United for making this bad faith process so much easier and way more efficient,” the parent wrote.

Utah is one of several states where libraries and teachers are undergoing attacks from right-wing groups and conservative parents who are demanding that libraries ban large swaths of books.

In Florida, teachers risk going to jail if they don’t cover or remove books until they’re reviewed for “offensive” content.

Parents can submit books for review by the school district, and there’s a backlog of books under review, which takes as long as 60 days, Davis School District spokesperson Christopher Williams told the Salt Lake Tribune. »

Rioter charged in Pelosi laptop theft sentenced to prison

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FILE - Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, Pa., leaves Dauphin County Prison after being released on Jan. 21, 2021, in Harrisburg.

Riley June Williams, 23, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was charged but not convicted of helping steal a laptop from Pelosi’s office suite during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

“As the other rioter later manipulated the laptop and its cords, Williams filmed the theft that she had just commanded and encouraged, and further instructed the rioter, ‘Dude, put on gloves!’” prosecutors wrote. »

Bravery medals for Ballina women who raced into 'rough, crazy' surf to save drowning girls

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The young women have been awarded bravery medals by the Governor General Bella used an esky lid to help keep one of the girls afloat.

Armed with the makeshift flotation device, Bella and her friend Elyse Partridge raced into dangerous surf to save two 11-year-old girls who were struggling.

The girls were caught in a rip and swept onto the rocks at the southern end of Angels Beach. »

Beloved TMNT graphic novel The Last Ronin is becoming a video game

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A new, very different style of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is currently in development: an adaptation of The Last Ronin, the 2020 graphic novel that told a grim, futuristic story about the turtles.

The identity of that lone remaining Ninja Turtle was something of a mystery when The Last Ronin comic series was announced.

The Last Ronin video game adaptation is being developed by an unnamed studio, and is likely a “few years off” from release, Rosen said. »

Can Russia Get Used to Being China’s Little Brother?

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Today, China is the big brother—and Russia is increasingly, if not completely, playing the role of supplicant.

Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as China’s largest oil supplier, with nearly 24 percent year-on-year growth in the first two months of this year.

Xi is expected to speak with Zelensky after his Moscow visit—the first time the two leaders will speak since Russia invaded. »