California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in a much-anticipated decision from the nation's most populous state. The judges upheld a lower court's ruling.
As you'd expect, the ruling has drawn praise from those who support same-sex marriage and condemnation from those who oppose it. Both sides acknowledge that the decision isn't the last word on the subject — an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is expected.
On May 24th, the worst of several weeks of storms plowed through Northeast Texas. KETR had continuing coverage leading up to the event all day, and 4+ hours of non-stop, uninterrupted coverage as the storms made their way through. With help from Texas A&M University-Commerce Emergency Management Coordinator Derek Preas, KETR's Matt Meinke, Kevin Jefferies, and Jerrod Knight provided coverage throughout the evening. From Tornado Warnings, to power outages, KETR had the latest information available, and took calls to hear from the eye witnesses to these storms.
Originally published on Thu February 9, 2012 9:19 am
There's been more than enough grim news this morning. How about something lighter?
The Los Angeles Times catches up with the every-12-years story that since it's the "Year of the Dragon" in the zodiac cycle that means "in Chinese, Vietnamese and other Asian communities across the world" this is thought to be an especially fortunate time to have a baby.
A high-ranking official at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has resigned amid fallout from the charity's move, since reversed, to halt funding for breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood.
Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as senior vice president for public policy. The Associated Press first reported the move. The Komen foundation confirmed the report in an email to Shots.