HOUSTON, Texas -- In a continuing cover-up by Child Protective Services (“CPS’) in Texas, Judge Keith Dean this week ordered the removal of a YouTube video produced by a 13-year-old boy that exposes the sexual and physical abuse that he and his brother endured while in CPS foster care. The video also reveals the 377-day nightmare suffered by him and his six siblings after they were ripped from their loving family and placed in four different foster care facilities out of county. The mother told Breitbart Texas “they are trying to rake this abuse under the rug.” Breitbart Texas has procured the YouTube video from a source outside the family.
A Rhode Island firm that now owns the housing on Eielson Air Force Base filed suit in federal court Tuesday, saying it is illegal for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to levy $1.855 million in property taxes.
In spite of Alaska legislative rhetoric against a joint Russia-U.S. park, much of the environmental and cultural research underpinning the project is set to continue, said a National Park Service spokesman.
The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we’re also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city.
Last week, Copenhagen announced an elevated cycleway for the Øresund Bridge, an existing bridge which connects the city to Malmö, Sweden. The second longest bridge in Europe, and at about eight miles long, will likely be the longest dedicated bike bridge in the world. That’s a serious commitment to the cyclists in the region, but also to the health and well-being for all residents. Customised bike infrastructure is more comfortable, convenient, and safe for those who choose to travel on two wheels, but it’s also safer for pedestrians as well. As the biking movement gains momentum, we’ll be seeing cities devoting more space and energy towards these awesome bike-only improvements that make streets safer for everyone...
In its current incarnation, the Center for Architecture looks less like a building and more like an extension of the Lower Manhattan streets that surround it. High-definition photographs of city scenes plaster the walls and a Sabrett hot dog stand, umbrella unfolded, sits on the mezzanine.
This blurring of lines between public and private space is all part of the vision for the Center’s current exhibition "Open to the Public: Civic Space Now," curated by Thomas Mellins and part of the larger 2014 presidential theme of the AIANY on “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision.” The show presents public spaces in New York City alongside examples from other major US cities, namely, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.