At Week’s End: June 28, 2014


Today, I’m bringing back a new feature. Every weekend, I’ll round up some key news stories you may have missed.

You may find you agree or disagree with things posted here. That’s okay.

It’s not okay that you don’t know about them.

Richmond has the best Independence Day Celebrations
According to Wallet Hub. Wallet Hub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance cost and fun.

Which is a good thing since…

Gas prices to climb the highest in 6 years
Wall Street OTC
Gas prices are expected to be at the highest level in six years for the Fourth of July holiday.

Bosnia commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand
The June 28, 1914 assassination sparked World War I.

The IRS emails are still missing.
United Liberty
Truth is the emails are only a small part of the problems at the IRS. And there’s a movement to repeal the 16th Amendment which would abolish the IRS. I signed on. (I’ll let you know how the audit goes).

Egyptian man sentenced to six years for Facebook “like”
Richmond Bible Examiner
Kerolos Shouky Attallah was found guilty of “defaming a divinely revealed religion,” and according to Egyptian law was sentenced to six years in prison for liking a Facebook page.

Meriam Ibrahim reaches the US Embassy
Richmond Bible Examiner
After being released and retained again, Meriam Ibrahim the young Christian woman forced to give birth while in chains has reached the US Embassy in Khartoum.

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot protest zone buffer around abortion clinics.
Richmond Bible Examiner
A decision in the Hobby Lobby case is expected Monday.

Two Democratic Delegates Resign
Bearing Drift
Because it’s never dull in Richmond, Bearing Drift is reporting that Northern Virginia Delegate Bob Brink and Virginia Beach Delegate Algie Howell, both Democrats, are resigning their seats to presumably take positions within state government.


John Wesley was born on this day in 1703 (d. 1791) Wesley’s last words were reported to be “The best of all is, God is with us!”

American composer Richard Rodgers was born on this day in 1902 (d. 1972). Rodgers worked with Oscar Hammerstein II and together they wrote their first groundbreaking musical Oklahoma! in 1943.

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