Flu Death Toll Continues to Rise in Washoe County

The Washoe Health District is now reporting 23 deaths attributed to the flu during the winter flu season, with 4,937 cases of influenza reported as of March 7th. Kerry Chalkley with the Washoe County Health District says all of the individuals who have passed away from the flu were at higher risk, of severe flu or flu-related complications, either because of their age or some underlying medical conditions. Most were over 65.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…