Alaska Airlines says ‘so long’ to non-recyclable plastic straws

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Alaska Airlines passengers will soon notice something different when they order in-flight cocktails or coffees. No, the airline’s not changing a crucial ingredient. But those plastic stirring sticks? They’re about to go the way of paper tickets and empty middle seats. Alaska Airlines will phase out plastic … Continue reading "Alaska Airlines says ‘so long’ to non-recyclable plastic straws"

NY Jets rookie Nathan Shepherd went from having to drop out of school because he couldn’t afford it, to working odd jobs for two years in construction and factories, to walking on at a junior college, to finally being drafted in the NFL and signing a million dollar signing bonus.

Not every player has a straight and narrow path to the NFL. Just ask Jets defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd. Over the weekend, Shepherd’s NFL dreams came true when New York selected him in the third round of the 2018 draft. Four years ago, though, Shepherd’s path strayed about as far away from a football field … Continue reading "NY Jets rookie Nathan Shepherd went from having to drop out of school because he couldn’t afford it, to working odd jobs for two years in construction and factories, to walking on at a junior college, to finally being drafted in the NFL and signing a million dollar signing bonus."

Anonymous donor gives $10,000 toward lunch debts at Maine school district

An anonymous donor sent a $10,000 to a Maine school district to help eliminate families’ unpaid lunch debt, The Press Herald reports. Westbrook Superintendent Peter Lancia was being interviewed about student lunch debt on a local TV station when he received an email alerting him to the donation. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, said they wanted to … Continue reading "Anonymous donor gives $10,000 toward lunch debts at Maine school district"

Manufacturing company offers rehabilitation rather than termination for employees who fail drug screens.

Roughly one out of 10 applicants for jobs at his factory in Richmond, Indiana, had failed their drug tests, disqualifying them for employment at the safety-conscious company. A handful of the 450 people already working there had failed random drug tests as well. With opioids ravaging the region, the CEO of Belden Inc. was short-staffed … Continue reading "Manufacturing company offers rehabilitation rather than termination for employees who fail drug screens."

Perth grandfather Terry Robinson meets four strangers who helped save his life

Terry Robinson looks pretty good for someone who was technically dead for five minutes. “I can’t tell you what it feels like,” the 73-year-old grandfather said yesterday, just over two weeks after the cardiac arrest that almost killed him. “The last thing I remember is driving in the car on the freeway. Next thing I … Continue reading "Perth grandfather Terry Robinson meets four strangers who helped save his life"

A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit after his high school prevented him from using the men’s bathroom A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. In the latest legal twist to a long-running case, a Virginia court … Continue reading "A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity."