Star columnist Jeneé Osterheldt and Features Editor Sharon Hoffmann took a ride on a zip line at the Go Ape treetop adventure course at Swope Park. They had to traversed a combination of rope ladders, zip lines, Tarzan swings and a variety of other treetop crossings in order to complete the course on opening day.
Jason Hurst, of Kansas City, made a mailbox shaped like an AT-AT Imperial walker from the “Star Wars” movies. He said he built the metal mailbox several years ago after a drunk driver damaged his previous traditional mailbox. He plans to see the new movie, “The Last Jedi,” which opens in theaters this week.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, the USPS expects to deliver a lot of cheer, in the form of roughly 16 billion cards, letters and packages, to more than 155 million U.S. addresses with the help of more than 600,000 employees, 35,000 seasonal employees and 208,000 vehicles. USPS Boise Plant Manager Jim Brenneman takes us inside the Boise Mail Processing Center.
Just like many movements for equal rights in America, the path for women to seek recourse from sexual harassment has been through the courts. But grassroots activism in the 1970s opened the space for a nationwide conversation, and the Civil Rights Movement can be credited for building a legal foundation that feminist legal theorists expanded upon to fight sexual harassment. Many of the first lawsuits were brought by African American women like Mechelle Vinson, whose case led to the Supreme Court’s landmark 1986 ruling that employers could be liable for the sexual harassers who preyed on women at their workplace.
Adam Flowers, 9, received a brand new pair of Nike Air Jordan shoes from Bibb County deputies after he was bullied by a teenage girl in his neighborhood. His grandmother, Carolyn Taylor tells his story.