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Jessica Wong

Study to explore expanding trolley routes

GOSHEN —The city of Goshen is working with the Michiana Area Council of Governments on a multi-phased study to explore expanding public transit in Goshen.

All Goshen residents can take an interactive survey to provide input on various route options being considered.

Phase 1 of the Transit Expansion Study, started this past September, asked residents to identify where they would like service and how new service should be evaluated. This phase included a survey, available online and onboard the trolley buses, along with a location request map to help identify potential new destination for

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Explore the Dexterous Lyricism of Bahamadia

Jessica Wong

Antonia Reed, widely known as Bahamadia, began her music career DJing in the mid-1980s at house parties in Philadelphia. Her skills as a writer, poet and emcee became readily apparent, inspiring her to get from behind the turntables and out front on the mic to hone her ever-burgeoning wordsmith and rhyming skills.

She soon caught the attention of Guru from the hip hop group Gang Starr who provided guidance and helped her seal a record deal with Chrysalis/EMI records. There, she released her well-received debut album, Kollage.

Click on the player above to hear “5 on 5: Bahamadia” and

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The Director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Will Explore a String of High-Profile Chinese Art Heists in His Next Film

Jessica Wong

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is adapting the story of a mysterious rash of Chinese art and antiquities heists for his next film.

Warner Bros. will release The Great Chinese Art Heist, based on Alex W. Palmer’s 2018 GQ story of the same name, reports Deadline. The story identified a string of Chinese art thefts across Europe starting in 2010, including at the Chinese Pavilion at Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace, the KODE Museum in Norway, and the Château de Fontainebleau outside of Paris.

“The full scale of the criminality is impossible to pinpoint, because many heists never make

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Take an Airboat Tour to Explore the Everglades

Jessica Wong

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida is known for its varying ecosystems and unique terrains across the state. One of those ecosystems is the Florida Everglades that we got to tour in style at the Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tours and Rides.  


What You Need To Know

  • Get to see the swamps and wildlife that the Everglades have to offer
  • You can also see a thrilling show with trained alligator wrestlers
  • Also, you can learn so much more about these swamp-dwelling monsters

Onboard the Everglades Holiday Park airboats, you set out on an excursion to explore the swamps and all of

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Sanders, Wyden explore tax penalties on corporations paying below $15 an hour

Jessica Wong

The parliamentarian said the minimum wage hike was not permissible under the rules of budget reconciliation, the procedure Democrats are using to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. But budget experts believe the tax penalties on corporations would likely be approved under the rules of that process.

After the parliamentarian’s ruling, Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for adding the tax changes into the stimulus package after it is passed by the House. It is unclear how many Senate Democrats would support the backdoor approach.

A White House spokeswoman did not immediately

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