FROM Kate Barr
The Scarecrow Project Scarecrow Video in Seattle is something of an institution. They’ve got more than 120,000 movies in formats like VHS, laserdisc, DVD, Blue-ray and more. And among those movies are some rare, hard to find titles like Disney’s Song of the South and the Beatles Let It Be on VHS. Kate Barr, an outreach coordinator for the store, says that despite its wealth of material, Scarecrow Video has suffered the same woes as other video stores across the country. A plea to customers for help brought in some donations last fall, but not enough to keep the store in the black. Now Scarecrow has launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of becoming a nonprofit called the Scarecrow Project. Unlike film archives at places like universities, which focus on preservation, Scarecrow Video wants people to take these rare movies home to watch. In the age of Netflix and VOD, Barr thinks there’s still good reason to go to a physical video store. Especially since Scarecrow has about 10 times as many titles as you can find online.
With first DREAMer deported, what's the future of DACA? The first DREAMer has been deported since Donald Trump took office. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in San Diego on behalf of Juan Manuel Montes, who has DACA status. Border agents picked him up in Calexico in February. He was deported after he wasn’t able to produce an I.D.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.