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The monorail at Expo '86 in Vancouver, Canada, the last time a Northwest city hosted the global cultural gathering. Seattle, Portland and Spokane have hosted as well. CREDIT: Colin Rose, CC BY 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Vancouver Expo ’86: Remembering Cascadia’s Last Great World’s Fair 35 Years Later

When Vancouver hosted a modern expo in 1986, it joined the Northwest’s other major cities, Portland (1905), Seattle (1909, 1962) and Spokane (1974) as exposition hosts. In the years since Expo ’86, Vancouver’s has also gained important symbolism as the last expo hosted in North America. It was a kind of golden moment. Continue Reading Vancouver Expo ’86: Remembering Cascadia’s Last Great World’s Fair 35 Years Later

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Sharon Rivera adjusts flowers at daughter Victoria's grave at Calvary Cemetery in New York City in 2020. Her daughter, 21, died of a drug overdose in 2019. According to new CDC data, drug overdose deaths soared to more than 93,000 last year. Kathy Willens/AP

Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the U.S. last year — a record number of cases that reflects a rise of nearly 30% from 2019, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said the increase was driven by the lethal prevalence of fentanyl as well as pandemic-related stressors and problems in accessing care. Continue Reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

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During a special emergency meeting, the Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to remove another a statue of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea. City of Charlottesville

After Removing Confederate Statues, Charlottesville Takes Down One Of Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea

Early Saturday morning, the city took down statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Then, during an emergency midday meeting of the city council, officials unanimously voted to remove another statue featuring Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea, which was taken down Saturday afternoon. Continue Reading After Removing Confederate Statues, Charlottesville Takes Down One Of Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea

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A nonbinary person next to gender-neutral sign to a bathroom. Photo by Zackary Drucker/Broadly’s Gender Spectrum Collection

A First-Of-Its-Kind Count Of Nonbinary Adults Is Crucial To Our Understanding Of LGBTQ Communities

There are about 1.2 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. who are nonbinary, according to a first-of-its-kind study released last week by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, a research center that focuses on the intersection of law and public policy, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue Reading A First-Of-Its-Kind Count Of Nonbinary Adults Is Crucial To Our Understanding Of LGBTQ Communities

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