(Yakima Herald) On February 1st, the Yakima county criminal justice system will be attempting a new project of freeing low-risk defendants awaiting trial in jail.

This is meant to give those low-risk defendants an opportunity to retain their jobs and keep their personal lives together.

The program is expected to handle around 200 cases and already has a budget set aside to handle the influx of duties to make this program successful.

(Reuters) The East coast will not be able to escape the winter weather as so many had hoped for. So far the weather on the East coast has been pretty tame as compared to the winter of the past couple years, and most of the snow has impacted the West coast.

However, that will change this weekend as a storm moves over to the Atlantic side of the U.S. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a warning to the residents of the East coast.

(NBC) A community college in Oregon has set aside April to look at “whiteness” – but not to celebrate what it’s described as a social construct which leads to inequality.

The school said on its website that the project is “not a celebratory endeavor” but an “effort to change our campus climate. Sixty-eight percent of the school’s 90,000-strong student body is Caucasian.”

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