Watch Your Tailgate & Cantwell Fights for Women

Watch Your Tailgate & Cantwell Fights for Women

Watch Your Tailgate & Cantwell Fights for Women plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell spent some time on the Senate floor earlier this week urging fellow Senators to reject an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 that would have stripped critical protections for Tribal women.

CANTWELL: I’m here to make sure that it is clear to my colleagues that make no mistake that a vote for the Coburn Amendment is a vote against Native American women. That is because the amendment would strip the bill of provisions that are intended to bring about a better justice to women who have been the victims of domestic violent crimes on Indian reservations.

The amendment was defeated by a vote of 31-59.

Well if you own a pickup truck, pay attention. Thieves are now targeting your tailgate. Crazy as it sounds, it only takes 30-seconds to make off with your tailgate and the replacement costs can amount to $1000 or more. The National Insurance Crime Bureau notes that these crimes are on the rise and have been increasing since 2009. Ford F-250, 150 and the Chevy Silverado top the list of mostly likely to be stolen. Easiest protection is to keep your tailgate locked.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

I have fond memories of the Main Street in the small town where I grew up. For years it retained its brick paved thoroughfare and was the host of nearly every important town event; homecoming and county fair parades, pancake races, santa’s visits, and 4th of July celebrations, just to name a few. Back then a town’s Main Street was it’s heart. Urban sprawl has nearly put an end to the American Main Street. With towns and cities spreading further and further away from their original business centers Main Streets are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Or are they? The ever increasing cost of gasoline and the growing concern for the environment has meshed to create a new breed of people ready to forgo their automobiles for either cycling or walking, in turn creating a revival of the Main Street mentality. Today the term “Main Street” continues to hold meaning as a symbol of traditional values, and is often used by companies and politicians to represent all that is good in America. Perhaps the endangered species of Main Street as we know it will survive, and evolve; becoming the sustainable central hub in a wheel of many “Main Streetesque” pockets within a city’s landscape.

Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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