In an attempt to improve the uptown area in the 1970’s, a local architect designed and constructed a series of porticos rising above the sidewalks in Uptown Kingston. The design became known as the Pike Plan and has defined the architectural character of the district ever since. Over time, the porticos had fallen into disrepair and the commission responsible for its maintenance, the Pike Plan Commission (an incorporated Business Improvement District), undertook the now completed restoration..

The risks for Republicans are especially acute in California, where the party has been fading away for years. Democrats hold every statewide office and control both chambers of the Legislature by hefty margins. In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton crushed Republican Donald Trump in the state by more than 4 million votes..

ENGL 297.001 (1 credit) Reading Walden (Marshall): “How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?” Here is your chance to focus on a literary classic just one great book for the whole class. In this one credit class, meeting once a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, we’ll read Walden, Henry Thoreau’s account of his two year stay in a cabin he built himself by the side of Walden Pond. This is a book that is widely recognized as the most important work of nature writing, the book that essentially has come to define the genre.

The law also introduced mandatory minimums sentences for drug trafficking, but not all substances were treated equally. Five grams of crack cocaine warranted a harsh minimum sentence while 500 grams of powder cocaine was needed to warrant the same sentence. Many claim that this act further exacerbated the disproportionate increase of blacks and Latinos in prison.

As a comparison, Justice Elena Kagan resisted calls to step aside from the high court’s consideration of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Some opponents of the law said that Kagan did enough as a Justice Department official in preparing the administration’s legal defense to sit out the case. Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court in 2010..

I been noticing for a long time how it been getting harder and harder to find any incandescent bulbs and it been a real problem. In fact it seemed so ridiculous that I even suspected they may have been rendered illegal to some degree, and now I know. I was not aware of any of this until now, and consider it a disgusting, reprehensible, un American, anti American disgrace.