New York City Traffic Fatalities Fell in 2017 by 7%, Report Says

Traffic fatalities fell 7% in New York City last year, according to a report released by Mayor Bill de Blasio Friday. Pedestrian deaths last year dropped from 148 to 101, but driver, cyclist and motorcycle fatalities each rose. Marco Conner, legislative director for Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group, praised the reduction in pedestrian fatalities, “but […]

Lona T. Youngblood

Lona Youngblood, age 97, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elston; parents, Andy and Molly Tucker; sisters, Minnie Rigsby, Angie Tucker, Lena Smith, Ola Earls, Sally Lance, Daisy Parton, Jennie Newby, Willie Lance, Jessye Thomson,… I had the opportunity to meet Lona […]

U.S. Diplomat’s Retirement Points to Administration’s Divide on North Korea

The sudden departure of the top U.S. diplomat on North Korea issues underscores persistent divisions in the Trump administration over the value of diplomacy with North Korea. Joseph Yun, the State Department’s special representative on North Korea policy, confirmed in an email that he is leaving the post but didn’t elaborate on his reasons. Current […]