California Bill Would Make Kids Sections In Large Stores Gender Neutral

Tray Ling

A pioneering bill has been introduced in California that, if passed, would make kids’ sections in department store gender neutral. 

“Let kids be kids,” tweeted State Assembly member Evan Low, who chairs the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. He’s co-sponsoring Assembly Bill 2826 with colleague Cristina Garcia, who chairs the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

“Rather than having a separate boy’s or girl’s section, let’s just have a kid’s section,” Low KPIX-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. “And that’s what the conversation is about.” (Check out the video above.)

If the bill passes, clothing, toys and childcare items would be in

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Senate passes coronavirus relief aid; bill now returns to the House

Tray Ling
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Do kids grow faster when no one is looking? | Parents and parenting

Tray Ling

Because we’ve seen so little of friends and family over the past year, each time they see my son they’re surprised how big he’s gotten. Actually, surprised is putting it mildly, it’s fair to say some of them are appalled. ‘How has this happened?’ they say in accusing tones, as if his continuous growth is a sure sign of parental neglect.

It’s not that he’s ballooned into a giant, it’s just that people find it hard to track the growth of toddlers. The effect is made worse by the recurring dilemma of more distant relatives mistaking my son for

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Suspected Explosive Device Damages RV in Argay Terrace Neighborhood (Photo)

Tray Ling

March 06, 2021 13:36

  


Portland Police Arson Unit is investigating a possible explosive device detonation that caused damage to a recreational vehicle in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood.

On Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:41a.m. Portland Police were dispatched to assist Portland Fire and Rescue on a report of a trailer on fire in the 3800 block of Northeast 141st Drive. When they arrived they found smoke coming from a RV parked there (photo). Firefighters found smoke but no fire, and determined that no one had been injured.

An initial investigation indicated that an explosion had happened outside

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21 Dangerous TikTok Trends Every Parent Should Be Aware of

Tray Ling

Some people will do anything to go viral, from silly pranks to extreme stunts—nothing is off-limits.

TikTok trends generally involve fun dance routines or funny filters, but every now and then a dangerous challenge or trend will emerge.

From users swerving their cars as they follow instructions from “Cha Cha Slide” to purposely overdosing on medication in the hopes of experiencing a high, some of the trends that have circulated on the app are not only dangerous but potentially deadly.

Below is a list of 21 of the most dangerous TikTok trends to go viral on the social media platform

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