• politics 22 hours ago

    Former Republican Congresswoman Endorses National Election Reforms

    The National Council on Election Integrity – a group of more than 30 former Republican and Democratic lawmakers determined to preserve trust and order in America’s elections – was actually organized before November 2020. But co-chair Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) tells LX Political Editor Noah Pransky their jobs are even more important in 2022.

  • LX September 29, 2022 4:42 pm

    What You Can Do to Help Hurricane Ian Victims

    Hurricane Ian devastated communities across Florida. And now that the brunt of the storm has passed, many people are asking, “how can we help?” To find out ways to safely and effectively donate, LX News Storyteller Jalyn Henderson talked with Kevin Scally, Chief Relationship Officer at Charity Navigator.

  • history-making September 26, 2022 9:04 pm

    Meet Dr. Dawn Wright, the First Black Person to go to the Deepest-Known Part of the of Earth

    Dr. Dawn Wright made history as the first Black person to go to Challenger Deep, the deepest-known part of the seabed of Earth. Her dive took four hours and was about 10,919 meters below the surface, which is almost seven miles. Wright joins LX to share her experience and the inspiration behind the dive.

  • mosquitoes September 26, 2022 12:35 pm

    Am I a Mosquito Magnet? What's the Science Behind Mosquito Attraction?

    That buzzing sound near your ear is not a bee. It’s a thirsty mosquito. And it’s out for blood.  There are about 3,500 different species of mosquitoes in the world. According to the CDC, there are over 200 types of mosquitoes that live in the continental United States and U.S. territories. But how do you know which mosquito will...

  • LX September 26, 2022 11:41 am

    Understanding California's Struggling Power System

    California may have some of the best weather in the country, but scorching temperatures can also strain the state’s power system. In early September 2022, a heat wave pushed California’s electric grid to the brink of rolling blackouts. LX News Contributor Greg Bledsoe gives us the 411 on how it happened and what’s being done about it.

  • LX September 26, 2022 1:08 pm

    Este cocinero le da a la comida Mexicana tradicional el respeto que se merece

    (Video en inglés y español) En Instagram and TikTok, Erik Dominguez (@cocineroenproceso on Tiktok) muestra cómo se cocina en la manera tradicional, para darle respeto a la herencia culinaria de México. Dominguez le explica a Eric Alvarez de LX News como se conecta a sus seguidores a través de su orgullo y pasión cultural.

  • crime September 23, 2022 8:21 pm

    How Disney World Became the GPS Location for Over 5,000 Crimes

    When police officers in Philadelphia made a typo or were unable to record the precise location for a crime committed in the city, the department would mark the incident with Disney World’s coordinates. After analyzing crime data from Philadelphia police, NBC10 Investigators found that more than 5,000 crimes were plotted at the vacation destination, including one that killed Shineka Crawford’s...

  • fentanyl September 22, 2022 8:44 pm

    Why the U.S. Is Seeing a Rise in Fentanyl-Related Overdoses

    Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has become the leading cause of overdose deaths in America, along with other synthetic opioids. The CDC reports that over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids. Nabarun Dasgupta, a senior scientist at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, joins LX to discuss the rise in fentanyl-related overdoses.

  • Wine September 22, 2022 11:16 am

    Invasive Spotted Lanternflies Could Threaten California's Wine Grapes

    It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when – the spotted lanternfly has already spread from Pennsylvania to 11 states, and the species could be established in California as soon as 2027. The state’s winemakers, who make about 80% of the nation’s wine, are already worried about how the bugs will impact their grapes on the vine....

  • Hurricane Fiona September 21, 2022 8:59 pm

    Five Years After Maria Devastated Puerto Rico, The Island Is Still on a Road to Recovery

    Five years after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, killing at least 3,000 residents and destroying the island’s power grid in 2017, the island is yet again facing the aftermath of another devastating storm. David Guadalupe, Puerto Rico’s Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Chair, joins LX to discuss Puerto Rico’s road to recovery.

  • climate change September 20, 2022 9:06 pm

    Advice For Those Feeling Overwhelmed by Climate Change? Vote

    As climate change continues to impact the planet and communities we live in, one thing you can do to take action is more simple than you think. LX News Climate storyteller Chase Cain spoke to the former U.S. Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday to discuss steps and actions people can take to help with climate change. Gore’s advice: go...

  • fashion September 20, 2022 5:27 pm

    How to Avoid Culturally Appropriated Fashion

    Cultural appropriation is using someone else’s culture without respect, and often involves profiting off that culture while ignoring its traditions. LX News contributor Michelle Park spoke to several people in the fashion industry about appropriation, and they share their thoughts on how you can be a better consumer.

  • gun violence September 20, 2022 1:49 pm

    Parkland Shooter Trial Sparks Debate Over Death Penalty

    Florida is currently undergoing one of its most notable death penalty trials in history. A South Florida jury is tasked with deciding the fate of the man who opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. The confessed Parkland shooter, now 23-year-old Nikolas Cruz, will either face the death…

  • 2022 midterm elections September 19, 2022 8:45 pm

    It's National Voter Registration Month: What You Should Know

    September is National Voter Registration Month. With the midterm elections in just less than 50 days, it’s important to make sure you are registered and prepared to vote in November. LX News Political Editor Noah Pransky joins to discuss the importance of voting in the upcoming election.

  • Dungeons & Dragons September 19, 2022 12:14 pm

    For Some D&D Players, Tabletop Roleplaying Is More Than Dice and Magic – It's a ‘Sanity Saving' Mental Health Boost

    Those familiar with tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons may see it as nothing more than a carefree game based on living out dreams of being a wizard, or collecting every set of dice under the sun. But for some players, D&D goes beyond fun battles with make-believe dragons, becoming an invaluable mental health tool: one that allows...

  • disney September 16, 2022 8:51 pm

    Halle Bailey Is Facing Online Criticism For Her Role as Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid' Trailer

    Disney debuted a teaser trailer of the live-action “Little Mermaid,” which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel at its D23 event on Sept. 9. The trailer has been trending online with some mixed reactions to the film. While some are excited about the representation Bailey brings, others are upset that the Black actress was cast as Ariel, a fictional character. Essence...

  • extreme heat September 19, 2022 11:58 am

    Extreme Heat is Even More Dangerous in Cities

    With all the concrete and lack of green space in many areas, cities can be much hotter than the official temperature readings you might get at the airport — as much as 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. That can be dangerous and cities need to adapt, LX News climate storyteller Chase Cain explains.

  • Middle East September 16, 2022 10:00 am

    This Man Robbed a Bank to Get His Own Money

    Amid a financial crisis and the crashing of the national currency, people in Lebanon have limited ability to withdraw their own money from banks. Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein needed to withdraw money to pay his dad’s mounting medical bills — and wasn’t allowed. So he held up a bank in Beirut, starting a 7-hour standoff over his own savings. “If...

  • mexican independence day September 16, 2022 8:02 am

    Mexican Independence Day is September 16 — NOT May 5!

    On Sept. 16, 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla delivered the “Grito de Dolores,” a fiery speech that launched the 11-year struggle to end Spanish colonial rule. That date is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day…though some Americans might think that’s what Cinco de Mayo is for. Andi Resendiz explains the difference.

  • Immigration September 15, 2022 8:42 pm

    Thousands of Migrants Are Being Transported North to Democrat-Led Cities

    Two planes of about 50 migrants arrived in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts on Wednesday night from Florida, by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Massachusetts officials say the planes initially came from Texas. DeSantis’ move is just one of many by Republican governors to send migrants elsewhere in the U.S. in what they consider to be a failure of the Biden Administration’s border...

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