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Biden’s efforts to restrict ‘ghost guns’ face legal challenges | Local News

[ad_1] Efforts by the Biden administration and Democratic states, including Oregon, to restrict so-called “ghost guns” face significant legal challenges and creative workarounds that could make new regulations more bark than bite. Cody Wilson, who has been the top proponent of the online publishing of how to make guns with 3-D printers, said new ghost …

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Eri Wakiyama’s surreal, manga-inspired paintings reflect her inner world

[ad_1] Eri Wakiyama’s New York bedroom is covered in stickers. There are those left behind by her friends who work in fashion, repping various cool brands and downtown labels, random adhesive souvenirs she’s collected over the years, and 90s throwbacks to Lisa Frank and Hello Kitty. Her latest solo-exhibition, which is currently on view at …

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Moving? Decluttering? Vermont’s Professional Home Organizers Can Coach You Through It | Interior Design | Seven Days

[ad_1] click to enlarge When professional home organizer Eileen Dugan was living in Fairfield, Conn., she never had to define what she did for a living. But it’s a different story when she’s talking to prospective clients in Vermont. “I don’t have to explain home staging. I don’t have to explain moving help …

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Opinion: Republicans have painted themselves into a corner over fixing Social Security’s finances

[ad_1] A decade ago, Democratic and Republican legislators had elaborate plans to fix Social Security’s increasingly shaky finances. Democrats still do. But Republicans haven’t introduced a single comprehensive solvency bill since 2016. What are they waiting for? Social Security is running out of money. It currently collects less money from workers and employers than it …

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Xinyi Cheng’s sensual paintings explore the complexities of intimacy

[ad_1] The Chinese artist Xinyi Cheng telescopes interpersonal connections. Her exhibition Seen Through Others — on view at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (March 23-28, 2022) — brings together some 30 works made between 2016 to 2021, featuring figures with inscrutable expressions placed in enigmatic contexts. Her characters wield burning cigarettes, sport elegant mustaches, lollygag in …

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Mark Bennett: Painting a picture of life in Terre Haute — new census figures reveal city’s traits | News Columns

[ad_1] After more than a century of unpredictably maverick voting, Terre Haute and Vigo County shed that status in 2016 and 2020, blending in with the rest of Indiana as a reliably red community. Still, life outside the voting booth in Terre Haute remained distinct from most of the Hoosier state in several ways during …

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Mark Bennett column: Painting a picture of life in Terre Haute — new census figures reveal city’s traits | Opinion

[ad_1] After more than a century of unpredictably maverick voting, Terre Haute and Vigo County shed that status in 2016 and 2020, blending in with the rest of Indiana as a reliably red community. Still, life outside the voting booth in Terre Haute remained distinct from most of the Hoosier state in several ways during …

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