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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 11/12/23

3 Up

1. $150M Hawaii Recovery Fund - The people of Maui, and many others devastated by the wildfires from earlier this year, are getting some much-needed help in terms of funds. From further details, it doesn't ultimately feel like it will be enough due to the extent of the damage, but it's something, and it's needed. 

2. Hollywood Strike Over - Super happy for writers. Mostly, for so many support staff who work in the industry who make a living and are often overlooked during this strike. Also, yeah, happy to get some of my favorite shows back! 

3. 3rd Presidential Debate - Well, it wasn't bad. It wasn't. Much, much better than the trainwreck that was the second debate. 

3 Down

1. Hostages in Gaza - Not much to say here. A lot of evil happening (and being exposed) in that part of the world. So much of it extended all over. I just pray for those still held captive. 

2. Housing Market Least Affordable Since 1984 - Such a sad fact. 1984! There are so many underlying issues and layered problems tied to this. This has to change. Must. 

3. 2 Million Children Lost Medicaid This Year - If housing wasn't a problem, yeah, let's chat healthcare. 2 million more children are without healthcare. 

3 Interesting

1. Election Day - The turnout for election day prior to the Presidential election always interests me. It's likely one of the most important ones, and yet, always one of the least engaged. With that said, from the people I know and am around, it very much feels like many are apathetic to the voting process again. 

2. Ohio Abortion - One of the things we learned from this election is that so much of the true climate from Americans regarding hot topics, specifically, Abortion, was settled this election. Should be interesting to watch both parties adjust, specifically Republicans, who greatly misjudged the pulse of the country on Abortion. 

3. Physics Professor Runs U.S. - This story is so impressive, yet, so weird. How does one decide to go for this? 

Cover Photo

Police officers chat in front of a reproduction of "Portrait of a Man," by Italian painter Antonello da Messina, ahead of the "London Rally for Palestine" in Trafalgar Square, central London, on November 4, 2023.

Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty

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