Ukraine sinks Russian flagship as Russian nuclear rhetoric heats up

Ukraine

Bojan Pancevski and Georgi Kantchev, “Russia Warns It Could Station Nuclear Forces in Europe if Finland, Sweden Join NATO,” Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2022, https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-warns-it-could-station-nuclear-forces-in-europe-if-finland-sweden-join-nato-11649958396

Dan Lamothe et al., “Russia says flagship missile cruiser has sunk after explosion off coast of Ukraine,” Washington Post, April 14, 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/04/14/ukraine-russian-missile-cruiser-moskva-warship/


Police White supremacist gangs

David D. Kirkpatrick, Steve Eder, and Kim Barker, “Cities Try to Turn the Tide on Police Traffic Stops,” New York Times, April 15, 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/15/us/police-traffic-stops.html


Pittsburgh


Fig. 1. Photograph by author, April 15, 2022.

Reed and Company is another vegan restaurant in Pittsburgh that I didn’t get to nearly as often as I’d like. It, too, is closing.[5]

Hal B. Klein, “Pittsburgh Restaurant News: Reed & Co. Will Close Next Week,” Pittsburgh, April 15, 2022, https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/pittsburgh-restaurant-news-reed-co-will-close-next-week/


Baldwin Borough

So I saw a lot—more than I think I’ve ever seen anywhere else in my life, including at active fire scenes—of fire trucks crowding the Pennsylvania American Water facility, located at Becks Run and Agnew Roads. Across the street, at least two paramedics. I saw no smoke. I really had no more clue what was happening than DiVittorio had.[6]

I picked up a passenger nearby and we drove back down by the scene. He said he’d heard sirens and crews rushing to the scene but he didn’t know what was going on either. I was wondering if there’d been a chlorine leak or something.

It’s one thing when I see something like this and I don’t know what’s going on. It’s another when a reporter for a local news operation reports that he doesn’t know what was going on.[7] It turns out it was indeed a hazardous material response. Supposedly, there was no risk to the public.[8]

Michael DiVittorio, “Emergency response at Pennsylvania American Water facility in Baldwin Borough,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 14, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/emergency-response-at-pennsylvania-american-water-facility-in-baldwin-borough-thursday/

KDKA-TV, “HAZMAT Called To Penn-American Water Facility In Baldwin For Chemical Leak,” April 14, 2022, https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/04/14/hazmat-penn-american-water-baldwin/


  1. [5]Hal B. Klein, “Pittsburgh Restaurant News: Reed & Co. Will Close Next Week,” Pittsburgh, April 15, 2022, https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/pittsburgh-restaurant-news-reed-co-will-close-next-week/
  2. [6]Michael DiVittorio, “Emergency response at Pennsylvania American Water facility in Baldwin Borough,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 14, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/emergency-response-at-pennsylvania-american-water-facility-in-baldwin-borough-thursday/
  3. [7]Michael DiVittorio, “Emergency response at Pennsylvania American Water facility in Baldwin Borough,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 14, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/emergency-response-at-pennsylvania-american-water-facility-in-baldwin-borough-thursday/
  4. [8]KDKA-TV, “HAZMAT Called To Penn-American Water Facility In Baldwin For Chemical Leak,” April 14, 2022, https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/04/14/hazmat-penn-american-water-baldwin/

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