Day: September 18, 2022

Book Ban Efforts Surging in 2022, US Library Association Says

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year’s totals, which were the highest in decades. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” says Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. “It’s both […]

Hurricane Fiona Makes Landfall in Southwestern Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona has made landfall in Puerto Rico, knocking out power across the U.S. island territory and raising fears of “catastrophic flooding.” The storm is expected to dump as much as 64 centimeters over portions of the island in the Caribbean. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said in a bulletin that Fiona […]