Daily Bread for 6.8.20

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of eighty-nine. Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:32 PM, for 15h 16m 01s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 91.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the one thousand three hundred eighth day.

 The Whitewater Unified School District Board meets via audiovisual conferencing at 6 PM, and the Whitewater Planning Commission meets via audiovisual conferencing this evening.

On this day in 1984, the Barneveld tornado outbreak destroys most of Barneveld, Wisconsin and kills at least 13 people across three states including 9 in Barneveld alone.

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Megan Flynn reports Armed driver barrels toward Seattle protesters, shooting one before surrendering to police:

A chaotic scene unfolded Sunday night in Seattle when an armed driver barreled toward a crowd of protesters, shooting one person who apparently tried to stop him, before ultimately surrendering to police, according to authorities and video footage of the incident.

The violence interrupted a peaceful protest in the name of George Floyd near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Videos showed protesters appearing to chase after a black Honda Civic as it sped down the street toward a larger crowd, slowing just as it crashed into a metal barrier near an intersection. One protester caught up to the vehicle, video by the Seattle Times shows. The man appeared to try to reach inside the driver’s side window, when a shot rang out.

The protester jolted backward, falling onto the pavement. Bystanders and medics rushed to his aid. The suspect, who has not been identified by police, then exited the vehicle, as the people who had just surrounded his car fled in all directions.

“He’s got a gun!” people screamed in video taken by a Seattle Times reporter.

The suspect then headed toward the heart of the protest where hundreds were gathered in the street. With nowhere to go, some raised their hands in the air. Some lay on the ground.

The man ran through the crowd toward the police line on the other side of the protesters.

Once he emerged from the crowd, he walked toward police with his hands in the air. He walked nearly all the way up to the police line before officers took him away, video of the arrest shows.

  Dan O’Brien of ProPublica writes We Reported on Corporate Tax Breaks in the Rust Belt. Now Officials Want Tougher Enforcement:

State and local elected officials in Ohio are reassessing one of the state’s marquee economic development programs and calling for tougher regulation of corporate tax breaks after a Business Journal and ProPublica investigation raised questions about the effectiveness of so-called enterprise zones.

Under the program, struggling communities like Youngstown are empowered to award property tax breaks to companies that agree to invest a certain amount of money and create a targeted number of new jobs.

But in a report published last month, the news organizations found that half of the 94 projects that have received millions of dollars in tax abatements from the city since 1991 have failed to deliver on their job promises. One in four didn’t create a single position. All of the tax breaks, however, remained intact.

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