Week-ends (04/30/16)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Antigo, WI police

State legislator Jesse Kremer

Gus Ramirez

Judge Lou Olivera

Her mommy was a donor

Mason Neveu

Dayko

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Security officers

Rutgers, and this artist

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

Alexis Bloomer’s video rant on fellow millennials

“Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner describing Ted Cruz

“I think only card she has is the women’s card. She has nothing else going. And, frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote. The only thing she has going is the woman’s card. And the beautiful thing is women don’t like her, okay?”
Donald Trump on Hillary

“I heard Whoopi Goldberg said that, too. That would be a great, great thing for our country if she got out. We’ll get rid of Rosie (O’Donnell)? Oh, I love it. Well now I have to get elected. Now I have to get elected, because I’ll be doing a great service to our country. I have to. Now it’s much more important.”
Donald Trump roasted celebrities who said they wanted to leave the United States if he’s elected president

“Hillary Clinton was right there in the middle of it all. I saw her. I saw her as a governor, as chairman of the National Governor’s Association, she was terrific. For eight years that we served together in the House, she did her job. She did her job. She was amazing. She was amazing. She always surrounded herself by the best people you could find. God, she was a terrific colleague.”
Sen. Tom Carper (D) campaigning for Hillary Clinton at a rally in Delaware on Monday. Clinton never served as a governor. She was a New York senator for eight years, before she assumed the role of President Obama’s secretary of state.

“My organization used data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey to study the working age population – 18 to 64-year-olds – living in poverty in each state. The analysis finds that, in 41 states and the District of Colombia, at least half of adults living in poverty are not employed. In California, just over 60 percent of individuals in poverty don’t have a job, and thus won’t be affected by the raise. The best evidence suggests that this unprecedented (minimum) wage hike (to $15 dollars/hr in California) will add many of those presently working to the ranks of the unemployed.)”
Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute

“If we (Baltimore) had as many pharmacies as we had liquor stores, it would provide us more opportunity to educate, and promote health and wellness.”
Jennifer Joseph, director of pharmacy at Total Health Care, which has six pharmacies in Baltimore

“I actually said to her at the end of the interview, ‘If I offer you this job, my friends are going to kill me.’ She looked at me and said, ‘If I take it, my friends are going to kill me.’”
Massachusetts GOP Gov. Charlie Baker, talking about Stephanie Pollack, who he hired to lead the state’s transportation department. Pollack is a liberal in a conservative administration and an advocate in an administrative post.

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Good Lord, where do we begin

How the state of the economy is LITERALLY killing people

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Election official: Proposed voter ID information campaign ‘complete waste of money’

Benefits of ACT 10

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Kelly Ripa left her TV show, but Kelly Ripa returned to her show, and Kelly Ripa explained why she left her show…

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

‘Teen’ basketball star didn’t know

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