What in the World: Tribal Politics, Abortion Access, and Tunnel Wars | Bent

What in the World: Tribal Politics, Abortion Access, and Tunnel Wars

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POLITICS:
Joe Pakootas (D) is the first tribal member to ever make a serious bid for Congress in Washington. He's not expected to unseat five-term incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R), but his campaign—and story—is still noteworthy. (Al-Jazeera)

ABORTION:
A portion of an Alabama law that sought to require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital has been ruled unconstitutional. A similar law was recently blocked in Mississippi, where doctors come from out of state to perform abortions, since no doctors in the state will. (USA Today / MSNBC / Esquire)

TUNNEL WARS: Gaza isn't the only place where tunnels are being used for military operations. In Iraq, Islamic State insurgents are reportedly using tunnels built by Saddam Hussein to make their way to Baghdad. (Reuters) 

About The Author

Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...

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