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Oregon court orders couple must ‘debark’ dogs

This is crazy, and it feels rather extreme.

Interesting to note here, per The Washington Post, that

The question of whether debarking is an appropriate remedy was not at issue in the case.

Debarking is a surgical procedure in which parts of a dog’s vocal folds or cords are cut out in an effort to lower the volume of its barks or, more severely, to eliminate the dog’s ability to bark altogether, according to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

I have some questions about this clothespin clipped onto a bush outside the VN office

This clothespin has been pinned to this bush outside of the Valley News office for god knows how many days now.

This clothespin has been pinned to this bush outside of the Valley News office for god knows how many days now. I have no idea how it got there, nor why it’s there. (Don’t mind me in the reflection there, just doing some ~investigative journalism~)

Specifically, the six core journalism questions, which are: Who? What? When? Where? Why? (and, of course, how?)

#twitterfamous

I was doing some tweets for the Valley News on Wednesday when I somehow stumbled across the Twitter profile of actor and singer Taye Diggs. (Long story.)

Did you know he follows the Valley News on Twitter? Because I sure didn’t. The proof:

Actor Taye Diggs apparently follows the Valley News on Twitter. (I was logged into the @VNewsUV Twitter account when I took this.)

According to Wikipedia (I know), Diggs spent a summer performing at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, and also has had numerous performances at the Lakes Region Summer Theatre — now Interlakes Summer Theatre — in Meredith, N.H.