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Voters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for voting against a measure Tuesday that would have eliminated the city’s police department.

If the measure had passed, the city would instead have a department of public safety that “could include” police officers “if necessary, to fulfill its responsibilities for public safety.”

Sanity won the day.

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Wilton Manors Elementary School in Florida for sending a group of students on a field trip to a gay bar.

“The students and I had a fun walk over and learned a lot about our community,” tweeted Broward County school board member Sarah Leonardi, who chaperoned a group of students on the trip.

Her tweet included photos, one of which showed children sitting under a giant arrangement of colorful streamers arranged in the pattern of the gay pride flag.

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British Airways for telling their pilots and flight attendants to no longer refer to their passengers as “ladies and gentlemen” during onboard announcements.

Instead, they are to use gender-neutral language.

Sadly, this is becoming the norm. Air Canada replaced “ladies and gentlemen” with “everyone.” Japan Airlines and Lufthansa are using phrases like “dear guests.”

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North Carolina for being recognized as the No. 1 state in the nation in terms of business climate.

As Site Selection magazine reported, “One of North Carolina’s competitive advantages for several years has been its 2.5% corporate tax rate — the lowest of the 44 states that levy such a tax.”

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White House chief of staff Ronald Klain for retweeting a post claiming that inflation and supply chain issues are “high class problems.”

Mr. Klain needs to know that when a low-income mom has to shell out more money for bread and milk, she does not feel very “high class.”

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The Biden administration for floating a plan to pay $450,000 per person to illegal immigrants who were temporarily separated from their families at the southern border during the Trump administration.

When American service members die while on active duty, their family members are eligible for $100,000.

Contact Bart Adams at badams@mydailyrecord.com.

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