Several states elect Muslims for the first time, making history

first_imgIman Jodeh as the first Muslim lawmaker in Colorado’s state historyAnother first for both Muslims and Muslim women was the election of Iman Jodeh to the Colorado House of Representatives. Jodeh, a community activist, educator, and daughter to Palestinian immigrants will represent Colorado’s District 41 as the state’s first Muslim lawmaker. – Advertisement – x Democrat Madinah Wilson-Anton became the first Muslim to be elected to the general assembly in the state of Delaware, getting more than 70% of the vote. She will represent District 26 as a member of the Delaware House of Representatives. Not only is she the first Muslim to be elected to the state’s general assembly but she is also the first Muslim woman to ever be elected to office in Delaware’s history.“There is a stereotype that women that cover, that are Muslim are oppressed, are quiet, aren’t free to be themselves, and I don’t know how anybody can look at a 27-year-old Black woman who covers and ran for office and won as somebody who’s oppressed and doesn’t speak her mind,” she told ABC News.Her platform focuses on a number of issues including education funding reform, affordable housing, and accessible child care.- Advertisement – When asked about why she ran, Jodeh told The Colorado Sun, that running to be the first was never her intention. “I’m running because I feel like my lived experiences have the ability to influence progressive policy and move the needle in a positive and progressive way.” She added that although the state has had inadequate Muslim representation, she is proud to live there and that her election wouldn’t just be about representing Muslims, but an ally and voice for identities “across the board.”“I think it’s important that we do honor our democracy and not squander the voice of the people,” she told The Colorado Sun. “Women fought for a very long time to have a voice and a vote. People of color fought for even longer.” Samba Baldeh as the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State AssemblyNot only did Samba Baldeh become the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, but Baldeh is also the first Black man to represent Dane County in the legislature. Baldeh, who ran in Wisconsin’s District 48, defeated Republican Samuel Anderson with 80% of the vote. As a Muslim who immigrated from Gambia to Madison, Wisconsin, Baldeh told HuffPost he hopes his win is an inspiration to both Muslims and children of color.“Being the first Muslim to ever be elected at the state Assembly is really exciting, but also an opportunity that I am thankful for,” he said. “I am looking forward to the challenges, but obviously I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve District 48, but also to represent, not only my constituents but my Muslims, Africans, and constituents of color.”Christopher Benjamin as the first Muslim to be elected to any state office in Florida Christopher Benjamin made history in Florida by becoming the first Muslim American to be elected to any state office. Benjamin, a lawyer and South Florida native, will represent District 107 in the House of Representatives. His platform focuses on criminal justice reform, expanding Medicaid, and speaking up on issues that affect the Muslim community.“This election has been a great journey. I’ve been preparing for this type of office since I was an undergrad at Florida Memorial University, a private historically Black university, where I majored in political science. This is a great completion of that cycle, and to make history on top of it, is almost overwhelming.” Nida Allam as the first Muslim woman to serve the state of North Carolina Nida Allam was elected Tuesday onto the Durham County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina. She will serve as one of the five women, all Democrats, who were elected onto the Durham County Board of Commissioners. Allam’s historic win coincides with the country’s decision to elect its first all female board. Prior to this, she was elected as the first Muslim to serve on the Executive Council of the North Carolina Democratic Party in 2017.“Growing up Muslim American I never thought running for office let alone winning and making history would ever be a possibility,” Allam said.Allam was inspired to go into politics following the death of her close friends, three Muslim students who were killed in Chapel Hill in 2015, Deah Barakat, Razan Abu-Salha, and Yusor Abu-Salah. All three students were shot in their home by a neighbor, yet the incident barely received any media coverage or attention nationwide.“How can I be content with all the blessings I have been given in this world when there is so much to do to fight injustice, uplift one another and to make our communities healthier,” she said in a statement on her website. “I’m fighting for a better nation so that others don’t have to suffer the pain my community did.”x Abraham Aiyash elected to the Michigan House of RepresentativesAbraham Aiyash was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives to represent District 4 on Tuesday. The seventh of eight children, Aiyash was born in Michigan to immigrants from Yemen. According to his campaign, he believes in hard work, giving back, and commitment to service.Aiyash’s platform focuses on a number of issues including criminal justice reform, anti-Black racism, education, and healthcare. “We can reimagine a politics of the possible if we’re willing to engage ordinary citizens in our democracy,” a statement on his website read. xWe did it.To my family, our incredible staff, volunteers, thousands of supporters, and the Aiyash Champions across Hamtramck and Detroit – thank you.You believed in a politics of the possible. The fight for social, economic, and environmental justice continues. Onward.— Abraham Aiyash (@AbrahamAiyash) November 4, 2020Omar Fateh elected to Minnesota State SenateOmar Fateh will represent District 62 in the Minnesota State Senate. He defeated Sen. Jeff Hayden in the August primary and believes in bringing “people power” in the form of community to the capitol to solve issues. His platform heavily focuses on affordable housing and partnering with community organizations.  Minnesotans “should be able to access the folks that are representing us and make sure that they’re partnering with the community,” Fateh told The Appeal. The child of Somali immigrants, Fateh hopes to “bridge the gap” between immigrant communities and American culture. xWe won this race tonight. We couldn’t have done it without the surge of grassroots support that came from south Minneapolis. This is what it looks like to hold power to account. This is what it looks like to win for change.— Omar Fateh (@OmarFatehMN) August 12, 2020Fady Qaddoura as the first Muslim to serve in the Indiana SenateBeating incumbent Republican state senator John Ruckelshaus, Fady Qaddoura was elected to the Indiana Senate Tuesday. He will represent District 30. Qaddoura’s win gives hope to Democrats of eventually regaining their position in the Senate.“We did it! Only in America can someone immigrate to this country, work hard, and earn the trust of tens of thousands of voters to become the first Muslim State Senator in Indiana’s history. I will work hard every day to represent all Hoosiers—including the ones who did not vote for me,” said in a statement posted to Facebook.Zohran Kwame Mamdani elected to New York State Assembly as the first South Asian and second Muslim serving in the AssemblyZohran Kwame Mamdani was elected to represent District 36 in the New York State Assembly on Tuesday. He will serve as not only the first South Asian but the first elected Ugandan in the state. Additionally, he will also be the second Muslim to serve on the state assembly.Indian-Ugandan New Yorker Mamdani announced in October that he was running for New York State Assembly District 36 comprising the Astoria, Ditmars-Steinway, and Astoria Heights neighborhoods in Queens. Prior to his campaign, he worked as a housing counselor for immigrant families. His campaign centers on three emerging issues: housing for all, justice for all, and energy for all.“This election isn’t about a single candidate—it’s about a movement. As a democratic socialist, I know that we’ll never win the rights we all deserve—rights to healthcare, housing, education, nutrition, childcare, and public power—without a grassroots movement of the working class rising up to demand them. Another world is possible, but only if we fight for it together.”xLast night, @DemSocialists candidates won in diverse communities across the country.The Democratic establishment takes these communities for granted. We don’t.They don’t organize in them. We do.And we won’t stop until the working class prevails.— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) November 4, 2020Data last compiled in 2015 by the National Conference of State Legislatures found that only three state legislators identified as Muslim, with the growing number of diverse Muslims running for office the number is now unclear. Not only did the Muslim community see historical wins and run for office, but Muslim Americans also turned out in record numbers to cast their vote. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, approximately 1 million Muslims voted in this election with 69% choosing Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden as their pick for president. “The Muslim community’s significant ability to impact the results of numerous races across this country—including the presidential election—was recognized nationally by candidates and the media,” CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said.Following Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and xenophobia policies these wins, no matter how big or small, are noteworthy and beyond cause for celebration. “Muslim American representation isn’t just about winning an election, having a seat at the table, or even power. It’s about reclaiming the American narrative. It’s about making sure that the little Ayshas, Ahmeds, and Maryams sitting in their classrooms experiencing life different from everyone else, see political ads, text messages, literature, and mainstream media covering people that look like them, sound like them, and pray like them—in places of power,” Mohamed Gula, national organizing director of Emgage, told Daily Kos. “It’s about having an example and being able to dream. That’s what running while Muslim is about.”This list is not exhaustive; if you know of a candidate who has not been mentioned please comment below. Here’s some of them:Madinah Wilson-Anton as the first Muslim woman to be elected to the general assembly- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Talk of the towns: West end

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Boeing says production of embattled 737 MAX has resumed

first_imgBoeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at a “low” rate following two deadly crashes that led to the aircraft’s global grounding by regulators, the company said Wednesday.The jet hasn’t flown commercially since March 2019 and is still a number of key steps away from being cleared for service by the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators.Boeing said work on the MAX had resumed at the company’s Renton, Washington factory as it implements initiatives to enhance workplace safety and product quality. Topics : Earlier Tuesday, Boeing released details on a downsizing plan to cut total headcount by 10 percent, or roughly 16,000 employees in all.The company said it approved 5,520 US employees for voluntary layoffs and was notifying another 6,770 staff members that they would be involuntarily let go.center_img “We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program.The aerospace giant had shut production in January amid uncertainty over when regulators would clear the jet to fly again. Even before the hit from the coronavirus, the MAX crisis had cost Boeing billions of dollars in compensation for airlines and production expenses, including the cost to store more than 400 planes that could not be delivered to customers. Since that time, Boeing’s troubles have deepened as its airline customers have been thrust into a fight for survival due to plunging travel demand from coronavirus shutdowns. last_img read more

Ferguson empathises with Reds

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson believes Liverpool were wise not to try to head off a lengthy ban for Luis Suarez by imposing one of their own – having vowed Manchester United would never do it again either. Ferguson understood why Liverpool are aggrieved at the punishment handed down to Suarez for biting Branislav Ivanovic. However, the United boss does not think the penalty even comes close to the harsh manner in which Eric Cantona was treated by the Football Association following his kung-fu kick on Matthew Simmons at Crystal Palace. United, following guidance from the FA, suspended Cantona for the remainder of the season – a period of four months – believing that would be the end of the matter. Instead, the FA launched its own action, and increased Cantona’s ban to eight months. “I bet they are glad they didn’t (suspend Suarez themselves). It didn’t work for us,” Ferguson said. “David Davies promised us if we did it there would be no more action taken. Think about that. A nine-month ban. It is quite incredible. I still can’t get my head round it.” Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio revealed his astonishment at the biting incident. Di Canio, of course, served an 11-game suspension back in 1998 after pushing referee Paul Alcock to the ground during his playing days at Sheffield Wednesday. The Italian, who admitted he could better understand France international Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt on Italy defender Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final, spoke of his surprise at the Uruguay forward’s actions. “He didn’t beat me – I was 11 [games suspended]. That’s a joke, obviously,” Di Canio said. “My gesture was a very bad, stupid gesture, but not a violent gesture because it was a push like a kid when you are young. But anyway, it was bad. It wasn’t really a fair play gesture – it was very bad. But this one is difficult to judge for one reason: because it is unusual to see in a normal situation. “I can understand Zidane. I don’t excuse him, but if someone is swearing in your face, talking about your mama, your wife, you can lose your temper. In this situation, I don’t know what has happened, but it is clear from the pictures that there was normal pressure from Ivanovic and see you the player pull one arm and try to bite. “It’s something that looks strange. It can’t kill him, but it’s something not really good to watch.” Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini had some sympathy for Suarez, though, and felt the punishment did not fit the crime. He said: “Sometimes (the FA) takes a strange decision. If you want my opinion, this is strange. Ten games I think is too much. I don’t know if this is worse than other tackles or situations. I think that five, six games was enough.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kaboul stunned by defeat

first_img Spurs were awful from the outset across the field, managing just one shot on target and looking unstable at the back throughout. It was not the way Kaboul wanted his first match as the club’s official captain to go and a performance he was at a loss to explain. “We’re all disappointed, of course, after this poor defeat,” he said. “I think we played with a slow tempo all of the game and we never looked dangerous, a threat for West Brom. “They took their chances and they scored from a corner. It was not good enough from us. “I am still questioning everything, what went wrong. We didn’t create any chances. “We were just inviting them to try to score. It was not good enough from us. “But that’s football and we have to go back to training with a better mentality also.” On a day of surprises in the Barclays Premier League, the Baggies produced a performance that belied their lowly standing to deservedly win 1-0 at White Hart Lane. Previously winless West Brom had begun the day bottom of the table, although it was Tottenham that looked like the relegation candidates on Sunday. The defeat stretched Spurs’ winless streak to four matches in all competitions – hardly the ideal preparation for a crunch week. Nottingham Forest arrive at White Hart Lane as Mauricio Pochettino’s men get their Capital One Cup campaign under way on Wednesday, before they make the short trip to bitter rivals Arsenal for the north London derby at the weekend. “It is a tough week,” Kaboul told Spurs TV. “Every game is tough. “The game on Wednesday is important for us because we want to win something this season “Forest are a good side, they are doing well in the Championship and we have to bounce back straight away on Wednesday.” West Brom are also in Capital One Cup action on Wednesday, when they will look to build some momentum against Hull at the Hawthorns. Their penalty win over Oxford in the second round was their only previous success under manager Alan Irvine, who admitted a mixture of relief and pride after winning at White Hart Lane. James Morrison scored the decisive goal against Spurs, although the undoubted star of the show was England international Joleon Lescott. Having joined on a two-year deal in the summer, the 32-year-old produced an outstanding competitive debut and came close to capping a wonderful defensive display with a goal. “We would have taken a big risk had we put him in when he was not ready,” Irvine said of Lescott. “We already had one setback against Nottingham Forest (when Lescott came on at half-time but later had to be substituted). I keep trying to explain that we want to put people in the team but they have to be ready. I felt he was ready. “He had two weeks of training and he had that without feeling any twinges. We felt this was the right opportunity to put him in and he played very well.” Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul is still trying to get his head around their limp, listless display against West Brom. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse trades oranges for new Twitter handle

first_imgStanford University gave up its @SUathletics Twitter handle to Syracuse in exchange for a bowl of oranges, Stanford announced in a press release Monday.The oranges will be used to fill the Cardinal’s 2011 Orange Bowl trophy, according to the release.SU Athletics confirmed the trade in a tweet. We can confirm the trade rumors … is placeholder text— Syracuse Athletics (@SUAthletics) July 1, 2013 Stanford’s followers were automatically switched to @GoStanford, while Syracuse athletics takes on the new Twitter handle @SUAthletics and keeps its original, @Cuse, active.At time time of publication, @Cuse has 29,605 followers and @SUAthletics has 368.It is believed to be the first such move in the history of Twitter, which was created in March 2006. Commentscenter_img Published on July 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Pogba Penalties Save United, Tottenham up to Third

first_imgManchester United needed two Paul Pogba penalties to stay in contention for a top-four Premier League finish by beating West Ham 2-1, while Tottenham moved up to third thanks to Lucas Moura’s hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Huddersfield yesterday.United had lost four of their previous five games in all competitions and were extremely fortunate to get back to winning ways as West Ham had a goal ruled out for offside, hit the crossbar and saw David de Gea make a wonder save to deny Michail Antonio giving them a late lead.However, a much-needed win moved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men up to fifth, at the expense of Arsenal, and to within two points of Chelsea in fourth. United were gifted a first-half lead when Robert Snodgrass’s clumsy challenge brought down Juan Mata and Pogba sent his first spot-kick down the middle of the goal.West Ham were deservedly level four minutes into the second half when Felipe Anderson turned home at the back post, and the visitors went on to enjoy the better of the chances.Antonio crashed a shot from range off the bar before De Gea produced a stunning save to claw the West Ham forward’s header to safety.Within seconds of being saved by their captain, United had a second penalty 10 minutes from time when Ryan Fredericks chopped down Anthony Martial, and this time Pogba buried his penalty into the bottom corner.Tottenham had no such strife despite missing Harry Kane, who is expected to miss the rest of the season due to ankle ligament damage.Dele Alli was also sidelined by a broken hand, while Mauricio Pochettino took the chance to rest some other key personnel, including Son Heung-min, ahead of the second leg of his side’s Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester City, with Tottenham holding a 1-0 lead in the tie.Lucas took his chance to shine against the already relegated Terriers to show Pochettino he could be an important weapon in Kane’s absence as Spurs look to tie down a top-four finish.“Players need to play to show their quality. The hat-trick is going to build his confidence,” said Pochettino.Victor Wanyama opened the scoring on 24 minutes to allay any fears that Tottenham could suffer a Champions League hangover.Lucas made it 2-0 three minutes later and then struck twice more in the final three minutes as Pochettino’s men made it three wins from three at their impressive new 62 000-capacity home. RESULTS & FIXTURESTottenham 4 – 0 HuddersfieldBrighton 0 – 5 BournemouthBurnley 2 – 0 CardiffFulham 2 – 0 EvertonSouthampton 3 – 1 WolvesMan United 2 – 1 West HamCrystal Palace v Man City 2:05pmLiverpool v Chelsea 4:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Miller: Yasiel Puig delivers for Dodgers in an emotional Game 1 triumph

first_imgRelated Articles Cubs’ Jose Quintana delivers quality outing despite real-life scare a day earlier Whicker: Nervous start, big finish for Dodgers in NLCS opener It has been a rampaging whirlwind of four playoff games so far for Puig, who is 7 for 15 with six RBI. Whirlwinds, however, are nothing new to him.Just 14 months ago, Puig had been banished to the minors and there was doubt about him ever playing for the Dodgers again.Just four months ago, he was in the lineup primarily for his defense, Puig barely hitting .220 at the very bottom of the order.Just four minutes ago, he published a tweet on his official account showing one of his bat flips and the message “I still don’t know why my bats are so slippery.” Down 2-0 and having generated nothing but a Logan Forsythe single through four innings, the Dodgers were suddenly awakened with one out in the fifth in the span of 12 mostly wayward Jose Quintana pitches.The Chicago lefty walked Forsythe and Austin Barnes back-to-back to bring up Puig, a development that permitted Dodger Stadium to rediscover its pulse, the fans stirring to life for the first time since, really, the end of the National Anthem.Upon entering the batter’s box, Puig appeared to point toward the gap in left-center, the exact sort of bold, predictive gesture used to spin myths and magic in this game, the most famous of which involved Babe Ruth.Then, on the fourth pitch from Quintana, Puig wrote his own called-shot legend when he drilled an RBI double that caromed off the wall in, indeed, left-center.He also flipped his bat and thrust both his arms skyward in exaggerated triumph before beginning to run, the passionate Puig continuing to attempt to perfect the near-home run trot.Upon reaching second, he implored the crowd for more noise by waving his arms, a move that doubled nicely as a celebration for just the Dodgers’ second hit of the night but easily their most significant moment of Game 1.From there, Charlie Culberson delivered a score-tying sacrifice fly, the Dodgers capitalizing on both of Quintana’s walks at a time when offensive efficiency was a must.They had pulled even, 2-2, despite having only those two hits and Clayton Kershaw having allowed his fifth home run of this postseason, a Dodgers franchise record.An inning later, Chris Taylor homered to put the Dodgers ahead for good in a game that, just a short time earlier, was being played completely on the Cubs’ terms, the Cubs being the reigning World Series champions and fully aware of how to win in October.Then Puig happened.In the seventh, he happened again, this time posing at the plate just briefly to watch his drive off reliever Mike Montgomery arc toward the wall – yes, again in left-center – and barely sneak over. Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 NLCS Baseball Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor help Dodgers take NLCS opener “He’s really…I mean, exponential strides,” Roberts said when asked about Puig’s growth this season. “He’s obviously a huge part of what we’re doing now going forward, and I couldn’t be more proud.”The home run wasn’t exactly majestic, but it was no less magnificent, Dodger Stadium exploding in joyous noise hours after the place had been wrapped in an almost ominous pall.Having swept their way into this NLCS, the Dodgers suffered their first setback of the postseason long before Game 1 even began.Corey Seager being left off the roster for this round because of a back injury was a blow of such significance that the domino effect was stark and foreboding.Here the Dodgers were in their most important game yet having to start Kiké Hernandez in the cleanup spot and Culberson at shortstop.Both players have had notable moments for the Dodgers in the past, sure. But Hernandez hit fourth only three times during the regular season and Culberson had just 15 at-bats in the big leagues in 2017.He prepped for his first postseason start ever at shortstop by taking live batting practice and running the bases in simulated situations during workouts at Dodger Stadium.Phony baseball is great for staying active. But, typically, it takes the real thing – especially in October – to stay sharp.“Just trying to do the stuff I would normally do to get ready for another game,” Culberson explained. “Nothing too crazy.”Well, nothing unless you consider it crazy that Culberson emerged with his sacrifice fly and also doubled and scored a run, teams that win titles so often benefiting along the way from unlikely contributors.Yeah, nothing crazy at all, except for the insanity Puig brought one more time to a postseason that keeps growing nuttier by the pitch.He delivered again for the Dodgers on Saturday, delivered the offense and the emotion, Puig a bubbling bottle of 9-Inning Energy. Puig lifted a team dampened by the loss of one of its key parts and a stadium turned sullen by an early two-run deficit.He lifted it all Saturday, placing the Dodgers on his broad back and, in classic Puig style, flexing for the cameras and just for the fun of it, too.“He loves the big stage, and his only focus is helping us continue to win baseball games,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “So, right now, he’s playing at a high level, and not only the fans, but his teammates are feeding off of it.”This guy who already in this postseason had famously tasted his bat, wagged his tongue and chopped his crotch was again as animated as ever, a cartoonish super friend missing only his cape.He homered, doubled, drove in two runs and maybe, just maybe, authored a piece of Dodgers lore in the most Ruthian of ways. Back injury forces Dodgers to leave Corey Seager off roster for NLCS Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — The Cubs were the ones running on adrenaline.The Dodgers were the ones turbo-charged by a shot of Wild Horse energy.On a night when his team needed a boost, Yasiel Puig delivered in volts and bolts, watts and swats.He was the snarling face, the raging blur and the growling grin of a spirited 5-2 Dodgers victory in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. Charlie Culberson rises to the occasion in Dodgers’ Game 1 victory last_img read more

Lizzie wins in record style in USA

first_img9 Mar 2016 Lizzie wins in record style in USA England’s Lizzie Prior has won her first tournament on the US women’s college circuit with a 15-under par score for 54 holes. Prior, from Burhill in Surrey, took the honours in the Battle at Boulder Creek II where she had rounds of 64, 69 and 68. Her first round of eight-under par was a record at her college, the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The 18-year-old won the England Golf girls’ order of merit for 2015 and was in England’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals – helping to win the title for the eighth consecutive time. During the season – her last in junior golf – Prior won the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophy and was runner-up three times, in the English girls’ championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, as well as tying for second place in the English women’s amateur. She won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale, helped by a course record of eight-under 67 on the New course. She also set a six-under record at Lindfield in Sussex, where she played college golf before taking up her scholarship in the USA. Prior is a member of the England Golf women’s squad (image © Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0My name is Marley, and I am sweet as pie! I am a 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier mix with a very loving temperament and I’m looking for a new home. Will it be yours?Marley has only three legs, but gets along just fine. His breed is strong, determined, athletic and energetic. Jack Russell’s are also one of the most bright and trainable of the Terrier breeds. You see, they love to learn. Marley loves his walks and especially his laps. Marley will give you years of love and devotion, but because of his strong prey drive, he should live with no other dogs or cats. He wants to be the only “Prince of the Castle”. Marley weighs about 15 pounds, is neutered and current on shots and is ready and waiting for you to come for a visit to make him part of your family.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, visit  or 360-432-3091.last_img read more