Thigpen helps Riders run over Redblacks

OTTAWA — A friendship between quarterback Kevin Glenn and running back Marcus Thigpen has paid off handsomely for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thigpen had been out of football for nearly two years when he discovered a video on Instagram of Glenn, a former Hamilton Tiger-Cats teammate, surpassing 50,000 career passing yards. The post inspired Thigpen to contact Glenn about the possibility

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Prostitution expert doesn’t like what she sees in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

From the Downtown Eastside to the Whalley strip to various “backpage� websites, women continue to sell sex. Whether they should be selling sex has been a long-standing debate that continues to rage today. Organizations like the Pivot Legal Society argue this is a job like any other, and that the women deserve laws that make their work safer. Advocacy groups

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Local hospital won’t reopen after flood damage

A Houston hospital won’t be reopening after it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Officials with East Houston Regional Medical Center say even though the facility was rebuilt after previous storms, they determined it wouldn’t be safe to continue operating the hospital, located in a low-lying area prone to flooding. Although the hospital was equipped with flood gates, nearly six

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GOP turnover gives Texas Democrats hope for opportunities in congressional races

WASHINGTON – Moments before the polls closed in Virginia’s Democratic sweep, Houston-area Republican Ted Poe, across the Potomac River on Capitol Hill, announced his retirement in 2018 after 14 years in Congress. Poe cast his move Tuesday night as a personal decision: “You know when it’s time to go,” he told the Chronicle. “And it’s time to go, and go

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