Progress in Reducing Car Thefts

July 6, 2022

A year and half ago, several constituents told me that  their cars or their catalytic converters had been stolen, so I began researching the issue. Apparently, even though they are found in trace amounts, the precious metals in catalytic converters - platinum, rhodium, and palladium - can command stratospheric prices. One Russian oligarch even named his yacht 'Palladium.'

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Honoring Juneteenth

June 17, 2022

On June 19th we celebrate Juneteenth, or Jubilee Day,  Black Independence Day. It marks the date when, on June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery.

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