New Jersey to legalize medical marijuana

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Dried cannabis flowers Image: Coaster420. New Jersey’s state legislature has passed a bill that will legalize medicinal marijuana for patients with chronic disease. The state’s outgoing Governor, Jon Corzine, said that he will sign the bill before he leaves office next week. Upon passage of the bill, New Jersey will become […]

Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Dorsa Derakhshani in Baku, 2017 (Image: Gibraltar Chess Festival) In February 2017, the Iranian Chess Federation announced two teenage chess players, Dorsa Derakhshani and her younger brother Borna Derakhshani, were banned from representing the national team. The federation announced their decision although Dorsa Derakhshani had previously decided and informed the chess […]


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Former Japanese prime minister Hashimoto indicated his retirement

Friday, August 12, 2005 On the 11th August, the former Prime Minister of Japan Riyutaro Hashimoto, age 68, formally indicated he would not run for the Okayama 4th constituency of the House of Representatives, the Lower House of Japan, due to defectiveness of his physical condition, possibly nominally. Since the current prime minister Junichiro Koizumi […]

Wikinews interviews Australian Paralympic skiers Jessica Gallagher and Eric Bickerton

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Sunday, Wikinews sat down with Australian blind Paralympic skier Jessica Gallagher and her guide Eric Bickerton who are participating in a national team training camp in Vail, Colorado. Wikinews reporters LauraHale and Hawkeye7 interview Australian Paralympic skier Jessica Gallagher and her guide Eric Bickerton Jessica GallagherImage: Australian Paralympic Committee/Australian Sports Commission. […]

Caloundra defeat Maroochydore in third round of 2020 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union season

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 August 15, 2020 Caloundra 35 Maroochydore 21 Lighthouse ParkCaloundraAustralia A line-out play during the game. Image: Patrick Gillett. On Saturday, Caloundra defeated Maroochydore in round 3 of the 2020 Sunshine Coast Rugby Union season. “I am [pretty happy with that]”, Caloundra coach Geoff Ingram said. “We made a lot of ground […]

“Woofstock” dog festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 North America’s largest outdoor dog festival came back to Toronto last weekend for its fifth year. It ran from the 9th of June to the 10th of June at Toronto’s historical St. Lawrence Market. A Wikinews reporter was there on Sunday to report on some of the events that happened on […]

Severe flooding hits Cumbria, England

Friday, November 20, 2009 A Map of Cumbria from Open Street Map Parts of the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria have suffered severe flooding on Thursday, with forecasters predicting further rain. As of 21:09 GMT there were six severe flood warnings (the highest alert in the UK Flood Warnings system) in force […]

Wikinews Shorts: November 26, 2008

A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, November 26, 2008. Contents 1 Leader of Lib Dems, British political party, concerned over lack of men in childcare 2 Pakistani hackers attack Indian website 3 Apple told to drop iPhone ad in UK 4 Deadly shootings in Mumbai leave 10 people dead 5 Contaminated syrup kills 25 […]

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