Neighbor Day: Our Invented Holiday Actually Happened

In our Neighborhoods Issue, we asked for your help in creating Neighbor Day, a designated holiday for spending time with the people we live near. We declared Neighbor Day to be the last Sunday in April. That was last Sunday, and we're thrilled to report that it kind of got off the ground.

In Austin, Texas, the good people of Bellvue Avenue celebrated with a barbeque in the street.

In Buena Vista, Colorado, neighbors in South Main got together for a river cleanup, pizza and beer, and s'mores.

These are pretty much exactly what we had in mind. Next year the last Sunday in April is the 24th. Mark your calendars.

A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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