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- “The weather has been lovely so I imagine they will be out in the garden playing games and having lots of fun,” a family friend told Vanity Fair at the time about Louis’s birthday plans.
- Even when George and Charlotte returned to school last September, Louis remained at home, but Vanity Fair understands that Louis began attending Willcocks Nursery School in London this week, the same day that the new photograph was taken at Kensington Palace.
- “There’s a growing sense of urgency,” said Kerry, a former U.S. senator and former secretary of state who holds the newly created position of presidential envoy for climate in the Biden administration.
- Moments before he closed a White House international climate summit on Earth Day, U.S. special envoy John Kerry urged Iowans to push Congress to approve new cuts in carbon emissions.
- DeFazio (D-Ore.), the committee’s chairman, and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), the aviation subcommittee chairman — also makes clear that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to impose requirements to protect passengers and airline workers during public health emergencies.
- In addition, it would require that people wear masks on airplanes and in airports, and that airline employees and some FAA personnel be given personal protective equipment during public health emergencies linked to respiratory diseases.
Marine Debris Tracker app asks citizen scientists, volunteers to track Mississippi River pollution on Earth Day
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s new pledge to slash America’s greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decade is long on ambition and short on specifics, but experts say that success would require rapid and sweeping changes to virtually every corner of the nation’s economy, transforming the way Americans drive to work, heat their homes and […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Providers, known in the industry as caregivers, as well as medical cannabis consumers, are pushing back against a series of program changes proposed both from the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy and the Maine Legislature.
- Dawson Julia, a medical cannabis provider in Unity, head of the Maine Cannabis Coalition and one of the first in the state to open a medical cannabis “caregiver” store, is “fighting for his life” in a Miami hospital, according to a GoFundMe fundraiser started by his sister-in-law, Jennifer Nyman-Julia.
- “Prior to the implementation of any changes to the CSU’s existing immunization requirements, the CSU will engage the California State Student Association, the CSU Academic Senate and labor unions,” the system said in a statement, adding that exemptions would be allowed for medical and religious reasons.
- Stanford on Thursday also said it plans to require all students coming to campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated.
- Torii Hunter provided similar thrills and power to Buxton, but wasn't as fast, didn't cover as much ground and peaked at 31 home runs and 23 steals in different seasons.
- There is another way to look at Buxton now that he is producing like the star the Twins always thought he would be.
- As we go about our daily lives, the carbon-rich soils of the boreal forest and lush rainforests of the tropics are hard at work sucking up carbon dioxide, forming what are known as terrestrial carbon sinks.
- But as conditions become warmer and drier, wildfires are happening more frequently and burning over greater areas, threatening the vast reserves of carbon stored in the soils of the boreal region and potentially transforming the forest into grassland or tundra.
- Third Mutual passed a resolution that would set a special election schedule regarding a ballot initiative to restate and amend the mutual’s insurance policies as outlined in the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and bylaws.
- Citywide, coronavirus cases within Laguna Woods have slowed to a crawl, with only four new cases reported in April, Village Management Services CEO Jeff Parker said during a regular meeting of the Third Mutual board on Tuesday, April 20.
- Hispanic U.S. House members are pushing for an aggressive, multiyear "Marshall Plan" for Central America to tackle regional violence, corruption and economic devastation.
- The big picture: The call for a Central American plan, similar to a U.S. program that rebuilt Western Europe following World War II, comes as both political parties and the Biden administration struggle to find short-term solutions to the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
- Neighborhood kids greet residential trash truck driver Alfonso Arroyo in Huntington Beach, CA, on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
- Otis Lapides, 2, and his mother, Kimberly Lapides, wave goodbye to residential trash truck driver Alfonso Arroyo in Huntington Beach, CA, on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
- Tuesday morning state and federal officials announced that Schablitsky, guided in part by the coin, believes she has found the site where Tubman lived with her parents and several siblings during formative teenage years before she escaped enslavement.
- Officials said bricks, datable pieces of 19th-century pottery, a button, a drawer pull, a pipe stem, old records, and the location all pointed to the spot being the likely site of the Ben Ross cabin.
“This Is Going to Be a Global Moment”: All Eyes Are on Facebook as It Weighs Whether to Ban Donald Trump for Life
- “The Facebook Oversight Board’s decision on the Trump case—expected in late April—will show whether that expulsion can be justified by something other than an impulse to appease angry users and butter up a new administration.”
- As the tech world waits to see whether Facebook kicks Donald Trump out for good or lets him back in, lawmakers are following along, seeing the case as a milestone in the fraught relationship between Big Tech and free speech.
Eric C. Ewert: The endless hucksterism worked. Utah is the fastest-growing state for the last decade
- Utah added nearly a half a million people (474,466) in a decade and grew at an astonishing 17.1% (though we won’t gain a representative in Congress this time).
- They routinely embrace every strip mall, housing development, freeway lane, methane well, coal mine, water diversion, golf course, RV park, truck stop and business park with open arms (and taxpayer money) in their growth-addicted worldview.
- China has abused its power at every stage of the covid-19 pandemic to bully countries and advance its interests — and Beijing is now using vaccine supplies to pressure governments across the Western Hemisphere.
- “The Chinese are trying to show Western Hemisphere states that they can be a good economic, public health and diplomatic partner,” Coons said.
- “He’s skating and he’s working out every day and he seems to be progressing in that area — or not regressing, I guess is a better way to put it,” said Cassidy.
- But at the end of the day, he seems in good spirits when you do pass him in the hallway when he’s finished his skate and we’re going out for ours,” said Cassidy.
- Kingston police said they received reports of a loud explosion Tuesday that could be heard in several towns and as far away as Massachusetts.
- They responded to Torromeo quarry where they found people who acknowledged holding a gender reveal party involving explosives and thought this would be the safest spot to hold it.
- But the public tasting rooms request has caused the measure to grind slowly through the Legislature in a state where quirky alcohol laws protect small retailers, harkening back to the days of saloons and booze only in private clubs and bartenders making drinks with minibottles typically found on airplanes..
- Wholesalers and liquor stores are against the bill because they don't want Gallo to be able to sell the wine directly after the tastings.
Over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered while vaccination trends are sliding downward
- The seven-day average of 641 cases was reported on Thursday, still up from a month ago by 236, but trending in the right direction.
- More than 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout Wisconsin, but vaccinations are trending downward after peaking in early April.
- He has the right to share his point of view,” Greenblatt said of Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host whom he recently urged the network to fire.
- Greenblatt said the goal of his speech at this week’s conference was to encourage companies either directly advertising on Tucker Carlson Tonight or spending money across other Fox properties to use their leverage to send a message about the host, whether through pulling back spending or making their views known to executives.
- It wasn’t Alex Cora’s decision alone to use Matt Barnes as the closer of the Red Sox this season.
- Cora still hasn’t officially said the words, “Matt Barnes is my closer,” but has pretty much winked, nodded and pointed to Barnes as he’s used him as the ninth-inning guy all year.
Puppy mill loophole closed: Chicago pet stores banned from passing off purebred, designer dogs as rescues
- MONTVILLE — The state will create a $500,000 competitive grant program that will help to fund at least two clean energy start-up companies in Maine, Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday.
- Mills unveiled the new program on the same day that President Joe Biden announced he was committing the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 52 percent over 2005 levels by the end of this decade.
- And for Alston, who works at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, one of the biggest gut punches of the job is not what she faces, but what the patients she cares for do.
- Over the past year, nurses who haven’t felt their protective gear was ample at work have lived separately from their families, some in RVs, Burger said.
- But in a testament to how tenuous this moment of joy and resolution is, Hillz delivered the final artwork from an airport in Minneapolis while en route to the funeral of Daunte Wright, another unarmed Black man recently killed by a police officer (and whose death occurred while Chauvin’s trial was in session).
- Houston-based artist Ange Hillz, meanwhile, went to work: in 24 hours, he created this week’s TIME cover portrait of Floyd, to accompany a story from TIME’s Janell Ross .
- City councilors put off action on Keene’s mask ordinance Wednesday, saying they need more local COVID-19 data to determine the mandate’s end date.
- The Elm City’s ordinance — which the council adopted in August — requires most people 10 and older to wear face coverings in all indoor public places and outdoor spaces where business is conducted.
The Dave Matthews Band on Thursday listed two SPAC shows for September. What's unclear, however, is how Live Nation intends to handle seating. Online charts for some shows offer 15 or more contiguous seats for sale in consecutive rows, which cannot be accommodated under current state pandemic restrictions.[…]Read more >Similar articles >
George Floyd’s Family Reacted to the Verdict With an Uncontrollable Cry. That Sound Echoes Through Black America
- Guilty, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said, as he read the jury’s April 20 verdict on the first of three charges leveled against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Perry Floyd Jr. That’s when I heard those involuntary sounds come up and out.
- They had, for the first time in Minnesota history, convicted a white police officer of murdering a Black man while on duty.
- WASHINGTON — For the second time, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, sending the historic bill to the Senate on a party-line vote.
- “If Democrats were serious about statehood, they would pursue it through a constitutional amendment — requiring two-thirds of the House of Representatives and Senate to approve and three-quarters of states to ratify,” said Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., in a statement after the vote.
- A new order from President Joe Biden banning federal immigration agencies from using terms such as “illegal alien” is a step in the right direction, say some immigration activists in the Upper Valley.
- Erin Jacobsen, an immigration lawyer and professor at Vermont Law School, called Biden’s order a good first step.
- Lamarre outlined that process, and the company’s reopening strategy, in a wide-ranging interview this week as Cirque announced the return of those shows, along with Blue Man Group at Luxor on June 24.
- Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre says Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin’s passion for returning “Mystere” to the stage was a determining factor in the show’s June 28 restart.
- This week, The Spot is narrowing in on the main issues in front of lawmakers and leaders — gun laws, changes to policing and the top educators in the metro area — as well as calling your attention to things you may have missed.
- Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg says this could be the week his fellow Democrats lawmakers roll out their slate of legislation in response to the King Soopers shooting.
- Being held May 2-8, this year’s NTTW is the 38th annual celebration of the U.S. travel industry’s contributions and an opportunity to remind visitors and residents alike of the incredible value the travel industry holds not just for our local economy and workforce but also for our community’s identity and culture, while reminding our leaders and policymakers of the travel industry’s ability to help power recovery efforts from the crippling effects of COVID-19.
- However, the travel industry’s ability to bounce back after periods of economic hardship — and inject much-needed revenue directly into Salt Lake County’s visitor economy and that of the state — is why the theme of this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is the “Power of Travel.”
When Nepal welcomed foreign climbers back to Mount Everest for the spring climbing season, many feared it was only a matter of time before the coronavirus made its way to the world’s highest peak. Sure enough, just weeks into the season, symptoms of the virus have been found at Everest’s base camp, sparking a renewed […]Read more >Similar articles >
- State health leaders said Thursday that while the gap between supply and demand is closing, there is an increasing emphasis on reaching those who may have difficulty getting vaccinated or who have been hesitant to receive the shot to date.
- As an example of the closing gap, this week 250,000 doses were requested from vaccinators, down from 400,000 the week before, said Julie Willems Van Dijk, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- “This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who are interested in getting your kids vaccinated,” Reardon said in the video message.
- Like state vaccination clinics, there will be a 15-minute observation period where students will be monitored for any adverse side effects after getting the shot.
- AS OFFICIALS tell it, President Biden has not yet raised his predecessor’s historically low ceiling on resettlements — despite having promised to do just that — because of concerns that it would overburden the government’s resources.
- The U.S. refugee program, which has thrived with bipartisan support for decades to legally resettle carefully vetted people fleeing the world’s most desperate places, has nothing to do with the current surge of asylum seekers crossing the southern border.
- Though it’s a fraction of Biden’s proposal, the Republican plan is actually larger than the last $305 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill Congress passed in 2015 that was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
- Not only is the cost much smaller; the Republican plan deals more narrowly with fixing America’s roads and bridges and other forms of transportation infrastructure, while Biden’s does that and more, doubling as a sweeping climate plan and a substantial investment to make long-term care more affordable.
- Maryland had worked through its 800,000-person pre-registration list as of earlier this week, officials said, although not all have scheduled appointments yet and about 5,000 new people register each day.
- “We believe that the best way to reach those who are people of color, and those with English as a second language, and those who may be underserved, is to actually come out into the community,” said Shelly McDonald-Pinkett, the chief medical officer at Howard University and manager of the vaccination site.
- Now, the museum board is refusing to provide any information to the public regarding how the Portland Children's Museum arrived at this point, what financial contribution they would need to remain open, and what, if anything, can be done to prevent these closures."
- "Over the last year, the Board remained publicly silent while the museum floundered," Elisabeth Utas, part of an informal group rallying to try to restore funding for the museum and school, said in a statement released to media.
- Russians in huge numbers took to the streets again on Wednesday to protest their government’s treatment of Alexei Navalny, a man they fear may soon die because he dared to criticize President Vladimir Putin.
- Today, Putin’s Russia stands for rampant corruption, stark income inequality, aggression toward its neighbors and state-sponsored assassinations of those who dare to criticize the system.
- Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Thursday pointed to stress-induced drug abuse during the pandemic as the impetus to get moving on her plan to wipe clean the record of convicted marijuana dealers and expunge offenses for heroin and cocaine possession.
- Foxx called Illinois’ groundbreaking decision to legalize marijuana a “gateway conversation to deeper conversations around treating addiction as a public health issue and looking at the drug economy that has flourished in these neighborhoods while every other bit of economy has abandoned” those communities.
Federal health authorities are leaning toward recommending that use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine resume, possibly as soon as this weekend – a move that would include a new warning about a rare complication involving blood clots but probably not call for age restrictions. The position would be similar to one taken by […]Read more >Similar articles >
- Via zoom, Houle, in an understated yet pointed manner, told Selectmen Jason Weir that his refusal to wear a mask at the Select Board meeting on April 6, which forced a week’s postponement, was selfish.
- At the April 13 meeting, before Houle had his say and longtime resident Bette Bogdan had her say and Town Administrator Jodi Pinard had her say, Select Board Chair Richard Bouchard addressed a complaint concerning Weir, totally separate from Mask-Gate.
- For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on the FDA ; here’s the news on genome editing for sickle cell disease ; here’s more on gene therapy’s commercial prospects ; here’s where you can subscribe to the First Opinion Podcast ; and here’s our complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic .
- We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast.
- The association’s former director, Adam Piper, resigned in January after mounting criticism once the involvement of the group’s dark money fundraising arm, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, in the deadly rally became publicly known.
- The finance director for the Republican Attorneys General Association has resigned, and in an email to attorneys general said she was doing so because of the association’s nomination as director a man who the finance director said approved robocalls urging people to attend the Jan. 6 rally at the U.S. Capitol.
- Hawaiian Airlines took off from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Thursday morning, flying nonstop to Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.
- With traditional music and dance, and cookies and leis for passengers, today AUS was thrilled to welcome @HawaiianAir to our Central Texas community, as we celebrated their inaugural flight from Austin to Honolulu.
- Two days after the streets of Minneapolis filled with people celebrating the conviction of a former police officer for murdering George Floyd, the city held a funeral on Thursday for Daunte Wright, another young Black man shot dead by police during a traffic stop.
- The killing of Wright, 20, two weeks ago by a police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser shocked a city still reeling from Floyd’s death and anxiously watching the trial of his killer, Derek Chauvin.
- Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina will give the Republican Party’s nationally televised rebuttal Wednesday to President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.
- I’m glad he’ll be delivering the Republican address following the president’s remarks on Wednesday,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a joint statement with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
- Furthermore, $52 million is coming in from the income tax voters passed last year called the Metro Supportive Housing Services Measure, which will help provide rent assistance and subsidies, in addition to growing the number of shelter and outreach programs.
- (KOIN) -- Efforts to tackle homelessness and COVID-19-related crises are driving much of the $2.8 billion budget for Multnomah County, according to Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, who calls it a "once in a generation" plan.
- York County’s largest hospital, Southern Maine Health Care Medical Center in Biddeford, saw a sharp increase in COVID-19 inpatients, going from an average of 6.7 last week to 12.3 per day for the week ending Thursday.
- Hospitalizations for COVID-19 hit a record level at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston this week as statewide inpatient numbers surged to highs not seen since mid-February.
- Even Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — whose government has denied climate change is a thing and treats the Amazon rainforest like a lumber yard — bent the knee to Earth.
- Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management released an Earth Day report saying Bitcoin mining will inspire more demand for solar energy, reducing costs .
- Case in point: Spotify’s lawyer Horacio Gutierrez pointed out that not only is his company required to use Apple’s payment system (and pay the “Apple tax”), but the music app is also prohibited from directing users of its free iOS app to online promotions offering three months of Spotify Premium for 99¢.
- But as Daru points out, Apple had access to its proprietary app store data about Tile downloads and metadata, and it could use that data to make the decision to enter the personal thing-tracker market, and to design its product the way it did.
According to artist José Villalobos, the vandal hurled a brick through one of the Main Avenue windows facing his exhibition "De Los Otros."Artpacepositioned the installation by the windows so passersby could view it from the outside.
"Early this week I was informed that the windows, which allowed 24/7 access to view my exhibit, were vandalized," Villalobos said in a Wednesday Instagram post. It was accompanied by multiple photos of the broken window and glass littering the building interior.
In several images, a chunk of brick and glass shards are visible on one of the cots used in the installation.
Villalobos is a Latinx and gay artist whose work protests "the toxicity of machismo.""De Los Otros" centers on the true story of a gay farm worker who was a part of the Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican laborers to the United States in the mid-20th century.
In his post, Villalobos said it was hard not to imagine that the attack might have been directed toward him or due to the nature of his work.
"A brick was thrown through the main space, and it's difficult not to feel that this is a personal attack as a queer individual," he stated. […]Read more >Similar articles >
The space has undergone massive construction, and will celebrate with a grand reopening party that will feature a pool tournament, darts, drink specials and eats from local chef Will Nichols of Lil Joe's Smoked Wings.
The neighborhood haunt near McArthur Park was in operation for nearly 25 years, but has remained shuttered after an October 2019 fire.
The grand reopening event will begin at 6 p.m.
So many restaurants, so little time. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- A group of volunteers who hand out snacks and toiletries to immigrants coming from detention centers near the southern U.S. border have noticed an increase in activity in recent weeks.
- Volunteers, who go to the station daily, have noticed a recent uptick in the number of immigrants passing through Chicago, said McCormick, the program coordinator.
- "Children under 2 years old and people with medical conditions or disabilities who may be adversely affected by a face covering do not need to wear one," CVS Pharmacy said.Dollar GeneralEmployees, vendors and customers are required to wear face coverings in all Dollar General stores, distribution centers and offices.
- Face coverings will be supplied to anyone in need of one at stories within Kroger's portfolio.Lowe'sThe home improvement chain requires all of its employees to wear masks at all locations while working with customers.
- The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that 1,675 new cases were confirmed across the state within the one-week period that ended Saturday, bringing the seven-day rolling average of new cases to 240.
- Since the low, the region's seven-day rolling average of new cases has ticked up from 40 to 61.
- About 47 percent of registered voters who said they are likely to vote in the June 8 Democratic primary favored McAuliffe, according to the poll from CNU’s Wason Center for Civic Leadership.
- McClellan (Richmond) had 6 percent support, former delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy (Prince William) had 5 percent and Del. Lee J.
Austin is facing its biggest budget deficit in more than a decade — how it might affect your tax rate
- The first is property tax revenue, which Van Eenoo said changed substantially after legislators passed a calculation cap about two years ago.
- "Partly because of the revenue reductions we're seeing in other parts of our budget due to the pandemic, that big drop in sales taxes," Van Eenoo said.
- Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will deliver his party's response to President Biden's joint address to Congress next week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Thursday.
- As Sen. Scott likes to say, he is living his mother’s American dream, and he has dedicated his career to creating more opportunity for our fellow citizens who need it most," McConnell said.
- From left, Council Member Fred Jung, CSUF Senior Associate Vice President of Administration & Finance Dr. Ali Izadian, CalFire Regional Urban Forester Lynnette Short, Mayor Bruce Whitaker and Mayor Pro Tem Nick Dunlap pose for a photograph during an Arbor Day celebration at Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
- From left, Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker, CSUF President Framroze Virjee, Mayor Pro Tem Nick Dunlap, CalFire Regional Urban Forester Lynnette Short and Council Member Fred Jung pose for a photograph during an Arbor Day celebration at Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
- — Consumer Reports said Thursday it was able to easily trick a Tesla into driving in the car's Autopilot mode with no one at the wheel.
- Consumer Reports said that during several trips on its closed tracks with an empty driver's seat, its Tesla Model Y automatically steered along painted lane lines without acknowledging that nobody was at the controls.
- President Joe Biden will propose almost doubling the capital gains tax rate for wealthy individuals to 39.6% to help pay for a raft of social spending that addresses long-standing inequality, according to people familiar with the proposal.
- Biden is expected to release the proposal next week as part of the tax increases to fund social spending in the forthcoming “American Families Plan.”
“The nurses and teachers in our communities deserve all the recognition in the world, so we’re happy we can provide them with a little escape,” said Mitch Roberts, chief executive ofEVO, which operates entertainment sites in Schertz, New Braunfels and San Marcos. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- “Right now, we see a path forward for safe, amazing events that are going to look a bit different than usual, so that’s where we’re heading,” said Kristina Rogers, the US comic portfolio director for parent company ReedPop, in a statement to The Wrap .
- After going virtual last year over COVID concerns, New York Comic Con is slated to return as an in-person event at the Javits Center this October.
- Big companies are taking a stand against new Republican proposals that could lead to long lines at the polls, make it harder for many, especially racial minorities, to vote, and put more control of elections into partisan hands.
- It is hard to think of a situation that better reflects the state of Republican politics today than the fact that GOP leaders in Texas, of all places, have decided to declare war on corporate America.
- Because the happy couple posted a video of the act, “that, for me, leans a little bit toward exhibitionism, having a little bit of sexual gratification that people are seeing this happen,” Sparks said.
- Some people have cheirophilia, a hand fetish, meaning that they “have to” interact with them to achieve sexual arousal, Sparks said.
- In two of the six state-run facilities, the number of workers declining the vaccine has actually increased since early March.
- Of those, one has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days, and 54 have declined the vaccine — down slightly from the 62 reported in early March.
- So instead of snapping back to normal once we’ve had our shots, we should take our newly recognized existential tiredness as an indication that it’s time to change course — to realize that we need to give ourselves an actual break.
- And many Americans are actually declining the shot out of fear that the side effects longed-for by the Zooming classes might force them to miss out on much-needed pay.
- The funeral for Daunte Demetrius Wright Thursday filled the Shiloh Temple International Ministries with friends, family and others who have had loved ones killed by police including relatives of George Floyd, Philando Castile, Jamar Clark and Oscar Grant.
- Mourners including the state's top political leaders filled a north Minneapolis church Thursday to honor the life of a 20-year-man killed by Brooklyn Center police, and demand justice.
- A broad coalition, including the Sierra Club and other environmental groups, health groups like the American Lung Association, consumer groups, ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, state legislators, the City of Minneapolis, faith leaders, medical professionals, and more have submitted letters to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in support of a clean car program.
- Recently, the Sierra Club joined a coalition of Minnesota environmental, worker, Indigenous and progressive groups in releasing a mid-term climate report card grading Walz on his actions to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for Minnesota.
- WASHINGTON — The leaders of Russia and China put aside their raw-worded disputes with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday long enough to pledge international cooperation on cutting climate-wrecking coal and petroleum emissions in a livestreamed summit showcasing America's return to the fight against global warming.
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, one of the leaders shown watching summit proceedings in the coronavirus pandemic's familiar Brady Bunch-style multibox conference screen, said his nation would up its fossil fuel pollution cuts from 30% to at least 40%.
- “Take a picture of yourself or whoever you came with cleaning up, you can post it on your social media and tag us either at Belle Isle Conservancy or Detroit River Coalition,” said Melnik.
- “Encouraging individuals to kinda come up on their own time in their own comfort space along the Detroit River and host their own clean up, come out with their families their friends,” said Alyson Melnik, volunteer coordinator for the Belle Isle Conservancy.
- Last month the co-manager of Yang’s campaign, Chris Coffey, told me his biggest worry down the stretch was that super PACs, also known as independent expenditures, would dump money into ads attacking Yang.
- As of the most recent filing, in mid-March, Eric Adams ( more than $8.5 million ) and Scott Stringer ( more than $8.1 million ) led the pack in combined fundraising and matching money, with Ray McGuire, who is not participating in the public-financing system, at $7.4 million; Andrew Yang at $6.5 million; and Maya Wiley at $3 million.
- They argue that not only should the Biden administration have sent more vaccines to Michigan — where an outbreak no longer seems to be getting worse yet cases, hospitalizations, and deaths remain very high — but that the administration should be ready to surge vaccines to future places, down to the local level, hit by new waves of Covid-19.
- As America beats back Covid-19, it’s likely going to see more Michigans — hot spots where the coronavirus is surging in what’s hopefully a final hurrah for the pathogen that’s twisted our lives so much over the past year.
- The former Appleton resident and World War II veteran was chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin at the time, and they were trying to figure out a way to highlight environmental issues in a way similar to the Vietnam War teach-ins that were taking place at universities across the country.
- William Cherkasky didn’t think Earth Day would catch on in 1968 as he and other progressives discussed political strategies on a fishing boat off the coast of Miami.
- The United States has an aggressive new commitment for fighting climate change: cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent relative to 2005 levels in less than a decade.
- The United States plays an outsize role in the process as the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter, but also as the country that played a dominant role in shaping the Paris agreement to begin with.
- These were the objects I wouldn’t keep—items that, while they feel like home, can be found at almost any Texas estate sale: seventies Corningware with blue flowers, pottery purchased in border towns on tipsy day trips, Christmas ornaments, rotary telephones, seashells collected during walks along the Gulf Coast, books, Root candles, raincoats, mason jars, a rake, a shovel, and boxes with tiny plastic drawers full of loose nails and screws.
- Then I got some strangely satisfying news from Kuhr: my grandmother’s beaded-bodice 1945 wedding dress was sold to Reagan Wells.
- The papers have been submitted – that’s a difference,” Matthews said.Earlier this month, Secretary of State Michael Watson sent a letter to the city stating the individuals who signed off on the recapitulation report were not duly-elected members of that committee.“The letter from Michael Watson said you need to be certified by Marion Freeman and John Scanlon and Netwassie Truly.
- Canton Mayor William Truly held a news conference Thursday to dispel some of the rumors that there was fraud in the city’s primary elections.“There is nothing clandestine here, or surreptitious here, or secretive here,” Truly said.
- Biden’s promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 is going to mean life changes for everyone.
- President Biden’s climate summit on Thursday will predictably attract fawning headlines as world leaders trip over themselves to promise massive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
- U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from Glenbeulah, said on the House floor Thursday that rapper Cardi B's appearance at the Grammy Awards earlier this year was "inconsistent with basic decency" in a speech urging the Federal Communications Commission to ban performances like hers.
- Cardi B, who won a Grammy Award in 2019 for best rap album, told her 17.9 million Twitter followers that Grothman should worry about more pressing issues facing the country.
- As The Colorado Sun reported last week, this ambitious goal will require that Coloradans buy more than 100,000 new EVs a year through the end of the decade.
- Edelman will need to know that Coloradans like their SUVs and pickups, which make up more than four out of every five new vehicles sold here.
- Emergency work will be done this year on Concord’s historic gasholder to keep it from collapsing while its future is decided, following an agreement between the city, Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.
- Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the three parties, Liberty Utilities, which owns the historic brick building and 2.4 acres around it, will match funds from an anonymous donor for the emergency work.
- The latest film in “The Conjuring” trilogy takes its inspiration from the real-life case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson — a man who was able to defend himself in court against a manslaughter charge by claiming he was demonically possessed.
- The story of Johnson and his madness started in 1981 when he claimed he killed his landlord, 40-year-old Alan Bono, while he was allegedly possessed by the devil.
- In the months after the pandemic, they scrambled to purchase face masks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance that wearing a face mask could decrease your chances of passing COVID-19 to others.Wearing a mask can also significantly reduce the spread of the flu virus, according to a 2013 study published in PLOS Pathogens.In 2020, the CDC reported a steep decrease in influenza activity in the United States.
- We've had to adapt to a rapidly changing world over the last year but some of our newly acquired habits are worth retaining when the pandemic ends.Some of our behaviors have benefited the environment, like buying locally, reducing our commutes and flying less.
- “We are very, very close to having nearly half of the adult population vaccinated, fully, in the two-dose series, so that is incredible news for the state,” Iowa Department of Public Health acting director Kelly Garcia said this morning.
- The state website tracking Covid-related data shows just one Iowa nursing home has a Covid outbreak today.
- But in recent months, a new problem has arisen: While conservatives failed to show due concern about the threat of COVID, some have been expressing a dangerous alarm about the vaccines that will help us extinguish it—over-hyping the minuscule risks associated with the jabs, and in some cases framing the mass vaccination campaign through the lens of personal freedom rather than public health.
- The Post-Dispatch front page was particularly egregious, but it’s only one example of how the incredible success story of the COVID vaccines has often been written about in a negative light.
- Feltes, the three-term state senator from Concord who served as the chamber’s majority leader after the Democrats regained the majority in the 2018 elections, was soundly defeated by the popular Sununu last November.
- The start of the next gubernatorial campaign is still months away, as is any announcement by three-term GOP Gov. Chris Sununu on whether he’ll run for re-election, launch a Republican challenge against former governor and Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, or return to the private sector.
- Together Together made me think about how many people I know who have mutually supportive, committed, and loving relationships between friends, but without any “will they or won’t they” expectation, or a desire to convert the relationship into a romance that’s “headed somewhere.”
- Once I got into this story and got to know the characters, that’s when I realized, Oh, yeah, I’ve got a massive appetite for a story about a different kind of love, a different kind of relationship, between a man and a woman.