- An old egg mass and a few nymphs were observed in Westport and a few adults were found at sites in Fairfield County, which is about a week or so earlier than expected, Stafford said.
- “Hundreds of nymphs were observed in Southport on Ailanthus, many of which are large shade tree size,” Kirby Stafford, the state entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, announced Thursday.
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- The cable giant is expected to generate more cash than a business knows what to do with, but don’t expect CEO Brian Roberts to spend all of it on stock buybacks, even though that would be shareholders’ first choice.
- While investors generally don't want to see Peacock consume Comcast's cash, its rivals have been rewarded for their streaming efforts
- Declaring a state of emergency to address gun violence in our city without any guaranteed action behind it does nothing for Black communities.
- This month, Mayor Kenney formally declined to declare gun violence a citywide emergency — an action that the City Council unanimously called for last September, and which I have advocated for throughout the months since — arguing that it would have no material impact on his administration’s response to our city’s gun violence crisis.
- Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo showed up and watched Damon at work when shooting was taking place in Oklahoma, according to McCarthy, who said, “Sterlin was like ‘oh man, oh yeah, OK, he got it.’ It was like a stamp of approval from someone who grew up there.”
- “When you hang out with these guys, they have a certain look and a certain sensibility,” Damon said in production notes for the film.
- In response to the nationwide resurgence in COVID cases, both California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Disney World are reinstating their park-wide mask mandates.
- On Monday, the mayor of Florida’s Orange County — where Disney World and Universal Studios are located — warned at a press conference that the region is in “crisis mode” as cases surged.
- In Matt Damon ’s new movie Stillwater, the onetime Jason Bourne trades slick spy gadgets for a dramatic storyline involving a young woman in Europe who is imprisoned abroad for a murder she says she didn’t commit.
- The premise, Stillwater ’s director and co-screenwriter Tom McCarthy tells Vanity Fair, was directly inspired by the Amanda Knox saga that erupted in Italy after Knox’s roommate was killed in Perugia in 2007.
- Under a Philadelphia court order, for example, landlords there must apply for rental assistance at least 45 days before they can file to evict a tenant for non-payment.
- A week later, the president judge in Delaware County issued an order requiring local courts to inform tenants facing eviction about the rental assistance program, “prominently display” posters about it, and distribute flyers with details.
- Internet companies including Facebook and Twitter already regularly published transparency reports containing all sorts of statistics about requests made by law enforcement officials and other authorities.
- Senate Republicans have introduced legislation requiring social media companies to publicly disclose requests or recommendations made by governments concerning the content users post on their platforms.
- A leftist political novice who ran as candidate for a Marxist party and swept to power on a wave of pandemic anger, former teacher Pedro Castillo had to wait six weeks to be announced as the official winner of the presidential runoff, as his rival piled in with accusations of fraud and challenges to the vote count.
- But he also called for a new constitution, promised the world’s second-largest copper producer would seek greater state participation in mining ventures, hinted at plans to curb monopolies in financial services and utilities and announced the presidential palace would become a museum.
- Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other state leaders are urging children as young as 12 be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the more contagious delta variant continues to drive up cases and hospitalizations.
- Nearly all new infections, hospitalizations and deaths are in residents who were not fully vaccinated.
Coronavirus exposed huge flaws in the Wisconsin unemployment system. Where things stand and what still needs to be done
- By December, regular unemployment claims were moving more quickly through the process, but those waiting on benefits from federal programs were still experiencing delayed payments or denials that they believed were incorrect .
- The state's outdated unemployment system has required consistent updates for the federal unemployment benefits, sometimes delaying payments by months.
- James Gunn is opening up about cancel culture in light of the release of his upcoming movie “The Suicide Squad.”
- In the Fox interview, Gunn shared that the sequel to the 2016 David Ayer-directed “The Suicide Squad” brings together the “worst of the worst” anti-heroes in the DC Comics Universe and reverses the script on their negative perceptions.
- Southern California fans will reap the benefits Saturday as 145-pound champion Patricio Pitbull defends his title for the fourth time in the tournament, taking on Long Beach’s undefeated A.J. McKee in the $1 million final at Bellator 263 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood.
- “It’s a perfect final,” Pitbull said in an interview last week after an open workout outside The Forum.
- When I heard the term imposter syndrome, it was a relief to know that there was a name for what I felt — that means other people feel it too — but it truly started opening the door to a much deeper sense of inauthenticity in my own life.
- She’s giving me truly unconditional love—which has certainly been a catalyst in the self-acceptance process—and I would never have met her if I’d kept listening to what other people thought I should do with my life.
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- The only three companies out of the more than a dozen that the report analyzed that bucked this trend were Target, Richfield-based Best Buy and Home Depot, who the report said provided the most pandemic compensation to workers through "temporary pay increases, bonuses and permanent wage increases."
- Pay for front-line workers increased an average of $1.11 per hour, or 10%, since the start of the pandemic.
- Kolpek of Bella Vista also went six years without treatment for prostate cancer after pathologist Levy reviewed his tissue samples in 2012 and declared him cancer-free, according to a previous lawsuit.
- Two more lawsuits have been filed against the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks over missed diagnoses linked to a former pathologist now imprisoned for involuntary manslaughter.
Masks up for debate again at suburban districts after CDC calls for universal masking in schools. ‘All of the mama bears are on high alert right now.’
- Amid a summer bewildering in terms of climate — with the Pacific Northwest experiencing a record heat wave, data suggesting that Chicago is becoming warmer, the devastating floods in western Europe, New Delhi hotter when it should be wetter — it can be useful to consider what India’s governing ideology of the day, Hindutva, means for the global fight against climate change.
- The second proposition is that the advancement of Hindutva culture wars distracts attention from pressing issues, including climate change.
- On Sunday the owner of Little Pub asked supporters to attend a Zoning Commission hearing on an application for an outdoor dining and entertainment permit across the street from the restaurant.
- Ryan Mahoney said Stratford is included on a “Tiffany List” of Connecticut communities with Little Pub locations — in the company of Fairfield, Greenwich, Wilton, and Old Saybrook — and asked the commission to work with Grabe.
- A Republican state lawmaker plans to block the University of Wisconsin from instituting COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination protocols on campuses across the state, a move that comes as health officials sound warnings about the rapidly spreading, highly contagious delta variant.
- Weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated UW-Madison students living on campus is currently required but would be blocked under the Nass proposal.
- Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before COVID-19 severely attacked her respiratory system."She told me that she loved me," said Velasquez, who rushed her daughter to the hospital.Velasquez spoke with CNN on a video call from the ICU room where her 15-year-old daughter, Paulina, has been battling COVID-19 for about 10 days."She can hear me," Velasquez said.Velasquez showed her daughter up close, her hair combed in a ponytail and her eyes shut.
- Velasquez is helping coordinate their vaccines from her daughter's ICU room, where she now spends every hour of the day since her daughter Paulina fell ill.Velasquez panned the camera to show the couch where she sleeps and the food tray where she set up a computer workstation."I came with my daughter and I'm not going anywhere," Velasquez said.
- A Republican state lawmaker plans to block the University of Wisconsin from instituting COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination protocols on campuses across the state, a move that comes as health officials sound warnings a bout the rapidly spreading, highly contagious delta variant.
- Weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated UW-Madison students living on campus is currently required, but would be blocked under the Nass proposal.
- Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER) launched a wave of public advocacy campaigns educating its community supporters about the ideological and anti-merit natures of the framework and urging members to civilly voice their concerns.
- The coalition to save California’s math education has grown to unite conventional stakeholders including parents and local school districts, and unconventional allies such as STEM professionals and members of Congress.
- As they enter, they’re being greeted not just by a requirement for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, but by signs informing them that, by attending the festival, they assume all risk related to exposure to the virus.
- Under the rules implemented by the city and the festival’s operator, Live Nation, everyone entering Lollapalooza is required to present a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test, which must be obtained within 72 hours of attending.
- It will let you report litter anywhere in the city, sign up for block cleaning services, volunteer for cleanup events, and apply to be a paid Glitter Cleaner .
- With that, Berman started down the road to developing Glitter — a forthcoming app that will allow residents to report litter in the city, and even get paid to pick it up.
- Though many Minnesota venues lost staff and morale during the pandemic, some are now receiving grants through the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) program, which includes $16 billion in grants to venues like concert halls, movie theaters and museums that were forced to close during the pandemic.
- The Small Business Administration, the agency administering the funds, released a dataset this week with information on which venues received grants and how much money they were allotted.
- Three days after eviction notices were issued, crews began to clear a longstanding homeless camp at Portland's Laurelhurst Park on Thursday morning.
- This sweep comes after city officials have struggled for months to find a solution for both the housed and unhoused people living at a Laurelhurst camp.
- Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s office examined the administration of Medicaid funds in fiscal year 2017 and found $10 million in payments for services that were not actually provided, $4 million in temporary advances to providers that were not paid back, and money spent on employee perks such as fitness and yoga instructors.
- The city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) distributes about $1 billion annually through the HealthChoices program, and contracts with Community Behavioral Health, a nonprofit that acts as a quasi-governmental agency and administers funds to health care providers.
- Of course, most viewers won’t be drawn to Midnight in the Switchgrass because of their interest in Robert Ben Rhoades’s story, or even in watching Bruce Willis kill time between M.
- In the new thriller, available on demand and in theaters that are especially starved for content, Megan Fox and the peevish husk of Bruce Willis play FBI agents hunting a murderer who’s preying on young women, mostly runaways and prostitutes.
- Vitale loves sharing her much-cherished cooking traditions with her four-year-old daughter, Mia. She said it’s “nostalgic,” having her daughter as a sous-chef, much like how she grew up in Italy at her grandmother’s feet.
- “You need a good, shallow dutch oven and I love my Le Cruset,” Vitale said.
- “A big thing about the Canal is our excitability and the fact that we take an everyday occurrence and we’re like, it’s breaking news,” Banse said.
- “I was influenced by Bernd and Hilla Becher, who taught photography at the Dusseldorf School in Germany in the ’70s and ’80s and ’90s,” said Berko, who became friends with the girls in the worst of the pandemic when they kept coming to the bar when they could.
- Bowser stopped requiring masks in many settings for vaccinated people in May and all residents in June, though the city continued mandating masks on public transit and in schools and government buildings.
- Bowser ordered, in a reversal of recent policy driven by new federal guidelines that recommend indoor masking in areas where coronavirus transmission is high.
- Then, according to the report, when Credit Suisse asked Archegos to make the switch to dynamic margining, the family office canceled three phone calls to discuss it in the five days before its default.
- Senior people in the prime services unit handling the Archegos business had access to information showing Archegos’s risks were mounting .
- Suarez won his first mayoral run in 2017 with almost 86% of the vote, and according to local political analysts, he has managed to remain popular with all of the discordant constituencies that make Miami an “electoral powder keg.”
- Now Suarez himself is the mayor of Miami, the Kennedy-esque heir to a political dynasty and an ascendant force.
- Instead, the left has leveraged COVID-19 fears to call for a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill on top of the $1.9 trillion spent in March on welfare programs and now $4.1 trillion in public works programs; labor union protections; green new deal subsidies; Medicare and Medicaid and food stamps expansions; and bailouts of Amtrak, urban transit and schools.
- COVID-19 is now the gateway to the left’s utopian agenda of multitrillion-dollar climate policies, hyperregulation of the economy, the rebirth of the welfare state and a radical redistribution of income.
- Even though it undoubtedly knew that the response would be swift and powerful, Ben & Jerry's took the step to align its business and operations with its progressive values.
- As such, we unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territories, which the international community, including the United Nations, has deemed an illegal occupation.
Gov. Tony Evers declares state of emergency in response to overnight storms that brought tornadoes, strong winds
- After a night of storms that produced high winds and potential tornadoes, Gov. Tony Evers issued a state of emergency Thursday, allowing for communities to call for backup from the state if needed.
- Wednesday night's storms left a swath of damage, producing potential tornados across the state.
The build-a-burritochain operates 14 locations in San Antonio, though none is located south of U.S. Highway 90. The company confirmed to MySA thatthe future restaurant is at the corner of Southwest Military Drive and Mallard Street, near Frost Bank and across from Chick-fil-A.
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As our ferry approached Martha’s Vineyard, boat horns blazing and beautiful sailboats coming into view along the coast, excitement filled the air from families, couples and friends ready to hop off and enjoy the amenities. With everything from highly rated restaurants and shops to thrilling activities, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do within the island’s three main areas: Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.[…]Read more >Similar articles >
- Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday joined 10 other Republican governors in signing on to an amicus brief led by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v.
- Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion cases have established (and affirmed and re-affirmed) a woman’s right to choose an abortion before viability,” wrote a panel of judges on the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in December 2019.
- The fundamental strangeness of the revival, debuting July 29 on Paramount+, hit me around seven minutes into a series premiere devoted to Ricky Martin—an extremely worthy subject who was originally profiled by the show in 2000 and then saw his episode updated 11 years later, not long after he came out as gay.
- The premiere features a clip from that 2011 version in which Martin looks back on his youth in Latin-pop boy band Menudo and muses: “When you’re 12 years old and you’re in front of 200,000 people, and people are telling you ‘Yeah, man, you’re the best!,’ you become like a little god.”
- As identified in the resolution that passed the board, the county and state will work together on “construction, final delivery, and operation, funded through ongoing toll revenue,” for a project such as the Corridor Cities Transitway or Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355.
- The state also previously agreed to a request I organized to build exclusive bus-ramps that will be the backbone of a bus rapid transit connection from Montgomery to Tysons, Dulles International Airport and other major destinations in Virginia, which neither Metro nor MARC provide.
- The company has also said it will reserve 20 to 35 percent of its IPO shares for Robinhood users, who have opened some 22 million accounts through the platform.
- It’s also been the subject of significant scrutiny, including concerns that it makes trading feel too much like a game, nudges people toward too much risk, and uses a business model — payment for order flow — that hides the actual cost of trading.
- PREVIOUS STORY: As the state continues to chart a path through the latest health recommendations over the delta variant, Gov. Andy Beshear said he's leading by example for his state employees.
- The governor said his reasoning for requiring masks again is because of the new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week that showed vaccinated individuals can still spread the COVID-19 delta variant.
- But most telemarketing calls are more along the line of another of today's callers to my house — "Michael at Allstate," who wanted me to know that "our rates have been dropping recently."
- According to the call-blocking company YouMail, Americans got about 4.4 billion robocalls in June — seriously.
- What’s happening : Writers like Argentines Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enríquez, Mexican Fernanda Melchor and Chilean Lina Meruane have made international waves with books that comment on quotidian violence — gender and otherwise — as well as othering through pulse-racing, enthralling and occasionally beautiful horror.
- Between the lines: Reframing real-life horrors is also at the center of the most prominent of today’s male Latin American authors, notably Chilean Alejandro Zambra.
- For three years, a growing number of students have enrolled in Freedom Schools Literacy Academy, a project of the Center for Black Educator Development, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit built to diversify the teaching force.
- Sharif El-Mekki spent his formative years as a student at Nidhamu Sasa, a small Philadelphia Freedom School that shaped him into the person he is today: a former city teacher and principal, the center’s founder and chief executive, with a national profile in education circles .
- Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based company with no prior experience in election audits, said it had received $3.25m from Patrick Byrne, the CEO of the furniture sales company Overstock, who has falsely described the 2020 election as “rigged”, with more money pouring in from figures who have peddled lies about the legitimacy of the vote.
- The firm leading a widely criticized, Republican-backed audit of election ballots in Arizona has received $5.7m in donations, the majority from supporters of Donald Trump, it revealed on Wednesday.
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- Related video above: Kansas City reinstates indoor mask orderThe COVID-19 vaccine has become so polarizing that some people in Missouri are getting inoculated in secret for fear of backlash from their friends and family who oppose vaccination, a doctor told CNN Wednesday."They've had some experience that's sort of changed their mind from the viewpoint of those in their family, those in their friendship circles or their work circles.
- It's taken us 30 days to exceed that and be up to 33 today." Frase said.And it's not just Frase's hospital that is dealing with an influx of patients in Missouri.The CoxHealth health system said it's expanding morgue capacity in due to an increase in COVID-19 related deaths."We've actually brought in a portable piece of technology that allows bodies to be cooled and placed outside the morgue.
- It’s unclear whether this latest update addresses the potential threat from NSO Group’s software, but Apple has previously patched security vulnerabilities that were exploited by companies that sell spyware to governments.
- Regardless of what device you’re using — an iPhone or iPad, an Android phone or tablet, a Mac, a Windows PC or even a smart home appliance — it’s important to keep operating systems, apps and browsers updated with the latest security patches.
- This is the promise that some doctors, Alzheimer’s advocacy groups, patients and their families see in Biogen’s newly approved Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm: that it will slow loss in memory and decline in mental function, giving patients more meaningful time with loved ones.
- And the patient won’t notice the impairment, which is a trait of the disease, said Dr. Aaron Ritter, a neurologist and director of clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in downtown Las Vegas.
- Since Louisiana began administering COVID-19 vaccine doses and moved into a cautious reopening process, state leaders and citizens alike have been faced with a challenging balancing act of resuming everyday activities while taking steps to mitigate the spread of novel coronavirus.
- The question of how to succeed in this balancing act comes to the fore as the spread of the delta variant causes a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Opinion: The FDA just broke the logjam on interchangeable biologics. Here’s what that decision means
- The interchangeable designation allows pharmacists (subject to state law) to substitute a biosimilar biologic for its brand-name (reference) product without the permission of the original prescriber, much as occurs today for generic drugs.
- The FDA has been making interchangeability decisions for biologics for decades, but only when applied to products from the same sponsor that have been subject to manufacturing changes.
- While one bill hardly represents a new era of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, it’s more than many people (myself included) expected, given all the political benefits for Republicans of simply depriving Democrats of any legislative victories at all.
- The good news is that there is still plenty of useful spending in the bill, and Democrats have another chance to include the things that are missing, when they move on a budget reconciliation bill that can be passed with a simple majority.
The US Is Returning To Early Pandemic Surges And Restrictions. It’s Time To Compel People To Do The Right Thing, Expert Says
- Overall vaccine hesitancy has decreased during the past couple of months, but some Republicans are more likely to refuse a Covid-19 vaccine now than they were in March, according to survey data published Wednesday by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Interfaith Youth Core.
- The culprit is the insufficient rate of vaccinations, and a solution may be to mandate that people take action to protect themselves and their community, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee.
- According to police, the 44-year-old suspect, who was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck, was involved in “some type of driving altercation” with the 20-year-old driver of a Mitsubishi Lancer in the parking lot of a Walmart at 221 W.
- Security video shows the truck accelerate, hit the victim and drag him for eight parking stalls — about 50 feet — before driving away “at a high rate of speed,” according to a probable cause statement.
- It is financed through a combination of redirecting unspent emergency relief funds, targeted corporate user fees, strengthening tax enforcement when it comes to crypto currencies, and other bipartisan measures, in addition to the revenue generated from higher economic growth as a result of the investments.”
- Strain of the conservative American Enterprise Institute writes for Bloomberg Opinion, “By refusing to adequately fund the Internal Revenue Service, congressional Republicans are leaving hundreds of billions of dollars on the table each year and undermining the rule of law.”
- Dolly Parton: Well, I was hoping that I was going to be able to do a little less, but anytime you have things going—I’ve always said, and I’ll say again, I’ve dreamed myself into a corner.
- Her prolific songwriting is matched only by her ever-changing catalogue of looks—the higher the hair, the closer to God.) But as Parton explains here—in between talk of drugstore mascara and cheating songs and Schitt’s Creek —the Dolly parade is only getting started.
Prolific social media commentator asked to resign from East Side council in St. Paul due to online comments
- Beekie, who was re-elected to a two-year term on the neighborhood board in April, was asked to resign “for posts I have made on this very forum,” he said, in an online post in mid-July.
- Management consultant Raj Beekie is a prolific contributor to online discussion boards such as LinkedIn, Next Door and Disqus.com, where readers regularly debate news from the twincities.com website.
Smithsonian to require all visitors to wear masks indoors starting Friday, even if they’re vaccinated
- In its statement Thursday, the Smithsonian said those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear a mask in outdoor areas at the National Zoo and the Smithsonian’s outdoor gardens.
- The Smithsonian, which began a gradual reopening of its museums in May, stopped requiring fully vaccinated visitors to wear masks indoors on June 28.
Protesters rally against Cone Health’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro
- At the same time, we remain steadfast in our decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine because keeping our patients and communities safe at all times is at the core of our values and our commitments.
- Some are speaking out after Cone Health, Novant Health and Wake Health announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all employees.
- For more than 20 years, Utah and Washington County have argued the LPP is (1) needed, (2) affordable, (3) environmentally acceptable and (4) a risk-free and wise use of Utah’s Colorado River water.
- To be successful, this requires openly engaging stakeholders, including the public, to conservatively and scientifically determine Utah’s practical future Colorado River allocation, and to implement policies for wisely and justly managing it.
As an emergency doctor fighting delta’s rise, I’ve seen trust change on the COVID-19 vaccine | Expert Opinion
- Many healthcare workers feel drained from living the frontline of the pandemic peak and the emotional fall-out associated, and managing sicker non-COVID-19 patients due to delays in seeking needed healthcare alongside the substance use and mental health crises since.
- The patient was open to discussing concerns, about side effects and the challenges associated with misinformation and politicization around vaccines running rampant on social media.
- In the past few weeks, we have seen a combination of record high temperatures, fires in Utah and neighboring states that fill our skies with wildfire smoke and mandatory action regarding our air quality.
- The other pollution clogging our summertime skies is wildfire smoke, an issue that will only continue to get worse if drought, extreme heat and climate change aren’t immediately addressed.
- Now some parts of the country are reimposing pandemic restrictions like mask mandates, and the spread of Covid-19 among the unvaccinated is starting to threaten people who have been vaccinated, contributing to breakthrough infections .
- “There have really been persistent gaps between white people compared to Black and Hispanic people, with Black and Hispanic rates lagging behind pretty consistently across states,” said Samantha Artiga, vice president and director of racial equity and health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Here’s some resources for those struggling with mental health at work, as well as managers who want to prepare for these these conversations with employees.
- Surveys show employees want to work at a company whose culture supports mental health ; in fact, it’s becoming one of the most-requested benefits in the wake of the pandemic .
- Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, slept on the floor of his office, instead of in his Washington D.C. condo, and wore body armor when he gave his Jan. 6 speech, telling the crowd that would go on to attack the U.S. Capitol that it was time to start “taking down names and kicking ass.”
- Brooks’ comments about being forewarned of possible violence were given to the reporter to illustrate why Brooks thought the House select committee investigating the attack, which met for the first time that same day, should be investigating why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office wasn’t “doing a better job with respect to the Capitol Police and their level of preparation.”
- Board of Regents president, Mike Richards, says the increase is needed after the state funding did not increase this year.
- The board that governs the three state universities gave final approval of the proposed tuition and fee increases for the three state universities at their meeting Wednesday in Cedar Falls.
- Fennell’s mother, sister and first cousin testified Wednesday and discussed his character and their recollection of the days after Stites’ death.
- This week, the state’s attorneys have brought forth witnesses in support of its case upholding Reed’s original conviction and keeping him on death row.
- Lead GOP negotiator Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced the bipartisan group's agreement on the $1 trillion package earlier Wednesday at the Capitol, flanked by four other Republican senators who had been in talks with Democrats and the White House.
- The Senate has voted to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major provisions of the package that's key to President Joe Biden's agenda.
- But along with the rising number of new COVID-19 cases globally and growing concern about highly transmissible strains like the delta variant come reports of fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19.
- Through July 19, 2021, there were 5,914 patients with COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough infections who were hospitalized or died in the U.S., out of more than 159 million people fully vaccinated nationwide.
- As I’m sure you know, we’re so new as a society to these types of stories being even present, much less celebrated and hopefully getting to a point of commonplace.
- It’s so comforting to know that this is present and possible and it definitely does expand my current scope of what could be.
- To help voters comply with ID requirements for absentee ballots, VoteRiders has even partnered with a law firm that accepts photos of their documents through an encrypted website, prints a photocopy and mails it to their home.
- “When someone registers to vote, the board of elections pulls a picture of their signature from the state’s DMV,” she says.
- The common theme, which is likely to run through reports from GM and Stellantis next week, has been unusually high margins due to inflation in vehicle prices and a profitable mix of sales.
- Ford said it had a ballooning “order bank” with buyers that it hoped would replace an element of the traditional dealer-based sales model.
- Amwell is spending $320 million to acquire a pair of companies — the digital mental health provider SilverCloud Health and Conversa, which uses an automated texting platform to help health systems remotely manage patient care.
- Behavioral health startup SonderMind raised a $150 million Series C led by Drive Capital and Premji Invest with participation from General Catalyst, Partners Group, Smash Ventures, Kickstart Fund, and F-Prime Capital .
- Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare for another swing at the White House.
- Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, one of the top voices in Sanders' presidential campaigns and a former president of Our Revolution, is competing in a crowded Democratic field that has emerged as one of the final tests of the left's political strength this year.
- In states that expanded Medicaid, both the lowest- and highest-income groups saw their medical debt drop after expansion, but the amount of medical debt added annually decreased much more for the former (by $180, from $458 to $278) than the latter (by $35, from $95 to $60).
- Non-expansion states saw a much smaller drop in new medical debt over the same period.
- Currently, much like many of Utah’s popular state and national parks, which have seen record-breaking numbers of visitors, Little Cottonwood Canyon, too, is in crisis.
- Our shared efforts to move and manage outdoor enthusiasts, hospitality workforce and local residents accessing the natural wonders in Utah should consider the economic driver along with a responsible review of the consequential environmental impacts of those decisions.
- Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, said some counties and states now have 300 cases per 100,000 residents, an “extraordinary amount.”
- Some of the Nebraska counties with substantial or high transmission, however, actually may not have a large number of COVID cases.
- Heeding Bergen’s guidelines on what makes for a good “bad” word — one syllable, consonant end and a hard-stop “plosive” conclusion — Ziff landed on a possibility: the so-called family proclamation .
- The Mormon Land newsletter is a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Among voters most likely to participate in the election, 34% said they were considering supporting Elder, according to a poll this week from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) — placing him well ahead of more traditional candidates like former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and businessman John Cox.
- But where Faulconer has taken a more dry, policy-focused approach to campaigning, Elder has focused more on Newsom being the wrong man for the job — which appears to be resonating with Republican voters, who are more engaged with the recall than Democrats.
- But the ability of these big consumer-goods companies to protect profit margins from cost inflation has been mixed.
- Meanwhile, AB InBev ’s shares fell 6% in morning trading Thursday, in part because the brewer wasn’t able to pass on all of its higher costs to drinkers in North America, its most important market.
- When we talk about the Mitfords, we are principally interested in the six sisters who came of age on their parents’ country estate between the two world wars: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah.
- ( The last big Mitford biography came out in 2016.) “It was, of course, Nancy who started it all,” Jessica writes in her 1981 foreword to The Pursuit of Love .
- The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental advocacy group, requested NOAA, the Pentagon and the U.S. Department of Commerce re-examine Navy training in the Pacific and put in place more protective measures for whales and marine life, threatening a lawsuit in its letter.
- Officials with NOAA said that based on their “evaluation of the recent vessel strike incident involving the HMAS Sydney, and other relevant new information,” the trigger to reevaluate the Navy’s training in the regions off Southern California and Hawaii had been met.
- For instance, the day Blue Origin blasted Amazon founder Jeff Bezos 351,000 feet in the air, the Federal Aviation Administration, which primarily sets air safety standards in the United States, reclassified who gets astronaut wings, limiting the title to people with mission-critical roles such as those acting as pilots or safety personnel and not passengers.
- As Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX attempt to drive down costs, after completing multimillion-dollar crewed flights to the edge of space and back, it’s now prime time for policymakers to nail down a universal set of rules, Goswami said.
- Announcing the mandate on Monday, de Blasio said the vaccine requirement would allow New York to fully reopen in a safe manner, as the Delta variant spreads across the country.
- Joe Biden ’s vaccine mandate for federal workers is expected to mirror the requirement being instituted in New York by mayor Bill de Blasio.
Puyallup River pollution whistleblower sues dam operator, alleging it didn’t fully pay workers or provide breaks
Already fighting lawsuits for killing endangered fish and polluting the Puyallup River with AstroTurf debris, Electron Hydro now has been sued by the worker who blew the whistle on the turf. He alleges in a class-action suit that Electron didn't pay its workers or provide breaks as required. […]Read more >Similar articles >
- It represented an evolution in thinking, because Covid-19’s delta variant has sprinted across the country since May, when the CDC said vaccinated people could forego masks almost everywhere.
- It recommended that vaccinated people in regions where the risk of Covid-19 infections has surged should wear masks indoors.
‘Education is hope’: How Lawrence’s Laurie Carter went from first-gen student to university president
- In her first address to Lawrence University, Laurie Carter, the college's first Black woman president, invoked the words of Ella Baker, mother of the civil rights movement.
- She comes to Wisconsin this summer not only having broken a glass ceiling at Lawrence but also as one of the state's few people of color to have attained the pivotal and public-facing role of being a college president or chancellor.
- In 1982, as his eldest child was entering middle school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Moses began to close the circle on civil rights by working on math literacy ( The Algebra Project ) and passing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing every child in the U.S. a quality public education .
- Moses fought tirelessly for Black power by working for unrestricted voting rights in the United States between 1960 and 1964.
- The hope comes after wrapping up a summer session without COVID-19 spreading among students and staff at school and just one contracted service provider testing positive, even as the highly contagious delta variant of the virus began its aggressive march through the state.
- To that end, the 30,000-student San Jose Unified School District just announced it will require regular COVID-19 testing for any staff or teachers who aren’t vaccinated, though more than 90% have had the shots.
- A former news assistant at United Press International’s bureau in Beijing, Qin became a diplomat in 1992 and has served in various capacities at the Chinese embassy in London three times throughout his career.
- “China and the United States are entering a new round of mutual exploration, understanding and adaptation, trying to find a way to get along with each other in the new era,” Qin said, signalling Beijing’s thinking on the current state of the relationship, and invoking memories of former US national security advisor Henry Kissinger’s trailblazing cold-war-era visit to Beijing .
- A crop of fresh books arriving in August offers something for every reader, from tennis legend Billie Jean King’s autobiography to Helen Hoang’s latest swoony love story.
- August welcomes the return of veterans like Deborah Levy and Hilma Wolitzer and ushers in fiction debuts from Anthony Veasna So and poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.
- The Fed announced a $500 billion standing repo facility, meaning the central bank will stand ready to lend to a select group of “primary” dealers, against the collateral of Treasuries and certain government-guaranteed securities.
- Sophisticated investors typically finance their Treasury holdings in the “repo” market, using the government debt as collateral for short-term loans from securities dealers, many of which are part of large banks.
Amid a fierce June storm that whipped up 8-foot waves, Robin Samuelsen told his four young crew members to let out the gillnets behind his 32-foot boat in the Nushagak district of Bristol Bay. For the 70-year-old, a veteran of more than a half-century of fishing, this was a tough day to start the 2021 […]Read more >Similar articles >
‘I Will Cry When I Deliver That Last Yogurt.’ Small Ranch Owners Are Selling Their Herds For Lack of Water
- Kea was the final remaining animal in Ansley’s hundred-plus goat herd, which she grew and raised over the past six years on her small farm in Richfield, ID.
- (In a normal year, that number would be about 140.) Farmers in the valley only harvested one crop of hay, the primary feed source for livestock like cattle and goats, instead of the usual three.
- So far, five proposals touching on everything from homelessness to the potential development of the Park Hill Golf Course site to the pandemic have landed on the ballot.
- Guarding Against Pandemics, a group registered in Delaware, has spent over $440,000 to get an initiative on the November ballot that would add 1.5 percent to the Denver marijuana sales tax and use the money generated from that increase to fund pandemic research at the University of Colorado Denver CityCenter .
Three women discovered they were dating the same man. They dumped him and went on a months-long road trip together.
- Instead of feeling bitter about their discovery, Abi Roberts, 19, of Salt Lake City, and Bekah King, 18, and Morgan Tabor, 21, who both live in Boise, said they decided the best way to cope was to move on — in a 30-year-old school bus that they bought and renovated themselves over 2½ months.
- She noticed that her boyfriend, a 20-year-old college student who lives down the street from her parents’ house in Boise, was texting several women and receiving flirty comments on his social media posts, she said.
- Murphy — begins with a few dozen frisky love letters Jackson wrote to “snookums” and “adored one,” a.k.a. her future husband, the literary critic Stanley Hyman: “looked all through your letter to find out if you loved me and you refuse to say.
- After their marriage in 1940, the love letters give way to amusing accounts of daily life addressed to “mother and pop,” chatty notes to Ralph Ellison (“i realize — don’t think i could ever forget — that i still owe you a batch of brownies”), upbeat bulletins about her health problems, and ever more complicated business correspondence with her literary agents.
- Maine on Wednesday adopted new federal guidance that asks individuals in areas of high or substantial transmission to resume wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.
- State health officials reported 120 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest single-day total since late May.
As a national shortage of chicken wings pushes up prices and/or shrinks portion sizes, some local pubs and restaurants have boosted their sauce creativity to make their wings stand out. Among the sauce options are peanut butter and jelly (with marshmallow fluff on the side), salt-vinegar-dill, caramel with bacon and bourbon, and one that mixes traditional Buffalo-style wing sauce with meat sauce from a Rochester-style garbage plate.[…]Read more >Similar articles >
- The widespread and enduring failings in Credit Suisse Group AG’s risk management exposed by the Archegos scandal were laid out in all their gory detail on Thursday.
- The risk managers in the prime business would impose some conditions for this special treatment, but still let Archegos operate outside this more lax framework.