Nebraska StateLincoln Journal Star

Letter: Ricketts should pay Nebraska back

The most recent legislative session worked long hours to find the money for tax relief, especially for farmers. It is still a work in progress, but every tax dollar is important. How is it that Gov. Pete Ricketts authorized the Nebraska State Patrol to go to Texas for border patrol?...
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Congress & CourtsKingsport Times-News

Jan. 6 committee investigation is merely a 'show trial'

There are three things going on that are worthy of comment this week, or not: The Jan. 6 committee investigation, a question about “chips,” and my favorite worn-out topic — vaccinations. As you are aware, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 invasion of the White House by Trump supporters...

Trump raises big money in early 2021, but doesn't spend much

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fundraising group run by former President Donald Trump raised $62 million in the first half of the year but only spent $3 million, with the biggest chunk of money going to a pro-Trump research center and more than $65,000 to Trump's own hotels, according to federal records published on Saturday.
Presidential Electiongoverning.com

Who’s Running in Newsom Recall? Californians of All Stripes

California’s second gubernatorial recall election in history is shaping up to be pretty different from the first. Just 46 candidates filed all the paperwork necessary by the July 16 deadline to run to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall — a field that includes GOP politicians, a reality TV personality, a YouTuber, a retired detective, a cannabis advocate, several business owners and even a new-age shaman.
SportsBig Hollywood

US Olympic hammer thrower Berry undeterred by anthem backlash

Athlete-activist Gwen Berry is determined to have the last laugh on critics who demanded she be barred from the Olympics over her podium protest at US track and field trials. The American hammer thrower was thrust into the national spotlight in June after turning away from the US flag during a rendition of the national anthem at Hayward Field.
Congress & CourtsVoice of America

Schumer: US Senators Will ‘Get the Job Done’ on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - The Senate convened for a rare weekend session on Saturday, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraging the authors of a bipartisan infrastructure plan to finish writing their nearly $1 trillion bill so that senators can begin offering amendments. Several senators had predicted that the text of the bill...
Oklahoma StateThe Jewish Press

Republican Leaders Denounce Oklahoma GOP for ‘Unvaccinated Yellow Star’

Oklahoma’s Republican leaders on Friday denounced a Facebook post by the state GOP depicting a yellow star “assigned” to the unvaccinated, suggesting people who do not receive the Covid-19 vaccine in America are persecuted the way Jews were during the Holocaust, the Oklahoman reported (Top Republicans denounce Oklahoma GOP for comparing vaccine mandates to Jewish persecution).

US: Millions on edge as pandemic eviction ban expires

Pressure is mounting on US lawmakers to extend a moratorium that barred landlords from evicting certain tenants who could not pay rent during the pandemic. The eviction ban lapsed on Saturday at midnight, putting more than 3.6 million Americans at risk of being homeless. The Centers for Disease Control and...
New York City, NYgoverning.com

NYC’s Just Cause Laws Help. Will Other Cities Follow?

In the fall of 2019, Yeral Martinez was stacking boxes inside the walk-in cooler at the Chipotle restaurant in Manhattan where he has worked since 2016 when he felt a shock of pain across his lower back. Martinez, who estimates the boxes he unloaded that morning each weighed between 40 and 60 pounds, reported the injury to a manager and asked to clock out early to seek medical attention.