In his 2022 State of the State speech Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said he would be unveiling a plan to expand the state’s health care workforce as the state heads into its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, made commitments to reducing crime, and pledged to work on cutting emissions that are causing climate change, turned the fire season into a year-round event and caused persistent poor air quality.
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- The Daily Beast
Andrew Burton/GettyThe widening controversy over an NPR story on masks in the Supreme Court turned inward as a legendary reporter there blasted the broadcaster’s public editor for critiquing her work.The public editor, Kelly McBride, who operates independently of the newsroom but takes a paycheck from the publication, called for a “clarification, but not a correction” to an article about the Supreme Court written by one of the newsroom’s “founding mothers,” legal affairs correspondent Nina Toten
- Idaho Statesman
In a campaign newsletter, the White Bird Republican denied the records exist and said the lawsuit is politically motivated.
The German government on Saturday distanced itself from comments made by its navy chief after video footage emerged in which the vice-admiral said Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never win back annexed Crimea from Moscow. German Navy Chief Kay-Achim Schoenbach apologized for his "rash" comments, published on YouTube and widely circulated on German media, and called them a mistake. In a Twitter post, Schoenbach said his remarks at a thinktank discussion in India expressed a personal opinion and not the official position of the defence ministry.
- Idaho Statesman
McGeachin got really good advice from the Attorney General’s Office on June 7. She chose to ignore it. Now, she should live with the consequences. │ Opinion
- National Review
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that the agency is working to "pivot the language" around who qualifies as fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed last year is President Joe Biden’s biggest bipartisan achievement. The $1 trillion deal […] The post Joy Reid challenges Buttigieg on Biden’s ‘white guy employment’ infrastructure bill appeared first on TheGrio.
Glenn Youngkin's administration has announced the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Education's new COVID
- WMUR - Manchester
A group of Republican lawmakers in Concord want the Granite State to secede from the union.
The Senate minority leader's office says he was referring to turnout rates, but that didn't quell the Democratic backlash: "Being American is not synonymous with looking or thinking like you," one said
- Miami Herald
One was a new Democratic president who inherited an intractable crisis while pushing a stalled legislative agenda marked by contentious debate.
- Associated Press
Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro saw her prospects of a successful administration take a hit on Friday even before she has been sworn in: A battle for leadership of the newly elected Congress devolved into shouting and shoving among her own allies. The dispute threatens to split her own Liberty and Refoundation Party, as well as its alliance with the party of Vice President Salvador Nasralla — and raised suspicions that the outgoing government is trying to scuttle her administration before it can start. Castro had promised to give leadership of the new Congress to an allied party she will depend upon to pass legislation after she takes office on Thursday.
- Belleville News-Democrat
A shakeup last month caused many of the district’s volunteer firefighters to quit.
- NBC News
LGBTQ advocacy groups have been split in their response to Sen. Krysten Sinema's refusal to amend the Senate filibuster.
- Associated Press
Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago allowing use of deadly force in self defense. Now even some Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature who support the idea behind the law want to revisit it. Police took 17-year-old Cedric Lofton to the center after a foster care agency said he needed a mental health exam for increasingly erratic behavior.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An attorney for Michael Gableman submitted a letter to the court Friday saying he was now trying to avoid jailing the mayors.
- Baltimore Sun
Last Tuesday, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles made a concession during a public hearing in Annapolis that you don’t hear every day from a top Hogan administration official. It was essentially this: The state doesn’t have enough employees to adequately enforce anti-pollution laws. And it wasn’t some sudden problem related to COVID-19, but much more chronic and long-standing. In the ...
- The Week
Biden dealt yet another vaccine-mandate blow, this time to rule for federal workers
- Car and Driver
The elderly Grumman LLVs will be replaced by new trucks with airbags and A/C. The design is yet to be finalized, but some will be electric.
70,000 student-loan borrowers had debt wiped out after recent reforms. Here's how to know if you're eligible.
Since Biden reformed Public Service Loan Forgiveness last fall, thousands of teachers, military, and other nonprofit or public workers can get relief.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock expressed scepticism about cutting Russian banks off from the Swift global payments system in an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. "Decoupling all payment transactions would perhaps be the biggest stick, but not necessarily the sharpest sword," she told the paper. Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper cited government sources this week as saying Western governments are no longer considering cutting Russian banks off from Swift.