The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to make an inventory of every tree in the entire state, and lidar technology is making it a lot easier.
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- Business Insider
Meghan McCain also called out the media, saying Graham shouldn't be treated like an expert on her family
- National Review
The Democratic nominee to be the next governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has accumulated a peculiar collection. For the last several months, McAuliffe has been a fixture of the Washington Post‘s fact check section, stacking pinocchios — the more pinocchios, the more deceptive the claim — like he has runs for governor. Glenn Kessler, awarding McAuliffe the maximum of four pinocchios, writes that “in speaking about the threat of the coronavirus to the state, McAuliffe frequently touts numbers — often wrong numbers about the impact on children.”
- USA TODAY
After workers failed to check customers' vaccination status, another In-N-Out restaurant in California has been shut down.
- Fox News
Sen. John Barrasso sent a letter to Presidio Trust chair Lynne Benioff regarding the trust’s federal financial obligations. The national park is in Rep. Nancy Pelosi's district.
- NBC News
The Biden administration has reversed course after the previous regime denied the congressional requests.
- USA TODAY Sports
Widow of Kobe Bryant wins ruling to force the pretrial testimony of two top public safety officials in her lawsuit over grisly photos from crash site.
- Miami Herald
The state is asking a federal judge to block subpoenas that would require seven Republican Florida legislators and a representative of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to testify about a controversial new elections law.
‘This is screwed up’: The proposed IRS bank-account reporting rule is revised, but Manchin still doesn’t like it
The Biden administration has already scaled back its controversial idea to have banks tell the Internal Revenue Service about the cash-flow information of certain customer accounts in its bid to make sure rich people are paying their full tax bill.
It's the latest instance of a Republican lawmaker using the increasingly popular right-wing phrase
Federal workers and government contractors, which includes major U.S. commercial airlines, must be vaccinated by Dec. 8.
- WGAL - Lancaster/Harrisburg
Two gun bills in the Pennsylvania Senate are stirring up opposition from Gov. Tom Wolf and gun control advocates.
- Miami Herald
‘Bats--t insane.’ Florida attorney general’s own lawyers gave early warning of worse to come | Editorial
It was strangely refreshing to hear the words that appellate lawyers in the office of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody used, in newly released emails, to describe the desperate attempt by the Texas attorney general to overturn the results of the 2020 election by suing four swing states in 2020.
- Associated Press
The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. The Senate also voted to confirm former Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico to serve as ambassador to New Zealand and Victoria Reggie Kennedy of Massachusetts, the widow of former Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as ambassador to Austria. The nominations were approved through voice vote, a process taking only minutes that can be used so long as no senators object.
President Biden will visit the House Democratic Caucus on Thursday morning, delaying his planned departure on a foreign trip.
- Washington Examiner
Talk about a senatorial mis-state-ment!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination deadline will not require immediate action on the part of employers against unvaccinated employees when it comes into force on Dec. 8, the White House coronavirus response coordinator said on Wednesday. Some lawyers previously interpreted President Joe Biden's Sept. 9 executive order and subsequent White House guidance requiring all covered federal contractor employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 unless they got a religious or medical exemption. The White House comments suggest federal contractors employing millions of U.S. workers have significant flexibility in enforcing COVID-19 rules and will not be required to immediate lay-off workers, but will have time for education, counseling and other measures before potentially ending employment.
- Miami Herald
Opa-locka, a troubled town with a troubled police department, has lost yet another chief.
- The Daily Beast
Go Nakamura/GettyA group of Democratic House members is demanding answers from the Small Business Administration following a The Daily Beast report that top anti-vaccine groups received more than $1 million in free cash through an initiative intended to help struggling entrepreneurs survive the pandemic.The Daily Beast received a missive that Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) sent SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman on Monday, questioning whether the half-dozen disinformation superspreaders—including supple
- LA Times
Exxon is exploiting a unique Texas courthouse procedure to intimidate global warming activists.
WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland must pay 1 million euros ($1.16 million) a day for maintaining a disciplinary chamber for judges, the European Union's top court said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of a clash over the rule of law with implications for Warsaw's future ties with the bloc. The long-running conflict over Poland's judicial reforms that the bloc says undermine the independence of the courts deepened this year, raising questions over the future place of the EU's largest eastern member in the union. "In the ruling issued today, the Vice-President of the Tribunal obliged Poland to pay...a penalty payment of EUR 1 million per day, counting from the date on which this ruling was delivered to Poland," the statement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) read.