¿Qué importancia tienen los abogados del CANG dentro de las Comisiones de Postualción? CC BY-NC-ND   Plaza Pública 3 min
Public records and lightning data shed new light about Salt and South Fork fire origins CC BY-NC-ND  — Officials from many agencies responding to the unfolding natural disaster in southeast New Mexico have said an investigation is ongoing about the cause of the South Fork and Salt fires, including whether the blazes were caused by a human or nature. “When we got here we were told it was human-caused; we were also told […] The post Public records and lightning data shed new light about Salt and South Fork fire origins appeared first on Source New Mexico. ... Source NM 25 min
Senate passes Fort Belknap water compact settlement that includes Milk River Project rehab funds CC BY-NC-ND  — With late-season irrigation now under threat along the Hi-Line after the failure of the St. Mary Canal earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass a long-awaited water compact settlement with the Fort Belknap Indian Community that includes $275 million to rehabilitate the canal as part of the Milk River Project. The Senate […] The post Senate passes Fort Belknap water compact settlement that includes Milk River Project rehab funds appeared first on Daily Montanan. ... Daily Montanan 25 min
Glendive Chief of Police facing three felonies for illegal deer hunting, tampering with witnesses CC BY-NC-ND  — Jeremy L. Swisher, the Glendive Chief of Police, is facing three felony charges for hunting on Montana tribal lands without a license and tampering with witnesses, after the Montana Attorney General’s Office say he made up a story about hunting, then changed it, urging other law enforcement officers to lie to investigators. The case stems […] The post Glendive Chief of Police facing three felonies for illegal deer hunting, tampering with witnesses appeared first on Daily Montanan. ... Daily Montanan 25 min
Elección de Cortes: el mecanismo de captación de votos y pago de favores del gremio de los abogados CC BY-NC-ND  — Tiempo de lectura: 6 minutos   Antes de que se iniciara el proceso de elección para renovar las Cortes en el país, las diferentes organizaciones de abogados llevaban ya el camino adelantado con fiestas, cenas y diplomados que ofrecieron a sus agremiados con tal de conseguir el voto.  Entre los distritos más peleados se encuentran los de Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango y ... Read more ... Prensa Comunitaria 44 min
The number of job openings has declined sharply in every state CC BY-NC-ND  — This story originally appeared on Stateline. The number of job openings has declined sharply in every state since 2022, better aligning the numbers of unfilled jobs and people seeking work. Nationally, for the first time since before the pandemic, the number of job openings and unemployed people is roughly in balance: a little more than […] The post The number of job openings has declined sharply in every state appeared first on Alabama Reflector. ... Alabama Reflector 45 min
La lluvia es una oportunidad para los agricultores de Comalapa después de la sequía CC BY-NC-ND  — Tiempo de lectura: 4 minutos   Los agricultores Kaqchikel de San Juan Comalapa tuvieron pérdidas de varios de los principales cultivos por la sequía que azotó al país, entre enero y mayo de este año. Con las primeras lluvias ven una nueva oportunidad para volver a sembrar y rescatar parte de la producción de alimentos de consumo y para la ... Read more ... Prensa Comunitaria 1 hr
Congress silenced free speech in TikTok law, platform tells federal court CC BY-NC-ND  — TikTok and its parent company argued Thursday in a federal court in the District of Columbia that the recently enacted law forcing a nationwide ban or sale of the popular platform violates the First Amendment. TikTok Inc., which operates the video-sharing service in the United States, and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., which was founded […] The post Congress silenced free speech in TikTok law, platform tells federal court appeared first on Daily Montanan. ... Daily Montanan 1 hr
Data dashboard: Local streamflows on the rise CC BY-NC-ND  —  • The Fork ran at 453 cfs or 92% of average below Maroon Creek on March 19, up from 192 cfs and 66% of average last week. • Lake Powell was 34.24% full on May 19, up from 33.99% on May 12. • High air temperatures at ASE went as high as 67°F on May 13 and 16. The post Data dashboard: Local streamflows on the rise appeared first on Aspen Journalism. ... Aspen Journalism 1 hr
‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — The only reason John Arthur is able to be a public school teacher is because his wife makes much more money than he does. Arthur —  the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year  — testified on Thursday at a hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the […] The post ‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage appeared first on Kentucky Lantern. ... Kentucky Lantern 1 hr
Colorado Senate ethics committee finds probable cause in complaint against Sen. Faith Winter CC BY-NC-ND  — The Colorado Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to advance a complaint made against Sen. Faith Winter by the city of Northglenn. They found probable cause that Winter, a Westminster Democrat, violated a Senate rule during an April Northglenn community meeting where she appeared intoxicated to people who were present. The vote means that […] The post Colorado Senate ethics committee finds probable cause in complaint against Sen. Faith Winter appeared first on Colorado Newsline. ... Colorado Newsline 1 hr
Visiones sobre 1524. Revisitar el año para reinterpretar todo lo dicho (III parte y final) CC BY-NC-ND  — Tiempo de lectura: 11 minutos Señal de 500 años en el tiempo, en la milpa y en el llanto.  (Ricardo Cajas Mejía) Por Carlos Fredy Ochoa García, Pakal Rodríguez Guaján, Esteban Gómez Toj y Rafael Flores[1] Los liberales de fines del XIX elaboran una visión sobre una ‘conquista’ centrada en 1524 Entre las discrepancias o miradas distintas de las crónicas ... Read more ... Prensa Comunitaria 1 hr
Congress silenced free speech in TikTok law, platform tells federal court CC BY-NC-ND  — TikTok and its parent company argued Thursday in a federal court in the District of Columbia that the recently enacted law forcing a nationwide ban or sale of the popular platform violates the First Amendment. TikTok Inc., which operates the video-sharing service in the United States, and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., which was founded […] The post Congress silenced free speech in TikTok law, platform tells federal court appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner. ... Wisconsin Examiner 1 hr
‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — The only reason John Arthur is able to be a public school teacher is because his wife makes much more money than he does. Arthur —  the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year  — testified on Thursday at a hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the […] The post ‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage appeared first on Daily Montanan. ... Daily Montanan 1 hr
Federal appeals court blocks Title IX guidance challenged by 20 states, including Kentucky CC BY-NC-ND  — The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against Biden administration guidance on how schools should protect students from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. The court ruled Friday that the guidance from the U.S. Department of Education is invalid, upholding a lower court ruling. Kentucky is among the 20 states that […] The post Federal appeals court blocks Title IX guidance challenged by 20 states, including Kentucky appeared first on Kentucky Lantern. ... Kentucky Lantern 2 hr
Licitarán una Alianza Público Privada para el aeropuerto, pero en cinco años, dice Arévalo CC BY-NC-ND  — Tiempo de lectura: 4 minutos   Tras un recorrido por las instalaciones, el presidente dio a conocer los avances en trabajos de mantenimiento de las instalaciones y recalcó que el anuncio de una APP no significa privatizar el aeropuerto. Por Isela Espinoza Luego de la polémica desatada por su anuncio el pasado martes de lanzar una licitación para una Alianza ... Read more ... Prensa Comunitaria 2 hr
Company says it self-financed Noem documentary CC BY-NC-ND  — A company that produced a new documentary about South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem did not receive any financial support from Noem or state government, according to the company and Noem’s office. “No taxpayer money was used,” said Ian Fury, Noem’s spokesman. “To my knowledge, it was funded entirely by the entity that produced the […] The post Company says it self-financed Noem documentary appeared first on South Dakota Searchlight. ... South Dakota Searchlight 2 hr
Gov. Kevin Stitt withdraws his higher education pick, selects someone new CC BY-NC-ND  — OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt has withdrawn his nomination of Mike Holder to serve on the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents, just days after he called senators into a special session to try to confirm him. Holder is the former athletic director at Oklahoma State University. The board governs the OSU system and four […] The post Gov. Kevin Stitt withdraws his higher education pick, selects someone new appeared first on Oklahoma Voice. ... Oklahoma Voice 2 hr
Arizona weighs when lawyers’ long-shot election challenges cross the line CC BY-NC-ND  — Votebeat is a nonprofit news organization reporting on voting access and election administration across the U.S. Sign up for Votebeat Arizona’s free newsletter here.At a state bar association event on election law last month, a jovial mood turned to silence after Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes told the assembled lawyers that they need to do a better job of upholding their professional standards.Election lawyers are filing too many frivolous cases “just because the plaintiffs are mad at their political opponents,” Fontes said at the podium, and they’re endangering public faith in democracy.To back up his admonition — which has not been reported previously — he cited the unprecedented number of election lawyers who are being sanctioned by the courts over frivolous claims. Judges in Arizona have issued penalties in at least five cases against lawyers who have filed election lawsuits since 2020 — as much as $122,000 in one case — and the bar association has received ethics complaints against more than two dozen lawyers.But the rise in sanctions and disciplinary scrutiny is prompting debate about exactly when lawyers who bring election challenges are crossing the line, and whether professional standards of conduct have shifted.Professional standards prohibit attorneys from bringing frivolous cases and require that cases be brought in good faith. As the presidential election approaches, the Arizona Supreme Court and the state bar association are grappling with how to apply those standards in practice.Lawyers should know, for example, that they can’t mislead the court. But it’s not always clear how much investigating a lawyer is obligated to do before deciding whether a case has enough merit to pursue, especially given the tight timeline under the law for challenging election results. While officials such as Fontes argue that sanctions are necessary to deter frivolous litigation, others worry that the threat of punishing lawyers could chill claims that deserve to be heard by a court, even if they’re long shots.This month, the state Supreme Court reversed $27,000 in sanctions issued by lower courts in connection with a 2020 case filed by the Arizona Republican Party. The lower courts found that the party had filed the lawsuit in bad faith, against the wrong plaintiffs at the wrong time, and that the lawyers should be sanctioned for that. But the Supreme Court felt differently, issuing a broader message about when sanctions are appropriate, and when they are not.“Our courts should be cautious that, in their zeal to ensure that election challenges are properly grounded in fact and law under the guise of defending an ‘election’s legitimacy,’ they do not inadvertently inflict real damage to our republic by slamming the courthouse door on citizens and their counsel legitimately seeking to vindicate rights, which is also important to maintaining public confidence in elections,” the opinion said.Of the lawyers facing ethical complaints related to the 2020 and 2022 elections, so far, two of them, elections lawyer and state Rep. Alex Kolodin and business lawyer Daniel McCauley, have admitted to breaking ethics rules and accepted punishment. But the bar dismissed at least 11 of the complaints, and at least 10 are still pending, a sign of how difficult it is to determine whether a lawyer has acted improperly.Over the next month, the Arizona Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge, Margaret Downie, will hear cases against three lawyers who represented 2022 GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday to help Downie determine the punishment for one of them, Bryan Blehm. It will be the first public disciplinary hearing related to election law ethics complaints from the 2020 and 2022 cycle.Downie ruled on April 30 that Blehm violated several ethics rules. But for Tuesday’s hearing, she wants to hear Blehm’s arguments about how the Supreme Court’s ruling on the GOP sanctions should affect his case.Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer, who serves on the bar committee that reviews ethics complaints for probable cause before they go to the judge, said it’s a defining moment for both the state bar and the state as a whole.Volkmer said decisions on sanctions or ethics violations can have dire consequences for a lawyer, financially and reputationally. At the same time, he said, the line between a meritorious claim and a frivolous one is “not bright. It’s not clear.”2020 set the stage for new litigation landscapeArizona law requires that lawsuits challenging election results, called election contests, be brought soon after an election is certified. The law also requires challengers to prove that problems, fraud, or malfeasance affected the outcome of the election. Historically, that has meant such lawsuits were narrowly targeted, usually involving tight races or specific issues that clearly could have affected the results. Election law was a niche field, providing cyclical, fast-paced, and predictable work for a small group of attorneys with experience.But the field has changed dramatically since 2020, and the rash of ethics complaints against election lawyers is a recent development, according to a spokesperson for the state bar association.Shortly after states certified the 2020 election, Sidney Powell, a lawyer who at one point represented former President Donald Trump, filed expansive lawsuits claiming widespread election fraud across multiple swing states, including Arizona, but provided few to no specifics.Kolodin, a Republican election attorney in the state, served as local counsel for Powell’s Arizona lawsuit, which alleged that voting machine manufacturer Dominion was founded “to ensure computerized ballot stuffing and vote manipulation,” and that “hundreds of thousands of illegal, ineligible, duplicate or purely fictitious ballots” were cast in the 2020 election. A judge ruled Powell’s claims were “sorely wanting of relevant or reliable evidence.”Other cases filed after the 2020 election were more typical, taking aim at specific problems or suspected problems during the election. But even in those cases, lawyers who brought the suits faced ethics complaints from lawyers associated with Democrats and some outside watchdog groups.In addition to Kolodin, complaints took aim at some experienced Arizona election lawyers who represent Republicans, such as Kory Langhofer, Thomas Basile, Brett Johnson and Eric Spencer. The bar dismissed the complaints against all of those but Kolodin.In November, Kolodin, who had received complaints after filing the Powell lawsuit and two others, agreed that he had violated two rules of professional conduct, one barring lawyers from bringing frivolous cases, and another that broadly targets various types of misconduct. He agreed to complete five ethics courses, including one focused on “meritorious claims and contentions.”Kolodin now says he would have acted differently on the Powell lawsuit today, focusing on different claims and providing different supporting material.But he also says he was caught up in shifting standards. Before 2020, he said, the sense was “as long as you don’t lie, cheat, or steal, you aren’t going to get sanctioned about it, so don’t worry about it.”Conjecture not welcome in the courtsThe case that produced the stiffest sanctions — $122,000 split between three lawyers — provides hints about what type of conduct goes too far.As the 2022 election approached, Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem, both Republicans, recruited out-of-state lawyers to challenge the way Arizona counts ballots, based on claims that voting machines weren’t secure.They included prominent Trump-supporting attorney Alan Dershowitz; Andrew Parker, a lawyer in Minnesota, working on behalf of an organization run by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, an election conspiracy theorist; and Washington-based lawyer Kurt Olsen.When issuing the sanctions, U.S. District Judge John Tuchi wrote that the lawyers inferred inaccurate facts about elections, such as claiming that Arizona does not use paper ballots, and “other tangential allegations that provided little if any support for their claims.”While “conjecture and speculation” may be advanced on TV or social media, Tuchi wrote, “such expressions are neither permitted nor welcomed in a court of law.”This case gave rise to ethics complaints against Olsen and Parker, tied directly to their statements in this case. Downie will consider these cases in June.2022 election contests help define bad faithThe way courts addressed claims during the midterm election provide more clues about when judges believe attorneys are bringing meritless cases in bad faith.After the election, Lake, Finchem, and GOP attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh all filed election contests challenging their losses, and many of their attorneys ultimately faced bar complaints or sanctions.Hamadeh’s initial contest, related to whether election problems led to his narrow 280-vote loss, prompted no sanctions.But when Hamadeh filed a separate legal action on related matters, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susanna Pineda found his repeated attempts to litigate the same issues worthy of sanctions. The penalties for him and his lawyer, Ryan Heath, have yet to be determined.In Finchem’s case, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Melissa Julian found that his contest was “groundless and not brought in good faith” in part because none of Finchem’s allegations of misconduct, even if proven true, would have been enough to change the outcome in his race, which he lost by 120,000 votes to Fontes.She said it was apparent McCauley “had some awareness that this case lacked merit” because he said during oral arguments that he was less at risk of being disbarred than other lawyers, given his impending retirement.Julian issued $40,656 in penalties for Finchem and $7,434 for McCauley, who is also the subject of an ethics complaint to the state bar.McCauley recently agreed to accept a 30-day suspension of his law license, and to set his status as retired for one year upon reinstatement. He declined to comment.This case and others speak to the need for lawyers to be confident their cases have merit before they bring them.Julian wrote that McCauley had an obligation to investigate whether Finchem had viable grounds to challenge the result.At the election law training, too, one lawyer who spoke stressed that claims brought on vague statements of “information and belief,” like many of the 2022 election contests, still have to have evidence behind them.But Kolodin, who shepherded Powell’s 2020 case in Arizona, said it’s hard to speak generally about how much research must be done before filing an election contest. That’s part of why he thinks the Supreme Court, in its most recent opinion, said to “back off.”“Lawyers need some breathing room,” he said.Lake’s attorneys face disciplineThe Supreme Court opinion may shape whether and how Lake’s attorneys are punished over claims they made when challenging the result of 2022′s gubernatorial election.Lake was represented again by Olsen, as well as Blehm, a former family law attorney who oversaw the state Senate-commissioned audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election.In pushing the trial court for sanctions against the lawyers, Maricopa County attorneys wrote that they repeatedly brought “demonstrably false statements” and “frivolous arguments” in court, including that the election was “rigged.”“Wrongfully and publicly asserting that the election was ‘rigged’ is heinous and profoundly harmful,” the county wrote.The trial court did not issue sanctions. But the Arizona Supreme Court sanctioned the lawyers over one of their claims: that it was “undisputed fact” that about 35,000 illegal ballots had been inserted into the election results. This was a false representation, the court ruled, because the county and state had disputed the claim. The penalty was $2,000.Undisclosed parties filed complaints through the bar association against Olsen and Blehm directly related to these sanctions. In their response, the lawyers asserted that they had never misrepresented anything to the court or violated any ethical rules. Neither of them responded to requests to comment.The bar association’s probable cause committee decided in December to authorize the bar to proceed with formal complaints against Blehm, Olsen and Parker.Downie has only issued a ruling in only one of those cases so far. In her April 30 ruling, she ruled in favor of the state bar on one of two counts against Blehm, finding that he violated four ethics rules, including one prohibiting lawyers from knowingly making a false statement of fact or law to the court, and another prohibiting engaging “in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”But for Tuesday’s hearing on the punishment, Downie told Blehm to bring an analysis of how the recent Supreme Court opinion reversing the Republican Party’s sanctions should affect his case.She particularly wanted to weigh the relevance of a sentence in the opinion about political motives.That line says, in part, that “any suggestion that a party or attorney faces enhanced risk of sanction merely because they couple political motives with a long-shot effort to vindicate a legal right in the election law context intolerably chills citizens and their attorneys precisely in an arena where we can least afford to silence them.”Volkmer, who joined the bar association’s probable-cause committee this year after it had already considered the complaints against Lake’s attorneys, said that while there is good reason to deter bad faith cases, there’s a balance to strike.“I think even marginal cases need their day in court,” he said.But Andy Gaona, who has represented the Secretary of State’s Office in defending the state’s election said that sanctions and disciplinary proceedings through the state bar are the “only thing that can stem this tide of endless litigation over election results from becoming our new reality.” He called the Supreme Court’s reversal of the GOP sanctions an “unfortunate result for the system.”Fontes agrees. He said in an interview after his bar speech that those who engage in unethical conduct in election contests should be considered for disbarment.“If they are breaking the rules in an egregious enough manner that is actually harming our democracy, it’s hurting society, and it’s weakening the republic, then yeah,” Fontes said. “Why should they have keys to the courthouse?”Jen Fifield is a reporter for Votebeat based in Arizona. Contact Jen at jfifield@votebeat.org. ... Votebeat 2 hr
‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — The only reason John Arthur is able to be a public school teacher is because his wife makes much more money than he does. Arthur —  the 2021 Utah Teacher of the Year  — testified on Thursday at a hearing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the […] The post ‘Extremely low pay’ cited at U.S. Senate hearing as prime reason for teacher shortage appeared first on South Dakota Searchlight. ... South Dakota Searchlight 2 hr
Troubled private prison in Lawton terminates contract with state  CC BY-NC-ND  — OKLAHOMA CITY – The private company that operates a Lawton prison has ended its contract with the state after Gov. Kevin Stitt rejected a request for a $3 million increase. In his veto message, Stitt said Senate Bill 1167 would create an unfunded mandate to increase per diem rates at the Lawton Correctional and Rehabilitation […] The post Troubled private prison in Lawton terminates contract with state  appeared first on Oklahoma Voice. ... Oklahoma Voice 2 hr
Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House   CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — Top Democratic campaign officials Thursday pressed their case for control of Congress and the White House by pointing toward the upcoming two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. More than a dozen Democrats also introduced legislation in Congress to prevent a future Republican administration from using […] The post Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House   appeared first on Source New Mexico. ... Source NM 2 hr
Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House   CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — Top Democratic campaign officials Thursday pressed their case for control of Congress and the White House by pointing toward the upcoming two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. More than a dozen Democrats also introduced legislation in Congress to prevent a future Republican administration from using […] The post Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House   appeared first on Alaska Beacon. ... Alaska Beacon 2 hr
Siguen cayendo bandidos de cuello blanco y no pasa nada en la Colombia mafiosa CC BY-NC-ND  — Columnista: Dr. Germán Ayala Osorio   Las capturas ordenadas por la Corte Suprema de Justicia (CSJ) en contra de Arturo Char, de Cambio Radical, y Ciro Ramírez, del Centro Democrático (CD), sirven para encender los ánimos en la red X y de comidilla para los asistentes a los clubes sociales en d ... La Oreja Roja 2 hr
Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — Top Democratic campaign officials Thursday pressed their case for control of Congress and the White House by pointing toward the upcoming two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. More than a dozen Democrats also introduced legislation in Congress to prevent a future Republican administration from using […] The post Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House appeared first on Kentucky Lantern. ... Kentucky Lantern 3 hr
Stuardo Campo: “Es el resultado de no haber cedido a presiones del Pacto de Corruptos” CC BY-NC-ND  — Tiempo de lectura: 3 minutos   El exfiscal anticorrupción Stuardo Campo permanece en prisión desde diciembre de 2023. Ya suma tres casos con los que la Fiscalía de Asuntos Internos busca mantenerlo en prisión preventiva en la cárcel de Mariscal Zavala. Por Alexander Valdéz Ha transcurrido más de un año desde que el Ministerio Público (MP) anunció un primer proceso ... Read more ... Prensa Comunitaria 3 hr
President approves major disaster declaration for southeastern NM wildfires CC BY-NC-ND  — President Joe Biden approved Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s request for an expedited Major Disaster Declaration in response to the South Fork and Salt fires, a White House official said Thursday. The declaration unlocks further federal support and assistance for impacted communities from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the official said just after 2 p.m. […] The post President approves major disaster declaration for southeastern NM wildfires appeared first on Source New Mexico. ... Source NM 3 hr
Democrats, worried about future of medication abortion, push to repeal Comstock Act CC BY-NC-ND  — Congressional Democrats on Thursday kicked off a legislative push to repeal an 1873 law that prohibits the mailing of obscene materials and whose enforcement related to medication abortion is a top priority of the anti-abortion movement.  The 150-year-old Comstock Act has received renewed attention since the Supreme Court in June 2022 overturned the federal right […] The post Democrats, worried about future of medication abortion, push to repeal Comstock Act appeared first on The 19th. ... The 19th News 3 hr
Forest Service gives green light to exploratory gold drilling west of Custer CC BY-NC-ND  — The U.S. Forest Service has given the go-ahead for a Minnesota company to drill holes in search of gold near Custer. Minneapolis-based F3 Gold received approval for its Newark Exploration Drilling Project in the Black Hills National Forest. The 36 drilling sites are scattered across national forest land about 4 miles west of Custer. The […] The post Forest Service gives green light to exploratory gold drilling west of Custer appeared first on South Dakota Searchlight. ... South Dakota Searchlight 3 hr
ADPH making efforts to manage avian influenza; no cases reported yet in Alabama CC BY-NC-ND  — Alabama’s state health officer said Thursday the state was continuing efforts to manage H5N1 avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. During the Alabama Department of Public Health’s board meeting on Thursday, Dr. Scott Harris said that the department is working with the Department of Agriculture and Industries to address the situation. “It’s really something […] The post ADPH making efforts to manage avian influenza; no cases reported yet in Alabama appeared first on Alabama Reflector. ... Alabama Reflector 3 hr
Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House   CC BY-NC-ND  — WASHINGTON — Top Democratic campaign officials Thursday pressed their case for control of Congress and the White House by pointing toward the upcoming two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion. More than a dozen Democrats also introduced legislation in Congress to prevent a future Republican administration from using […] The post Democrats stress reproductive rights in fight for control of Congress, White House   appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner. ... Wisconsin Examiner 3 hr
Marshall Ramsey: The Request CC BY-NC-ND  —  The post Marshall Ramsey: The Request appeared first on Mississippi Today. ... Mississippi Today 3 hr
‘Free market health care:’ Boon or bane for rural Kentucky? CC BY-NC-ND  — Experts and lawmakers continue to split over whether Kentucky should reform its controversial certificate of need process.  Two Republican lawmakers on different sides of the issue — Sen. Stephen Meredith of Leitchfield and Rep. Marianne Proctor of Union — spoke Thursday during a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations. […] The post ‘Free market health care:’ Boon or bane for rural Kentucky? appeared first on Kentucky Lantern. ... Kentucky Lantern 4 hr
Federal appeals court allows Oklahoma birth certificate gender change case to proceed CC BY-NC-ND  — OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal appellate court has ruled against a state ban prohibiting individuals from changing their gender on birth certificates.  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in a decision Tuesday found that the state policy “is not rationally related to the Defendant’s asserted interest in the accuracy of vital statistics.” Lambda Legal, which […] The post Federal appeals court allows Oklahoma birth certificate gender change case to proceed appeared first on Oklahoma Voice. ... Oklahoma Voice 4 hr
California Leaders Tussle With Health Industry Over Billions of New Dollars for Medi-Cal CC BY-NC-ND  — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pull funds earmarked for new investment in Medi-Cal to help plug California’s $45 billion deficit. A state budget passed June 13 by the legislature largely endorsed Newsom’s plan. Voters could settle the matter in an industry-backed initiative that has qualified for the November ballot. ... Kaiser Health News 4 hr
Non-tenured Tulane faculty overwhelmingly vote to unionize CC BY-NC-ND  —  The group is made up of faculty with the ranks of instructor, lecturer, professor of practice and visiting professor in Tulane’s schools of Professional Development, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, and Architecture and Business. The post Non-tenured Tulane faculty overwhelmingly vote to unionize appeared first on Verite News. ... Verite 4 hr
IHL board rubber-stamps Delta State program cuts CC BY-NC-ND  —  The Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved the deletion of 21 degree programs at Delta State University. The post IHL board rubber-stamps Delta State program cuts appeared first on Mississippi Today. ... Mississippi Today 4 hr
Los abogados, sus «padrinos», la pugna por las cortes y el botín del Cang CC BY-NC-ND   Plaza Pública 4 hr
Parents go to federal court to save bus service to Louisville’s magnet schools CC BY-NC-ND  — Two parents have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Jefferson County Public Schools’ plan to drop bus service to most magnet schools this fall, claiming it violates the rights of their children to continue education at schools they currently attend. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Louisville Thursday, comes two months after the board […] The post Parents go to federal court to save bus service to Louisville’s magnet schools appeared first on Kentucky Lantern. ... Kentucky Lantern 5 hr
Oklahoma AG praises appeals court ruling that blocks new Title IX rules from taking effect CC BY-NC-ND  — OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s top attorney celebrated a court decision that blocks the Biden administration from redefining Title IX.  The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the U.S. Department of Education’s attempt to include sexual orientation and gender identity in Title IX was invalid. The court ruled the Administrative Procedures Act was […] The post Oklahoma AG praises appeals court ruling that blocks new Title IX rules from taking effect appeared first on Oklahoma Voice. ... Oklahoma Voice 5 hr
Wisconsin Supreme Court renames law library for state’s first woman lawyer CC BY-NC-ND  — The Wisconsin Supreme Court renamed the state’s law library after Lavinia Goodell, the state’s first woman lawyer, on Wednesday. The change removes former Justice David Prosser’s name from the building.  Prosser, who sat on the Court from 1998 to 2016 and before that was the Republican speaker of the state Assembly, had the library named […] The post Wisconsin Supreme Court renames law library for state’s first woman lawyer appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner. ... Wisconsin Examiner 5 hr
State of emergency declared for St. Louis County CC BY-NC-ND  —  Plus: 13-year-old boy dies at Willmar Juvenile Care Facility; Target rolls out a chatbot to help workers answer questions; Phillips neighborhood homeless encampment cleared after shooting; and more. The post State of emergency declared for St. Louis County appeared first on MinnPost. ... MinnPost 5 hr
The number of job openings has declined sharply in every state CC BY-NC-ND  — The number of job openings has declined sharply in every state since 2022, better aligning the numbers of unfilled jobs and people seeking work. Nationally, for the first time since before the pandemic, the number of job openings and unemployed people is roughly in balance: a little more than one opening per person looking for […] The post The number of job openings has declined sharply in every state appeared first on Alaska Beacon. ... Alaska Beacon 5 hr
‘You represent us’: What it’s like to lobby for abortion rights from a red state CC BY-NC-ND  — Yolenna Regmi was on a mission.  The 19-year-old college student from Nebraska was at the Capitol to lobby her representatives — all of them Republicans — for reproductive health. She cares deeply about comprehensive sex education and wants more access to abortion, including in red states like hers.  “I’m here, and I’m very passionate about what we’re […] The post ‘You represent us’: What it’s like to lobby for abortion rights from a red state appeared first on The 19th. ... The 19th News 5 hr
$6 billion economic development plan on hold in Michigan House CC BY-NC-ND  — Michigan House Democrats on Thursday delayed a planned vote on legislation to extend business incentives but expand the program to include dedicated funding for mass transit, housing, placemaking. ... BridgeDetroit 5 hr
North Philadelphia: Public Transit Riders Wonder if North Philadelphia Station Can Rise Again CC BY-NC-ND  — A once-bustling hub of East Coast transportation grapples with a faded past and uncertain future. [continue reading...] The post North Philadelphia: Public Transit Riders Wonder if North Philadelphia Station Can Rise Again appeared first on . ... Philadelphia Neighbourhoods 5 hr
Mississippi Today to host community listening sessions across the Delta CC BY-NC-ND  —  Members of the Mississippi Today newsroom will be in Clarksdale, Greenwood and Greenville conducting community listening sessions in June. The post Mississippi Today to host community listening sessions across the Delta appeared first on Mississippi Today. ... Mississippi Today 5 hr
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Don Max, el último artesano de la sal negra en Sacapulas CC BY-NC-ND  — Tiempo de lectura: 3 minutos   En Sacapulas, Quiché, reside un tesoro culinario guardado por una sola figura: don Max, el último salinero. A sus 77 años, y tras dedicar más de cinco décadas a la ancestral tradición de la elaboración de la sal negra, enfrenta el desafío de mantener viva una práctica que ha definido su vida y la ... Read more ... Prensa Comunitaria 5 hr