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The United States became richer and better educated in the second half of the 2010s

The United States has become wealthier, better educated, less impoverished and less transitory over the second half of the past decade, according to data released Thursday by the US Census Bureau. The median household income for the nation, which had been nearly $54,000 from 2011 to 2015, rose to nearly $65,000 during the 2016 to […]

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Congress passes the omnibus fiscal year 2022 spending bill

THIS WEEK’S DOSE After months of negotiations in both houses, Congress passed the omnibus fiscal year 2022 spending bill; however, COVID aid was removed from the bill, leaving future action open by lawmakers. CONGRESS Government funding for fiscal year 2022 passed. With a House vote of (260-171) followed by the Senate vote of (68-31), Congress […]

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Wood Mackenzie Brings Light to Puerto Rican Homes

LONDON/HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, March 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A team of three analysts from global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) company, is in Puerto Rico this week to help install solar panels on homes as part of a new initiative with the charity Let’s Share the Sun Foundation. Analysts, from Wood Mackenzie energy […]

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Should the U.S. Supreme Court Adopt the Independent Legislature of the State (ISL) theory? Fifth part of a series | Vikram David Amar | Verdict

In my last four columns, I have analyzed the so-called Independent State Legislature (SIL) theory regarding Articles I and II of the Federal Constitution. The theory holds that because Article I (concerning congressional elections) and Article II (concerning the selection of presidential electors) both refer to state “legislatures”, these elected legislatures are free, when are […]

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“They extended my life”: ten years after the first liver transplant in Puerto Rico

Over the past ten years, 369 liver transplants have been performed in Puerto Rico, which represents approximately 35 to 40 per year. All of these patients were operated on at the Liver Transplant Center of Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, an institution that celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 24. At 67, Nelson Guzman He is forever […]

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Oil prices soar; fighting could become more destructive as Russians bombard cities

Oil prices jump nearly 7% on supply fears amid Russian-Ukrainian conflict Oil prices surged during afternoon trading in Asia as markets were rocked by supply concerns amid the Russia-Ukraine war. At one point, Brent and U.S. crude futures climbed almost 8%. Brent pared some losses for the last time, jumping 6.88% to $112.19 a barrel. […]

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Japan’s lower house raps about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in ‘strongest terms’

Japan’s lower house on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in “the strongest possible terms”, urging Russian troops to immediately stop the attack and withdraw from the nation. Eastern Europe. The resolution, approved by the House of Representatives, expressed opposition to Russia’s use of force to unilaterally change the status quo after […]

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State Representative Calls on Legislature to Eliminate Death Penalty in Louisiana

New Orleans Rep. Kyle Green has introduced a bill that would eliminate the death penalty for the offenses of first-degree murder, rape and treason. A lawyer himself, Green says his reasoning starts in one place. “The death penalty is an irreversible sentence,” Green said. “That’s problem number one.” Research has shown a surprising number […]

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The Latam Cup brings hockey fever to non-traditional hockey nations

Vodagraph When you think of hockey in the Western Hemisphere, Canada and the United States come to mind first and foremost. But let your thoughts drift to several sunny destinations and hotspots in South America, and you’ll find the game taking root in many non-traditional hockey nations with budding programs. In fact, the situation for […]

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Russian-Ukrainian tension: “Regional conflict, not global… Delhi must maintain normal relations”

The operations in Ukraine mark a “regional conflict” and all other countries, including India, should continue to maintain normal relations with Moscow, Andrey A Klimov, an influential member of the upper house of the Parliament of the Russian Federation and head of the ruling section of international affairs of the United Russia party, said Thursday. […]

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A national vaccine pass has been quietly rolled out – and red states are getting on board

A national vaccine verification standard has been quietly rolled out across the country. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images EEven as the omicron variant loosens its grip on the world, destinations continue to require travelers to show proof of vaccination. And, increasingly, a CDC paper vaccination card just isn’t enough. Although […]

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Nine out of ten Mexicans use face masks, among the most in the world

Face masks have become a common item during the pandemic. You see them in supermarkets, restaurants and on public transport. Although using them before the outbreak of the coronavirus meant receiving strange looks, they are now the norm, especially in urban centres. This change in habits was reflected in a global survey conducted by the […]

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Pierluisi slams board member Andrew Biggs’ ‘contempt’ of Puerto Rico’s government

washington d.c. – The governor Pierre Pierluisi say today that Andre Biggsmember of the Budget Oversight Council (JSF), shows “disdain and contempt” for Puerto Rico when it denounces the island government’s lack of administrative capacity and political will to push through reforms that give a boost to the Puerto Rican economy. “Their criticism shows disdain […]

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Most State Assemblies Sit Barely 30 Days a Year | India News

NEW DELHI: After weeks and months of intense and often polarizing politics and huge sums of money spent on campaigning and the conduct of elections, most state legislatures barely sit 30 days a year. In some like Haryana and Punjab, the average is around fifteen days. The states with the highest average of assembly sittings […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Equality Florida to Call Press Conference to Condemn Censorship and Surveillance State Legislative Agenda | News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 14, 2022– Equality Florida, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the Human Rights Campaign will hold a press conference at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a list of bills pending in the Florida Legislature, including including the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The event comes as national outrage […]

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Biden should disavow racist decisions against Puerto Rico and the territories

WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups on Thursday called on President Joe Biden’s administration to disavow century-old Supreme Court rulings steeped in racist language that have allowed the government to treat people living in Puerto Rico and other other US territories differently from other Americans. The 13 groups, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, said […]

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Puerto Rico’s Ambitious Clean Energy Plan

Almost five years ago, Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy. Or rather, he declared the closest thing to bankruptcy that a state or territory could declare when it announced in 2017 that he would not be able to repay his debts following a devastating hurricane that left the island in hopeless state. Last week, a U.S. federal […]

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The Bitcoin family moves to Portugal, a tax haven for cryptos

‘Bitcoin Family’ in Lisbon, Portugal Didi Taihuttu Didi Taihuttu, patriarch of the so-called “Bitcoin family,” has his roots in Portugal, the ultimate crypto tax haven in Europe. Settling down is a big deal for the Dutch family of five, who have traveled the world for the past five years. But after spending time in 40 […]

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Thousands of teachers in Puerto Rico protest for higher salaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of teachers across Puerto Rico walked out of their classrooms and took to the streets Friday to demand higher salaries, better working conditions and better pensions amid a of economic crisis. Several schools were completely without teachers as protesters gathered in the capital city of San Juan and […]

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Protest by truckers in Canada; Free tests on demand: virus updates

Weekly deaths in the United States have reached their highest level in nearly a year, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. Russia reported more than 100,000 new infections for the first time over the previous day. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is self-isolating after being considered a close contact of […]

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US and NATO respond to Putin’s demands as tensions in Ukraine rise

Blinken said the United States would not publicly release its written response “because we believe diplomacy has the best chance of succeeding if we allow space for confidential talks”, adding that the United States “hopes and expect” the Russians to agree. It is unclear whether they will comply: Mr Lavrov said after a meeting with […]

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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – January 21: Effective booster shots to fight CDC Omicron findings and mandatory vaccinations in Austria

In breaking news, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the third dose, or booster dose, of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech is 90% effective in preventing people infected with the omicron variant of the coronavirus to be hospitalized. In other news, we cover the rising Covid death toll, a law making Covid […]

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UPDATE: Legislature Overrides Congressional Veto on Redistricting

UPDATE ISSUED AT 7:20 PM WEDNESDAY JAN. 20, 2022 FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — As expected, the Legislative Assembly on Thursday evening overruled the governor’s veto over congressional redistricting maps, sending them to the secretary of state. Governor Andy Beshear vetoed Senate Bill 3 (SB 3), a congressional redistricting bill late Wednesday night after the General […]

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How politics destroyed an economic miracle

AW Maldonado, Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico: How Politics Destroyed an Economic Miracle. University of Notre Dame Press, August 2021. Price: US$35.00 | Length: 255 pages In 2016, Puerto Rico announced that it was bankrupt in this The New York Times described as “the greatest government financial collapse in United States history”. The amount […]

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Judge approves deal to resolve Puerto Rico bankruptcy

MIAMI — Puerto Rico on Tuesday received approval from a federal judge to emerge from bankruptcy in the largest public sector debt restructuring deal in U.S. history, nearly five years after the financially troubled territory said it could not repay its creditors. Since Puerto Rico went bankrupt, its economic crisis has only been worsened by […]

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US Senate to Pass Federal Suffrage Legislation – SABC News

The United States Senate will pass federal voting rights legislation today that is likely to pass due to unanimous Republican opposition and Senate rules that require at least 60 votes for major legislation. The Upper House is evenly split 50-50, with Democrats in the majority due to the vote of Vice President Kamala Harris as […]

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FRIEDA OMASTA Obituary (1945 – 2022) – Vienna, DC

OMASTA Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta Frieda Patricia (Hayes) Omasta, born April 8, 1945 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Lillian E. Hayes (Morton) and the late Frederick J. Hayes; and sister of the late Gail Morton Hayes, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 15, 2022 from pancreatic cancer. Frieda grew up in So. Deerfield, […]

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Starting Wednesday, January 19, you can order rapid Covit-19 tests in Puerto Rico for delivery

Starting Wednesday, January 19, you can order rapid Covit-19 tests in Puerto Rico for delivery washington d.c. – The federal government has created a website from which you can request four rapid diagnostic tests free of charge. COVID-19[female[feminine To a house. The administration of President Joe Biden has said that COVIDtests.gov Will be processed on […]

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Five potentially overlooked elements of the infrastructure bill

the Law on investment in infrastructure and employment (IIJA) – the $ 1.2 trillion package adopted late last year with bipartisan support – contained many big-ticket items that have made the headlines and raised hopes for major improvements in the country’s infrastructure. But behind these big programs, there were many, many, many small initiatives that […]

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Puerto Rico: The Holiday Island with the Longest Christmas Season in the World, Part II, by Luis Martínez-Fernández

After nearly four centuries of colonial rule under Catholic Spain, in 1899 Puerto Rico became an American colony, a transition that opened the floodgates for efforts to “Americanize” the population, the most ambitious of which – and the United States. more disastrous – has been the temporary imposition of English as the language of school […]

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For the new majority in the Virginia House, masks and vaccines will be optional during the session

As Virginia lawmakers prepare to meet again in Richmond for the 2022 General Assembly session, an imminent question is how the process will play out amid a continuing wave of COVID-19. For Republicans in the House of Delegates, who won control of the chamber in the November election, the answer is as close to business […]

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Kyodo News Digest: January 7, 2022

Hachiko statue in Tokyo’s Shibuya district is covered in snow on January 6, 2022. (Kyodo) == Kyodo The following is the latest list of news highlights selected by Kyodo News. ———- Japan, US express concern over Chinese attempt to undermine rules-based order TOKYO – The Japanese and US foreign and defense chiefs on Friday expressed […]

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Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge dismisses allegations of credit union fraud

The Puerto Rican bankruptcy judge dismissed claims of nearly $ 1 billion that Puerto Rican credit unions had against the central government and institutions in Puerto Rico. Judge Laura Taylor Swain rendered her ruling in the last week of 2021 in a notice granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss in adversarial proceedings. The court ended […]

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Omicron Cases Rise ‘Through the Roof’ Towards Expected Peak of 1 Million Per Day | Public Service News

In Boston, the levels of coronavirus measured in sewage have more than quadrupled from the outbreak last winter. In Miami, more than a quarter of people test positive for COVID-19. And the San Francisco medical official estimates that, based on tests at his hospital, one in 12 people in the city with no symptoms of […]

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Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer sector

Bacardi files legal action against USPTO in Battle of Havana Club December 30, 2021 Bacardi Ltd has fired another salvo in the long battle over the Havana Club brand in the US market. The spirits giant filed a lawsuit in federal court this week against the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) alleging that […]

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US calls on Somalia to end elections

The United States on Sunday called on Somalia to complete its elections after passing last week’s deadline to complete them with less than 10 percent of Somali parliamentarians elected to the lower house. “The United States is deeply concerned about the continuing delays and procedural irregularities which have undermined the credibility of the process,” State […]

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Return the Republican Structure to the New York State Legislature

For the publisher: The following letter has been sent to every Senator and Assembly member in New York State. In 1964, the United States Supreme Court ruled that 49 of the 50 states must abandon the Republican structure of their legislatures and must now reorganize their legislative constituencies based on population. Not only does the […]

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Eric Adams wants to sell you Bitcoin

Incoming Mayor Eric Adams is a real believer in crypto. Others in the city are not so sure. Ron Adar / Shutterstock When Eric Adams, New York’s next mayor, triumphantly attended a political conference in Puerto Rico last month, he told reporters he paid for his trip there. “I paid myself. I’ve learned that the […]

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DreamWeaver Homes responds, “Yes, Virginia… There is a Santa Claus! “

To: Virginia and those in need of affordable housing. From: Father Christmas And, the gift it brings is a cost-effective solution that will solve the affordable housing shortage. LANSDALE, PENNSYLVANIE, United States, December 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Maybe Santa is not really focused on the housing situation at the moment, but rest assured as the […]

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Documents on JFK’s assassination recently released by the National Archives

The publication of the documents, ordered by President Biden, was eagerly awaited by historians and by those who doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. WASHINGTON – The National Archives on Wednesday released nearly 1,500 documents related to the US government’s investigation into the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. the disclosure cables, internal […]

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Omicron variant begins to appear nationwide, CDC says

The US system has been relatively slow to accommodate cases of the variant, possibly due in part to travel habits or restrictive entry rules to the United States. But the system is also constrained by blind spots and delays. Last week, the CDC reported that of the 43 known infections detected in the United States […]

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Former Kansas health secretary caught off guard by layoff, plans to continue fighting pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As former Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman managed the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he found himself at the center of a cultural battle between individual rights and the collective good. Blind individualism does not work well during a pandemic, he says. “The United States is […]

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Federal government makes new investment in women-owned small businesses

Administrator of the SBA Isabella Casillas Guzman The Small Business Administration, the federal agency that supports entrepreneurs, is putting more emphasis on women business owners in the agency’s history than ever before, after two years that decimated small businesses and highlighted the obstacles still facing the fastest growing countries. group of owners. Small women-owned businesses, […]

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My votes – Week of November 15

SETTLEMENT OF INVOICESA Rules Bill is a bill passed by a vote of the Plenary House under a rule that has been passed and approved by the Rules Committee. Bills require a simple majority of the House to pass (218 votes) through a recorded vote. 11/17/2021 H. Res. 789 Censorship representative Paul Gosar Past | […]

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Bill would send $ 25 million to restore Freedom Tower

Written by Miami Today on December 7, 2021 Advertising Following a proposal from Governor Ron DeSantis, Representative Bryan Avila of Miami Springs, requested $ 25 million in the next state budget to restore the Freedom Tower at 600 Biscayne Blvd., an iconic building by renowned architects who opened at the Miami Daily News in 1925. […]

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Diana Ayala on mental health policy, candidate for city council president, and more

Board Member Diana Ayala (Photo: Jeff Reed / City Council) The president of the New York City Council should be someone who deeply understands the struggles of the people and who will focus on social services in a position of powerful leadership, argues City Council member Diana Ayala. During a recent appearance on the Gotham […]

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Puerto Rico strengthens entry requirements for travelers through Omicron variant of COVID-19 – CVBJ

A traveler waits at an inspection post at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico. Photo: RICARDO ARDUENGO /. /. SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico will tighten entry requirements for travelers arriving in this Commonwealth of the United States from next Monday in an attempt to prevent the expansion of the Omicron variant of […]

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Readers’ Forum, part 1, December 4, 2021: a smell rises from the “super legislature” | Letters to the Editor

The smell rises of the “super legislature” Seeing today’s diary, November 26, on page A3 on how Governor Eric Holcomb once again took the reins of leadership in responding to yet another COVID-19 outbreak / crisis, I saw just shook his head. Was it really that important for Indiana’s so-called “super legislature” to pass a […]

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Prince Edward Island stresses urgency to lift suspension of trade in fresh potatoes at ‘positive’ meeting in Ottawa

Federal and provincial officials met in Ottawa on Thursday to discuss the way forward on the suspension of exports of fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States Provincial Agriculture Minister Bloyce Thompson met with his federal counterpart Marie-Claude Bibeau as well as the four Island MPs, industry representatives and officials from the […]

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The legislature plans a special session on redistribution, vetoes

By ALLISON MOLLENKAMPCapital Information Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The Maryland General Assembly plans to meet on Monday for a special session to focus on congressional redistribution and priority vetoes for the 2021 session. The Maryland Congressional redistricting process will come to a head next week when both houses of the Legislature consider congressional maps proposed […]

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“Reduce Poverty” – Chicago Sun-Times

Before we look at the issue that U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, D-Ill. Phoned me to talk about last week – the shipping of combat birds through the United States Postal Service – we need to understand the general idea of ​​animals sent by mail. It is common practice. “They sent me a list of things […]

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Laser-focused on 2020, Trump seeks Michigan legislature that could help him in 2024

Jon Rocha was settling down to watch the new “Ghostbusters” with his young daughter in theaters last week when he heard the news that former President Donald Trump had approved his candidacy for state representation in Michigan. “I was checking my phone to make sure it was on silent, and all of a sudden I […]

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Shree Saini joins Miss World 2021 contestants in Puerto Rico: the Tribune India

Raj sadoch Abohar, November 27 To represent the United States of America at the 70th Miss World Pageant, Shree Saini, the first Asian to be crowned Miss World America, reached Puerto Rico, a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque Rainforest. The competition will take place on […]

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How long can the US Coast Guard detain smugglers?

Cutting crews often have to hold low-level smugglers on board for weeks, and that’s legal – for now A routine cocaine bust for Cutter Bertholf in the Eastern Pacific (File image courtesy of USCG) Posted on November 24, 2021 at 7:55 PM by CIMSEC [By Thomas “Buddy” Bardenwerper] This article is an excerpt, and the […]

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Federal Agriculture Minister “Working Extremely Hard” to Resume Fresh Potato Trade with United States

Ending the suspension of trade in fresh potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States is a top priority for the Canadian government, said Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau . The trade was ordered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Monday following the discovery of potatoes infected with potato wart in two fields […]

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East African bloc ministers propose to cut EALA membership

By MOSE HAVYARIMANA Regional ministers have proposed cutting the number of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) members elected in each partner state from nine to five, as a budget crisis bites the bloc. The proposal comes after the 12th meeting of the Sector Council of Finance and Economic / Trade Ministers which started on Monday. […]

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2022 Child Tax Credit Qualifications: What will be different?

A child tax credit (CTC) is a government program aimed at supporting poor families with dependent children. Families who earn less than a certain amount per year can claim a child tax credit. President Joe Biden expanded this policy this year as part of his American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). Previously, families were allowed to […]

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Latino activists flex their muscles in redistribution after decade of growth

After two consecutive decades in which Latinos have fueled population growth in the United States, Latino and Hispanic activist groups are demanding greater political representation in Congress and in legislatures as states redraw their political boundaries. In the nation’s capitals, these militant groups are urging legislatures to add new districts in which a majority of […]

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Litigation funding may soon be addressed by the New York legislature

Saturday 20 November 2021 Hardly a week goes by without receiving an email or other solicitation from a third-party litigation finance company indicating if my clients would be interested in making a deal. I suspect that I am not alone and that many other attorneys are receiving the same type of targeted email marketing from […]

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Empowerment of parents – no overstepping of regulations

The disruption of Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in the United States caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a wave of legislative and executive action favoring parent choice. Already, 2021 has been the most successful year in the history of the private school choice movement, with 21 states voting to create, expand or improve […]

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Grassroots organizations condemn the adoption of redistribution maps

Alabama coalition partners spoke out against the redistribution maps approved by the state legislature on Wednesday. They raised concerns about what they see as a lack of transparency, accessibility, accountability and non-adoption of fair maps during the redistribution process. “(Wednesday) the passage of new district maps for Alabama was a disappointment from start to finish […]

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Critics say North Carolina General Assembly “failed North Carolinians,” claim gerrymandering in new state legislative maps

Following the 2020 census, the North Carolina General Assembly approved a controversial set of legislative maps. Critics accuse the General Assembly of partisan gerrymandering – deliberately drawing legislative constituencies to give the ruling party an advantage over others – after Thursday approving new cards for the State Senate, the House of Representatives of the State […]

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Safe syringe proposal emphasizes need for national program

As the United States continues to fight COVID-19, another epidemic has hit the United States since 90s: opioids. In addition to the harmful side effects that accompany drug use, injecting these substances is a by-product of STIs resulting from the use of dirty syringes. To combat this problem, Jacksonville City Councilor Michael Boylan has proposed […]

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Archaic and often racist Supreme Court cases dating back to 1901 still reign over millions of Americans

No American citizen living in any of these places can vote for the president. They also do not have a voting representative in Congress. But this inferiority is inconsistent. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and can vote in federal elections if they reside in a U.S. state, but not if they live in Puerto Rico […]

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Secret Service Weapons Destroy Truman Assassination Attempt | Go back

Washington, November 1 – (AP) – Two fiery Puerto Rican revolutionaries made their way to President Truman’s door today, but were shot dead in a shootout with White House guards before they could lead to their plot to assassinate the sleeping president. One of the armed men was killed, the other seriously injured. Tonight, a […]

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Shots For Kids, Brazilian President Under Fire, Ohio School Fares, More – Coronavirus Timeline October 23-29

CLEVELAND, Ohio – From shots for the kids to Brazilian president under fire for allegedly mismanaging the pandemic, vaccine news and more, here is our regular summary of the coronavirus facts, figures and figures regarding Cleveland, Ohio, US and the world Oct 23-29, followed by our quotes for the week: 23 october There are 2,672 […]

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Puerto Rico media appeal to Supreme Court over abuse case | News from USA®

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Andrea Ruiz has gone to court three times in a week to seek protection for her ex-boyfriend. She was denied each time and several weeks later, at the end of April, the 33-year-old clothing store manager was found beaten, strangled, stabbed and burned alive. […]

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Why U.S. Senators Call for Sanctions Relief for India-Russia Triumf Missile Defense Agreement

As India prepares to take delivery of the first of the S-400 Triumf advanced missile defense systems it has ordered from Russia, there is an imminent threat of US sanctions under its order. strict CAATSA law that prohibits military purchases by those Washington sees as its enemies. However, two US senators have writing to Joe […]

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Facebook Whistleblower says crypto is keeping it financially afloat

Frances Haugen said The New York Times she bought “crypto at the right time”. A non-profit organization owned by Pierre Omidyar donated $ 150,000 last year to a company that now represents Haugen. But Haugen said she was only using funds from the nonprofit association of billionaire eBay’s founder for travel. Loading Something is loading. […]

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CANO-SANTIAGO: Abolish the colony – Puerto Rican independence is long overdue – The Cavalier Daily

Despite decades From the debate in Congress on the subject of the Puerto Rican state, the conversation continues to be sidelined. While numerous members of Congress and women expressed support for independence, very few have openly pleaded for the Puerto Rican self-determination even independence. Meanwhile, Puerto Rican representatives continue to lack political power both in […]

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The Court leaves aside, for the moment, an amended legislative overhaul finalized in September

Gov. JB Pritzker and the Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly suffered a legal setback Tuesday when a federal court rejected a first new map of the state’s legislative district passed in May that favored Democrats. A three-judge panel from Chicago-based North District Illinois District Courts said the card approved in the spring without […]

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Somalia: Somalia’s lower house elections to start next week – PM Roble

Mogadishu – Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said on Sunday that the election for members of the lower house of parliament will begin next week. The breakaway region of northwest Somaliland is expected to elect 46 lawmakers, Prime Minister Roble said. He said he agreed with the leaders of Somaliland’s political groups in Mogadishu […]

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As Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis worsens, lawmakers investigating blackouts seek answers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hundreds of thousands of residents of Puerto Rico have experienced widespread power outages, longer service restore times, poor customer service, and voltage fluctuations that often damage home appliances and other appliances home electronics since Luma Energy partially took over the island’s electricity grid in the summer. Lawmakers in Congress and […]

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House lawmakers demand answers from LUMA Energy regarding Puerto Rico’s failing power grid

Dive brief: House Democrats on a Friday letter asked the head of Puerto Rico’s electricity utility, LUMA Energy, for details on staffing, expenses, executive compensation and a series of power outages since the company took over grid operations from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) this summer. The questions follow a hearing on Wednesday […]

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GOP’s iron fist on state legislatures

Data: State of quorum; Cartogram: Kavya Beheraj / Axios There are twice as many states that have strong Republican-controlled legislatures than those with strong Democratic-controlled ones, according to Quorum’s new 2021 State Legislative Trends report. Why is this important: The power of state legislatures has been exposed nationwide in recent weeks, with Texas and other […]

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Puerto Rico Hosts In-Person Island Events with CAPA Americas Aviation & LCC 2022

Low cost carriers in the Americas continue to recover much faster than their traditional counterparts due to their lower cost structures and generally more agile networks that allow greater flexibility to take advantage of changing demand patterns. In Latin America, the rebound in demand will be accompanied by a shifting partnership dynamic, with low-cost and […]

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USDA’s Hubert Hamer on Tackling Climate Change and Resolving Food Insecurity

Hubert Hamer started at the Ministry of Agriculture over 40 years ago, rose through the ranks and is now leading part of the ministry’s efforts to tackle climate change and address food insecurity. Department of Agriculture “I am extremely fortunate to have a large team of dedicated scientists, statisticians, economists and other professionals in the […]

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Most Latin Americans say climate change is affecting their local community

Most Latinos in the United States say global climate change is a major concern, with a majority saying it affects at least part of their local community. Latinos broadly support a range of policy measures to address climate change and other environmental issues. And many say they’re willing to help with lifestyle changes, according to […]

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Troika statement on the anniversary of the Juba Peace Agreement, October 3, 2021 – Sudan

The United States, United Kingdom and Norway (the Troika) congratulate the Sudanese as they celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) on October 3, 2020. This historic agreement responds to the appeals of the Sudanese people for freedom. , peace and justice, especially from those affected by conflict across […]

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Colorado Legislature Bill Would Dramatically Expand Employment Discrimination Act

United States: Colorado Legislature Bill Would Dramatically Expand Employment Discrimination Act 03 October 2021 Fairfield and the woods To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On March 8, 2021, Senate Bill 21-176, “Worker Rights and Opportunities Protection Act (POWR),” was introduced in the Colorado Legislature. This bill, if enacted, would make it […]

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Russians are flocking to antibody testing; Limitation of the West Notes tool

By Daria Litvinova | Associated press MOSCOW – When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or at hair salons, the conversation often turns to “antitela,” the Russian word for antibody – proteins produced by the body to fight infection. Even President Vladimir Putin brought them up this week in a conversation with his Turkish […]

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Good news: Federal government foregoes $ 300 million in community disaster loans

United States Capitol (Image Shutterstock) Congress on Thursday waived billions of dollars in disaster recovery loans, including about $ 300 million for the U.S. Virgin Islands and $ 4 billion for Puerto Rico, granted in 2017 after the devastating hurricanes that year. . This move reduces USVI’s total public debt by about 10%, dramatically reducing […]

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The 2nd largest racial group in the United States is “another race”. Most are Latinos.

For Leani García Torres, none of the boxes really match. In 2010, she answered U.S. Census questions on her own for the first time as an adult. Is she of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish descent? It was easy. She marked, “Yes, Puerto Rican. ” But then came the stumper: What’s his race ? “Every time […]

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In the shadow of U.S. Supreme Court history, a Puerto Rican family struggles

Highest U.S. court to hear Puerto Rico rights case on November 9 Century-old decisions limited the rights of American territory TOA ALTA, Puerto Rico, September 28 (Reuters) – Emanuel Rivera Fuentes, severely disabled since birth and lying in the bed he shares with his parents in Puerto Rico, recites a list of 14 medications he […]

Puerto rico government

Kansas City Group Helps Former Inmates Reclaim Their Voting Rights | KCUR 89.3

Kansas City, Missouri resident Christine McDonald did not know she could vote after serving her prison sentence in 2007. As a former incarcerator, McDonald believed she had lost that right. “No one told me I could vote,” she said. But the same year McDonald left prison, she witnessed the signing of a bill for the […]

Puerto rico government

Peter Apo: Hawaiians must agree on the meaning of sovereignty to achieve this

A recent AFAR magazine interview with the well-respected dean of the Hawai’inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Jon Osorio, struck me like the sound of a conch pulling me to attention. What struck me was the topic, the Hawaiian sovereignty movement, which seems to have been dormant of any meaningful public discourse during the four years […]

Upper house

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are free: what does this mean for Canada-China relations?

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the two Canadian men arrested almost three years ago by the Chinese Communist regime, are on their national soil after the legal dispute involving Huawei leader Meng Wanzhou was partly resolved by the American prosecutors. Shortly after his announcement Friday night that Kovrig and Spavor had been released by Chinese […]

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COVID vaccine mandates and rules: who is required to show proof of vaccination?

Federal employees must now be fully immunized. Sarah Tew / CNET For the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit WHO and CDC websites. With new Covid-19 vaccine With mandates affecting about two-thirds of the U.S. workforce, or up to 100 million people, President Joe Biden seeks to pressure about 80 million Americans […]

Upper house

Russia interested in continued relations with Germany, says senator – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 24./TASS/. Russia wants to maintain the continuity of its relations with Germany after the parliamentary elections in this country, the vice-president of the Council of the Federation (upper house) Konstantin Kosachev told the Rossiya-24 television channel on Friday. “As for the outcome of these elections from the point of view of Russian-German relations […]

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New York Shipping Association receives Seven Seals Award from New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

New York Shipping Association receives Seven Seals Award from New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve September 23, 2021 – Edison, New Jersey – September 21st, 2021, the President of the State Guard and Reserve Employer Support (ESGR), Mr. Mike Ferrero, presented the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) with the Seven Seals Award […]

Legislature

5 bills the Michigan state legislature should pay attention to: September 2021

The following article explains five bills that were introduced, passed, or enacted by the Michigan State Legislature or Governor Gretchen Whitmer during the month of September. On the second and fourth Friday of each month, the Michigan Daily publishes a compilation of bills introduced to the Michigan State Legislature for use by University of Michigan […]

Puerto rico government

4 years after Hurricane María, will we finally listen to the voices of the survivors?

Survivors of one of the worst storms in Puerto Rican history tell how they turned to mutual aid in the face of government neglect and incompetence. Four years ago, Hurricane María made landfall in the Puerto Rican archipelago on September 20, 2017, leaving no part of the land unscathed. Hurricane triggered floods and mudslides, washed […]

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Republicans crash into debt limit deadlock despite Democrats’ efforts to turn up the pressure

Senate Republicans are firmly resisting an increase in the federal debt limit, even as Democratic leaders on Monday announced they would tie the increase in the borrowing limit to a must-have government funding measure. Government funding is due to expire in late September, and administration officials predict that the United States could default on its […]

Puerto rico government

Federal Court Should Review Constitutionality of Vaccine Warrants in Puerto Rico Case

On Tuesday, a federal court in Puerto Rico will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the territory’s vaccination mandate for public employees. The case, Rodriguez Velez and. Al. V. Pierluisi-Urrutia, represents the first time that a federal court will rule on the constitutionality of a government mandate. And while the outcome of tomorrow’s hearing has […]

Legislature

Lawmakers end redistribution hearings this week with virtual events

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State lawmakers will hold their final legislative redistribution hearings this week with virtual events starting Monday. The West Virginia Joint Legislature Committee on Redistribution has hosted several in-person events since July; the last such hearing took place last Thursday in Parkersburg. Lawmakers are responsible for drawing new districts for the state legislature […]

Puerto rico government

Puerto Rico to require COVID-19 vaccines for its employees

Saturday, September 18, 2021 In order to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Puerto Rico, Governor Pedro Pierluisi recently released a series of Executive orders impose COVID-19 vaccinations in certain cases. Orders are directed to entrepreneurs in the executive branch of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico […]