Moscow OKs plan for using rescue act money | Local

Moscow OKs plan for using rescue act money | Local

The Moscow City Council on Monday unanimously approved a plan for allocating $5.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act money including $750,000 for small businesses and nonprofits.The money is meant to provide COVID-19 relief money to local governments. Moscow received the first half of that money in June and will receive the second half in … Read more

College students must oppose big money in politics

College students must oppose big money in politics

The November election in 2020 cost $14 billion, more than twice what the presidential and congressional elections cost just four years earlier. Most of the money (as usual) came from a tiny group of wealthy donors. Very little came from students or young people. Money from big donors dominates our elections. Policies and laws that … Read more

Trump Social-Media SPAC Deal Being Investigated By SEC

Trump Social-Media SPAC Deal Being Investigated By SEC

Regulators are investigating a deal between Donald Trump’s new social-media venture and a special-purpose acquisition company that would take the former president’s company public, according to a Monday securities filing. The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing a potential merger between Trump Media & Technology Group and the SPAC Digital World Acquisition Corp . , … Read more

What we know about U.S. omicron cases

What we know about U.S. omicron cases

A COVID-19 testing facility is advertised at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesMore than 20 people across 11 U.S. states have tested positive for the omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. The patients range in age, vaccination status and travel history, but none … Read more

Gambians vote in first presidential election since Jammeh era | Politics News

Gambians vote in first presidential election since Jammeh era | Politics News

Gambians are heading to the polls to select their next president, in a highly anticipated vote seen as a test of the country’s democratic transition. President Adama Barrow faces a record five other candidates as he seeks re-election in what is expected to be a close race. Political veteran Ousainou Darboe is seen as the … Read more

Brett Kavanaugh wavers on the importance of precedent during Roe arguments

Brett Kavanaugh wavers on the importance of precedent during Roe arguments

Speaking more broadly, Kavanaugh at the time described the circumstances that the justices overturn precedent as “rare” and said that a court majority’s disagreement with a prior ruling was, by itself, not enough to overturn it.As he touted the “string” of “important” and “consequential” cases where the court had previously overturned precedent, Kavanaugh said Wednesday … Read more

Pool league raises money for coats for children |

Pool league raises money for coats for children |

The Tri-Cities APA Pool League & Breaking Tradition Pool Room in Kingsport ran a fundraiser billiards tournament on Nov. 13 and raised $910 for New Kids Coats. The money raised was enough for roughly 60 coats for children. Thanks to the fundraiser, there will be some warm kids this winter at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School.  … Read more

Miami Freedom Tower Money Proposed In State House – CBS Miami

Miami Freedom Tower Money Proposed In State House – CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Following up on a proposal by Governor Ron DeSantis, Rep. Bryan Avila of Miami Springs has filed a request for $25 million to restore the Freedom Tower in Miami. Lawmakers will consider the budget request (HB 4171) during the legislative session that will start in January.READ MORE: First US Case Of Omicron … Read more

Russia Expels Some U.S. Diplomats in Latest Tit-for-Tat Action

Russia Expels Some U.S. Diplomats in Latest Tit-for-Tat Action

Russia ordered U.S. Embassy staff who have been in Moscow for more than three years to leave the country by Jan. 31, a move that comes a day before diplomats hold talks to address the worsening relationship between the two countries. Foreign ministry officials on Wednesday indicated that the decision to remove the U.S. Embassy … Read more

FEMA money still available for COVID-related expenses | News

FEMA money still available for COVID-related expenses | News

BOSTON — Federal pandemic relief money is still available for nonprofits and local governments dealing with COVID-related expenses, with reimbursement of up to 100% for the purchase of masks, protective clothing, testing and other costs.Massachusetts has been under a major disaster declaration since March 2020, when Gov. Charlie Baker requested the designation. That has kept … Read more