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County signs contract for water extension

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

County signs contract for water extension

Letters: No rights are violated by mask mandates and freedom requires defense against virus

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

Current refusal to follow masked mandates has demonstrated a serious flaw in the conception of liberty among many Americans. Wearing a mask to prevent the spread of a virulent pandemic does not stigmatize any group, nor does it violate any constitutional right. Temporary emergency mask mandates for social gatherings apply to everyone during a war against a dangerously tenacious viral strain.

White House to Bring Two Covid Mass Vaccination Sites to California

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. CN) — Answering President Joe Biden’s call for a wave of new vaccination centers across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the state is launching two major sites in urban areas that have been particularly devastated by the pandemic. In collaboration with the federal government and local agencies, Newsom said new mass-vaccination sites in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will begin issuing Covid-19 vaccine doses within two weeks.

Biden will welcome Super Bowl champions to White House

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

President Biden will welcome the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the White House on Tuesday, CNN reports.Why it matters: The White House visit marks the first from a Super Bowl Champion team since 2017 and a return to normalcy following the enduring coronavirus pandemic. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.In 2018, former President Donald Trump uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles, citing protests during the National Anthem.The winners of the 2019

Report: California governor overstated fire prevention work

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

In 2020, California's fuel reduction efforts also dropped from the year before, and Newsom cut the fire prevention budget by $150 million, CapRadio reported. The governor's office declined to comment on the investigation, and state fire officials took responsibility for Newsom sharing inaccurate information. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had not “done our job in educating the public, nor the governor's office” on how to communicate about the efforts, Chief Tom Porter ...

JMU softball welcomed back after historic WCWS run

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Dr. Dave Switzer, Medical Director of Population Health and a local family doctor with Valley Health, said during the pandemic they realized there was not a need for two primary care practices across from each other. He said the consolidation allows for more clinical experience to be under one roof. Switzer said respiratory care has also been brought back to the facilities after being relocated to other spaces during the pandemic.

Washington, DC: Mayor Bowser Announces Key Appointments

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the following appointments in her Administration: June 3, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the following appointments in her Administration: Dr. Christina Grant, Acting Superintendent of Education – Office of the State Superintendent of Education Dr. Christina Grant has extensive experience overseeing the operations and finances of school systems.

Peace of mind for small business owners regarding state taxes

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Business owners can now have peace of mind after Gov. Newsom signed a bill that conforms state law to federal law concerning taxes on loans.

Sen. Booker says meaningful progress has been made in police reform negotiations

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said key lawmakers involved in police reform negotiations have made meaningful progress. But he said Democrats and Republicans aren't budging when it comes to qualified immunity, which protects officers from civil lawsuits.

Lakeland in early stages of exploring body cameras for police

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

The city of Lakeland is in the very early stages of exploring the idea of police officer-worn body cameras. The idea first came up following calls from the National NAACP, local Black Lives Matter groups, and the city’s Concerned Citizens Group. We’re not a police department, we’re their police department,” said Chief Garcia of the public’s calls in 2020 for more transparency and accountability of police officers across the country.