Men and boys under 30 account for nearly half of Minnesota firearm injuries, despite making up less than 20% of the population by @rilyneischens
Gun injuries, deaths and ownership in Minnesota, in five charts - Minnesota Reformer
Minnesota had the country's 13th-lowest rate of hospitalization for firearm injuries from 2000 to 2016, according to a new report.
What does the new @CDCgov guidance on masks and vaccines really mean? @erikgunn talks to public health experts @DHSWI @AjayKSethi @WIPublicHealth
What the CDC‘s new vaccine guidance says â and what it doesn‘t - Wisconsin Examiner
People are not fully vaccinated, according to the CDC, until two weeks after they have completed all of the shots in the series.
Hundreds rally in support of Palestinians at Colorado Capitol
Hundreds rally in support of Palestinians at Colorado Capitol - Colorado Newsline
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators rallied and marched in Denver as the death toll from Israeli military operations in Gaza continued to climb.
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Opinion: The Kansas Legislature’s majority suffers from a poverty of imagination and humility, writes David Norlin. https://t.co/PT2JzrdGz5
Commentary @ByJohnLMicek: “While the GOP’s recent rhetoric about lazy and ambition-free workers (and which workers are they referring to, by the way? Surely not their base?) is disappointing, it’s not particularly surprising.”
The return of work requirements: The GOP gets its Herbert Hoover on - Ohio Capital Journal
Having tired of the culture wars, state and national Republicans have returned to the familiar and comforting battlefield of the class wars, using las...
Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Vaccine opponents scatter the herd via @ncpolicywatch #nc #humor #ncpol #vaccines #covid
Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Vaccine opponents scatter the herd
Is there anything more predictable than the hue and cry from committed anti-COVID vaxxers that, pandemic or no, they have the right to make their own ...
The silent majority: As Michigan begins to emerge from the pandemic after more than a year, those who followed the rules now speak out via @michiganadvance
The silent majority: As Michigan begins to emerge from the pandemic after more than a year, those who followed the rules now speak out ⋆ Michigan Advance
These are the days of fragile hope. These days, when the vaccines are here and COVID cases skyrocketed last month but are falling, we talk about our c...
[email protected]_CassieM leads our coverage: In the absence of state and federal demographic data, Pa.’s #LGBTQ community conducts its own research via @penncapitalstar #PaPolitics #COVID19
In the absence of state and federal demographic data, Pa.‘s LGBTQ community conducts its own research | Pennsylvania Capital-Star
The report found that the majority of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are adhering to public health guidelines regarding COVID-19.
[email protected]_CassieM rounds up your Top 5 Most Read stories: Welcome aboard, Marley! | Five for the weekend via @penncapitalstar #PaPolitics
Welcome aboard, Marley! | Five for the weekend | Pennsylvania Capital-Star
Happy Weekend, all. Before we adjourn for the weekend, I’m sure you noticed a new name and face on the Capital-Star page this week! Please join ...
From our partners at the @PhillyTribL City Council considers cutting Philadelphia’s parking tax rate via @penncapitalstar #PaPolitics
City Council considers cutting Philadelphia's parking tax rate | Pennsylvania Capital-Star
Before the pandemic arrived in March 2020, the city’s parking tax revenue had reliable year-over-year growth, raking in more than $99 million in...
Your Saturday Chuckle, from our John Cole: All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon via @penncapitalstar
All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon | Pennsylvania Capital-Star
Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.
Audit team packs up at Veterans Memorial Coliseum for one-week break, from @jeremyduda
Senate audit packs up, begins week-long hiatus
The controversial election audit ordered by Senate President Karen Fann is officially on hold, scheduled to return later this month. Since April 23, F...
Genesis Health Clubs fined $15K for unsolicited telemarketing calls. | via @mirandardavis https://t.co/uZGo5kNiz1
In the last hour of the 2021 legislative session, the Missouri House sent a sweeping bill that would shield businesses from most COVID related lawsuits to the governor’s desk.
via @Tessa_Weinberg #moleg #mogov
Bill shielding Missouri businesses from most COVID-related lawsuits heads to governor • Missouri Independent
The Missouri House sent a sweeping bill that would shield businesses from most COVID related lawsuits to Gov. Mike Parson's desk.
Last year, a Colorado bill that would have required insurance to pay for yearly mental health exams died under a veto threat. Now the bill is back.
Mental health exam mandates back on the table after 2020 bill died under veto threat - Colorado Newsline
A bill that would have required insurance to pay for a yearly mental health exam failed in 2020. Now, the bill's sponsor is trying again.
“You have everything from the plastics in the cars, the antifreeze, the petroleum products, everything on that ship is burning, and it’s not supposed to,” said Altamaha Riverkeeper Executive Director Fletcher Sams:
Golden Ray blaze creates new pollution threat off Georgia's coast - Georgia Recorder
Crews worked to battle a blaze in the hull of the shipwrecked Golden Ray Friday, hoping to mitigate the spilling of chemicals within.
Rep. Barry Fleming reportedly told donors he credited Heritage Action for its support throughout the contentious debates over the voting bills. “I can tell you, back in February, I felt like some days we were alone in Georgia." #gapol
Conservative Heritage group takes credit for Georgia voting overhaul - Georgia Recorder
Conservative Heritage Action director tells donors that her group influenced Georgia's voting law overhaul that's a model for other states.
Missouri Republicans pass bill to counter calls to ‘defund the police’
via @Rebeccarivas #moleg #mogov
Missouri Republicans pass bill to counter calls to 'defund the police' • Missouri Independent
Lawmakers passed a bill would penalize cities that cut police budgets and bolster protections for officers under investigation for misconduct
Black couple alleges breach of contract, conspiracy to interfere with civil rights in lawsuit against county's second largest evictor, from @JerodMacEvoy
The say their landlord ignored them and retaliated against them. Now they‘re suing.
Marc Collymore and Ashley Abrams moved to Tempe from Austin, Texas, to be closer to the Mayo Clinic for Collymore‘s medical needs, but over the ...
For the first time in 30 years, Missouri lawmakers failed to renew taxes on hospitals, nursing homes & pharmacies that last year accounted for $2.3 billion of the $10.8 billion Medicaid program.
#moleg #mogov via @J_Hancock @RudiKellerMI @Tessa_Weinberg
Missouri lawmakers head home without passing bill crucial to Medicaid funding • Missouri Independent
Missouri lawmakers adjourned the 2021 legislative session on Friday without passing a bill critical for funding Medicaid.
Missouri lawmakers vote to end EPA-mandated emissions testing near St. Louis
via @Allie_Kite #moleg #mogov
Missouri lawmakers vote to end EPA-mandated emissions testing near St. Louis • Missouri Independent
Missouri lawmakers voted to remove St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties from an EPA-mandated vehicle emissions inspection program.
You can toss your mask if you’re vaccinated, Colorado officials say
You can toss your mask if you're vaccinated, Colorado officials say - Colorado Newsline
Colorado is shifting from mask-wearing requirements to guidance. People in Colorado who are vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask.
"After a vote ousting embattled Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership spot in the U.S. House of Representatives, Montana’s lone member of the House tweeted: 'Mission Accomplished.'" Rosendale explains, story by @DarrellEhrlick: #mtnews #mtleg #mtpol
Rosendale explains 'Mission Accomplished' tweet, and future of the GOP – Daily Montanan
Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale explains why he supported the ouster of Liz Cheney from House leadership and talks about the future of the GOP.
Landing gambling expansion will be complicated; legislation offers glide path, with turbulence still ahead via @flphoenixnews
Landing gambling expansion will be complicated; legislation offers glide path, with turbulence still ahead | Florida Phoenix
Florida could soon allow sports betting via cellphone from Key West to Pensacola — but getting there will require building an elaborate bureaucracy ...
Two controversial congressional Republicans are coming to Arizona as part of their pro-Trump "America First" tour, from @jeremyduda
Gaetz, Greene bringing America First tour to Arizona • Arizona Mirror
Two of the most controversial Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are coming to Arizona as part of their nationwide, pro-Trump “Ame...
Advocates are looking to the Ohio Senate to prioritize child welfare issues, such as infant health, child care and reducing youth incarceration as they work toward passage of the state operating budget.
Advocates: Increases in infant health, reductions in youth prisons should be budget priorities - Ohio Capital Journal
Advocates are looking to the Ohio Senate to prioritize child welfare issues, such as infant health, child care and reducing youth incarceration as the...
Commentary: Top Colorado air pollution regulator can no longer provide credible leadership
Why does Garry Kaufman still have a job? - Colorado Newsline
Garry Kaufman, the top official at the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division, can no longer effectively lead the agency.
ICYMI, @LainaStebbinsMI was up north this week covering Enbridge's refusal to shut down Line 5, per Gov. Whitmer's order, and Native and environmental activists' actions.
Indigenous activists celebrate treaty rights on Line 5 shutdown deadline ⋆ Michigan Advance
With Enbridge pumping stations as backdrops in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City, Indigenous Michigan water protectors led a series of celebrations, prayer...
-Virginia is lifting mask mandate for fully vaccinated people
-In two weeks, all social distancing and capacity restrictions will end
-Unvaccinated people are encouraged to mask, but no enforcement
-Businesses can continue to require masks
Virginia lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated people, signaling a return to pre-pandemic life - Virginia Mercury
Virginia is dropping most of its mask requirements for fully vaccinated people beginning this weekend and, in two weeks, will end all remaining social...
House Republicans pass some police reforms, but Dems, activists say plan falls short via @michiganadvance
House Republicans pass some police reforms, but Dems, activists say plan falls short ⋆ Michigan Advance
The GOP-controlled state House on Thursday approved a spending plan to provide resources to law enforcement agencies. It was a move that Democrats, wh...
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Amid final stretch of 2020-21 school year, districts may change mask protocols after new CDC guidance via @flphoenixnews
Amid final stretch of 2020-21 school year, districts may change mask protocols after new CDC guidance | Florida Phoenix
Florida school districts are reconsidering mask protocols following an update this week from federal health officials saying residents fully vaccinat...
NC’s governor lifts most statewide pandemic restrictions via @ncpolicywatch #ncga #ncgov #ncpol #NCed #covid19 #vaccines #masks #NC
NC’s governor lifts most statewide pandemic restrictions
After months of reminding the public to mask-up and keep their distance, Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday that North Carolina would be lifting its...
New law helps drivers with suspended licenses get back on the road. | via @NoahTaborda https://t.co/d9Eo9T21JI
Gov. DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end a $300/week federal unemployment subsidy.
But he was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by the pandemic.
Without supporting data, Ohio to end federal unemployment supplement - Ohio Capital Journal
Citing fears that a $300-a-month federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday ann...
Roughly a hundred environmental activists joined Democratic lawmakers on the lawn of the Colorado Capitol on Thursday to rally in support of a major piece of climate change legislation
Frustration mounts over Polis' climate bill veto threat as supporters rally at Capitol - Colorado Newsline
Lawmakers and activists gathered at the Colorado Capitol to rally in support of a climate-change bill opposed by Gov. Jared Polis.
BREAKING: The Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a GOP petition to oversee #Redistricting instead of the federal courts @FairElections #FairMaps @LWV_WI
Wisconsin Supreme Court denies GOP petition to oversee redistricting - Wisconsin Examiner
On Friday the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a petition from Republicans that it, rather than federal courts, oversee redistricting cases.
Michigan reports 1,766 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths Friday via @michiganadvance
Michigan reports 1,766 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths Friday ⋆ Michigan Advance
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 873,335 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and...
State Board of Elections votes to reappoint executive director Karen Brinson Bell to new two-year term via @ncpolicywatch #Elections #ncpol #ncga #ncgov @NCSBE
State Board of Elections votes to reappoint executive director Karen Brinson Bell to new two-year term
The North Carolina State Board of Elections reappointed executive director Karen Brinson Bell for another two-year term, on a party-line 3–2 vote at...
Missouri lawmakers pass bill to collect taxes on online sales. It now heads to @GovParsonMO's desk.
via @RudiKellerMI #moleg #mogov
Missouri lawmakers pass bill to collect taxes on online sales • Missouri Independent
Missouri lawmakers have struck a deal on legislation that will allow the collection of sales tax on online purchases.
ICYMI: Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote
Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote - Colorado Newsline
Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate.
NEW from @stevebenson_az: Listen to the facts, not the vamps
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Dem lawmakers, progressive groups tell @FannKfann to stop the audit and focus on real issues facing Arizonans, from @bylauragomezr
Community groups tell Fann to stop Senate election audit, focus on struggling Arizonans
Community groups want Senate election audit stopped, lawmakers to focus on Arizonans struggling because of COVID-19.
State Senate votes to criminalize cyber-flashing.
Senate approves proposal to make 'cyber-flashing' a crime – New Hampshire Bulletin
New Hampshire senators moved forward with a proposal that would criminalize so-called cyber-flashing, when an unwanted intimate image is sent as a for...
Disagreement among GOP lawmakers over tax policy is one of the biggest obstacles to ending Iowa's legislative session. @katie_akin compares the House and Senate tax plans so you don't have to. #ialegis via @iowacapdispatch
Legislative Republicans are working on a massive tax deal. Here's where they disagree. - Iowa Capital Dispatch
The 2021 legislative session is headed toward its third week of overtime. What policies do House and Senate Republicans disagree on?
Gene Nichol: GOP lawmakers are trying to force NC #teachers to lie via @ncpolicywatch #nced #ncga #ncpol #UNC #race #HB324
Gene Nichol: GOP lawmakers are trying to force NC teachers to lie
In case you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out UNC law professor Gene Nichol's spot-on assessment of the new effort by North Carolina Republica...
Gov. lifting mask mandate for fully vaccinated Michiganders via @michiganadvance
Gov. lifting mask mandate for fully vaccinated Michiganders ⋆ Michigan Advance
As of 9 a.m. Saturday, Michiganders who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not have to wear face coverings. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Frida...
Advocate picked to oversee U.S. parks and wildlife pledges commitment to conservation via @michiganadvance
Advocate picked to oversee U.S. parks and wildlife pledges commitment to conservation ⋆ Michigan Advance
Florida’s Shannon Estenoz, tapped by President Joe Biden to oversee management of U.S. wildlife and parks, on Wednesday repeated the administrat...
Metro Legal Director Bob Cooper to leave mayor’s office via @tnlookout @tnnaterau
Legal Director Bob Cooper to leave mayor's office – Tennessee Lookout
Metro Director of Law Bob Cooper will leave Mayor John Cooper's administration in the coming weeks to return to private practice.
The owner of Sammy’s Avenue Eatery talks about making it through a brutal year for Black-business owners and Minneapolis by @maxnesterak
Sammy‘s Avenue Eatery weathered a pandemic and civil unrest and came out stronger - Minnesota Reformer
Sammy McDowell, owner of Sammy's Avenue Eatery, talks about making it through a year that has been ruinous for restaurants, small businesses and Black...
Editor @jarvisdeberry interviews Tallulah resident Bryan Walker who pays $73/mo for city services that include water then spends another 40% on water to drink. via @IlluminatorLA
In Louisiana, you‘ve got your water bill and your drinking-water bill | Jarvis DeBerry - Louisiana Illuminator
It‘s not just an inconvenience that water customers have to pay more for water to drink. It‘s a financial burden.
Will students be required to get the vaccine before returning to their classrooms in the fall?
Commentary: Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer's shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? – New Hampshire Bulletin
With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students be required to get the vaccine bef...
Commentary: Ken Buck is no hero of democracy
Ken Buck is no hero of democracy - Colorado Newsline
Rep. Ken Buck personally bears substantial blame for seeding doubt about the integrity of the election. And no one should forget it.
Ohio lawmakers from both parties have rebuked Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan to incentivize vaccination against COVID-19 via five $1 million lottery drawings from the pool of vaccinated Ohioans.
Governor's vaccine lottery rankles state lawmakers - Ohio Capital Journal
“I had no idea I was a contestant on ‘Who Wants to Waste $1M of federal COVID-19 relief dollars," said state Sen. Tina Maharath.