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Suspect busted for brutal NYC sucker punch caught on video is convicted sex fiend

Suspect busted for brutal NYC sucker punch caught on video is convicted sex fiend

on August 18, 2022, 6:36 AM / in State News

By Amanda Woods | New York Post Shocking video captures the moment a convicted sex offender delivered a brutal knockout punch that left a Bronx restaurant patron with a fractured skull and a brain bleed. The 52-year-old victim – shown carrying a backpack – was leaving the Fuego Tipico Restaurant on East 188th Street near the Grand Concourse in Fordham Manor […]

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Tennessee Republicans React to the Total Arrests CBP Made at Southern Border in Fiscal Year 2022

on August 18, 2022, 6:29 AM / in State News

Numerous Tennessee Republican leaders reacted to how many arrests U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) made during the Fiscal Year 2022. CBP announced Monday that over 1.82 million arrests were made at the U.S.-Mexico border for the Fiscal Year 2022. In comparison, there were 1,662,167 arrests in the Fiscal Year 2021 and 405,036 for the Fiscal Year 2020, the last year of […]

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Bell stepping down from Senate early to take TWRA position

Bell stepping down from Senate early to take TWRA position

on August 18, 2022, 6:19 AM / in State News

By Erik Schelzig |  TNJ Retiring state Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) is stepping down early to take a position as senior adviser for legislative affairs and policy with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Here’s the release: (NASHVILLE) The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has named State Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) as the agency’s new Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs and Policy. […]

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Washington state cumulative revenue up nearly $37M over June prediction; Editorial: Inslee should end emergency orders   COVID-19 is part of life now

Washington state cumulative revenue up nearly $37M over June prediction; Editorial: Inslee should end emergency orders COVID-19 is part of life now

on August 18, 2022, 6:11 AM / in State News

ABORTION Attorney General Ferguson signs on in support of DOJ lawsuit against Idaho abortion ban (The News Tribune) AGRICULTURE & WATER Winners, losers in water cuts for Western states (AP) Ruling says USDA’s farm tracking data can’t be disclosed (Capital Press) BUSINESS, ECONOMY & LABOR 41% of Washingtonians skipping meals due to high food costs, survey finds (KAPP/KVEW) Massive new […]

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Rep. Liz Cheney Gives Primary Night Remarks

on August 18, 2022, 6:08 AM / in State News

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) delivered concession remarks after polls closed in the 2022 Republican primary for her state’s at-large Congressional seat. Rep. Cheney was challenged by Harriet Hageman, who had the backing of former President Trump. Rep. Cheney said she had called Ms. Hageman to concede the race. After that, she talked about her work on the January 6th Committee, […]

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Salman Rushdie attacker praises Iran’s ayatollah, surprised author survived: jailhouse interview

Salman Rushdie attacker praises Iran’s ayatollah, surprised author survived: jailhouse interview

on August 18, 2022, 5:58 AM / in State News

By Steven Vago and Ben Kesslen |  The New York Post The New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed Salman Rushdie in Western New York last week praised Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post on Wednesday — and admitted he didn’t think the author would survive the attack. “When I heard he survived, I was surprised, I guess,” Hadi Matar, […]

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Cheney says she’s ‘thinking about’ running for president

Cheney says she’s ‘thinking about’ running for president

on August 17, 2022, 7:46 AM / in State News

The Hill Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said hours after losing her reelection primary to Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman that she is “thinking about” running for president. “That’s a decision that I’m gonna make in the coming months, and I’m not gonna make any announcements here this morning. But it is something that I am thinking about and I’ll make a decision in the coming […]

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Florida Bans Medicaid Coverage for Sex Changes; LGBT Lobby Melts Down

Florida Bans Medicaid Coverage for Sex Changes; LGBT Lobby Melts Down

on August 16, 2022, 7:36 AM / in State News

by Luis Miguel Florida’s rainbow lobby is incensed that taxpayers won’t be subsidizing their lifestyle. LGBT groups are blasting a rule by Florida health officials scheduled to go into effect later this month that will prevent Medicaid from being used to cover “gender dysphoria” treatments that transgenders undergo in order to “transition.” The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) put out the […]

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Oklahoma Plan to Open D.C. Office Illustrates Mistake of the 17th Amendment

Oklahoma Plan to Open D.C. Office Illustrates Mistake of the 17th Amendment

on August 16, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

Steve Byas is a university history instructor and author of History’s Greatest Libels. He can be contacted at byassteve@yahoo.com Governor Kevin Stitt, an Oklahoma Republican, announced on Tuesday that he intends to open an office in Washington, D.C., and pick someone to be his liaison to the federal government. Governor Stitt’s spokeswoman, Donelle Harder, said, “Our hope is to have interviews done […]

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Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Providers’ Attempts to Block State’s Abortion Bans

on August 16, 2022, 5:40 AM / in State News

In a split decision, the Idaho state Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state’s near-total ban on abortions may take effect, along with the state’s “heartbeat” law. The abortion ban (with narrow exceptions for rape or incest) will become effective in 10 days, while the heartbeat bill became effective immediately. The state’s highest court ruled that the civilian enforcement part of […]

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Tennessee ACLU Chooses Nashville Attorney as New Chief

Tennessee ACLU Chooses Nashville Attorney as New Chief

on August 15, 2022, 8:45 AM / in State News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) earlier this week announced that it selected a Nashville attorney to be its next executive director. Kathy Sinback will now lead the organization, replacing Hedy Weinberg, who stepped down in July. “The ACLU of Tennessee’s work is more important than ever as we are faced with multiple attacks on our civil rights […]

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Tennessee Arrests ‘Most Wanted’ Person for TennCare Fraud

on August 15, 2022, 8:24 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Star Lindsey Horner, considered the “most wanted” person for TennCare fraud, was arrested Friday, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration (F&A). The Tennessee Office of Inspector General (OIG), in a joint effort with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, announced that the 39-year-old  Big Sandy, Tennessee, was charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services. […]

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Three people shot at Six Flags Great America in Illinois

on August 15, 2022, 8:20 AM / in State News

By Patrick Reilly |  New York Post Three people were shot at Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, Illinois on Sunday night, park officials said. Shots were fired from a single vehicle in the parking lot before immediately speeding away just before the park closed at 8 p.m., a park spokesperson told The Post. Park security personnel and officers […]

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Physician Green Wins Hawaii Democratic Primary for Governor

Physician Green Wins Hawaii Democratic Primary for Governor

on August 15, 2022, 8:11 AM / in State News

HONOLULU—For their 16th wedding anniversary, Democrats in Hawaii gifted Josh Green and his wife, Jaime, a comfortable margin of victory in the gubernatorial primary Saturday. Green, the state’s current lieutenant governor, handily defeated former First Lady Vicky Cayetano and Kaiali’I Kahele, who decided to seek the governor’s office instead of a second term in the U.S. House. Green, with lei of yellow […]

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Police Officer Escorts Senior Walking on Highway to Salon: ‘I Truly Enjoy Helping People’

on August 14, 2022, 7:16 AM / in State News

A policeman in Tennessee is getting a lot of positive attention for assisting an elderly neighbor in April. Officer Lance Hofmeister with the Murfreesboro Police Department did not think much about helping 84-year-old Elizabeth Goode get to her hair appointment, Fox 5 reported Tuesday. At the time, Hofmeister was on patrol when he spotted Goode strolling down a busy highway, an area […]

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Cheney looks to cling on in Wyoming despite polls

on August 14, 2022, 6:40 AM / in State News

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is heading into her Tuesday primary against a Trump-backed opponent seemingly undaunted, even as the odds are increasingly tipped in her rival’s favor. The Wyoming congresswoman has emerged as the most prominent GOP critic of former President Trump, having voted to impeach him and taken part in the House committee investigating his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, […]

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Fargo, N.D., School Board Dumps Pledge. “Under God” Not Inclusive

Fargo, N.D., School Board Dumps Pledge. “Under God” Not Inclusive

on August 13, 2022, 6:44 AM / in State News

by R. Cort Kirkwood In another attack that will help forward The Great Replacement, which includes the demotion of the Christian faith as the guiding and predominant religion of the country, the school board in Fargo, North Dakota, has decided it can’t say the pledge of allegiance because of “diversity.” In this case, the “diversity” is that of religion. Because the […]

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Beto O’Rourke calls heckler ‘motherf—er’ for laughing over Uvalde

Beto O’Rourke calls heckler ‘motherf—er’ for laughing over Uvalde

on August 12, 2022, 8:27 AM / in State News

By Snejana Farberov | The New York Post Texas Democratic gubernatorial challenger Beto O’Rourke lost his cool with a man who laughed while the former congressman was talking about the Uvalde school massacre — calling him a “motherf—er.” O’Rourke, who has been vocal in his condemnation of local and state officials’ response to the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, which claimed the […]

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Las Vegas slammed with more flash floods as iconic strip, casinos under water again

Las Vegas slammed with more flash floods as iconic strip, casinos under water again

on August 12, 2022, 7:59 AM / in State News

Las Vegas was slammed with another wave of torrential flash floods just two weeks after hotels and casinos were consumed with floodwater. The city’s entire Strip suffered major water damage on Thursday night as videos shared on social media showed casinos turning into rain gutters. The National Weather Service for Las Vegas issued a flash flood warning as well as […]

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South Carolina Election Commission Denies FOIA Request as Data Purge Deadline Looms

South Carolina Election Commission Denies FOIA Request as Data Purge Deadline Looms

on August 12, 2022, 6:17 AM / in State News

The South Carolina state election commission (SEC) is refusing to release voting records from 2020 in response to a citizen-led election-integrity group’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. And the clock is ticking. Election law allows the government to destroy those records on September 3, 2022, which marks 22 months since polls closed on November 3, 2020. In response to […]

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