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New Hampshire Police Chief Walks Home in Underwear After Town Dissolves Police Department

New Hampshire Police Chief Walks Home in Underwear After Town Dissolves Police Department

on February 21, 2020, 7:48 AM / in State News

The snowstorm and outside temperature of minus three degrees Celsius (26 degrees Fahrenheit) did not prevent the police chief from walking about 1.6 kilometres (a mile) nearly naked, as he was apparently too upset to bother about the weather outside. Richard Lee, a police chief from the small town of Croydon, New Hampshire, stripped off his uniform and headed for […]

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‘It’s just easier to kick a kid out’: Progress is elusive three years after school discipline reforms in Michigan

‘It’s just easier to kick a kid out’: Progress is elusive three years after school discipline reforms in Michigan

on February 21, 2020, 7:15 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Koby Levin  |  ChalkBeat  On a Sunday afternoon last summer, four children slipped into their Detroit charter school through an unlocked window, took popsicles from a refrigerator, and fled. What happened next wasn’t supposed to happen anymore in Michigan. The students — two girls ages 9 and 10, and two 13-year-old boys — were suspended for the rest of the school […]

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Pennsylvania Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy protection

on February 20, 2020, 9:02 AM / in State News

The Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg on Wednesday became the first in Pennsylvania to file for bankruptcy protection, a move that followed the August announcement that the diocese paid $12 million to more than 100 people to settle claims of sexual abuse filed against clergy and others working in the diocese. In 2018, a grand jury found that more than 300 […]

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Kansas Anti-Raw Milk Bills Possible In Any State

on February 20, 2020, 8:38 AM / in State News

H/T Alexia Currently, raw milk is legal to sell directly from the farm. But last week, the Kansas Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held hearings on two anti-raw milk bills. One would completely ban the sale of raw milk in Kansas and the other would place more regulation on farms selling raw milk. The hearings were scheduled with less […]

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Nashville Channel 5 news runs “investigation” calling for criminal sanctions against victims of crime

Nashville Channel 5 news runs “investigation” calling for criminal sanctions against victims of crime

on February 18, 2020, 9:57 AM / in Opinion, State News

On Monday, February 17, 2020, Newschannel 5 in Nashville ran an investigative report by reporter Phil Williams on the issue of the rising numbers of guns being stolen from cars in the Nashville area.  The news report highlighted how possible two weapons, which Channel 5 claims were stolen from two separate private vehicles, were seized from the juveniles who were investigated and […]

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ASU MEXICAN CAMPUS

on February 18, 2020, 9:52 AM / in State News

There was a story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette yesterday concerning the failures of Ark. State University’s campus in Mexico.  They stated that no taxpayers’ money was involved in the scheme (not true) and left out many suspicious, if not criminal activities involved.  Below are just 2 articles written about the subject. If you are interested in more details log on […]

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Virginia lawmakers block assault weapons ban

Virginia lawmakers block assault weapons ban

on February 18, 2020, 8:54 AM / in State News

Virginia state senators on Monday rejected Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) push to ban the sale of assault weapons, with four moderate Democrats on the State Senate Judiciary Committee joining Republicans to shelve the bill. Northam has tried to use his party’s new majorities in both houses of the state legislature to pass a broad package of gun-control laws. “We will […]

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Mississippi capital ‘precarious’ as Pearl River floodwaters rise

Mississippi capital ‘precarious’ as Pearl River floodwaters rise

on February 17, 2020, 7:46 AM / in State News

Rising waters in the Pearl River in Mississippi were expected to crest Monday as the state faces what Gov. Tate Reeves (R) described Sunday as a “precarious situation that can turn at any moment.” Severe flooding had already forced people to evacuate homes in many neighborhoods in and around the capital city of Jackson. People in one neighborhood paddled canoes, […]

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Daughter of Ex-national intelligence director charged with murder

Daughter of Ex-national intelligence director charged with murder

on February 17, 2020, 7:44 AM / in State News

Sophia Negroponte, 27, was accused of stabbing an acquaintance, Yousuf Rasmussen, during an argument in a Maryland apartment. A third person who was in the apartment said that Negroponte and Rasmussen had been drinking, and started bickering, then fighting. The witness said Negroponte took a knife out of a kitchen drawer and lunged at Rasmussen, stabbing him. She is the […]

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Chicago Raises Rideshare Fees

Chicago Raises Rideshare Fees

on February 17, 2020, 7:02 AM / in State News

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently implemented a 74 percent fee raise on rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. Despite her positioning as a progressive, Lightfoot’s action will directly harm individuals who lack reliable access to public transportation. Even worse, Lightfoot’s fee hike adds to the already monstrous tax burden borne by residents of the Windy City. No doubt, politics […]

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Legislative Update, February 15, 2020

Legislative Update, February 15, 2020

on February 15, 2020, 7:55 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Freedom Foundation Discusses Union Forgery with Lars Larson

Freedom Foundation Discusses Union Forgery with Lars Larson

on February 15, 2020, 7:19 AM / in State News

Lars brings on Rebekah Millard, an attorney with the Freedom Foundation to discuss the five forgery lawsuits in the pacific northwest involving unions forging employee signatures to collect union dues. Employees have every right to opt-out of unions, however, According to Freedom Foundation, two lawsuits in WA state allegedly “not only denied workers their constitutionally protected right to opt-out of union […]

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Washington Legislature must resist fearmongering and secrecy

Washington Legislature must resist fearmongering and secrecy

on February 15, 2020, 7:15 AM / in Opinion, State News

By The Seattle Times editorial board Democrats in Washington’s Legislature surely were moved by their Congressional colleagues’ eloquent impeachment arguments. They should keep in mind the stirring words of U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff as they consider House Bill 1888, a misguided proposal that would bring secrecy to state government, making it harder to hold government employees accountable and protect the public from […]

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Not Going Smoothly

Not Going Smoothly

on February 15, 2020, 7:01 AM / in State News

Good morning Learning what happened in the House  Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday, I was reminded of that book title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  From all reports, it WAS a difficult day for the Department of Education (you can watch below). GOP chairman regrets voting for voucher bill, says program won’t be implemented in 2020 Natalie […]

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There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

on February 9, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

The General Education Provisions Act of 1965: No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, […]

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DNC chair urges recanvassing by Iowa Democratic Party after messy caucuses

on February 7, 2020, 6:16 AM / in National News, State News

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Thursday called on the Iowa Democratic Party to “begin a recanvass” of the results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Democrats had hoped the count would be complete Thursday, but inaccuracies continued to surface. “Enough is enough,” Perez said. With nearly all of the returns calculated, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. […]

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Virginia Senator Bell’s Attack on Shooting Ranges Dead for Session

Virginia Senator Bell’s Attack on Shooting Ranges Dead for Session

on February 5, 2020, 8:33 AM / in State News

The Senate Judiciary Committee began this morning (Feb 3rd, 2020) by passing by several bills for the year: S.B. 13 Possessing or transporting a weapon within Capitol Square; penalty. S.B. 15 Carrying weapon into a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth; penalty. S.B. 353 Outdoor shooting ranges; prohibited adjacent to residential areas; exceptions; civil penalty. S.B. 490 Purchase, possession, […]

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SAF, ISRA Sue Illinois State Police over FOID, CCW Application Delays

SAF, ISRA Sue Illinois State Police over FOID, CCW Application Delays

on February 5, 2020, 8:31 AM / in State News

by Dave Workman  | (Ammoland.com) Back on Dec. 10, the Center Square reported that Illinois lawmakers had “diverted” almost $30 million from State Police funds to finance other state expenses, resulting in a slowdown of processing concealed carry permit and Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card applications and renewals. Now the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA), and two private […]

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Weinstein accuser breaks down under cross-examination

Weinstein accuser breaks down under cross-examination

on February 4, 2020, 8:15 AM / in National News, State News

Harvey Weinstein’s attorney on Monday cross-examined one of the disgraced film producer’s key accusers in his sex-crimes trial, and accused her of manipulating him. The accuser, Jessica Mann, left the courtroom sobbing, leading the judge to dismiss the trial for the day. Mann provided graphic testimony alleging Weinstein raped her in 2013 when she was an aspiring actress. Defense attorney […]

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2 women dead in shooting at Texas university

on February 4, 2020, 8:05 AM / in State News

Two women were fatally shot and a 2-year-old child was injured in a shooting at a Texas A&M University-Commerce dormitory on Monday. A student who lives in the Pride Rock residence hall reportedly called university police to notify them of the incident, and responding officers found the victims in a room. Authorities did not immediately say whether the women were […]

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