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Mini-Martial Law in Nevada Just Got a New General

Mini-Martial Law in Nevada Just Got a New General

on March 24, 2020, 8:47 AM / in Opinion, State News

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mini-martial law declaration in Nevada took another bizarre twist yesterday – again without a peep of opposition from GOP legislators. First, he added liquor stores to the ever-changing list of “non-essential” businesses and ordered them closed. And again, this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Why can grocery stores continue to operate and sell liquor but not liquor […]

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PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter charges from 2018 fire

PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter charges from 2018 fire

on March 24, 2020, 8:02 AM / in State News

Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a massive 2018 wildfire started by equipment in the utility’s aging electrical grid. The fire devastated three towns in Northern California and drove PG&E to seek bankruptcy protection. The plea agreement resolves charges under a previously sealed indictment in the second case […]

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Colorado abolishes capital punishment

on March 24, 2020, 7:32 AM / in State News

Colorado became the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty on Monday. Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed legislation banning capital punishment in the state, and commuted the death sentences of death row inmates Robert Ray, Sir Mario Owens, and Nathan Dunlap to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Capital punishment was barred nationally in the 1970s before the […]

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HOW WE FELL INTO THIS MESS LOCALLY

on March 23, 2020, 10:12 AM / in State News

The legal opinion of some has added tyranny to all within the state and cities. Several city attorney’s have ask the question whether cities have any authority to prohibit mass gatherings and close businesses. This seems to be the question with which all cities are struggling because no statutory or charter authority is directly on point for a pandemic. The […]

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Tennessee Governor lacks authority to regulate firearms during an emergency

on March 23, 2020, 9:45 AM / in Opinion, State News

With the continued perception of a national crisis over a virus from China, the question is being asked on social media and elsewhere as to whether the Tennessee governor (or any local government) has the authority to regulate firearms or ban their possession. Many would immediately respond with references to the 2nd Amendment as frequently happens. Yet, there is no […]

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Legislative Update, Week of March 21, 2020

Legislative Update, Week of March 21, 2020

on March 23, 2020, 9:44 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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No Cops to Save You, but Too Bad You Couldn’t Get a Gun to Protect Yourself

No Cops to Save You, but Too Bad You Couldn’t Get a Gun to Protect Yourself

on March 23, 2020, 8:45 AM / in Opinion, State News

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You might not have wanted a gun before, but now you do. You’ve seen the empty shelves in grocery stores. You read in the news that some police departments are taking longer to respond because of the outbreak of the Wuhan virus. Some police departments are conserving their resources and only responding to critical incidents in progress. The whole situation […]

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‘There have been a lot of tears’: Coronavirus threatens to shut schools until the fall

on March 23, 2020, 8:00 AM / in State News

Kansas was the first state to announce an early end to the school year because of the coronavirus, throwing everything from college admissions to kindergarten graduation into turmoil. Kansas’ decision, which many expect to be followed soon by other states, raises concerns about the children whose routines and learning have been disrupted. “Their lives have been turned upside down,” said […]

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Ohio joins states imposing stay-at-home orders

Ohio joins states imposing stay-at-home orders

on March 23, 2020, 7:23 AM / in State News

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced Sunday that the state is imposing a stay-at-home order to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The order allows people to venture out to get groceries and medicine, exercise, seek medical care, or walk dogs, but otherwise instructs them to stay in their houses and apartments. DeWine noted the policy is similar […]

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Bay Area Closures Point to National Vulnerability on Guns and Ammo

Bay Area Closures Point to National Vulnerability on Guns and Ammo

on March 20, 2020, 8:01 AM / in State News

“Bay Area orders ‘shelter in place,’ only essential businesses open in 6 counties,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. “Businesses that do not provide ‘essential’ services must send workers home. Among those remaining open are grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants for delivery only and hardware stores.” What about gun stores?  If we’re talking that which is essential, what is it the Founders […]

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Split by COVID-19, Man Celebrates 67 Years With Wife Outside Her Nursing Home

Split by COVID-19, Man Celebrates 67 Years With Wife Outside Her Nursing Home

on March 20, 2020, 7:32 AM / in People, State News

The governor of Connecticut banned all visitors from nursing homes for 30 days because of the coronavirus and its impact on the elderly A Vernon, Connecticut, man celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary outside of his wife’s nursing home in Stafford Springs on Saturday. The couple isn’t allowed to visit each other because of COVID-19. Due to coronavirus concerns, Bob couldn’t […]

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Your Papers Please: Curfew Declared in New Jersey

Your Papers Please: Curfew Declared in New Jersey

on March 20, 2020, 7:14 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Dennis Behreandt On March 16, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (shown), a Democrat, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany under President Obama, and a former banker at Goldman Sachs, announced via Executive Order No. 104 the implementation of emergency measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the state. According to local CBS affiliate WLNY, during a press conference the […]

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Texas Gov. Abbott Has Held the Line (Thus Far) Against Draconian COVID-19 Response

Texas Gov. Abbott Has Held the Line (Thus Far) Against Draconian COVID-19 Response

on March 20, 2020, 7:09 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Luis Miguel As mayors, county commissions, and governors across America impose strict controls over businesses and the private lives of individuals in the wake of coronavirus, there remains one notable, though perhaps not unsurprising, holdout — Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The chief executive of the nation’s second-largest state by population has, unlike many of his fellow Republican counterparts, taken […]

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Senator Bill Frist to Chair Mayor’s Covid-19 Response Fund

Senator Bill Frist to Chair Mayor’s Covid-19 Response Fund

on March 19, 2020, 8:39 AM / in State News

In a Metro Nashville Press Release, 3/17/2020 United Way of Greater Nashville to serve as nonprofit partner In response to the public health emergency declared by the Metropolitan Board of Health on March 15, 2020, Mayor John Cooper, together with philanthropic, corporate, and government partners, has created the COVID-19 Response Fund at United Way of Greater Nashville. The Fund’s advisory […]

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Who Is The REAL Bill Hagerty? Part II

Who Is The REAL Bill Hagerty? Part II

on March 19, 2020, 8:31 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Yvonne Burton Part I of Who Is The REAL Bill Hagerty can be found here… Quick Recap: If you like Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio you will love Bill Hagerty….Presidential Transition Team Leader Hagerty was largely the reason Never Trumpers were staffed heavily in the new administration and MAGA types were kept out. Part II […]

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TSSAA Board of Control votes to delay state basketball tournaments

on March 19, 2020, 8:18 AM / in State News

The TSSAA Board of Control voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to delay, not cancel the TSSAA state basketball tournaments. The board will reevaluate if the tournaments can be played after the eight-week suspension they are currently working under. The girls state tournaments were suspended last week after the quarterfinals due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The boys tournaments were supposed […]

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Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks suspends permits for gatherings

Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks suspends permits for gatherings

on March 19, 2020, 8:16 AM / in State News

Editor’s Note: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.The right of a citizen […]

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15-Year Old Arrested In Connection With Sept. 28 Murder Of Marshon Langford, 40 Chattanooga, TN

on March 19, 2020, 8:01 AM / in State News

Chattanooga Police with the assistance of the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 3800 block of Larry Drive on Sept. 28, 2019. The suspect, a 15-year-old male, is currently in custody in Walker County. He is charged with criminal homicide, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a […]

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Member Of UTC Campus Community Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Member Of UTC Campus Community Tests Positive For Coronavirus

on March 19, 2020, 7:57 AM / in State News

On Wednesday evening, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials were informed that a member of the UTC campus community has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said, “In accordance with guidance from public health officials at the county and state levels, this notice is being sent to inform UTC faculty, staff and students of this development.  Students were on spring break last […]

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S.F. Bay Area Imposes “Shelter in Place” Order; NY Governor Nixes NYC Mayor’s Plan to Do the Same

S.F. Bay Area Imposes “Shelter in Place” Order; NY Governor Nixes NYC Mayor’s Plan to Do the Same

on March 19, 2020, 7:41 AM / in State News

By Warren Mass Residents in six San Francisco Bay Area counties will be prohibited from leaving their homes for the next three weeks under a new shelter-in-place order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions, which allow for some exceptions, have taken place in San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, as […]

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