State News

Wildfire forces closure of San Juan National Forest

Wildfire forces closure of San Juan National Forest

on June 12, 2018, 7:40 AM / in State News

  The San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado is shutting down Tuesday for the first time in its 113-year history due to a drought-driven fire that has expanded to 22,131 acres. The 1.8-million-acre forest spans nine counties and is popular with U.S. and international tourists, who flock there in the summer season, which is just getting underway. Authorities in […]

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Supreme Court upholds Ohio voter purge

on June 12, 2018, 7:37 AM / in State News

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Ohio could continue its effort to trim its voting rolls by purging people who haven’t voted in years. The court voted 5-4 to uphold Ohio’s efforts, with conservative justices in the majority. Republicans in Ohio and other states have pushed for numerous restrictions on voter registration, saying the moves will combat voter fraud, […]

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Judge hears arguments on Trump profit from foreign governments

Judge hears arguments on Trump profit from foreign governments

on June 12, 2018, 7:33 AM / in State News

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia on Monday asserted in federal court that President Trump was “profiting on an unprecedented scale” from foreign government interests at his Washington, D.C., hotel, in violation of the Constitution’s “emoluments” clause, which bans payments to federal officials from foreign governments. Justice Department lawyers said Trump is doing nothing wrong when his hotel […]

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Trump influence faces tests in Tuesday primaries

Trump influence faces tests in Tuesday primaries

on June 12, 2018, 7:32 AM / in National News, State News

President Trump’s influence in the Republican Party is being tested in Tuesday primaries, particularly in South Carolina. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an early Trump supporter, will rely on voters who are pleased with the president’s policies to help him beat four challengers as he faces questions over ties to corruption in the state government. Rep. Mark Sanford (R), a […]

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No Surprise: Transgender Boys Dominate High School Girls at State Track Meet

on June 12, 2018, 6:49 AM / in State News

Not really a fair competition now, is it? But this is the far left’s vision for America — tear down tradition and common sense, one political platform, one special right, one eyebrow-raising policy at a time. It’s all in the name of diversity and equality, after all. A couple of transgender high schoolers took first and second place finishes at […]

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Ute Park Fire burns 36,740 acres; 26,387 on Philmont; 77% contained

Ute Park Fire burns 36,740 acres; 26,387 on Philmont; 77% contained

on June 11, 2018, 7:47 AM / in State News

Early in the afternoon on the last day of May a fire started near Ute Park, New Mexico…near Philmont’s Central Country. Over the course of the past week and a half, that fire grew quickly to 57 square miles. Hundreds of firefighters in crews, helicopters, engines, dozers, and water tenders have been attacking this fire and defending Philmont. They continue […]

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Florida police officer shot, 4 children held hostage, officials say

on June 11, 2018, 6:57 AM / in State News

By Katherine Lam | Fox News A Florida police officer was shot Sunday night after a man opened fire and took four children hostage at an Orlando apartment complex, police said. The Orlando police officer, who was not identified, was responding to a domestic violence call at the Westbrook Apartments near Universal Studios around 11:45 p.m. Sunday when the suspect opened […]

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Florida just revoked hundreds of concealed carry permits after state employee’s negligence revealed

Florida just revoked hundreds of concealed carry permits after state employee’s negligence revealed

on June 11, 2018, 6:39 AM / in State News

By Chris Enloe Florida authorities have revoked hundreds of concealed carry permits after it was discovered the permittees were legally ineligible to receive their permit, but slipped through the cracks due to one state employee’s negligence. The issue has garnered national attention in recent days due to the implications it has in the Florida governorship race. What happened? The Office […]

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Phil Bredesen supports Sen. Bob Corker’s push back on tariffs

Phil Bredesen supports Sen. Bob Corker’s push back on tariffs

on June 10, 2018, 7:45 AM / in State News

  by Mark Hicks, Leaf Chronicle Former Gov. Phil Bredesen noticed his photo on a framed copy of The Leaf-Chronicle dated Dec. 16, 2008, touting Clarksville landing Hemlock Semiconductor, which would build a $1.2 billion plant that would later be shuttered. Lying through his teeth the candidate stated: “They closed up because of tariffs, you know,” the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate said […]

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Political Notebook: Bredesen campaign returns fire over Blackburn attack; Corker tells fellow Republicans ‘I call them like I see them’

on June 10, 2018, 7:33 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  |   Chattanooga Times Free Press Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate campaign is pushing back against attacks launched Friday by Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and fellow GOP officials during the Tennessee Republican Party’s annual gathering. “Governor Bredesen’s message of working together to get things done is resonating with voters throughout the state who are tired of […]

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Honoring Social Justice

on June 9, 2018, 6:50 AM / in State News

KNOXVILLE — Almost 100 years ago, a Tennessee mother wrote her lawmaker son to urge him to cast the last vote needed to secure the voting rights of American women. This weekend, their roles in ratifying the 19th Amendment will be memorialized. The Burn Memorial will be unveiled at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market […]

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Michigan Legislature Puts An End To Job-Killing Pro-Union Law

Michigan Legislature Puts An End To Job-Killing Pro-Union Law

on June 8, 2018, 7:25 AM / in State News

by Warner Todd Huston and Jeffdunetz  |   The Lid Its common knowledge that parts of Michigan are falling apart. One reason for the disintegration of infrastructure within Michigan is a jobs-killing union rule that drives up the cost of government projects. This puts many necessary repairs and upgrades outside the reach of State’s budget. Finally, this budget-killing rule has been thrown […]

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New California Law May Punish Pastors for Helping Others Leave Homosexuality

New California Law May Punish Pastors for Helping Others Leave Homosexuality

on June 8, 2018, 7:13 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Selwyn Duke Could California pastors be charged with a crime for using Christian doctrine to help someone leave homosexuality? This could be the case if a new Golden State bill, AB 2943, becomes law. Making matters worse, some critics claim it could even be used to impede sales of the Bible. California, 11 other states, and D.C. already ban […]

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Mayor de Blasio: Diversity Over Merit at NYC’s Best Schools

Mayor de Blasio: Diversity Over Merit at NYC’s Best Schools

on June 8, 2018, 6:57 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written by  Selwyn Duke New York City’s best high schools — the “specialized” ones, as they’re known — may not be the best for long. That is, if Mayor Bill de Blasio (shown) has his way, as he wants to dumb down admissions standards to increase “diversity.” City Journal provides some background: For decades, admission to New York City’s eight elite “specialized high […]

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Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate Trolls Leftist Snowflakes In a Big Way

Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate Trolls Leftist Snowflakes In a Big Way

on June 8, 2018, 6:51 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Steve Sheldon   |   Townhall Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate, Kris Kobach recently scored some serious body blows against the “Everything Offends Me Crowd” during a recent parade. He had them running for their safe spaces, shielding their children, and calling in their therapists for an emergency session. To state that the People Always Nauseatingly Scared In Every Situation (PANSIES) were triggered […]

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Common Sense School Protection Going Nowhere in North Carolina

Common Sense School Protection Going Nowhere in North Carolina

on June 8, 2018, 6:26 AM / in Opinion, State News

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Several North Carolina legislators have introduced a common-sense solution to increase protection for schools in North Carolina. The bill, HB 1039, also known as the School Self-Defense Act, has been introduced, but has not been voted out of committee.  It is in the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. The premise of the bill is simple. Take […]

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NJ Democrats Pass Magazine & Gun Ban Despite Massive Protest from Residents

NJ Democrats Pass Magazine & Gun Ban Despite Massive Protest from Residents

on June 8, 2018, 6:23 AM / in State News

New Jersey – -(Ammoland.com)- In a fervor to exploit tragedy and advance a longstanding agenda to limit gun rights, a majority of Garden State lawmakers voted today to pass a package of gun bills that target the rights of law-abiding citizens instead of severely punishing criminals and madmen who misuse firearms. “None of the bills passed today will make anyone safer,” said […]

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Teacher Fired for Refusing to Pretend Boy is Girl and Girl is Boy

Teacher Fired for Refusing to Pretend Boy is Girl and Girl is Boy

on June 8, 2018, 6:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written by The Common Constitutionalist A school teacher in Brownsburg, Indiana has recently been fired because he refused to call students by the name they prefer rather than their given names. No, it wasn’t a case of Robert wanting to be called Bob, or Juliet wanting to be called Julie. That would have been simple. But it seems life in the […]

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Calif. Assures Citizens Everything’s Fine After Losing Track Of 118,000 Voters

on June 8, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion, State News

(Conservative Tribune) – The state of California held its “jungle” primary elections on Tuesday, in which the top two vote-getters in each race — regardless of party affiliation — move on to the general election in November. Republican candidates did surprisingly well in the Democrat-dominated state, but that was not the biggest story to emerge from Tuesday’s elections, at least […]

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Tennessee hardware store puts up ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

Tennessee hardware store puts up ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

on June 8, 2018, 6:10 AM / in State News

We wonder if we can order things from here online….. USA TODAY NETWORKWBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn. An East Tennessee hardware store owner decided to express his beliefs following the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage by putting up a sign that reads, “No Gays Allowed.” Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, Tennessee., about an hour outside of […]

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