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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their personal feelings or religious beliefs. Speaking at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas said judges “venturing into areas we should not have entered into” is part of why the nomination process, particularly for federal judges with lifetime appointments
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - - The U.S. State Department has approved a potential agreement covering up to $500 million in military support services for Saudi Arabia, and has sent the agreement to Congress for review, the Pentagon said on Thursday. It was the first major defense agreement for Saudi Arabia sent to Congress since President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20. The package would provide continued maintenance support services for a wide range of helicopters, including a future fleet of CH-47D Chinook helicopters.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization. The decisions marked an escalation of the pandemic in several Western states struggling to convince skeptical people to get vaccinated. The Idaho Department
At their Sept. 7 council meeting, Tudor and Cashel Township council voted to proceed with the bid from Greenwood Paving for the single surface treatment of Weslemkoon Lake Road, from the intersection of Hwy 62 East for approximately three kilometres, in the amount of $3.20 per square metre of surface treatment as laid out in the RFT no. 2021-06. Nancy Carrol, the clerk and treasurer, will be contacting Greenwood Paving shortly to get them to begin the project, which should be completed by mid-Oc
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the “voter file” are available to the public, but it's a felony to publish the information on the Internet. The voter file includes the name, address and party affiliation of registered voters, along with some phone numbers. It shows whether the person has voted in recent elections but not t
French carmaker Renault said on Thursday it would cut up to 2,000 engineering and support jobs in France as it shifts into electric cars and hires in different positions. Overall it will create 500 net new jobs, it said, after hiring 2,500 people in other functions, and Renault said it aimed to build nine new car models in France. Like rivals, Renault is trying to bulk up its electric car offering, and it said the new hires would be in areas such as data sciences or chemistry specialists, as it looks to build its expertise in batteries for example.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection said Thursday they have sought records related to calls from Gen. Mark Milley, the top U.S. military officer, to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement that they had already asked for records connected to the calls, which Milley’s spokesman has said were intended to convey “reassur
Among the host of returning markets and events this year, following the lift of COVID-19 restrictions, is the Vintage and Vines market, this year held at the Klaiber Historical Barn. “We are the only market of its kind in Wheatland County. We are an authentic vintage and artisan market, all of our vendors either make and create their own stuff or sell vintage antiques and collectibles,” said organizer Celeste Pirie. “As a maker myself, travelling to other communities and participating in their m
Kathy Carter, who this week was named CEO of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, said the Games will be both fiscally sound and leave a lasting impact on the host city. Carter told Reuters the "no build" Games will utilize the city's wide array of existing sports facilities and will cost about $6.9 billion, spending that will be offset by revenues from sponsorships, ticket sales and other sources. "First and foremost, we're going to host a Games that are on time and on budget," said Carter, who secured key sponsorship deals as the committee's chief revenue officer before being elevated to CEO.
President Joe Biden slammed Republican opposition to vaccine requirements as "the worst kind of politics" in remarks about his economic proposals and efforts to defeat COVID-19. (Sept. 16)
Using biometric identification, such as a fingerprint or an eye scan, could be an effective solution to a lack of personal identification that's holding back those living in poverty from accessing important financial services, according to a new study. The study, co-authored by the Saint John Community Loan Fund and NB Social Pediatrics, looked at the personal and systemic barriers to banking, health care and voting. It revealed that personal identification and strict ID requirements are the big
Yukon employers shouldn't expect to see much change in their workers' compensation board rates next year. The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board announced the 2022 industry classification and assessment rates Wednesday at its annual general information meeting. The biggest increase will go to governments — with rates in that group going up 6.3 per cent. Kurt Dieckmann, the board's CEO, says this rise in the government group —which includes the territorial government, as well as
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has vowed to "never challenge" provincial laws, a sweeping statement that carries potential implications in areas ranging from abortion access to secession rights, markinga sharp break from the Liberal tack as the federal election campaign enters its endgame. Building on his pledge to stay out of provincial bailiwicks, O'Toole made the promise last week in the context of a question around a Quebec law banning religious symbols for certain state employees
Brian Dueck hopes to help Medicine Hat regain financial stability if given the chance to be a city councillor. Dueck has been in Medicine Hat for 16 years and all four of his children were born here. He has worked as a facility manager for the British Army and is also a journeyman electrician. He is currently a full-time student at NAIT taking his bachelor of business administration. "I found that my career couldn't progress further unless I got credentials to go with my experience," said Dueck.
A new season is just around the corner for the Northern Capitals U18 female AAA hockey team, who will host their season opener at home on the weekend of Sept. 25. Final team rosters were announced last week, and the first training camp opened on Aug. 13 in preparation for the season. The Caps had a disappointing 2020/21 campaign, finishing with a 2-4-2 record, good for 4th among the five league teams. This year though, they have high hopes to compete for the B.C. Hockey U18FAAA championship, as
Doctors Nova Scotia is applauding quick changes implemented at the province's new health-care professional recruitment office after it locked in three young specialists who will move to Cape Breton. The physicians, who have ties to the region, approached the province about working in Nova Scotia 15 months ago when they were entering their final year of school. Dr. Kevin Orrell, CEO of the new office, said the physicians have spoken with recruiters repeatedly since then, but were never actually g
A woman who accused Britain's Prince Andrew of hiding from her sexual assault lawsuit can try an alternative means of serving her legal papers so that Queen Elizabeth's second son can address her claims, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday night. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said Virginia Giuffre's plan to deliver her lawsuit to Andrew's Los Angeles-based lawyer was "reasonably calculated to bring the papers served to the defendant's attention," regardless of whether the prince "authorized" the lawyer to accept it. The lawyer, Andrew Brettler, had no immediate comment.
Party candidates vying to be the Bow River riding’s new Member of Parliament (MP) in the upcoming federal election had an opportunity to address the public during an organized forum on Sept. 13. The event was held at the Strathmore and District Agricultural Society, where the candidates were each given time to answer previously determined questions and to interact with attending constituents. Candidates in attendance represented five opposing parties running in the Bow River riding. These includ
Wheatland County is moving forward with the Wheatland Wind Project, as of the Aug 24 council meeting, which saw third reading of bylaw 202114 passed. The bylaw specifies 19 quarter sections of land, totaling approximately 471 acres to be redesignated from agriculture general to energy district. The newly identified energy district land will be used for the construction of 24 wind turbines, as well as an accompanying substation and associated utility infrastructure. The county received Alberta Ut
Bodycam footage released by Utah police shows an Aug. 12 traffic stop involving missing Florida woman Gabby Petito. Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie had been fighting when they were pulled in Utah over during a cross-country road trip. (Sept. 16))