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For police unions, it’s not just a vaccine issue. It’s a workers’ rights issue
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For police unions, it’s not just a vaccine issue. It’s a workers’ rights issue

Big cities across America are forcing employees to get vaccinated as part of their jobs, and many police unions are pushing back, driven by a mix of anti-vaccine ideology and principled disagreement over changing work rules on the fly. Unions are availing themselves of their collecting bargaining rights to resist the mandates, citing laws and…MORE

Wildfire smoke contributes to more deaths in the Eastern US than the West, study shows
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Wildfire smoke contributes to more deaths in the Eastern US than the West, study shows

Smoke from wildfires impacts far more people east of the Rocky Mountains than in the West, where most large fires ignite, according to a recent study published in the journal GeoHealth. Epidemiologists at Colorado State University estimated that long-term exposure to wildfire smoke leads to roughly 6,300 additional deaths each year, with the highest numbers…MORE

Nevada governor at fault for Sunday’s two-car accident in Las Vegas, police say

Nevada governor at fault for Sunday’s two-car accident in Las Vegas, police say

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak was deemed at fault for a two-car collision that left him and the other driver with minor injuries Sunday after he failed to yield the right of way, according to a traffic crash report. Sisolak said he was trying to make a left turn at a flashing yellow arrow when he…MORE

Florida nature reserve’s swampy landscape made the search for Brian Laundrie treacherous
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Florida nature reserve’s swampy landscape made the search for Brian Laundrie treacherous

For more than a month, investigators spread out across a sprawling, swampy Florida nature area known as the Carlton Reserve in search of Brian Laundrie, the missing man whose fiancée Gabby Petito was fatally strangled last month. The investigators waded through near chest-high waters. They rode on swamp buggies and air boats and called in…MORE

Florida governor is calling the legislature back to address federal vaccine mandate implications. Democrats say that’s outrageous
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Florida governor is calling the legislature back to address federal vaccine mandate implications. Democrats say that’s outrageous

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he will call the state legislature for a special session to add “protections” related to federal vaccine mandates. “What we are going to be doing, in addition to mounting aggressive legal challenges to federal mandates, we are also going to be taking legislative action to add protections for people…MORE

Benton Harbor, Michigan, declares state of emergency due to contaminated water

Benton Harbor, Michigan, declares state of emergency due to contaminated water

Officials in Benton Harbor, Michigan, announced a state of emergency this week in a bid to ensure that lead pipes contaminating the city’s water supply are replaced more quickly. The City Commission voted on Monday to enact the state of emergency. Mayor Marcus Muhammad said he will be the presiding officer dealing with the emergency…MORE

Federal lawsuit filed against Spotsylvania deputy, sheriff for Isiah Brown shooting
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Federal lawsuit filed against Spotsylvania deputy, sheriff for Isiah Brown shooting

A $26.35 million federal lawsuit was filed on Monday against a Spotsylvania County, Virginia, deputy and sheriff in connection to the deputy-involved shooting of Isiah Brown in April. Brown, 32, was shot by Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Deputy David Matthew Turbyfill while Brown was on the phone with 911 dispatch, CNN has reported. The lawsuit alleges…MORE

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor resentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison for fatal 2017 shooting

Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor resentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison for fatal 2017 shooting

The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman while responding to her 911 call in 2017 was resentenced Thursday to 4 years and 9 months in prison on a second-degree manslaughter charge after Minnesota’s highest court threw out his third-degree murder conviction last month. He will receive credit for time already served, the…MORE

Parents of 6-year-old girl killed on Colorado amusement park ride file wrongful death suit
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Parents of 6-year-old girl killed on Colorado amusement park ride file wrongful death suit

The parents of a 6-year-old who died on a free-fall ride at a Colorado amusement park in September have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the park, according to their attorney. Wongel Estifanos died at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on September 5 after “operators did not notice she was sitting on top of both…MORE