Rolling Stones Drummer Charles Robert Watts 1941 – 2021

Rolling Stones Drummer Charles Robert Watts 1941 – 2021

London, UK…August 24, 2021, A statement from his spokesperson: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. Charlie was a cherished husband, father and grandfather and also as a member of The Rolling Stones […]

Diary Entries of Former Deputy Coroner Reveal Profound Lessons for the Living

Diary Entries of Former Deputy Coroner Reveal Profound Lessons for the Living

Los Angeles, CA… Donna Francart made a living in the “death industry,” and the experience made lasting impressions on the way she views life, death and the afterlife. For nearly nine years, Francart was a deputy coroner, taking part in death investigations, shepherding survivors through the aftermath of a loved one’s passing and occasionally forming […]

Attorney General Bonta Releases 2020 California Criminal Justice Statistics Reports

Attorney General Bonta Releases 2020 California Criminal Justice Statistics Reports

Oakland, CA… Highlights 10 new dashboards to help increase the accessibility of state criminal justice data. California Attorney General Rob Bonta on July 1st, 2021 released four annual reports — as well as 10 new data dashboards — that provide the public with statewide data on criminal justice statistics in California. The reports, as well […]

Keeping Customers Connected: Suspension of Energy Service Disconnections Extended to September 30, 2021

Keeping Customers Connected: Suspension of Energy Service Disconnections Extended to September 30, 2021

San Francisco, CA… Other COVID-19 Emergency Customer Protections Have Ended, With Changes to be Rolled Out in Phases. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it will extend the moratorium on utility service disconnections through September 30, 2021. The moratorium was put in place in March 2020 by the California Public Utilities Commission […]

California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

California Makes $1.18 Billion Transportation Investment

Sacramento, CA… (June 25th, 2021) More than $630 million comes from SB 1. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today allocated more than $1.18 billion for projects to fix and improve transportation infrastructure throughout California. Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, accounts for more than half of this critical investment […]

Attorney General Bonta to Add Five States to Travel Restrictions List as a Result of Wave of New Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

Attorney General Bonta to Add Five States to Travel Restrictions List as a Result of Wave of New Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

San Francisco, CA… California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that California will restrict state-funded travel to Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia as a result of new anti-LGBTQ+ legislation recently enacted in each state. The states are a part of a recent, dangerous wave of discriminatory new bills signed into law in […]

President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated

Green Road Community Center Raleigh, NC… President Biden Highlighting the Importance of Getting Vaccinated and Kicking Off a Community Canvassing Event. 5:33 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Raleigh. (Applause.) I — I’m going to — AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible.) (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! (Applause.) THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. (Applause.) Well, look, that old […]

President Joe Biden on Hong Kong’s Apple Daily

President Joe Biden on Hong Kong’s Apple Daily

Washington, DC… It is a sad day for media freedom in Hong Kong and around the world. Intensifying repression by Beijing has reached such a level that Apple Daily, a much-needed bastion of independent journalism in Hong Kong, has now ceased publishing. Through arrests, threats, and forcing through a National Security Law that penalizes free […]

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards More Than $130M in Grants to Support Registered Apprenticeship Programs

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards More Than $130M in Grants to Support Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Washington, DC… The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $130 million in grants to develop, modernize and diversify Registered Apprenticeship Programs in 15 states and to establish Registered Apprenticeship Technical Assistance Centers of Excellence in three states and Washington, D.C., to provide technical expertise and services and accelerate the expansion of […]

John B. Calhoun’s Mouse Utopia Experiment and Reflections on the Welfare State ~ Lawrence W. Reed

John B. Calhoun’s Mouse Utopia Experiment and Reflections on the Welfare State ~ Lawrence W. Reed

Atlanta, GA…One of the more famous ethologists in recent decades was John B. Calhoun, best known for his mouse experiments in the 1960s. To what extent do the mouse utopia lessons apply to humans?  Signs in national and state parks all over America warn visitors, “Please Don’t Feed the Animals.” Some of those government-owned parks […]

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