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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has for years been a candidate-in-waiting, viewed by many California Republicans as someone moderate enough to win back the governor’s office in the heavily Democratic state. That theory is being put to the test in the recall election against Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the mild-mannered, self-described vanilla candidate is quickly running out of time to make his mark. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Why Are Some Parents Having Problems? With mail-in ballots for the Sept. 14 election already going out to voters, recent polls show him trailing conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder, a newer entrant in the race who quickly outraised his GOP rivals. Faulconer also faces challenges attracting independents and moderate Democrats because of his support in 2020 for then-President Donald Trump, who lost to Joe Biden by a record margin in California. “I think I’m uniquely suited to effectively, steadily guide our state back on the right path,” Faulconer said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “There’s a whole lot of things that...
    The Golden State Warriors are trying to see whether or not a superteam can be reassembled in San Francisco, using two top draft picks to make it happen.  It was just five years ago that Kevin Durant shocked the basketball world, turning heel to join the Golden State Warriors. There are also free agents that could be added, such as DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, and Chris Paul, although such moves would be nearly-impossible to pull off financially.Steph Curry leaving the Warriors?While there have been plenty of rumors about what the Warriors will do this summer, one move that will not happen is Steph Curry leaving the Warriors. Simply put, the Dubs are trying to add star power to build a Big 3 that can reclaim power in the Western Conference. Klay Thompson is returning healthy in 2021-22, and coupled with Curry and potentially another superstar, the Warriors are in the perfect position to make a run at another trip to  NBA Finals.
    Donald Trump Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order former President Donald Trump to reimburse the city for attorneys’ fees and court costs associated with his unsuccessful attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results through “frivolous” legal action. The motion was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin by attorneys for the Democratic governor. They said that Trump’s claims were “bereft of legal or factual basis,” but the state still had no choice but to spend taxpayer dollars to defend against the “scattershot litigation tactics” employed by Trump’s legal team. The state is now seeking to recoup $145,174.90 in legal expenditures associated with the case. “From this case’s inception through the staggeringly expedited subsequent proceedings, there is no doubt that Trump and his attorneys brought and litigated this lawsuit in bad faith,” Evers’s brief stated. “Unconscionably, they did so for the purpose of sowing doubt about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, with a goal of disenfranchising nearly 3.3 million Wisconsin voters in order to secure the presidency...
    During an appearance on FNC’s “The Next Revolution,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) warned the so-called COVID relief package passed by Congress earlier this month did more than just offer relief but was an effort to make local governments beholden to the federal government, which she deemed a “power grab.” “It is a federal power grab,” she said. “And Steve, what they’re trying to do is go for control and power over all the states and the cities. They’re trying to force their will and centralize federal government. So this is the way they’re going about it, and if you take the money, then you cannot cut taxes. Now, the reason they’re doing this, I think, is because you have several state legislatures this year that are trying to do what Tennessee did probably 20 years ago, which is to make certain that we never have a state income tax and even putting it in our state constitution in 2014, in the form of an amendment.” “But Steve, the Federal government wants to tax you so that they have more to...
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama lashed out at what she called 'partisan and unpatriotic' attempts to suppress voting nationwide as she urged the Senate to pass a a Democrat-backed bill to change voting laws. Expressing support for House Resolution 1, known as the 'For The People Act', Obama said the Senate should pass the bill with no delays after it was approved in the House on Wednesday with no Republican support. 'Our democracy remains under attack by the partisan and unpatriotic actions of those at the state level who are doing everything they can to curtail access to the voting box', wrote Obama in a statement published to Twitter. 'Make no mistake — the idea that we cannot both hold secure elections and ensure that eligible voters can make their voices heard is a false choice.' The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the election reform bill on Wednesday, which they argue is essential to expanding voting access and improving accountability and transparency in Washington. The bill - also known as HR1 - is one of a handful which have been...
    Pizza is a large part of the Connecticut food scene. Irene Jiang/Business Insider Pizza may become the official food of Connecticut. State legislators proposed the bill on Monday. But Twitter users and lawmakers are split on whether it's a good use of anyone's time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pizza may be synonymous with New York, but the neighboring state of Connecticut also loves a good slice — enough that Rep. Patricia Dillon and Sen. Gary Winfield of New Haven are pushing for pizza to become the state's official food. But while some people think this is a fun, harmless idea, others are less impressed with the initiative and think it's a total waste of time. Read more: A woman in the Midwest got her start answering phones at Domino's — now she owns 11 locations. Here's how she built and runs her multi-state empire.Some think it's a fun way to celebrate the state's food sceneDillon told the Courant this piece of legislation is meant to bring people together. "People don't usually eat pizza alone," she said. "You...
    (CNN)Republicans are using their lies about massive voter fraud in the 2020 election -- which had zero evidentiary support -- to propose even stricter voting laws for future elections. They must be stopped. Joshua A. DouglasAccording to the federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and election officials of both parties, the 2020 election was the most secure and well-run election ever. There was record turnout and zero evidence of massive voter fraud. States made it easier to vote while also ensuring that valuable integrity measures were in place. So, the logical next step would be to continue what worked well and even expand upon those successes. But instead, Republican legislators in numerous states are advancing new laws to cut back on voter access. Arizona Republicans have proposed measures to limit mail-in voting after President Joe Biden won the state's Electoral College votes and Mark Kelly won the Senate race -- both Democrats. One idea is to eliminate the state's popular permanent early voting list of individuals who automatically receive a ballot, while another would require mail-in voters to...
    New York (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it a crime to sell or administer the Covid-19 vaccine to anyone trying to skip ahead in the line.The governor said in a news conference Monday that any entity misrepresenting who they are or distributing the vaccine to those who aren't yet eligible should lose their license and face criminal penalties. Cuomo added that he plans to propose a bill criminalizing such activity when lawmakers convene for the 2021 legislative session January 6."This vaccine can be like gold to some people," he said. "And if there's any fraud in the distribution -- you're letting people get ahead of other people, or friends or family or they're selling the vaccine -- you'll lose your license. But I do believe it should be criminal and I'm going to propose a law to that effect."NY health care provider may have fraudulently obtained Covid-19 vaccines, state saysCuomo's announcement comes just over a week after a New York-based health care provider was accused of fraudulently obtaining Covid-19 vaccines, transferring them to facilities in other parts...
    Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine gets panel support, set to become the second cleared by FDA for use in US Model Joselyn Cano, known as ‘Mexican Kim Kardashian,’ reportedly dead after botched butt lift surgery NFL draft: Despite famous father, Florida State’s Asante Samuel Jr. trying to blaze his own trail When you’re the son of a four-time Pro Bowl cornerback and two-time NFL interceptions leader, one who shares the first and last names of his father and plays the same position, it’s hard to separate the two completely. And it’s not as if Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. isn’t proud of the achievements of his father who played 11 years in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. It’s just that the younger Samuel is trying to make his own name — even if it’s virtually the same name — as he approaches his own NFL journey. “That comes from training and having that overall swag about myself,” the FSU corner told Yahoo Sports by phone recently. “It’s just my natural confidence.” The junior corner...
    If this had been an ordinary year — and it seems safe to say, by now, it certainly is not — coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes would be preparing this week for their seventh game of the season. Instead, they are delighted to be getting set for their opening game. Already, such teams as Clemson, Alabama and Notre Dame have played at least four games and won them all. That’s a lot of ground to make up in a short time. Because the Big Ten initially chose to postpone its football season into the spring, then changed that decision to nearly a two-month delay, the Buckeyes have eight weeks to play eight games, then one more to play in the Big Ten Champions Week. MORE: Updated AP Top 25, College Poll rankings after Week 7 They are ranked No. 5 by The Associated Press without having played a game. To achieve their goal of a College Football Playoff championship with this abbreviated schedule, it’s pretty much certain that the Buckeyes must win them all. It’s quite likely that...
    Estes Park, like other tourist towns across Colorado, finds itself in a tough spot when trying to stem the spread of COVID-19. The Larimer County community desperately needs visitor dollars to boost its economy going into winter, when fewer folks are able to easily access its scenic splendor. But because potential customers come from so many different places — whether out of town, out of state or out of the country — mask usage varies widely. And who wants to don facial coverings on vacation, anyway? This dynamic was on display when we visited Estes Park on Saturday, October 10. For the most part, businesses worked hard to make sure that patrons were masked and following safety protocols while inside. But the use of facial coverings was much more intermittent outside, even though crowds moving up and down the sidewalks or waiting to get inside the most appealing businesses made social distancing tough, increasing the odds that unmasked individuals, or those who still haven't figured out the right way to put the damn things on, might be standing next to each...
    By SAM NELSON, The Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the seven weeks since the Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force was created, it has increased access to testing, assisted schools with reopening plans and secured a shelter for homeless COVID-19 patients. But coronavirus cases in the region continue to spike, and there is more work ahead for the group. The task force’s goal is to lower the region’s 14-day rolling average positivity rate to 5% or below, but the rates for the state and Burleigh and Morton counties have been on the rise. The task force operates in an advisory capacity only, which Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Director Renae Moch said can be a challenge. It does not have the authority to enact mandates. Task force members attempted to address the continued rise in cases on Sept. 4 by recommending that local governments mandate masks. The commissions for Bismarck and Morton County did not enact mandates. The commissions for Mandan and Burleigh County, which met a week after the previous two, did not discuss mandates because of the other commissions’ decisions....
    For more than year, state officials and community groups in California have pushed a singular message: the importance of filling out the decennial count. Organizations canvassed neighborhoods, and hosted rallies and information sessions where they explained how census data turns into federal dollars that trickle down to cities and states. After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the chance to gather in person, they started phone banks and honed social media campaigns. Those efforts, officials said, have achieved some of the best results in the country in getting the hardest-to-count communities to respond — of the estimated 3.5 million to 4.1 million households in that category, some 2 million have replied — although there is still work to be done to ensure a more complete count of historically underrepresented groups. Now officials have discovered a different problem to worry about: Some affluent California neighborhoods have fallen far behind in their response rates compared with the 2010 count. “In Los Angeles, we see a low response from Malibu to Beverly Hills and even into Studio City,” Ditas Katague, director of...
    CHESTERFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Officials in New Hampshire and in the town of Chesterfield are trying to make a section of road safer where there have been a number of crashes, including one over the July Fourth weekend. The police chief and Board of Selectmen have requested changes to an intersection along Route 9, the Brattleboro Reformer reports. In February, the board wrote to the state Department of Transportation and asked that an eastbound passing lane just before the intersection of Routes 9 and 63 be eliminated and be replaced with a left-turn lane. The board said the state plans to install flashing signs on Route 9 to let drivers know that cars are waiting on Route 63 to enter or cross the highway, but it's not enough. The board followed up with another letter in May saying accidents near the site “are exacerbated by the increased speed at the end of the passing lane and as a result are generally catastrophic." On Sunday, July 5, a couple from Winchester were at the end of the passing lane leading up...
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