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New legislation could mean changes for public libraries

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky legislators have passed a new bill – Senate Bill 167 that they say is aimed at changing the way public libraries spend money. The leaders of the Kentucky Public Library Association said the new law will add more politics to library boards and appointments, which could lead to censorship of […]

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Gaming

House Democrats are working on legislation to protect people’s period tracker data | Engadget

In a letter posted on her official website, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed that House Democrats have been working on legislation to protect personal data collected by reproductive health trackers. It’s one of the three avenues the lawmakers are exploring following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “Many fear that this […]

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Finance

UK proceeds with legislation to change N Ireland trading regime

Boris Johnson’s government will press ahead on Monday with legislation to unilaterally rip up Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trading arrangements in spite of fierce criticism from Brussels. MPs will have their first vote on the legislation, which gives powers to the government to deactivate parts of the prime minister’s Brexit deal with the EU, including a […]

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US

Biden will sign first major federal gun safety legislation in decades on Saturday, White House says

The bill amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades and marks a significant bipartisan breakthrough on one of the most contentious policy issues in Washington. The House on Friday passed the bill by 234-193, including 14 Republicans voting with Democrats. The Senate passed the bill in a late-night vote Thursday. The […]

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Business

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years of federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted abortions during the first two […]

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Sports

Letter: Officials needed for state tennis events

The girls state tennis tournament concluded recently and one thing noticeably absent at the event were officials. Typically, in tennis, players abide by the “code” and call their own lines. However, at the state tournament where the stakes are higher having 3-4 roving officials present helps reassure both players and parents that it’s a level […]

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Canada

Commons could soon pass legislation to study environmental racism | CBC News

The House of Commons is close to adopting Canada’s first-ever legislation on environmental racism — environmental hazards that disproportionately affect Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities. Bill C-226 comes up for a vote today and is expected eventually to pass through the House of Commons with the support of the Liberals, the NDP and the Green Party. […]

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Business

One key problem has 1 in 4 expats ‘seriously considering’ or ‘planning’ to renounce U.S. citizenship

Valentyn Semenov / Eyeem | Eyeem | Getty Images While many filers dread tax season, Americans living abroad face even bigger yearly burdens — and those are frustrating enough that some want to ditch their U.S. citizenship. Roughly 1 in 4 American expatriates is “seriously considering” or “planning” to renounce their U.S. citizenship, according to […]

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Science

Constitutional carry, straw purchases contributing to ‘Wild, Wild, West’ environment in Tulsa, police chief says

In the wake of the mass shooting on the Saint Francis Hospital campus, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin has made it clear that his job is not to make the laws regulating firearms — it’s to enforce them. But ask him about what gun-related policies or laws would make his officers’ jobs less dangerous, and he’s […]

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Travel

DeSantis vetoes over $3.1 billion worth of proposed spending

(The Center Square) – Prior to signing Florida’s nearly $110 billion budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis went through it line by line, exercising his veto authority as part of what he says is his commitment to being a good steward of taxpayer money. The budget was approved by the state legislature during the regular legislative session […]