In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The reason behind the spending spree — oil. New Mexico… Continue reading In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

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Teen shoots self and another boy outside a Victorville Walmart; police investigating if it was an accident

A teenager shot himself and another boy outside a Victorville Walmart early Monday morning, police said. The two boys, ages 13 and 14, were in a dirt field with a gun when one of them fired it, striking himself in the hand and the other boy in the backside, Victorville Police Department spokeswoman Tricia Blake… Continue reading Teen shoots self and another boy outside a Victorville Walmart; police investigating if it was an accident

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May revision hints at the closure of three California prisons

CALIFORNIA. (KTXL) — California could be seeing a reduction in its number of prisons over the next three years as Governor Newsom’s May Revision outlined plans to close three California state prisons by 2025. Currently, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) oversees 34 adult prisons. According to the governor, the reason for the… Continue reading May revision hints at the closure of three California prisons

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Human remains found on SF rail tracks

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – San Francisco police are investigating human remains discovered on rail tracks on the south side of the city, police said Monday. Police were called at 10:12 p.m. Sunday to Bayshore Boulevard and Arleta Avenue following the discovery of a male body on the tracks. City employees discovered the remains, according to… Continue reading Human remains found on SF rail tracks

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‘A Skull and Bones-type vibe’: Spy agencies grapple with how much to share at UFO hearing

As Congress prepares to hold the first public hearing on UFOs in half a century, the Pentagon and intelligence agencies are feuding internally over how much to cooperate with demands to investigate and share what they know, according to current and former national security officials. Pentagon officials are under increasing pressure to carry out Congress’… Continue reading ‘A Skull and Bones-type vibe’: Spy agencies grapple with how much to share at UFO hearing

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Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz entered its second phase Monday with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors individually, with one candidate comparing it to being interviewed for “the toughest job of my life.” The attorneys asked the jurors about their views of… Continue reading Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

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Canada prepared to send ships to Romanian ports to help export Ukraine’s wheat — Joly

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is prepared to send ships to help Ukraine export its wheat to the developing world. Joly says she has held talks with other G7 and European nations about sending Canada’s ships to ports in neighbouring Romania to help Ukraine get its wheat to markets that rely… Continue reading Canada prepared to send ships to Romanian ports to help export Ukraine’s wheat — Joly

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Saskatchewan First Nation asks for Army Rangers to help in search for missing boy

PRINCE ALBERT — A Saskatchewan First Nation says it has asked the federal government to send in the Canadian Rangers to help search for a missing five-year-old boy. Chief Fabian Head of Red Earth Cree Nation says it is still waiting for a response from Ottawa about the Rangers, which are part of the Canadian… Continue reading Saskatchewan First Nation asks for Army Rangers to help in search for missing boy

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