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    The Supreme Court of Georgia will hold its third day of October oral arguments at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building on Thursday, Oct. 6. It is tradition for the Court to hold special sessions at locations around the state for the purpose of making the Court’s business and the judicial process more accessible to the public. However, the tradition was temporarily halted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court’s last remote special session was in Macon in 2019. “On behalf of the Court, we are excited to resume this tradition of off-site oral arguments as yet another opportunity to make our work more accessible to the public that we serve and to better inform the public on the role of our Court in upholding the rule of law,” said Chief Justice Michael P. Boggs. “We are especially excited to be doing this in a few weeks in Augusta—the hometown of our very own Justice Carla Wong McMillian. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the members...
    (CNN)The school board of Uvalde, Texas, is set to hold three special hearings on Monday night, including one addressing the district's embattled superintendent.A public hearing is set for 6 p.m., followed by a special town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. and then a special school board meeting at 7:15 p.m. or immediately after the special town hall.The initial public hearing will address the budget approval and tax rate for the school district, according to an online agenda. The special town hall meeting will address a "superintendent update" and provide an open forum for the public to comment or ask questions about safety and security plans.The third meeting will address the budget for the school year and purchasing approvals for therapy and school psychology services, food service, apparel, building materials and more, as well as discussion of a $10,000 check from the Texas Association of School Boards, according to the meeting agenda.The school year is expected to start September 6.Read MoreThe meetings come more than three months after an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in adjoining classrooms at...
    Twitter has scheduled a special meeting with shareholders to vote on Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition of the company despite the legal tensions between the two parties. The social platform will hold the virtual meeting at 10 a.m. PST on Sept. 13, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. It will continue to encourage shareholders to vote in support of the acquisition. Twitter's board of directors is continuing to push for an affirmative vote while also suing Musk in hopes of forcing him to uphold his agreement to purchase the company. PETER THIEL IS ON THE VERGE OF WINNING HIS SECRET WAR FOR THE GOP "At the special meeting, you will also be asked to consider and vote on a proposal to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation that will or may become payable by Twitter to its named executive officers in connection with the merger," Twitter told shareholders, "and a proposal for the adjournment of the special meeting, from time to time, to a later date or dates, if necessary or appropriate, to...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento city leaders are set to hold a special council meeting on Friday about claims one council member doesn’t live in the district he represents. The Sacramento Bee reported Sean Loloee, who represents Del Paso Heights, actually lives in Granite Bay in a home owned by his wife. READ MORE: Rices Fire Updates: Some Evacuation Orders Lifted As Crews Make Progress In Fire FightLoloee says his wife and their children live there, but he still lives in Sacramento. READ MORE: FDA Recommends Changing Composition Of Covid-19 Vaccines For Use This FallMayor Darrell Steinberg has since called for a special council meeting to publicly address the questions and for Loloee to explain where he has lived since being elected. MORE NEWS: After 43 Days On The Run, The Woman Accused Of Killing An Elite San Francisco Cyclist Was Captured In Costa RicaThat meeting is set to start at 4 p.m. Friday.
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida lawmakers will hold a special session in April to redraw the congressional map after Gov. Ron Desantis vetoed the one they had approved. The veto puts more pressure on the Republican-dominated Legislature to approve a map and resolve any resulting lawsuits before the June 13th to 17th qualifying period for federal candidates. Florida is also creating a new 28th district because of population growth. READ MORE: Unveiled At Broward Health Coral Springs, Statue Honors Parkland Victims“In their, I guess, understandable zeal to try to comply with what they believe the Florida constitution required, they forgot to make sure what they were doing complied with the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” DeSantis said during a news conference on Tuesday. In a rare move, DeSantis interjected himself into the once-a-decade process of drawing new political lines following the federal census by submitting his own map. The Senate did not take the governor’s map into consideration, and the House approved two maps, a primary map to try to appease DeSantis and a second in case the first...
    Jersey Mike’s Subs is getting ready to open a new location in Fairfield County. The sandwich shop, located at 72 Newtown Road in Danbury, will open on Wednesday, March 23, and a grand opening fundraiser event will take place through Sunday, March 27, to support the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, according to an announcement from the business.  Representatives said guests who have a special fundraising coupon can make a minimum of a $3 contribution to the games in exchange for a regular sub. “My team and I are thrilled to be opening our first of two locations in Danbury,” franchise owner Mitch Thomson said. “The month of March is so special for our company and we are thrilled to support the Special Olympics competing this summer. We are excited to invite everyone in to be a part of something bigger, the sub above experience and we look forward to continuing Jersey Mike’s community focused business practices.” The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Those interested in working at the sandwich shop can...
    Special Called Meeting There will be a Special Called Meeting of the Summerville City Council Monday 02/28/22 at 5PM. Members of the public may join via Zoom to view the meeting. Zoom meetings notes for participants: You may join via computer, smart phone, and telephone. Participants will be muted upon joining the meeting. Meeting ID: 863 1203 0009 Password: 665038 To join by computer or smart phone: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86312030009?pwd=M1k2Z3JWT0hxQXdmRHRoOHFRblEwQT09 To join by telephone: Call 1-646-876-9923 and enter the meeting ID and password when prompted AGENDA Special Called Meeting and Teleconference Meeting February 28, 2022 5:00 P.M. (1) Call to order (2) Roll Call (3) Invocation   (4) Pledge of Allegiance   (5) Approval of Meeting Agenda (6) Consent Agenda         A. Mayor’s Comments – Harry Harvey i. Announcements/Comments ii. Introduction of guest/visitors  (7)   Reports and Presentations                           • City Attorney – Albert Palmour •...
    UKRAINIAN soldiers fought off a blitz from Russian troops to hold a crucial road junction in a historic and courageous show of resistance. Troops, dug in along the E40 highway near Beresteiska Metro Station five miles west of Kyiv city centre, were subjected to a withering bombardment. 9The aftermath of the fight on the E40 highway showed total destructionCredit: AP 9Ukrainian forces managed to hold off the surge from Russian troopsCredit: EPA Ukrainian trucks and armoured vehicles erupted in flames under a hail of shells and rockets as Vladimir Putin’s elite special forces swept in. Myself and photographer Doug Seeburg had driven to Lviv along that road earlier, past their makeshift fortress, and watched in awe at their resolve. Just hours later, we learned they had come under that bloody attack — and the aftermath of their fight was laid bare in these pictures. Yet still, a motley but magnificent band of brothers — ranging from special forces commandos and machine gunners to civilian pensioners toting rifles — somehow managed to repel the attack in street-to-street fighting. The busy junction...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh City Council is holding a special public meeting on Saturday afternoon. Political editor Jon Delano, who has been closely following the council’s pay raise controversy, says the likely agenda item is council’s 22 percent pay raise. READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Mix Of Rain, Snow And Ice Causes Power Outages And Messy RoadsOn Friday afternoon, a notice was posted on Twitter by the city clerk, advising that Pittsburgh City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith scheduled a special meeting on Saturday on “personnel matters.” Saturday is the last day the city budget is open, so if a change is to be made to council’s $16,000 pay raise, it makes sense to hold a special meeting like this. At Tuesday’s council meeting, at the suggestion of Councilman Anthony Coghill, Kail-Smith froze council’s pay, pending a review by the city solicitor on whether council violated the city home rule charter that limits pay raises for elected officials to the average pay increases received by all city workers. City Controller Michael Lamb first raised this legal issue. READ MORE:...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade School Board will hold a special meeting on Monday to interview the three candidates who have applied to be the next Superintendent. Dr. Jose L. Dotres, Dr. Rafaela Espinal, and Jacob Oliva are the candidates who were selected by the School Board at its January 18th meeting to replace outgoing Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. READ MORE: Doral Police Searching For Missing 15-Year-Old Emmanuel SanchezThe 57-year-old Carvalho will take over as Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District on March 1st. He was Miami-Dade’s second longest-serving superintendent. He took over in 2008 after starting his career as a math and physics teacher at Miami Jackson Senior High School. READ MORE: WFOR Launches New Live, Local Streaming Service CBSNews MiamiMonday’s meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the auditorium of the School Board Administration Building at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue. It is open to the public. MORE NEWS: Mark Rosenberg Acknowledges He Resigned As FIU President Because ‘I Caused Discomfort For A Valued Employee’Anyone who wants to submit a question may do...
              by Joe Mueller   After four resignations, a death and an expulsion, the seats of six members of Missouri’s House of Representatives – all Republicans – are vacant. About 236,000 Missourians live in the six districts, according to the 2020 U.S. Census, or 4% of the state’s population. As the Missouri legislature reconvened on Wednesday, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft wrote a letter to Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, asking him to hold special elections  “without delay” in the districts. If the elections aren’t ordered by Jan. 10, they won’t be held as part of municipal elections on April 5, minimizing taxpayer costs. “As you know, without a special election, these current seats will be vacant until January 2023 and residents in the affected districts will be represented only by their state senator as lawmakers take crucial votes on spending, abortion, and congressional redistricting,” wrote Ashcroft, a likely candidate for governor in 2024. Parson and his spokesperson were asked several times by The Center Square about his plan to order special elections during appearances in the St. Louis region during...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a special session in just over two weeks to hear arguments on the Biden administration’s vaccine or testing requirement for large employers and a separate vaccine requirement for healthcare workers, an announcement that comes amid rising coronavirus cases. The high court announced late Wednesday that it would hear arguments in the cases on Jan. 7. The court had not been scheduled to hear cases again until Jan. 10. An appellate panel ruled on Friday that the vaccine or testing regime for workers at larger companies could take effect. The plan requires workers at larger companies to be vaccinated or wear face masks and get tested weekly. The requirement could affect some 84 million U.S workers. The court will have to grapple with whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the authority to impose such a requirement. The requirement had been scheduled to take effect Jan. 4. The court also will hear arguments over a rule published Nov. 5 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid that applies to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court to hold special session Jan. 7 on vaccine requirement cases. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SALEM (CBS) — The Salem Board of Health is holding a special meeting Wednesday night to talk about vaccine and mask mandates. The board will vote on whether to require proof of vaccination at certain indoor businesses, including places like movie theaters, restaurants and gyms. READ MORE: School Closings And Delays For December 22They’ll also vote on whether to require masks in all public indoor spaces. The virtual meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. READ MORE: Wednesday's Child: 12-Year-Old ShyanneBoston Mayor Michelle Wu announced Monday that the city will soon require proof of vaccination for indoor dining, indoor fitness venues, and indoor entertainment, recreational, and event venues. Arlington, Cambridge and Medford are among the other cities and towns considering a similar policy. Somerville’s Board of Health on Tuesday night decided to wait and hear from the public in January before adopting a vaccine requirement policy for businesses. MORE NEWS: Etiquette Expert Offers Tips For Tricky Holiday Change Of Plan Conversations 
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body said it will hold a special session on Friday to discuss the “grave human rights situation” in Ethiopia and a call to set up an international commission of experts to monitor and report on it. The Human Rights Council agreed to hold the session following a request by the European Union, which said it acted in the wake of a joint report by the U.N. human rights office and Ethiopian Human Rights Commission last month that decried the “terrible toll on civilians” in the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, and human rights violations and abuses committed by all sides. The European bloc said Monday that it supports the unity of Ethiopia and said the international community has a “moral obligation” to try to stop further atrocities and ensure accountability and justice for victims. The announcement came along with a draft resolution that, among other things, calls for the creation of a one-year international Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, whose role would include reporting on rights abuses and...
    WALNUT CREEK (BCN/CBS SF) — The Walnut Creek City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss hiring five new police officers to patrol downtown in response to the Nov. 20 looting of Nordstrom by 90 masked bandits rushing the store just before closing, making off with about $125,000 in merchandise. One of three suspects arrested in the mob-style robbery pleaded not guilty to a series of felony charges in court on Monday. READ MORE: Kevin Nishita's Daughter Opens Up After Fatal Shooting; 'He Doesn't Want Us To Be Sad'ALSO READ: Nervous Holiday Shoppers Find Barricades, More Police After Walnut Creek Smash-and-Grab Robberies Police said they found more than $2,000 worth of merchandise in 19-year-old Rodney Robinson’s car. Robinson was denied bail by the presiding judge in Martinez. His godfather told KPIX off camera that the charges were “not in his godson’s character.” He added that he didn’t see Robinson as the “brainchild behind it” and that it must’ve been “an opportunity that presented itself” in the wake of the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal. Last week, Robinson and two other suspects...
    Adele has revealed that adjusting to being a single parent and her divorce was a 'process' and 'exhausting' in a sneak peak of her upcoming Oprah Winfrey interview. The Someone Like You songstress, 33, will discuss her split from Simon Konecki and the impact it had on their son Angelo, 9, in the CBS special Adele One Night Only, which is due to air in the US on Sunday and features a chat with the talk show host.  In the teaser clip released on Friday, the star went into detail about what inspired the lyrics for her new song Hold On. Honest: Adele has revealed that adjusting to being a single parent and her divorce was a 'process' and 'exhausting' in a sneak peak of her upcoming Oprah Winfrey interview The track's verse goes as follows: 'I am such a mess, the harder that I try, I regress, I'm my own worst enemy, right now I truly hate being me.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Just hold on, I will survive': Adele belts out intimate new... ...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's City Council will hold a special meeting Friday on the vaccine mandate.The meeting was requested by aldermen who want to repeal Mayor Lori Lightfoot's mandate for all city workers o report their vaccine status.RELATED | Chicago police officers opposed to city worker vaccine mandate gather at CPD HQA proposed ordinance filed by Aldermen Silvana Tabares and Anthony Napolitano, seeks to make sure that any policy that puts city employees on no-pay status requires City Council approval.The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has strongly opposed the mandate and has held protests at City Hall and Chicago Police Headquarters.RELATED | Chicago FOP president leads rally against city worker vaccine mandate as City Council meetsThe FOP was in court Thursday to ask a judge to block the mandate. The judge said he would issue a ruling Monday.
                        Tennessee native and famous country music singer Dolly Parton is set to hold her first concert since 2016 that will raise money for breast cancer victims. All of the proceeds from Parton’s “Kiss Cancer Goodbye Benefit Concert” on October 24th will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, according to breastcancer.org. Susan G. Komen is an organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against the disease. At the concert, Parton will perform all of her biggest hits and tell backstories and anecdotes at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Joining her at the concert will include special guests Artimus Pyle, Dennis Quaid, Linda Davis, Todd and Julie Chrisley, and many others. The concert will include special performances by Leah Rae Shafer, Erin Kinsey, Nicole Lewis, Alex Smith, Tyler Anthony, Gabrielle Mooney, and CJ...
    Wyoming state lawmakers are slated to hold a special session next week to consider measures to counter federal vaccine mandates. The special session was added to the legislative calendar after a majority of both the state House and Senate voted in favor of convening the meeting, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. The lawmakers are set to meet between Oct. 26 and Oct. 28, according to the outlet. Each day of the special session will reportedly cost the state approximately $25,000. Two of the bills being written by the legislature — both of which are sponsored by GOP Rep. Chuck Gray — call for banning vaccine passports and enacting $500,000 fines for companies that fire, demote, promote, compensate or refuse to hire an individual based on whether or not they are inoculated, according to The Associated Press. A third piece of legislation — spearheaded by GOP Sen. Tom James — would reportedly establish fines and jail time for public servants who make attempts to implement federal vaccine mandates. Even if the three bills are ultimately passed by the legislature and signed by Gov....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia City Council Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention will hold a public hearing Wednesday to examine Philadelphia’s gun violence problem. The hearing is expected to begin at 10 a.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly. What: Philadelphia City Council Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to Hold Public Hearing When: Wednesday, Oct. 13 Time: 10 a.m. Where: In the player above or on your streaming device through CBSN Philly Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As a troubling pattern of violent crime weighs down Miami Beach, city leaders called a special hearing Thursday to try to lift up residents. “Our residents are fed up. They just think this area has become too much of a magnet for the kind of misbehavior that they don’t want to put up with and frankly makes them feel unsafe,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. READ MORE: Displaced Crestview Towers Residents Frustrated Theyre Not Being Allowed To Go Back Home Nerves are still frayed, just a little over two weeks after Colorado tourist, Dustin Wakefield, was gunned down in broad daylight at an Ocean Drive restaurant. The 21-year-old dad was shot several times, protecting his one-year-old son from a killer who confessed to the crime, saying he was high on psychedelic mushrooms. “I cried. I literally cried,” said Steven Meiner, commissioner. “I think it might have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. This problem has been getting progressively worse,” said Michael Gongora, commissioner READ MORE: Remembering 9/11: The Day Canadian Town Of Gander Opened...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York State Legislature will hold a special session Wednesday to consider extending the eviction moratorium. While the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down the federal moratorium, Gov. Kathy Hochul is looking to buy New Yorkers more time. READ MORE: Gov. Hochul Announces Special Session Of Legislature To Discuss Extending Eviction Moratorium “We are not going to abandon our neighbors in need,” the governor said Tuesday. Hochul said she wants to extend the moratorium until January 15, 2022, adding protections for tenants and property owners who fell behind on their rent or mortgage because of hardships caused by the pandemic. The Democrat also pledged to speed up the distribution of the $2.7 billion in federal aid by bringing in what she called a “dream team.” “The state of New York failed in its responsibility to get the money that was allocated by Congress out to people in need earlier this summer,” Hochul said. WEB EXTRA: See if you qualify for New York’s emergency rental assistance For months, renters have been calling on the state to...
    BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Next Tuesday, Broward County Public Schools will hold a special meeting to discuss whether to make masks mandatory for the upcoming school year after a spike in COVID cases. Last week, the school board voted to require masks. But then Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order preventing mask mandates in schools and threatening the state would withhold funding to any school district that implements one. READ MORE: ‘Youre Not Gonna Mask Your Way Out Of This Pandemic’: Sen. Marco Rubio Disagrees With CDC’s Updated Guidelines “But in terms of saying he’s going to hold back funding and feel that masks are going to hinder the education is shocking. It’s something that an elected governor should never do never threaten,” said Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco. “Our students depend on the public education school system. The parents depend on it. And our governor should stand behind, making sure that we’re fully funded to take care of it.” READ MORE: Suspect In Miami Beach Samurai Sword Murder Appears Before Judge The Broward School District is awaiting further...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Senate and House Republican Caucuses hold a joint press conference on special session agenda items on Tuesday, August 3. Heading into the last week of the special legislative session, Senator Larry Taylor (Chair, Senate Republican Caucus), Representative Jim Murphy (Chair, House Republican Caucus), Senator Jane Nelson (Chair, Senate Finance Committee), and Representative Greg Bonnen (Chair, House Appropriations Committee) delivered remarks regarding legislation that has been held up since Texas Democrats left the state. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Are We Any Closer To Another Relief Payment? “So far in this special session that was called by the governor, the Senate has accomplished and passed every bill on that call,” began Taylor. “We passed it over to the Senate. Unfortunately our colleagues in the House could not receive those bills because there’s not a quorum.” Taylor said there was still time to take action. “I realize the time is short. Today’s the third and this session is over on the sixth.” Taylor said that he expects to be back in another special session by next week. Representative...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A special City Council hearing will be held Friday to address the crime problem as the city heads into the 4th of July weekend.Some aldermen have called for more specific outlines for how police plan to combat violence throughout the summer.Both Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown are expected to be at the meeting.The 4th of July weekend is typically one of the most violent weekends of the year. Just Thursday night, a shooting in Englewood left seven people wounded, including a baby girl.Police Superintendent Brown is not making any predictions about how successful his 4th of July safety plan will be."What I can say will happen is that the Chicago Police Department will give it's all," he said.CPD's plan will focus on 15 violence-prone areas of the city and will provide targeted protection for commercial districts. Days off are also canceled for officers, who will work in 12-hour shifts starting Friday morning."So it's really data driven," said CPD Chief of Patrol Brian McDermott. "We want our activity in the same locations where the...
    The Randolph Township Board of Education in New Jersey will be holding a "special meeting" on June 21 after parents spoke out about the board's vote to remove holiday names from the school calendar. The board voted last week to start listing each holiday, including religious and national holidays such as Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, as a "day off" on the school calendar after receiving backlash for renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People's Day, prompting some parents to push back and even call for board members to resign. "The special meeting will be held for the board to consider a resolution," Randolph Township Schools Director of Communications and Digital Media Matthew Pfouts told Fox News. NJ PREP SCHOOL TEACHER QUITS OVER CRITICAL RACE THEORY The resolution under consideration would "rescind the vote taken by the Board of Education at its June 10, 2021, meeting removing holiday names from the Annual School District Calendar" and "return the Annual School District Calendar to the way it existed prior to the May 13, 2021, Board Meeting with the addition of all New Jersey...
                        Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has set a date for a special election to fill the open State Representative position for District 29. The primary election is scheduled for July 27 and the general for September 14. Candidates can pick up petitions immediately, and the qualifying deadline is noon on June 17 — Hargett said in a tweet on Wednesday. Hargett accepted the writ of election from Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday afternoon. I accepted the signed writ of election for @TNHouseReps District 29 from @GovBillLee. The primary will be July 27 and the general election on Sept. 14, 2021. Read the writ of election, https://t.co/XVLUgK6IdE. @VoteHamiltonTN @HamCoTNGov #TH29 #GoVoteTN pic.twitter.com/ThURU90WaR — Tre Hargett (@sectrehargett) June 2, 2021 The special election will replace Rep. Mike Carter, who passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Carter was first elected to the General Assembly in 2012 and served four terms in the state House of Representatives. He most recently has served as the chairman...
    LAFAYETTE (CBS SF/BCN) — The Lafayette City Council announced Thursday that its holding a special meeting next week to discuss the early-arriving 2021 fire season. The meeting comes less than a week after the city’s Emergency Preparedness Commission met to discuss the coming drought and what will likely be a long year of wildfires in California. Along with utility providers and other governmental agencies, the commission will present information to the council Monday. READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Antioch Girl Shot Dead Inside Home; Suspect At Large Lafayette is seen by many as a prime spot for a major suburban wildfire, something the city has managed to escape in recent years. Much of the community was constructed on the hillsides adjoining, and between the dry Las Trampas Regional Wilderness and the Briones hills. The East Bay Municipal Utility District has already declared a stage one drought in the area, with last season’s rainfall the region’s lowest since 1977. The council will also hear presentations from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, LaMorinda Community Emergency Response Team, PG&E, EBMUD,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With the pandemic still raging, the fates of many of Chicago’s most popular annual events are still in question as social distancing rules continue into the pandemic’s second year. But there’s hope: some White Sox and Cubs fans will be able to attend ballgames this season, and Lollapalooza and other events could return as well — though not in their full pre-pandemic forms. Other events could return as well. A list of applications for so-called “special event permits” shows organizers hope to hold several other events this year — COVID-19 restrictions permitting, that is. READ MORE: Chicago Cubs Release Ticket Plan For Games At Wrigley Field During COVID-19 Pandemic The list, obtained by CBS 2 through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows organizers of at least 18 upcoming events have applied for special event permits. Many are athletic events — the Chicago Spring Half Marathon scheduled for late May, the Second City Triathlon held in July and the Turkey Trot 5k held after Thanksgiving, to name a few — while others are festivals like the Michigan Avenue...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators gave a warm welcome Monday to a bill that would change the candidate nomination process to replace U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland as she seeks confirmation as secretary of the Interior Department under President Joe Biden. Haaland's confirmation would trigger a seldom-used party nomination process that some people regard as undemocratic. Under current state law, candidates for a special general election would be nominated by a small circle of political activists who sit on central committees for the state Republican and Democratic parties. A bill from Republican state Sen. Mark Moores of Albuquerque and Democratic state Rep. Daymon Ely of Corrales would change the selection process to a district-wide special primary election, followed by the special general election. On Monday, a Senate panel on election policy advanced the bill after its first public hearing. Further vetting lies ahead before a possible Senate floor vote. Moores and Ely say that current primary selection process would effectively disenfranchises voters. “This bill gives power to the electorate to choose their candidates and requires candidates to demonstrate voter...
    40 hospitals across Washington state may have received counterfeit N95 masks, officials say Murder mystery rocks Yale University after grad student found fatally shot off campus Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee to hold special meeting over president Moris comments TOKYO (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee is set to convene a special board meeting as early as this week after the outcry over committee president Yoshiro Mori's sexist comments, local media reported on Tuesday. © Reuters/KIM KYUNG-HOON FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo There are no plans to discuss Mori's resignation at the meeting but he could face a barrage of criticism over his comments, Nikkan Sports reported. Mori has come under fire for saying last week that meetings with female participants take a long time, adding that they "get competitive" with each other. He apologised and retracted his comments, but the public's outrage appears far from assuaged. Following Mori's remarks, about 390 Games volunteers have quit and local organisers have received more than 4,500 complaints, according to the daily Chunichi Shimbun. "We are taking...
              One Democratic leader in the Tennessee House is questioning the need for a special session to address education topics. State Representative Vincent Dixie (D-Nashville), chairman of the Democratic House Caucus, is skeptical, Fox 17 News reported. “We have an ongoing cause to fix the learning loss accountability teacher pay. The things the governor is calling for in a special session is what we do in a regular session. If you’re going to call a special session is how do we protect Tennesseans? How do we make their lives better? Are we going to issue a mask mandate?” Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene for a special legislative session on January 19 to address “urgent issues facing Tennessee students and schools in the 2021-22 school year,” according to a a story by The Tennessee Star. Lee said on his Facebook page Tuesday that the special session will address learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy, and teacher pay. Lee said preliminary data projects an estimated 50 percent decrease in...
    Joe Biden and Donald Trump will hold dueling campaign events in Georgia on Monday, the day before a special election that will decide which party controls the Senate. Biden will be in Atlanta to campaign for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock while Trump will be in Dalton, Georgia, for Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  Both the president-elect and the president will try to rally their respective bases and give their candidates one final boost before the January 5th special election. The presence of Biden and Trump in the state is sure to grab headlines and news coverage ahead of the crucial vote, particularly as Trump has railed against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.  The president called on Kemp to resign on Wednesday, tweeting that he 'should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the other Swing States.' Trump is furious Kemp won't overturn the presidential election results in Georgia in his favor. Two recounts confirmed Biden's win in the state. Republicans need to win...
    Donald Trump and Brian Kemp in "happier" days. The Devil went down to Georgia. He was lookin' for a soul poll to steal.  He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind, and he was willin’ to make a deal... On Saturday evening, Donald Trump is slated to rev up the crowd at a rally that’s ostensibly about the January runoff elections for the Senate. But what Trump is going to say when he takes the stage at 7-ish, is pretty easy to predict: The election was stolen, he won Georgia, and both the Republican governor that he helped to seat and the Republican secretary of state are idiots under the thumb of the Democratic Party. And possibly Hugo Chavez. Then maybe, at some point, he’ll get around to talking about the two Republican Senate candidates and explain how the voting system is completely broken, but Georgia Republicans should get out there anyway. Go team. As a warm up act for this event, Trump got on the phone with Gov. Brian Kemp, the man he most recently called a “moron”...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — The Mt. Lebanon School District is set to hold a special board meeting to discuss its COVID-19 learning plans. The district approved a plan to move forward with its hybrid learning model last week. The meeting is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday via Zoom. The public is allowed to participate. A link to the meeting can be found here.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — We’re a week after Election Day and the work has not stopped for election workers in Allegheny County. Later Tuesday morning, workers will make their way, once again, inside the election warehouse on Pittsburgh’s North Side. They’ll be reviewing spoiled ballots. According to county officials, they could also begin examining provisional ballots. Work is expected to begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue into 9:00 p.m., and perhaps even longer. Besides checking out the surrendered and spoiled ballots, workers were also checking out ballots with an orange bar on them on Monday. They say this would indicate that the county may have received an incorrect ballot as well. County officials say this process is necessary to ensure that no person votes more than once. RELATED STORIES: Courts Allow Pennsylvania’s Vote Count To Continue Rep. Mike Kelly And Others File Lawsuit Against Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar Election Litigation: Can The Lawsuits Surrounding The 2020 Election Slow Down The Outcome? Court Order Keeps Allegheny County From Processing About 29K Ballots Until Friday, County Executive Fitzgerald Says Allegheny County...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The wait is almost over. Amazon's biggest sale event of the year is right around the corner, but they aren't the only player in town offering significant savings ahead of the holidays.The two-day Amazon Prime Day sale is kicking off on Oct. 13 and 14, and major retailers like Walmart and Target don't want to get left out leading to the unofficial kickoff of the holiday shopping season.Target is hosting "Deal Days" on the same exact days as Amazon's sale, giving them a little competition.Walmart is starting the "Big Save" event days on Sunday, Oct. 11 through Oct. 15."Now what we do see happening, again the rise of other retailers competing with Amazon by offering their own deals and discounts," said shopping expert Sara Skirboll. "We already know Walmart is getting in on the Prime Day game, Target as well. In fact, there is added pressure from retailers looking to protect their market share. Eighty-three percent of companies feel more pressure from Amazon."Although Amazon hasn't officially announced specific deals, some sales predictions include electronics, tablets and smart...
    Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., plans to hold a special order on the House floor Wednesday, to allow several congressional members to speak about recent rioting in the U.S. and the possible sources of funding behind them. Biggs' office said he will host the special order following the last votes of the day and speakers are expected to include: Reps. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Dan Bishop, R-N.C., and Louie Gohmert R-Texas, along with several others. “It will be about law and order and attacks on police in neighborhood communities," Biggs told Fox News during a phone interview. “We will be allowed to control time on the floor and we’re going to have a series of members come and speak to these issues," he said. "We should be able to go [for] a full hour. It’s going to be a good group – a diverse group of speakers. It’s from all over the conference. They’ll all bring their own perspectives from their own districts and responses to what’s going on.” Biggs said the special order is a way to raise awareness about potentially nefarious entities using money...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Mayor Sam Liccardo publicly urged the California Legislature to return to session to pass Senate Bill 995, which streamlines the process for major housing development projects. Motivating Liccardo’s concerns is Google’s massive Downtown West mixed-use project, which would install affordable housing and commercial spaces near San Jose’s SAP Center. “In a moment of historic levels of joblessness and amid our chronic shortage of affordable housing, we will continue pushing forward with this transformative project to ensure that our community can benefit from thousands of affordable apartments and millions of square feet of workspace,” Liccardo said. “We urge a special session that will enable the Senate to consider SB 995, because this project has already met state criteria — and if not for COVID related delays, the City wouldn’t need an extension. ” The bill failed to pass before the end of the legislative session on Aug. 31. The failure to pass the bill, plus complications created by the COVID-19 delayed several local projects including Downtown West, which city officials hoped to approve by the beginning...
    By: KDKA-TV News PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Art Commission announced a special hearing and public comment period about the Columbus statue in Oakland. The hearing will be held on Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The link to join will be posted on the Virtual Art Commission page the day before the meeting, and it will also be streamed on Youtube. People can give testimony in three ways: by a verbal statement during the hearing, through Engage PGH or in a written statement. Each person has to say what they want to happen to the statue: nothing, removal, replacement or alteration. Last month Mayor Bill Peduto called for a public process for reviewing the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. The statue is owned by the city and sits on city property in Schenley Park. This statue has been vandalized twice in the recent months. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer) In June, the statue was vandalized with red paint. Hand prints and phrases including “murder” were painted on the statue before it was cleaned up. Then in...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The National Transportation Safety Board announced Monday it will hold a special board meeting next month to discuss the investigation into the tragic dive boat fire which occurred nearly one year ago off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, killing 34 people. FILE — The burned out wreckage of the”Conception” on Sept. 12, 2019, at Port Hueneme, Calif. The dive boat caught fire off the Santa Barbara coastline on Sept. 2 and sank, killing 34 people aboard. (CBSLA) The NTSB board will convene Oct. 20, where its five members will reveal the final report of its investigation into the fire and vote on the “findings, probable cause and recommendations as well as any changes to the draft final report.” In the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, a blaze broke out aboard the 75-foot charter boat “Conception” as it was anchored about 20 yards of Santa Cruz Island and 22 miles southwest of Santa Barbara. A total of 39 people were aboard, included six crew members and 33 passengers. Five crew members survived. The sixth...
    With protesters back in the street this week after the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, unions representing Los Angeles and San Francisco officers Thursday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to call a special session of the Legislature on policing before passing reforms. While the current legislative session began as protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minnesota police officer in May, convulsed the state, the will for reforms has waned at the Capitol as those uprisings have tapered and public attention has shifted to wildfires and the coronavirus. Nearly two dozen bills introduced weeks ago have now been pared down to a handful of mostly moderate reforms. A proposal to create a statewide system to strip bad officers of their badges is still in play and has caused the most consternation for law enforcement. Bills that would increase access to police records, curb the use of rubber bullets and tear gas at protests and require more oversight of investigations of deadly force by the state attorney general are also still...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects Wednesday’s monthly board meeting to be an extra special occasion, though the precise facts to be revealed by agency leaders is still under wraps. Topics to be discussed are the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that has pressed the need for $12 billion to cover operating costs for 2020 alone, both were covered extensively in a Tuesday joint hearing between members of the state senate and legislature. It will also represent yet another month without help from the federal government, something which has not beed seen since April when the CARES Act was passed. During the July meeting, the MTA showed the public that deficits had begun to soar with operating funds not being collected through fares and tolls during the height of the pandemic. By 2024, the agency says they could be trying to resolved a $16 billion deficit and thus far in the pandemic their credit rating has been downgraded four times. The broadcast...
    SAN ANTONIO – The DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, announced Monday that it would host “Medically Fragile Night: Drive-thru Parade” for families with children who are medically fragile The DoSeum, located at 2800 Broadway, partnered with Wave Healthcare, The Gus Owens Stephens Foundation and H-E-B to create a unique activity for families with children who are medically sensitive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The special museum night will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Aug. 11. Families are invited to drive through the museum parking area and participate in activities for free. There will also be take home prizes. According to the DoSeum, Medically Fragile Night has limited space and was created with special considerations for families with children who are medically fragile. “We kindly ask that only families with children who are medically fragile RSVP,” The DoSeum said in an announcement. RSVP for the event by clicking here. Visit the Doseum’s website to stay up to date on implemented safety protocols at the DoSeum. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
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