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Special Report: Backers of Trump’s false fraud claims seek to control next elections

Reuters examined all 15 Republican candidates for secretary of state in five battlegrounds. Ten still question whether Trump lost the 2020 election. Democrats intensify fundraising as pro-Trump candidates aim to capture control of elections oversight in key states One leading candidate seeking to become Georgia’s chief elections official, Republican Jody Hice, is a Congressman whoContinue reading “Special Report: Backers of Trump’s false fraud claims seek to control next elections”

Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits

A Nevada school board member said he had thoughts of suicide before stepping down amid threats and harassment. In Virginia, a board member resigned over what she saw as politics driving decisions on masks. The vitriol at board meetings in Wisconsin had one member fearing he would find his tires slashed. School board members areContinue reading “Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits”

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

Wildfires rage in Russia, Spain and the US amid high temperatures

Forest fires have broken out in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region near Kazakhstan and in north-eastern Siberia. The Ministry of Emergency Situations said it has deployed aircraft and a helicopter to fight the fires, as well as 240 personnel to Chelyabinsk where two large villages have been evacuated. Wildfires are also ravaging northeastern Siberia where temperatures haveContinue reading “Wildfires rage in Russia, Spain and the US amid high temperatures”

‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’: Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave

“The current heatwave and drought leave no doubt, we are living the dangerous effects of the climate crisis.” As what the National Weather Service described as “dangerous and record-breaking heat” affects 50 million people across the Western United States even before the first day of summer, climate experts and activists are using the hot conditions to reiterate warningsContinue reading “‘Surreal’ and ‘Distressing’: Climate Experts’ Predictions Come True With US Heatwave”

First He Was a Capitol Rioter. Now He Wants to Be Governor of Nevada.

Nevada attorney and former boxing champion Joey Gilbert climbed the Capitol steps on Jan. 6 and called out to Alex Jones. Now he’s running to be Nevada’s next governor. On Jan. 6, Nevada personal injury attorney Joey Gilbert stood on the Capitol steps leading to the U.S. Senate and implored far-right conspiracy theorist Alex JonesContinue reading “First He Was a Capitol Rioter. Now He Wants to Be Governor of Nevada.”

Hoover Dam Reservoir Dips to Record Low, in Sign of Extreme Western U.S. Drought

The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extreme drought across the U.S. West. The surface elevation of Lake Mead along the Arizona-Nevada border fell to 1,071.56 feet above sea level, dipping belowContinue reading “Hoover Dam Reservoir Dips to Record Low, in Sign of Extreme Western U.S. Drought”

LA County contract worker charged with stealing hundreds of vaccination cards

A Los Angeles County contractor working at a local COVID-19 vaccine center has been accused of stealing hundreds of blank vaccination cards.  The office of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a Wednesday press release that it had charged 45-year-old Muhammad Rauf Ahmed with one felony count of grand theft.  According to the district attorney’sContinue reading “LA County contract worker charged with stealing hundreds of vaccination cards”

Drought-stricken Nevada enacts ban on ‘non-functional’ grass

In Sin City, one thing that will soon become unforgivable is useless grass. A new Nevada law will outlaw about 31 percent of the grass in the Las Vegas area in an effort to conserve water amid a drought that’s drying up the region’s primary water source: the Colorado River. Other cities and states aroundContinue reading “Drought-stricken Nevada enacts ban on ‘non-functional’ grass”

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