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An Arizona State Museum worker points to baskets in the museum’s collection in this 2015 file photo. These were not excavated from Native American graves, as the items in Finland were, but are the type of objects typically found in burial settings.
The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will confront a difficult issue of statutory construction involving the language of the nation’s premier civil rights law.
The Court will decide whether discrimination because of an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes discrimination “because of … sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Under the American separation of powers doctrine, the U.S. Congress is the institution that is charged with making new laws. However, Congress, hopelessly mired in partisan politics, has made no effort to amend…
Republicans are attacking two Michigan Democrats who flipped GOP House seats in 2018 with an advertisement wave sparked by the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but the House speaker plans a counter-offensive to bolster them.
The Republican National Committee last week began airing television ads in Metro Detroit targeting Democratic U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin of Holly and Haley Stevens of Rochester Hills, criticizing their support for “endless investigations” and “endless hearings” to the detriment of “fixing health care” and “lowering drug prices.”
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U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.), together with 49 senators and 123 U.S. Representatives and former lawmakers have filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA on November 12, 2019. President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 800,000 Dreamers into chaos.
“DACA recognizes that we should not hold hardworking,…
Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total…
Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she raised $4.8 million in the third quarter for her 2020 presidential campaign, a total that places the Minnesota senator in the middle of the Democratic field in fundraising for the third straight quarter.
Klobuchar has raised more than some rivals but less than top-tier candidates such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised $25.3 million last quarter, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who raised $24.6 million.
ALTOONA, Iowa — After raising millions of dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Carson King will end up with a year’s supply of Busch Light after all.
Mike Schonhorst of Huxley personally bought 30 cases of Busch Light and delivered it to King on Monday. That is 720 cans of beer, which means King can average about two beers a day for a whole year.
Schonhorst, who owns General Insurance Agency in Huxley, said he didn’t do it to gain recognition. He wanted to give…
PITTSTON — Paint Pittston Pink wrapped up on Saturday with a series of events that brought residents to its Main Street for competition and camaraderie, while raising money for breast cancer research.
The day’s 5K race and gentlemen’s dash are becoming tradition for many Pittston area residents, the “Hammer Out Cancer” event, in its first year was very well received.
Mary Kay Jones, who lost her daughter Lisa Jones Kutra last year to breast cancer, opened the day reminding those attending of the importance of…
Last week on Washington’s Gallaudet University campus, a matchup between former NFL players, members of Congress, and U.S. Capitol Police occurred in a friendly game of football.
The Congressional Football Game started in 2004. This year marked the 10th game played, as it occurs every other year (as to…
Julián Castro with supporters outside the Paramount Theatre at this year’s Texas Tribune Festival (Photo by Jana Birchum)
Every seat in the house is taken at Tamale House East on a steamy Saturday morning, almost all by women of color. Some are there to quietly translate for their monolingual tablemates (both English and Spanish) the proud claims to power from the nationally known activists onstage, the calls to action from the women in the crowd, and…
Novelist Alice Hoffman is interviewed by Maribeth Fischer about her book “The World That We Knew,” which deals with the Jewish experinece in France during World War II.
Alice Hoffman answers audience questions posed by Jen Mason, History Book Festival co-founder.
Author Lynne Olson speaks to a full house at Bethel United Methodist Church about the book “Madame Fourcade’s Secret War,” the story of a daring young woman who led a spy network against Hitler.
Pulitzer Prizer winner Rick Atkinson opened the festival at Bethel United Methodist…
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Pennsylvania has recorded the first known death from a mysterious vaping-related illness. Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said last Friday the department has reported nine known cases and another 12 suspected cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state is monitoring another 63 people who may have the illness.
Though the cause is unknown, Levine said black market THC cartridges have been a factor in most cases. Levine noted, most of…
Community leaders, officers of the NYPD and FDNY and some of the Island’s political leaders gathered in the Eltingville home of Rabbi Romi Cohen, a Holocaust survivor, businessman and philanthropist, to celebrate his new book, “The Ribnitzer Rebbe.”
This was his second publication, inasmuch as 18 years ago, Rabbi Romi published “The Youngest Partisan,” an autobiography that focuses on the Holocaust years when he was a hunted fugitive and a valiant fighter who survived the Nazis after losing his mother, two sisters and two brothers to a concentration camp.
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – Goffstown Department of Public Works Director Meghan Theriault will be leaving her position on Oct. 30, marking the end of over 15 years she has spent working for the town.
On Sept. 23, the Goffstown Select Board accepted a letter of resignation from Theriault after learning she has accepted a position as the Department of Public Works Director for the town of Gilford, N.H.
Theriault worked as private consultant on projects in Goffstown prior to coming on board as the town’s first ever Town Engineer in 2004. She remained at that post…
As part of its 45th season premiere, Saturday Night Live put together its own Democratic Town Hall, lining up a cast of surprise celebs and past players to appear as the 2020 candidates, drawing on moments from town halls that were held over the summer.
Chloe Fineman, one of SNL’s recent new hires, had an impressive debut as spiritual self-help guru Marianne Williamson, while Maya Rudolph won the most laughs with her Kamala Harris schtick. Larry David returned as Bernie Sanders, Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren, along with Alex Moffatt’s Beto O’Rourke, Colin Jost’s Pete…
After a national Republican group began targeting Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) over her support for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, she is pushing back in an unusual way.
Luria, who represents the swing district of Virginia Beach, created a fundraising committee to raise $228,000 not for her own 2020 reelection…
“Patients’ access to high-quality care must be at the forefront of all health care policy decisions,” Rep. Bucshon said on Oct. 3. “While I’m pleased that CMS [Centers for…
Another Republican is hoping to challenge Elissa Slotkin for the U.S. Congress’s Eighth District of Michigan.
Mike Detmer, a Howell Republican, 43,announced that he will run for the Eighth District seat in 2020, joining Nikki Snyder, a member of the Michigan State Board of Education.
A Republican primary race could take place Aug. 4, 2020.
Detmer was originally running to represent Michigan’s 47th State House district, a race which he said he has dropped out of.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Fire officials in Virginia Beach responded to a residential fire early Monday morning.
According to reports, the fire happened in the 1100 block of Autumn harvest Drive around the Indian Lakes area of the city at around 5 o’clock Monday morning.
Reports say the fire had spread to the fence by the house, but was immediately extinguished.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Workers at Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital picketed Oct. 2 to protest what they say is a push by hospital management to decertify recently unionized physician assistants, according to The Chief-Leader.
Service Employees International Union’s Local 1199 contends that hospital management, New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, has been trying to get the physician assistants to decertify and refused to allow the workers to participate in the union’s benefit funds, the newspaper…
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TOMS RIVER – A former Toms River teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen in the township 12 years ago, authorities said.
Shawn C. Lee, 47, was arrested and charged Friday after a month-long investigation, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Toms River Township Police Chief Mitch Little said in a statement.
Mike Kenny, school district spokesman, said Lee has not been employed by the district since September 2013. Kenny had no other immediate information on Lee.
LISBON — Former Republican state Rep. Dale Crafts is vying for the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat Jared Golden for the 2nd District Congressional seat in 2020.
He will have to beat out former state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn for the Republican nomination. The Portland Press Herald reports that Adrienne Bennett, a former press secretary to ex-Gov. Paul LePage, has said she’s likely going to enter the contest as well.
Golden, of Lewiston, is a first-term congressman, having defeated incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin in the state’s first ranked-choice…
The 23-member Texas Republican delegation is the largest state delegation in the U.S. House GOP caucus (Florida is second with 14). Six Texas Republicans have announced they will not seek re-election in 2020. They are Reps. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayIntelligence watchdog huddles with members as impeachment push grows What’s causing the congressional ‘Texodus’? Here are the lawmakers who aren’t seeking reelection in 2020 MORE, Bill FloresWilliam (Bill) Hose FloresThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Warren, Sanders overtake Biden in third-quarter fundraising The Hill’s Morning…
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police issued thousands of tickets and made nearly 150 arrests during a month-long crack down on impaired driving.
Today the Marion County Traffic Safety Partnership released the numbers of violations they found during this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Over the span of 25 days, police around Marion County issued over 2,370 citations and made 148 DUI arrests. Police also made 51 additional arrests in connection to the patrols.
One Indianapolis mother, who lost her…
It’s autumn, and if you’re a deer, that means love is in the air.
Bucks are running after does around the countryside, and many are chasing the objects of their affection out of the woods and onto the roads. When a deer collides with a car, damage amounts to an average cost of $3,000, making this a potentially costly and scary time of year for motorists and insurance companies.
“Drivers really need to be aware of their surroundings and circumstances,” said Jim Taylor, head of claims customer experience at Farmers Insurance. “If you see a sign that says ‘Caution, deer crossing,’…
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I have been reading articles published in the RTD about the Ukraine investigation, “President orders staff cuts for security council” and “Ambassador to give deposition to House in impeachment probe.” It is interesting reading, but not pretty.
My conclusion here is that more people in the U.S. government need to do their actual Constitutional jobs. I am proud of Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb., for speaking the truth on how wrong President Donald Trump’s conduct was on the Ukraine call….
New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh today. She was briefed on a few issues including the installation of a temporary filtration system at the base to address water contamination.
Gillibrand, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, says the temporary filtration system was supposed to be up and running this summer. The Army Corps of Engineers was tasked with designing and implementing an interim, remedial measure at outfalls at Stewart Air National Guard Base, at Recreation Pond. It’s the site of…
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PERKASIE, Pa. A ribbon cutting in upper Bucks County marked the opening of a $60 million development that officials say was conceived of way back in the 1960s.
The celebration took place at the first building at the Pennridge Airport Business Park in Perkasie. The park is designed to attract high-tech manufacturing.
Officials say they anticipate the business park-when complete-will add hundreds of full-time jobs.
This is an exciting week in the Johnston household!!
My oldest son (not the rotten one) is buying a townhome and moving out!!!!! I am exciting for him and his GF and my (kind of) granddaughter so they can get their own place!!!!!! They will be removing a gob of stuff from my house!!!!! They will be leaving so we can all enjoy each other’s lives!!!!!
I am using too many exclamation points!??!!?!?!!
Look at this!!!!
This is my chair. This has been my office the last 2.5 years. It’s not a good office. My posture is that of an 855-year old man. This is not good. When the…