Colorado officials criticize U.S. Space Command decision after Alabama chosen for headquarters

By Derek Draplin | The Center Square 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Colorado lost its bid to be the permanent headquarters to U.S. Space Command on Wednesday, a move the state’s leaders say is politically motivated and will cost taxpayers. The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that it selected Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, to house the … Continue reading Colorado officials criticize U.S. Space Command decision after Alabama chosen for headquarters

A big move to ban Realtor ‘hate speech’ – at work, anywhere, 24/7

John Murawski / RealClearInvestigations 17 hrs ago In one of the most far-reaching social policy moves in the corporate world, the National Association of Realtors, called the nation’s largest trade organization, has revised its professional ethics code to ban “hate speech and harassing speech” by its 1.4 million members. The sweeping prohibition applies to association … Continue reading A big move to ban Realtor ‘hate speech’ – at work, anywhere, 24/7

Washington, Oregon sign on to joint lawsuit to stop sale of Seattle National Archives building

By Tim Gruver | The Center Square Jan 5, 2021 (The Center Square) — Washington, Oregon, and 29 indigenous tribes are suing the federal government for selling what community organizations call a "treasure trove" of Pacific Northwest history.  The Seattle National Archives' 56,000 cubic feet houses thousands of paper files related to tribal treaty documents, ancestral records, and … Continue reading Washington, Oregon sign on to joint lawsuit to stop sale of Seattle National Archives building

House GOP says Whitmer must loosen COVID-19 restrictions before allocating federal relief

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square Jan 8, 2021 (The Center Square) – On Friday, House Appropriations Chair Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, said that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must reopen Michigan’s economy before the legislature can discuss allocating federal COVID-19 relief funds. “I can’t envision starting conversations about how to allocate additional federal COVID-19 relief funds until … Continue reading House GOP says Whitmer must loosen COVID-19 restrictions before allocating federal relief

Schumer calls for Trump’s removal via Constitution’s 25th Amendment

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square 22 min ago (The Center Square) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement late Thursday morning saying President Donald Trump is no longer fit to hold office. The New York Democrat called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the Constitution's 25th Amendment to … Continue reading Schumer calls for Trump’s removal via Constitution’s 25th Amendment

New York assemblyman defends ‘health emergency’ bill described as ‘totalitarian’ by GOP chairman

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) – A Brooklyn assemblyman is defending a bill he introduced in the new legislative session, saying its intent in response to the current health emergency has been misinterpreted after an online backlash and sharp criticism from conservative voices. Democrat Assemblyman N. Nick Perry … Continue reading New York assemblyman defends ‘health emergency’ bill described as ‘totalitarian’ by GOP chairman

More people died from drug overdoses in San Francisco this year than from coronavirus

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – More people died this year from drug overdoses in San Francisco than from the coronavirus, according to data reported by the city and state. The Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project, a taxpayer-funded city program, reports that 621 people died of a … Continue reading More people died from drug overdoses in San Francisco this year than from coronavirus

Gratitude, What a Way to Live!

By Anjte Hill In a day when the pressure is on to buy the latest new gadgets or products, it is tempting to look and want more. Dr. Robert Emmons, in his new book on gratitude, says by the age of twenty-one the average adult will have seen one million TV commercials. By playing on … Continue reading Gratitude, What a Way to Live!

Lawmaker: Milwaukee County teenage homicides shadow coronavirus school decisions

By Benjamin Yount | The Center Square Dec 23, 2020 (The Center Square) – Milwaukee public school students missed the entire first half of the school year, and that turned out to be deadly for some.  Milwaukee County’s medical examiner said her office handled 16 homicides involving high school aged children from September until mid-December. All … Continue reading Lawmaker: Milwaukee County teenage homicides shadow coronavirus school decisions

Kentucky ranks high for off-the-grid living potential

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Dec 26, 2020 (The Center Square) – If you’re looking to get away from it all and disconnect, or if six feet of space isn’t enough social distancing, then Kentucky might be the place for you.  According to a study by outdoor services provider LawnStarter, the Bluegrass State was the top … Continue reading Kentucky ranks high for off-the-grid living potential

Christmas tree battle continues at Wisconsin Capitol

By Benjamin Yount | The Center Square Dec 16, 2020 (The Center Square) – The back-and-forth over a Christmas Tree at the Wisconsin Capitol continues.  Rep. Paul Tittl, R-Manitowoc, took to Facebook Wednesday to say the latest tree that he and Rep. Shae Sortwell, R-Two Rivers, put up has been taken down.  “Well, last night they … Continue reading Christmas tree battle continues at Wisconsin Capitol

Trump to withhold $200 million per quarter in Medicaid funding from California over abortion policy

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square 10 hrs ago (The Center Square) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday that the department would be withholding $200 million in Medicaid funds per quarter from the state of California unless it reverses its abortion policy. In 2014, the California Department of Managed Health … Continue reading Trump to withhold $200 million per quarter in Medicaid funding from California over abortion policy

Michigan Senate passes sweeping criminal justice reform bills

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square Dec 11, 2020 (The Center Square) – The Michigan Senate passed bipartisan criminal justice reform bills that aim to protect public safety, keep nonviolent offenders out of jail, and make it easier for people to get jobs. House Bills 5844 and 5854-5857 aim to reform a wide range of mandatory minimum sentences to … Continue reading Michigan Senate passes sweeping criminal justice reform bills

Eat and Drink Smart to Fend Off Cold and Flu Season

(Family Features) It’s no secret that a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies can deliver important vitamins and nutrients for better health, but many of your favorite foods can actually help support your immune system, too. In addition to precautions like avoiding people who are sick and washing your hands often, you can … Continue reading Eat and Drink Smart to Fend Off Cold and Flu Season

Grace for Todays Hurts & Wounds Are Obtained by Being Thankful

Lorraine Taylor I am thankful for mistakes as no one is immune from making them. I am grateful for regrets as we share in them as human beings. I am thankful that learning and growth occur from making wrong choices. I am grateful that in aging, wisdom is gained. I am thankful for the suffering, … Continue reading Grace for Todays Hurts & Wounds Are Obtained by Being Thankful

Hotel Association of New York City says members seeing occupancy rates in single digits, some on verge of closure

By Sarah Downey | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – With mandated closures continuing to impact New York City’s hospitality sector, the combination of single-digit occupancy levels and mortgage issues have led some to close and have others nearing the precipice. “Industry revenue is down, on average, by 80% year-on-year since March … Continue reading Hotel Association of New York City says members seeing occupancy rates in single digits, some on verge of closure

California churches file emergency petition with U.S. Supreme Court

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Nov 23, 2020 (The Center Square) – Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed an emergency petition with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting an injunction pending appeal in their federal lawsuit against California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The ministries, which allege Newsom’s executive orders violate the First Amendment of … Continue reading California churches file emergency petition with U.S. Supreme Court

California counties move to push back against Newsom’s restrictions

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Nov 24, 2020 (The Center Square) – A number of California counties are preparing to fight back against Gov. Gavin Newsom's extensive restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. “Collective action at the local level can be a powerful counterweight against Newsom’s one-man rule,” Assemblyman Kevin Kiley argues … Continue reading California counties move to push back against Newsom’s restrictions

Illinois removes thousands of available hospital beds from state COVID-19 database

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – The Illinois Department of Public Health quietly removed thousands of available hospital beds from their data showing how much capacity Illinois’ medical centers have.  The number of available hospital beds is closely tracked by the state as a barometer of how much … Continue reading Illinois removes thousands of available hospital beds from state COVID-19 database

Church pays $1,000 fine for two women praying, new hearing set in religious liberty case against Newsom

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Nov 13, 2020 (The Center Square) – A California Superior Court judge at the County of Kern–Metro Division Court on Friday granted neither party what they were requesting in a case in which a Roman Catholic priest has sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and 19 other officials. The judge will … Continue reading Church pays $1,000 fine for two women praying, new hearing set in religious liberty case against Newsom