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January 23, 2021


Local Rapper Gets Physical for New Single and Music Video

click to enlarge Local motivator and musician Tobyraps, a guy who comes across like a modern-day Richard Simmons, just released a music video for his newest single “Exercise” from his upcoming album Make Yourself Happy. “In order to remain happy, it is up to us to put in the daily......

New Local Podcast Takes on Taboo Topics

click to enlarge At the end of last year, local actors Matt Pallotta and LeJon Woods teamed up with writer, actor and comedian Jo Roueiheb for a new podcast that promises to “bridge the current divide by having thoughtful conversations about tough subjects, as well as promoting local musicians and......

State and local tax breaks could be revived, but not without a fight

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 20: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Republicans and Democrats in the......

“No special treatment” for 72 Australian Open players in quarantine, local leader says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A local official is criticizing tennis players for complaining about conditions after dozens were being forced to hard quarantine after arriving in Melbourne for the Australian Open.  While no player has tested positive for the virus, Daniel Andrews, who......

Unions ask Pelosi and Schumer for $1T in emergency aid for state and local governments

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alex Gangitano Major labor unions on Wednesday urged Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump Trump told Pence he could be a ‘patriot’ or ‘p—-‘ when overseeing election vote: report Pelosi names 9 impeachment......

UK backs team amid local backlash over kneeling

Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and athletic director Mitch Barnhart on Monday supported the men’s basketball team, which has faced backlash after players and coaches, including John Calipari, knelt prior to Saturday’s win over Florida at Rupp Arena to protest social injustice days after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington,......

Democrats’ historic Georgia Senate wins were years in the making thanks to local grassroots

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic candidates for Senate Jon Ossoff (L), Raphael Warnock (C) and US President-elect Joe Biden (R) bump elbows on stage during a rally outside Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 4, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty......

Chinese electric car company Nio doubles deliveries in 2020 as local competition ramps up for Tesla

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Nio ES6 electric vehicle is on display at an automotive experience area of Wanda Plaza on Nov. 28, 2020 in Beijing, China. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s homegrown Tesla rivals are racking up......

India gives final urgent-use approval to AstraZeneca and local COVID vaccines

By Aftab Ahmed, Nigam Prusty FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic NEW DELHI (Reuters) -The head of India’s drugs regulator......

A Canadian ‘Buy Local’ Effort Fights Amazon on Its Own Turf

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“While I’m thrilled the movement is there, it’s competing against a pretty significant crosswind, and that is the business restrictions pushing newer customers into big-box and Amazon,” Mr. Kelly said. “I think coming out of this, the ‘buy local’ initiatives will have stemmed some of the losses, but it will......

Local Singer-Songwriters To Perform as Part of Musicians Saving Our Home Planet Virtual Concert

click to enlarge Local singer-songwriter Jon Guggenheim just announced that he’ll co-host an upcoming virtual concert in response to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic within Navajo and Hopi communities. Dubbed Musicians Saving Our Home Planet, the free festival will take place from 3:45 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday,......

Saudi court hands jail sentence to women’s rights activist: local media

DUBAI (Reuters) – A Saudi terrorism court on Monday sentenced prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison, local media reported, despite international criticism of her detention and pressure to release her. Hathloul, 31, has been held since 2018 after being arrested along with......

Local Restaurateurs Hope Winter and COVID Won’t Kill Them Off

click to enlarge Kyle Lanzer, Cleveland Metroparks At the Academy Tavern on Larchmere last week, Missy and Wilson Heller shared a table but not a comfort level. “I’m freaked out,” Missy said about eating out during the pandemic. “It’s all overblown,” Wilson said about the danger. In a secluded corner,......

Now Airing on the Local News in Tennessee: Ads for Georgia Candidates

New York Times
He estimated that Georgians make up about 10 percent of his viewers. His station has seen millions of dollars in political spending anyway. “In a year where we had a pandemic, it’s certainly unexpected and welcomed,” Mr. Ellis said. Stations make the most money off super PACs. While candidates are......

Local retailers turn to delivery apps to make sure your gifts arrive by Christmas

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People shop for holiday items at the Country Store on Main Street in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on December 13, 2020. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images With just a few days before Christmas, shoppers are running out of options to......

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