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Biden inauguration: All 50 US states on alert for armed protests

BBC
Sunday is expected to be a particular focus for protests, after posts on pro-Trump and far-right online networks called for armed demonstrations on 17 January, and a march in Washington DC on inauguration day itself. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main......

Washington state speeding up vaccine rollout for state’s seniors in ‘coming days’

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A new range of Washington seniors will be eligible for priority COVID-19 vaccinations as new cases continue to climb, the state health officials announced on Wednesday. Washington is currently in the middle of Tier A1 and A2 of its......

States beef up security at capitol complexes ahead of Biden inauguration

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here States across the country are taking steps to tighten security at their capitol buildings following a warning by the FBI this week about potential armed protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s Wednesday inauguration. Several states such as Georgia, Michigan,......

Harris On Administration’s Priorities, States Prepare For Unrests, Flint Water Crisis : Up First

NPR
NPR The incoming Biden-Harris administration has big plans. They want $1.9 trillion in new spending to help Americans. State capitals across the United States are bracing for potential unrest. The FBI warns of scenes similar to January 6th. Are state and local law enforcement prepared? And nearly seven years after......

Overwhelmed, More States Turn to National Guard for Vaccine Help

New York Times
LANDOVER, Md. — As tens of thousands of his National Guard colleagues descended on the nation’s capital to ensure the peaceful transfer of presidential power, 10 miles up the road, Emmanuel Alfaro was doing what he viewed as the pinnacle of his career in the Guard: administering Covid-19 vaccines to......

These states have done best — and worst — at vaccinating their residents against COVID-19

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here After months of planning, the U.S. government’s “warp speed” rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has instead progressed at a snail’s pace, threatening to prolong local lockdowns and increase the virus death toll in America.  Yet one month into the effort —......

States skeptical of Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine plan as they await the missing details

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Multiple state officials and sources familiar with the Biden transition team’s outreach told CNN in recent interviews that they are unclear on major details of the Biden team’s plans — including those for mass vaccination sites, vaccine supply issues......

States race to ramp up COVID vaccine rollout amid record deaths

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live The White House Coronavirus Taskforce warned there may be a U.S. variant of the coronavirus that is more contagious as the country is racing to increase the number of vaccinations. Carter Evans has the latest. Copyright......

States Told to Vaccinate Everyone 65 and Over as Deaths Surge

New York Times
Other states had planned to widen access to older residents gradually over the next month. Ohio, for example, was to start vaccinating people 80 and older next week, people 70 and older on Feb. 1 and those 65 and older on Feb. 8. Florida has been overwhelmed with demand from......

Too many states are bungling vaccinations — the feds need to step in

NYPost
Betsy McCaughey Americans are stressing over how long they will have to endure lockdowns. It all hinges on getting vaccinated. Yet only a third of doses shipped to the states are making it into people’s arms. The public hears the wait will be many months; most states are failing miserably.......

Feds Order States to Expand Vaccine Targets as Covid-19 Deaths Surge

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, racing a surging Covid-19 death toll, instructed states on Tuesday to immediately begin vaccinating every American 65 and older, as well as tens of millions of adults with medical conditions that put them at higher risk of dying from coronavirus infection. The federal government will......

U.S. to change Covid vaccine allocation to favor states that quickly administer shots

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The federal government is changing the way it allocates coronavirus vaccine doses, now basing it on how quickly states can administer shots and size of their elderly population, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday. States will be......

Court of Claims dismisses lawsuit challenging the state’s mask mandate

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A state Court of Claims judge has rejected a challenge of the state’s mask mandate issued in October by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  Judge Christopher Murray dismissed a case brought by Grand Haven’s Semlow Peak......

Covid-19 Live Updates: In 5 U.S. States, Crushing Numbers and Hospitals at Capacity

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: A patient being treated for Covid-19 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif., last month.Credit…Ariana Drehsler for The New York Times In earlier stages of the pandemic, the states......

Chipotle to hire 15,000 workers in the United States

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen at the Chipotle Next Kitchen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Monday it would hire 15,000 workers in the United States, as the fast-casual burrito chain benefits from......

Alabama’s defense prepares for Ohio State’s explosive offense

ESPN
Back in October, Alabama coach Nick Saban finally waved the white flag. The longtime defensive connoisseur had seen enough. The idea that “defense wins championships,” much to Saban’s dismay, is a relic of college football’s past. “It used to be that good defense beats good offense,” Saban said before a......

Covid-19 accelerated retirement moves as people fled these high-tax states during 2020

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jersey City, New Jersey. Dong Wenjie | Moment | Getty Images Whether they were tired of the chilly winters or the high income taxes, a lot of residents fled New Jersey, New York and Illinois in 2020. New Jersey was......

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