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Georgia senators call for special session to address voting issues

Four Republican state senators are calling for a special session of the General Assembly to address voting concerns before the January...
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A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are suing to try to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots and stop the state from certifying the election results

President Donald Trump and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) embrace at an election rally in Erie. Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A group of Pennsylvania Republicans are seeking to toss out a GOP-backed voting reform bill that passed in October 2019. Their lawsuit seeks to invalidate millions of mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, alleges that Act 77, which allowed for no excuse mail-in voti...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Lawsuits, Philadelphia, Biden, Donald Trump, General Assembly, Trump, Wolf, Philadelphia Inquirer, State, Commonwealth Court


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


UN panel votes 163-5 in support of Palestinian statehood, end of occupation

Draft calling for two-state solution passes General Assembly's Third Committee in large package of annual pro-Palestinian resolutions...
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VA: Gun Shop and John Crump Sue Gov. Northam over Nations Gun Show

Image screenshot from The Nations Gun Show website, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Showmasters, who run the Nations Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia; John Crump; and Sonny's Guns and Transfers, who frequently utilize the show, have filed a lawsuit against Governor Northam and M. Norman Oliver as the State Health Commissioner, in order to prevent their shutting down one of the largest gun shows in the nation next weekend, 20, 21 and 22 November 2020. The restrict...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Department Of Defense, Arizona, General Assembly, Sonny, The Nation, Chantilly Virginia, John Crump, Ralph Northam, Northam, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Trust & Will raises $15M as digital estate planning hits mainstream

Let’s get something morbid out of the way right up front: estate planning is a growth business in 2020. Whether you need to create or update a will, build a family trust, or sign over power of attorney for end-of-life decision-making, it’s been a heck of a year for many families, and even more people are starting to think about these instruments if anything worse happens this year (and there are still six weeks left!) In the United States, the vast majority of this paperwork is conducted in-pers...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Finance, Funding, US, Tech, United States, Nevada, General Assembly, AARP, Daniel Goldstein, Jackson Square Ventures, Jeff Cruttenden, Jesse Draper, John Zdanowski, Noah Kerner


The 2020 election just cemented another 10 years of Republican rule

Members of the Georgia Tech Womens basketball team, hold voting signs outside of McCamish Pavillion which serves as a polling place on Election Day in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images On already unfair maps, Democrats lost key state and local elections. Republicans will now draw more than 4 times more congressional districts than Democrats.  The 2020 election likely cemented another decade of GOP minority rule.  Zachariah Sippy is ...
Tags: Texas, Congress, US, Trends, David, Democrats, Gop, Missouri, House, House Of Representatives, Kansas, Ohio, Michigan, Getty, Republican, Johnson


RESULTS: Now-Republican incumbent Jeff Van Drew defeats Democrat Amy Kennedy to represent the state's 2nd Congressional District

  Now-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew defeated Democrat Amy Kennedy to represent New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, according to Decision Desk HQ. After one year as a Democratic representative, Van Drew switched parties and now is a member of the Republican Party. New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is the southernmost and largest Congressional District in New Jersey. It contains all of Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties. See the live coverage and full results from all U...
Tags: Politics, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Live, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Mitt Romney, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, Faa, Gloucester, Rhode Island


RESULTS: Polls close in New Jersey, where now-Republican incumbent Jeff Van Drew and Democrat Amy Kennedy vie for a chance to represent the state's 2nd Congressional District

  Polls closed at 8 p.m. ET in New Jersey, where first-term Rep. Jeff Van Drew is facing Democrat Amy Kennedy in the state's 2nd Congressional District. After one year as a Democratic representative, Van Drew switched parties and now is a member of the Republican Party. New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is the southermost and largest Congressional District in New Jersey. It contains all of Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. The race will be called as soon as there are suf...
Tags: Politics, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Live, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, Mitt Romney, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, Faa, Gloucester, Rhode Island, Kennedy


Polls in Colorado have closed. Follow for live results on giving the state's electoral votes to the winner of the US popular vote

  Colorado is voting on Proposition 113, which will determine whether the state and its nine electoral college votes will join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Polls in Colorado closed at 9 p.m. ET.  States in the compact pledge to give all their electoral college votes to the nationwide winner of the presidential popular vote — regardless of which candidate wins their own state.  If the measure passes and Colorado enters, jurisdictions representing 196 electoral votes will be in t...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Senate, US, Trends, Live, United States, Maine, Nebraska, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, George W Bush, General Assembly, Election 2020, Electoral College, 2020 Election


LIVE RESULTS: Polls close in New Jersey, where now-Republican incumbent Jeff Van Drew and Democrat Amy Kennedy vie for a chance to represent the state's 2nd Congressional District

  Polls closed at 8 p.m. ET in New Jersey, where first-term Rep. Jeff Van Drew is facing Democrat Amy Kennedy in the state's 2nd Congressional District. After one year as a Democratic representative, Van Drew switched parties and now is a member of the Republican Party. New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is the southermost and largest Congressional District in New Jersey. It contains all of Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. See the live coverage and full results from all ...
Tags: Politics, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Live, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, Mitt Romney, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, Faa, Gloucester, Rhode Island, Kennedy


Now-Republican incumbent Jeff Van Drew and Democrat Amy Kennedy vie for a chance to represent New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District

  First-term Rep. Jeff Van Drew will face Democrat Amy Kennedy in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District. After one year as a Democratic representative, Van Drew switched parties and now is a member of the Republican Party. New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District is the southermost and largest Congressional District in New Jersey. It contains all of Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Politics, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, Mitt Romney, John F Kennedy, Republican, Donald Trump, Faa, Gloucester, Rhode Island, Kennedy, General Assembly


Colorado Proposition 113 on giving the state's electoral votes to the winner of the US popular vote: live results

Colorado is voting on Proposition 113, which will determine whether the state and its nine electoral college votes will join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. States in the compact pledge to give all their electoral college votes to the nationwide winner of the presidential popular vote — regardless of which candidate wins their own state.  If the measure passes and Colorado enters, jurisdictions representing 196 electoral votes will be in the compact. The compact goes into effect a...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Senate, US, Trends, United States, Maine, Nebraska, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, George W Bush, General Assembly, Election 2020, Electoral College, 2020 Election, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact


Will reform of quirky approach to jury sentencing greatly impact Virginia's criminal justice system?

A helpful reader reminded me that I had forgotten to blog about a recent significant change in sentencing procedure in Virginia, which is effectively explained in this local article from a few weeks ago headlined "Virginia lawmakers vote to reform 224-year-old jury sentencing law."  Here are the basics: Virginia lawmakers passed a closely watched bill Friday aimed at ensuring people can exercise their right to a jury trial without risking much steeper punishments. Criminal justice reform advoca...
Tags: Law, Kentucky, Virginia, Morrissey, Kennedy, General Assembly, Cooper, Douglas A Berman, Lafler, Virginia Sentencing Commission, Sen Joe Morrissey D Richmond, Del Don Scott D Portsmouth, Virginia Association of Commonwealth


10 popular online STEM, coding and gaming courses — all are taught by women

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera There are startlingly low numbers of women in STEM-related careers: Only 1 in 4 STEM positions are held by women.Education can help you advance in a STEM career, and online courses can be more affordable and flexible than a traditional college route.Because representation matters, all of these courses are taught by women who are highly successful in the STEM field.Read more: These online d...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Python, Minnesota, Education, Microsoft, Stem, Trends, Development, Css, Nasa, Features, Harvard, Cambridge, Aws, Columbia University


Taxes also to be decided by several Nov. 3 ballot initiatives

In addition to selecting who gets to go to, or stay in, Washington, D.C., voters across the country on Nov. 3 will decide on a variety of ballot measures. This coming Election Day, citizens in 32 states will decide the fate of 120 statewide initiatives. There also are measures on the ballots in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And yes, there are plenty of tax questions that will be decided. Ballotpedia, the Wisconsin-based nonprofit that's been tracking electio...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Colorado, California, Washington, Austin, United States, Arizona, Food And Drug Administration, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois, General Assembly, Golden State, Grand Canyon State, U S Virgin Islands


Saudi Arabia failed to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, while China and Russia were voted in

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS Saudi Arabia has failed to win a seat on the UN's Human Rights Council, while China and Russia were elected to join the body. The UN General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, voted in 15 countries to the 47-member council on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Saudi Arabia and China are considered some of the world's worst human-rights abusers. In Saudi Arabia, homosexuality merits the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, US, Trends, Beijing, Asia Pacific, United Nations, News UK, World Health Organization, Un, Associated Press, Xinjiang


Saudi Arabia failed to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, while China and Russia were voted in with ease

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS Saudi Arabia has failed to win a seat on the UN's Human Rights Council, while China, Russia, and Cuba were elected to join the body. The UN General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, voted in 15 countries to the 47-member council on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Saudi Arabia and China are considered some of the world's worst human-rights abusers. In Saudi Arabia, homosexuality mer...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, US, Trends, Beijing, Asia Pacific, United Nations, News UK, World Health Organization, Un, Associated Press, Xinjiang


Co-founder of General Assembly explains what a second stimulus bill means for Americans

For many Americans across the country, the prospect of getting a second stimulus check from the government is a matter of life and death. With millions of people out of work due to layoffs and cuts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many households have been forced to depend on government aid to help pay for basic needs, including food and housing. Jake Schwartz, one of the co-founders of General Assembly, an education company, explains why the second stimulus bill is critical to the overall ec...
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IARU Region 2 Releases 2020 Band Plan

The ARRL reports: The International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) — the Americas — has released the and made procedural changes to shorten the time to reflect future adjustments. The Band Plan includes a change approved at the October 2019 General Assembly to add an Amateur Satellite uplink subband, 21.125 to 21.450 MHz, on a non-exclusive basis. This matches similar changes in the Region 1 and Region 3 band plans. A number of administrative changes have been made to the text, althou...
Tags: Americas, Radio, General Assembly, ARRL, Operating, IARU Region, QRS, Iaru, Band Plan, IARU R2, International Amateur Radio Union Region, CW QRS


NY Nightmare: Our Pandemic-Election Risk Assessment Looks At CT, DE, DC, NY, OK

It’s hard to imagine a bigger reminder of the threat that COVID-19 continues to pose than the news that President Trump has tested positive for the virus. And this week we continue our state-by-state look at how election officials are trying to keep voting safe in the pandemic. On tap for this week are: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia. Where have election officials worked out the kinks of their summer primaries? And where has the chaos already begun to ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, New York City, Joe Biden, House, Usps, Connecticut, Dc, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Republican, Andrew Cuomo, District Of Columbia


Web Creator Spotlight | Stuart Schuffman

Stuart Schuffman, a.k.a. Broke-Ass Stuart, is a globetrotting superblogger who has built his brand around the idea that you don’t actually need tons of money to enjoy yourself. Since the early 2000s he’s made it his mission to uncover hidden gems in his hometown of San Francisco and in cities like New York, San Diego, Detroit, Austin, and all over Europe as a longtime stringer for the backpacker’s bible, “Lonely Planet.” Over the years Stuart has published a handful of top-selling urban adventur...
Tags: Europe, San Francisco, Netflix, Ireland, Ifc, San Diego, Lonely Planet, Patreon, Stuart, General Assembly, Bay Area, UCSC, North Beach, Broke Ass Stuart, Web Creators, Justin Juul


Changes to Va. Code Section 43-13: Another Arrow in a Subcontractor’s Quiver

As is always the case here in Virginia, our General Assembly has made some legislative changes that affect construction contracting.  One of these changes is an amendment to Va. Code 43-13 found in the mechanic’s lien section of the Virginia Code. This section of the code has always required that any money paid to a contractor must first go toward paying its subcontractors, suppliers and laborers prior to being used for any other purpose.  Prior to 2020, the only remedy for violaiton of Va. Code...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, Commonwealth, General Assembly, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Construction Mediation, Mechanic's Liens, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Construction Law Musings, Virginia Mechanic's Lien, Virginia Code 43-13


Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Claims He Was Taken Out of Context in Atlantic Story on Trump Stealing Election

Lawrence Tabas insists he has no intention of disenfranchising the voters of Pennsylvania.Tabas, the state’s Republican Party chairman, said he isn’t planning a scheme where the GOP-led State Assembly – not voters – would choose Pennsylvania’s 20 electors.He hasn’t discussed such a strategy with other Republican leaders or the Trump campaign.But he understands why readers of The Atlantic might come to the conclusion that he has.Tabas was one of several sources in a 9,800-word story by Atlantic s...
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The Trump campaign is waging an all-out legal war to stop the expansion of vote-by-mail in 7 different states

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania on September 26, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Amid President Donald Trump's opposition to mail-in voting, his campaign for re-election has so far filed lawsuits in multiple states: including in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana. The president's campaign also filed a motion against members of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, who are suin...
Tags: Politics, News, Montana, Politico, Nbc News, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Usps, Iowa, New Jersey, Arizona, General Election, Associated Press


Trump's campaign is suing North Carolina over a change that would allow voters to more easily fix incomplete mail-in ballots

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on September 26, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee on Saturday sued to stop North Carolina election officials from enforcing rule changes that could increase the number of ballots counted. Last week, the state elections board issued new guidance to allow mail-in absentee ballots with ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Trends, Gop, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, General Assembly, Trump, Election 2020, state Board of Elections, Brennan Center for Justice, Harrisburg International Airport, Greg Murphy, Dan Bishop


Trump's campaign is suing North Carolina over a change that wold allow voters to more easily fix incomplete mail-in ballots

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania, on September 26, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee on Saturday sued to stop North Carolina election officials from enforcing rule changes that could increase the number of ballots counted. Last week, the state elections board issued new guidance to allow mail-in absentee ballots with ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Trends, Gop, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, General Assembly, Trump, Election 2020, state Board of Elections, Brennan Center for Justice, Harrisburg International Airport, Greg Murphy, Dan Bishop


“Dual Duties” Regulation Set to be Released for Restaurants; Tip Credit at Issue

You may recall that back in December 2019 (doesn’t that seem like so long ago?), the General Assembly and Governor Lamont fashioned a compromise on so-called “dual duties” legislation. The bill required the Department of Labor to revisit a 1950 regulation that has been interpreted by some as requiring time that a server spends on “non-service duties” be segregated.  The DOL was required to propose a “notice of intent” to modify the regulations by April 1, 2020 and, in making its proposal “shall ...
Tags: Law, Regulations, Bloomberg, Service, Restaurant, Connecticut, Proposed, Statement, Test, Tip, General Assembly, Class Actions, Lamont, Department of Labor, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance


Putin offers UN staff free coronavirus vaccines, from Russia with love

Uh, thanks? Russian president Vladimir Putin offered to provide United Nations staff with the Sputnik-V vaccine in a speech Tuesday to this year's General Assembly, which marks the U.N.'s 75th birthday. From AP: "Any one of us could face this dangerous virus. The virus has not spared the staff of the United Nations, its headquarters…
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