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Bone, Easter running for Circuit Clerk | Government and Politics
Politics

Bone, Easter running for Circuit Clerk | Government and Politics

Kristina Bone and Elaine Easter are running as Republicans for the office of St. Francois County Circuit Clerk in the Aug. 2 election. The duty of a Circuit Clerk is to assist the Circuit Court Judge in judicial duties by preparing and maintaining court records, collecting fees and fines, and processing paperwork. Clerks help with administrative aspects of a court, and are also responsible for summoning jurors and maintaining jury pools. ...
Biden Strategizes With Democratic Governors to Protect Abortion Rights | Politics
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Biden Strategizes With Democratic Governors to Protect Abortion Rights | Politics

Hamstrung by narrow Democratic majorities in Congress, President Joe Biden Friday huddled virtually with Democratic governors to find ways to provide abortion access even as states move to ban or severely restrict the procedure."We're going to do everything in our power" to help girls and women get abortions no matter where they live, Biden told nine governors on a videoconference to plot strategy. He said he had just spoken with Attorney General Merrick Garland, and the two were determined to make sure two workarounds – getting medication abortion from an out-of-state provider or traveling across a state line to get an abortion, would be protected."This is not over," Biden said, a week after the Supreme Court handed down a decision reversing the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing a woma...
Nebraska education commissioner expresses frustration over board’s handling of his contract | Politics
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Nebraska education commissioner expresses frustration over board’s handling of his contract | Politics

Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt publicly expressed frustration Friday over the way the Nebraska State Board of Education was handling the renewal of his employment contract, telling board members that he felt he was excluded from the process.He commented during the monthly meeting of the board at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln.“It’s uncomfortable for me to sit here while you talk about me without me,” Blomstedt said. “I will say, and I do feel, as if I’ve not been in the process at this point in time. So, you all are agreeing to an offer that I have yet to consider.”The comments were a rare display of emotion for Blomstedt, a self-deprecating consensus-builder with a steady demeanor.Since taking the job in 2014, his contract renewals have been une...
Johnny Depp surprises crowd at Jeff Beck show in England | Entertainment
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Johnny Depp surprises crowd at Jeff Beck show in England | Entertainment

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at Jeff Beck's concert in Sheffield, England on Sunday night (29.05.22).The 58-year-old Hollywood star is currently awaiting the verdict of his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, and after several weeks appearing in court in Fairfax, Virginia, the 'Black Mass' star travelled across the pond to perform alongside his musician friend at Sheffield City Hall.The pals performed their 2020 cover of John Lennon's 1970 hit 'Isolation', as well renditions of Marvin Gaye’s 'What’s Going On' and Jimi Hendrix’s 'Little Wing', according to videos of the concert shared on social media, in which the 'Sweeney Todd' star appeare...
Hundreds rally again in support of abortion rights in Omaha | Politics & Government
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Hundreds rally again in support of abortion rights in Omaha | Politics & Government

Nearly two weeks after a leaked draft opinion suggested the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, hundreds of people gathered in Omaha Saturday to denounce the anticipated decision and reaffirm their commitment to protect abortion rights.The demonstration outside the City-County Building was just one of many throughout the nation as local organizers billed the day as Roe v. Wade Day of Action. Wielding signs with messages like “Keep abortion safe and legal” and “No uterus, no opinion,” attendees rallied and heard from speakers who promised to keep fighting no matter what happens.Saturday’s rally was at least the second one to occur in Omaha since the media outlet Politico broke the story of the draft opinion on May 2.Support for personal choice was one of the commo...