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Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia | September 3, 2021

Ida death toll nears 50 as flooding pounds Northeast states; 25 dead in New Jersey, 6 missing

Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia | September 3, 2021

Nearly 50 people across multiple states have died due to flooding and extreme weather conditions in the Northeast United States caused by heavy rainfall from the remains of Hurricane Ida.

In New Jersey, at least 25 people have died, most of whom were caught in their vehicles by the flooding, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday morning. The Garden State has the most loss of life from the storm that made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday and moved northward over the week.

The extreme weather from the storm system has resulted in fatalities in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Mississippi and Louisiana. .. (Excerpts from the Christian Post)

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Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island | August 22, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri Tracks North After Landfall, Biden Makes Emergency Declaration

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island | August 22, 2021

Tropical Storm Henri, which has winds of 40 mph, made landfall along the coast of Rhode Island on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center, and is continuing to track north in New England.

The storm is continuing to weaken, according to a 5 p.m. ET update from the agency. Tropical-storm-force winds currently span about 125 miles away from the center of Henri.

“On the forecast track, Henri is expected to slow down further and possibly stall near the Connecticut-New York border tonight, with an east-northeastward motion across northern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts expected on Monday,” said the NHC at 2 p.m.

The storm, which was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane, made landfall in the town of Westerly, Rhode Island, at 12:15 p.m. ET, the NHC said.

President Joe Biden said at 4 p.m. ET that “thousands of additional line crews” from out of state and Canada are heading to the northeast…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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Connecticut | August 19, 2021

Republican Flips State Senate Seat Where Biden Won By 25%

Connecticut | August 19, 2021

A Republican candidate for state senate in Connecticut flipped a seat where then-candidate Joe Biden won by just over 25% during the 2020 presidential election. Ryan Fazio, a member of Greenwich, Connecticut’s Representative Town Meeting, defeated Alexis Gevanter, a gun control advocate who had never before held public office on Tuesday by less than three percentage points in the wealthy, suburban 36th State Senate District. Republicans are hailing the victory as a preview of the 2022 congressional midterms… (Excerpts from the Daily Caller) 

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California, Connecticut | June 15, 2021

Pro-Life Group Issues Warning After Dems Reintroduce ‘Egregious’ Bill Guaranteeing Abortion Up Until Birth

California, Connecticut | June 15, 2021

One pro-life group is warning Americans about a bill that was reintroduced by Democrats last week and aims to override state restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The Women’s Health Protection Act would allow abortion all the way up until birth and has been presented in every session of Congress since 2013 but has never been up for a vote.

On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) brought the bill forward again.

Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List President Marjorie Dannenfelser called the legislation “egregious.”

“While most Americans want reasonable pro-life protections for unborn children, pro-abortion Democrats are moving swiftly in the opposite direction,” Dannenfelser said in a statement. “This radical bill would destroy existing pro-life protections at the state level and prevent future pro-life limits from being enacted. This a direct attack on the will of the people as demonstrated by the groundswell of pro-life legislation we’ve seen this year.”

In a series of tweets, SBA pointed out that an overwhelming majority of voters oppose this abortion extremism and being forced to pay for abortions with their tax dollars.

He argued that Democrats “have decided to serve the abortion lobby’s interests over the American public which opposes unlimited abortions paid for by taxpayers.

Meanwhile, lawmakers described the reintroduction of the bill as a response to the Supreme Court’s review of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – a case asking whether Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks is constitutional.

Blumenthal claims the Women’s Health Protection Act “has never been more urgent or more necessary” because of the impending Supreme Court case….

(Excerpts from Faithwire)

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California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont | June 2, 2021

Red States Top Those with Lowest Unemployment Rates

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont | June 2, 2021
by Bethany Blankley
Republican-led states and Vermont reported the lowest unemployment rates in April, according to a new report by the U.S. Commerce Department. States led by Democratic governors recorded the highest jobless rates, according to the report.

Unemployment rates were lower in April in 12 states and the District of Columbia and stable in 38 states, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

States with the highest unemployment rates in April were Hawaii (8.5%), California (8.3%), New Mexico and New York (both at 8.2%), and Connecticut (8.1%). All five states with the highest unemployment are run by Democratic trifectas, meaning Democrats control the governor’s office and both houses of the state legislature.

The four states with the lowest jobless rates in April were all run by Republican trifectas: Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Utah, with 2.8% each. Vermont, with a Republican governor and a Democratic-controlled state House and Senate, ranked fifth-best with an unemployment rate of 2.9%.

Overall, 31 states had unemployment rates lower than the U.S. national average of 6.1%. The majority – 26 – are Republican-led states. Of the 19 states and the District of Columbia with jobless rates higher than the national average, 14 are led by Democrats…

(Excerpts from the Tennessee Star)

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Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming | May 17, 2021

Enough! State Attorneys General URGE Facebook to Scrap Instagram for Kids

Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming | May 17, 2021

The National Association of Attorneys General had to urge Facebook to drop a potentially “harmful” project targeted at kids. Apparently, Facebook needs to be encouraged to protect children online.

Attorneys general from 44 states and territories sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer and founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Attorneys General urged Zuckerberg to scrap plans to develop an Instagram platform for children under the age of 13. Facebook is the parent company of Instagram. ..

(Excerpts from MRC News)

 

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