Democrats’ Hopes in New York House Races Hurt by New District Maps

New York’s courts unveiled a slate of congressional districts on Monday that would loosen Democrats’ hold on key House seats and make it easier for Republicans to compete in this year’s midterm elections. The map drawn by a court-appointed special master charged with unwinding a partisan gerrymander, unquestionably offered a less favorable playing field to … Read more

Bozeman’s Rosenstein trains for USA Games with former Olympian

BOZEMAN — Often before the sun comes up, you’ll find Bozeman’s Kaden Rosenstein swimming laps at the Bozeman Swim Center. “We leave at 10 to six in the morning, and he reminds me — he wakes me up early at 515 — saying it’s time to go, mom!” Rosenstein’s mother Andrea laughed. It’s an early … Read more

Biden Approves Plan to Redeploy Several Hundred Ground Forces Into Somalia

WASHINGTON — President Biden has signed an order authorizing the military to once again deploy hundreds of Special Operations forces inside Somalia — largely reversing the decision by President Donald J. Trump to withdraw nearly all 700 ground troops who had been stationed there, according to four officials familiar with the matter. In addition, Mr. … Read more

Workplace travel has decreased 20% in the US: America among leaders in working from home

The number of trips Americans are making to their workplace has dropped significantly when compared to pre-pandemic figures, a new report finds, as the nation gives into ‘work from home’ culture, and employees begin to refuse to return to work – or stay in positions that require them to go to the office each day. … Read more

In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The reason behind the spending spree—oil. New Mexico is the … Read more

‘Replacement theory’ is nothing new. It has undermined America’s ‘more perfect union’ from the start | Michael Harriot

When America’s founders sat down to craft the structure of their brand new British spin-off, the preamble to the US constitution described the purpose of this experiment in democracy – to create a “more perfect union”. The 14th amendment, which ended slavery, gave Black Americans more freedom while simultaneously spawning the imperfections of Jim Crow … Read more

Buffalo shooting victims: ‘Hero’ guard and teacher who was ‘a pillar of the community’ are among the 10 killed

Thirteen people, ages 20 to 86, were shot. Eleven were Black and two were White, Buffalo police said. • Roberta A. Drury, 32, of Buffalo • Margus D. Morrison, 52, of Buffalo • Andre Mackneil, 53, of Auburn, New York • Aaron Salter, 55, of Lockport, New York • Geraldine Talley, 62, of Buffalo • … Read more

US, Canada 2022 Summer Festival Guide

2021 saw the limited return of music festivals in the United States, with major events such as Made in America, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and several Rolling Loud engagements bringing joy to music fans across the country. This year, attendees in both the United States and Canada can look forward to an interesting mix of festival … Read more