Gov. Whitmer plans tax cuts, stricter gun laws, free Pre-K

Lansing, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined an agenda Wednesday that will prioritize enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who one can marry and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state. Whitmer presented her agenda in her fifth State of the State speech, which is her … Read more

Idaho students: Food truck video of slain students offers timeline of their final hours

CNN — Two of the four University of Idaho students who were killed on Sunday were last seen alive ordering at a late-night food truck in Moscow, Idaho, at about 1:41 am, the truck’s live Twitch stream shows. In the video, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves order $10 worth of carbonara from Grub Truckers and … Read more

UVA shooting: Football team is uniting in grief as players and staff process tragedy after fatal shooting, coach and AD say

CNN — The last 24 hours have felt like a nightmare for University of Virginia head coach Tony Elliott, the entire football team and campus, the coach said Tuesday during a news conference. “I’m ready for somebody to pinch me and wake me up and say this didn’t happen,” Elliott said, speaking publicly for the … Read more

Uvalde Families Make Last Push for Shakeup on Election Day

By ACACIA CORONADO, Associated Press UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Just hours after voting started in Texas, Kimberly Rubio cast her ballot in the same Uvalde city building where she waited in May to learn that her daughter, Lexi, was one of 19 fourth-graders fatally shot at Robb Elementary School. “If our children aren’t safe, neither … Read more

Live Updates: National Guard Members in Texas Refuse Vaccine | World News

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas officials indicated Tuesday that thousands of National Guard members are refusing COVID-19 vaccines in the latest challenge against a Biden administration order that requires all members of the military to get one. A lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton comes a week after a federal judge rejected a similar … Read more

Returning Students Greeted With Closing Schools | Education News

As coronavirus cases rise due to the highly communicable omicron variant, schools across the country are resuming classes after their winter break and navigating a complicated comeback that is further exacerbated by staff shortages, trial problems and bad weather. According to the Burbio school tracking site, 1,600 additional schools announced closure of in-person learning for … Read more

California More Prepared for Latest Surge of New Virus Cases | California News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, California (AP) – California is poised for a surge in new coronavirus infections as a much more contagious version of the disease spreads between the Christmas holidays and family gatherings forced indoors by a series of winter storms. But experts say the nation’s most populous state is likely to … Read more