Westerly council looking to fill local committees | Latest News

WESTERLY — The Town Council has agreed to form ad-hoc committees to work on plans for the site of the former marina, affordable housing and a Bradford community center. Both the former marina site on Margin Street and the Bradford school plot on Church Street are town properties, and the new council has made it … Read more

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 Gretchen Whitmer outlined an agenda Wednesday that will prioritize enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who one can marry and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state.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

House speaker vote and news

Rep. Byron Donalds speaks to the media during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House outside the US Capitol on Wednesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) The far-right of the House Republican Party nominated Rep. Byron Donalds from Florida for speaker as the floor fight over the gavel continued Wednesday. Republican Rep. Chip Roy … Read more

Jan. 6 committee votes to issue criminal referrals against Trump

For months, the Jan. 6 committee went back-and-forth over whether it would refer former President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. On Monday, the committee didn’t equivocate. The committee referred Trump to the DOJ on at least four criminal charges, including: Obstructing an official proceeding Defrauding the United States Making false statements … Read more

Crypto industry ponders what’s next after NY moratorium

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants the crypto-based industry to flourish in New York, but she said Monday it can’t come at the expense of the environment. “I have said I support the crypto industry,” Hochul said Monday. “It does not mean they have to be using our limited resources here in upstate New York to do … Read more

Dow closes more than 600 points lower after indecisive midterms, crypto selloff

Stocks were lower on Wednesday — following recent market gains — as results of the midterm elections provided no clear answers about who would control Congress yet. A crypto selloff also weighed on markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 646.89 points, or about 1.95%, to 32,513.94. The decline was led by Disney, which fell … Read more

Crypto Receives Some Bad News from Friendly Portugal

The crypto industry is looking for good news much like the rest of the asset classes in these times of concern about the health of the economy. For a long time, cryptocurrency evangelists have claimed that bitcoin (BTC), the largest digital currency, can be used to hedge against inflation, since you know exactly what the … Read more

Biden Dismisses DeSantis’ Immigrant Relocation | National News

President Joe Biden on Tuesday dismissed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest move to relocate migrants to more liberal states while noting that sending them back to certain countries is “not rational” – a rare acknowledgment of the national conversation on immigration sparked by Republican governors. “He should come visit. We have a beautiful shoreline,” Biden … Read more

Jennifer Lawrence is not a Republican thanks to 30 Rock

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon; Jennifer Lawrencephoto: Peacock/YouTube; mike coppola (Getty Images) For better or worse, the television shows we watch as youths have some influence over our political identities as we come of age. (It’s often easy to spot the people in politics who had their brains poisoned by The West Wing in their … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week

CNN — As Mississippi’s capital faces a third day without reliable water service Wednesday – pushing some residents to stand in long lines for bottled water and keeping schools and businesses closed – the mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week. The problem came to a head Monday, when river flooding … Read more