At board meetings in Barrington and Rockton, IL, some kids pled for a revision of mask protocols, asking schools to give them a choice as to whether to wear face coverings for the 2021-2022 school year.
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HARRISBURG, PA - Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction for sexual assault has been thrown out the by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. The comedian and actor is expected to be released sometime on Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - On Friday, June 25, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years (270 months) in prison in the death of George Floyd.
WASHINGTON D.C. - On Thursday, June 16, President Joe Biden signed a new bill into law making Juneteenth, or June 19, a Federal Holiday in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a Thursday briefing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that people in the U.S. who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks or physically distance, indoors or outdoors.
BOISE - Idaho Governor Brad Little signed House Bill 380 into law Monday, providing Idahoans $220 million in immediate one-time income tax rebates and $163 million in ongoing income tax relief.
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal grand jury in Minnesota has voted to indict four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the May 2020 arrest of George Floyd.
WASHINGTON D.C. - According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden released a statement Monday announcing that he will be raising the refugee cap this year in the U.S. to 62,500. The announcement more than quadruples the 15,000 limit set under former President Donald Trump.
BOISE - The Idaho House Ethics Committee has begun deliberations regarding sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, R-Lewiston.
WASHINGTON D.C. - On Tuesday, April 27, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention announced eased guidelines that state fully vaccinated adults do not need to wear masks outdoors unless in large crowds of strangers. In some cases, those who are not vaccinated can as well.
WASHINGTON D.C. - On Friday, April 23, an advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended resuming the rollout of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, adding a label warning of extremely uncommon, but potentially dangerous risk of blood clots.
BERKELEY - The University of California and California State University jointly announced Thursday their plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty returning to campus this fall. The decision would affect over one million students and employees.
WASHINGTON D.C. - On Thursday, April 22, the US Senate passed a bill intended to address an increase in crimes against people of Asian decent amid the COVID-19 pandemic by a vote of 94 to 1. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, was the lone member to oppose the bill.