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پورتلند سوابق 15 قتل در ماه جولای بیشتر در طول دوره یک ماهه پس از 1980s

پورتلند پلیس می گویند وجود دارد 15 قتل در ماه جولای ترین قتل در یک دوره یک ماهه از سال 1980s و 63 تیراندازی به usf football گزارش.

این تعداد شامل دو نفر کشته شدند در این هفته در vigils برگزار شد برای دیگر قربانیان. خبر می آید به تظاهرات ادامه 66th مستقیم شب شنبه بیش از خشونت پلیس.

“است که بسیار مربوط به می دانم که بسیاری از مردم کشته شده اند در یک دوره کوتاه از زمان” رئیس چاک Lovell گفت: با توجه به KATU2. “این تعداد قابل قبول نیست.”

تیراندازی هستند تا هر یک از سه ماه گذشته بیش از حد. پلیس در جواب خواستار 167 تیراندازی در ژوئن و ژوئیه در مقایسه با 96 در همان بازه زمانی در سال گذشته است.

“ما کار شماره یک ما است و امنیت عمومی و حفاظت از زندگی است. بنابراین ما در حال رفتن به برخی از منابع بیشتر مردم به کارآگاه بخش برای کمک به پیگیری و انجام برخی تحقیقات در آن” Lovell گفت. “آن وقت بر ما به امنیت عمومی حرفه ای و ماموران پلیس برای بیرون رفتن و هنوز هم که کار می کنند.”

Lovell گفت: اخیر انحلال از خشونت اسلحه کاهش تیم ساخته شده است که همه چیز سخت تر است.

“آنچه که واقعا از دست داده بود و به دنبال آن قطعه چیدن ویدئو تماس با مردم” Lovell گفت.

مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن دولت در ماه گذشته فرستاده شده در فدرال تاکتیکی تیم پورتلند که برای هفته بوده است سایت از درگیری شدید بین ماموران و معترضان.

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سه نفر مجروح در جنوب ققنوس تصادف در نزدیکی خیابان مرکزی Roeser جاده

سه نفر مجروح شدند پس از انتخابات گفت: دو خودرو سقوط کرد در جنوب ققنوس روز یکشنبه بعد از ظهر.

هر دو خودرو بودند به شدت آسیب دیده در این تصادف در نزدیکی خیابان مرکزی و Roeser جاده با توجه به Phoenix Fire Department کاپیتان تاد کلر. دو نفر گرفته شد به یک بیمارستان در شرایط جدی و سوم شخص حاضر مراقبت های پزشکی کلر گفت.

ققنوس اداره پلیس در حال بررسی برخورد اما سخنگوی Sgt. مارگارت کاکس گفت که باعث شد هنوز هم ناشناخته که از یکشنبه شب.

رسیدن به خبرنگار در [email protected] و یا در توییتر @helenwieffering.

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(VAR) هشدار: Johnson Fistel بررسی پیشنهاد فروش Varian; $است 177.50 یک قیمت عادلانه است ؟

سن دیگو, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — حقوق سهامداران حقوقی جانسون Fistel دفتر راه اندازی کرده است یک بررسی به این که آیا اعضای هیئت مدیره از Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (“Varian” و یا “شرکت”) (NYSE: VAR) نقض خود را امانتی وظایف در ارتباط با پیشنهاد فروش این شرکت به شرکت زیمنس Healthineers AG (“زیمنس”).

در اوت 2, 2020, Varian اعلام کرد که آن را تا به حال وارد قطعی توافق ادغام با زیمنس. تحت شرایط معامله Varian سهامداران را دریافت خواهد کرد $177.50 برای هر سهم Varian آنها خود را.

بررسی نگرانی که آیا Varian هیئت مدیره موفق به برآوردن وظایف خود به سهامداران این شرکت را از جمله این که آیا هیئت مدیره به اندازه کافی به دنبال جایگزین هایی برای کسب و اینکه آیا هیئت مدیره به دست آمده بهترین قیمت ممکن برای Varian سهام عادی.

اگر شما یک سهامدار Varian و بر این باورند که پیشنهاد قیمت خریداری بیش از حد کم و یا شما علاقه مند به یادگیری بیشتر در مورد بررسی, لطفا تماس با سرب تحلیلگر جیم بیکر ([email protected]) در 619-814-4471. اگر ایمیل لطفا یک شماره تلفن.

علاوه بر این شما می توانید [اینجا را کلیک کنید برای پیوستن به این عمل]. وجود دارد هیچ هزینه و یا تعهد به شما.

در مورد جانسون Fistelدفتر:
جانسون Fistelدفتر است در سراسر کشور به رسمیت شناخته شده حقوق سهامداران شرکت حقوقی با دفاتر در کالیفرنیا, نیویورک, و , گرجستان. این شرکت نشان دهنده فردی و سرمایه گذاران نهادی در سهام مشتق و اوراق بهادار اقدام کلاس دعاوی است. برای کسب اطلاعات بیشتر در مورد شرکت و وکلای مدافع خود مراجعه کنید https://www.johnsonfistel.com. وکیل تبلیغات. نتایج گذشته را تضمین نمی کند در آینده نتایج.

تماس با ما:
جانسون Fistelدفتر
جیم بیکر, 619-814-4471
[email protected]

[اینجا را کلیک کنید برای پیوستن به این اقدام]

منبع جانسون Fistelدفتر

لینک های مرتبط

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سنا توافق رهبران تایید Kobach حریف در کانزاس اولیه

رهبران جمهوری خواه مجلس سنا احساس خطر چشم انداز است که محافظه کار firebrand کریس Kobach می تواند برنده این توافق اولیه در کانزاس در روز سه شنبه به تایید یکی از مخالفان خود در کنگره راجر مارشال.

Kobach ضد مهاجرت فتنه و رای دهندگان-تقلب جنگهای صلیبی است و رقابت برای موفقیت بازنشستگی ایالت کانزاس پت رابرتز. اما جمهوریخواهان ترس یک پیروزی برای او می تواند به خطر اندازد یک صندلی بسیار مهم برای نگه داشتن کنترل سنا.

بر اساس یک نظرسنجی منتشر شد پنج شنبه در نیویورک تایمز 30 درصد از توافق اولیه رای دهندگان را در حمایت از حزب دموکرات در این مسابقه اگر Kobach می شود نامزد.

رئیس جمهور دونالد مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن است و در عین حال به حمایت از یک نامزد در مسابقه و گفت: همکاران در نیروی هوایی یک هفته گذشته است که او نمی خواهد دخالت در اصلی.

“سناتور جمهوریخواه در مورد این بسیار نگران” یک استراتژیست جمهوری خواه که اعطا شد گمنامی به بحث در مورد یک موضوع حساس مربوط به رئیس جمهور با سی ان ان گفت با توجه به مکالمه است. “این چیزی است که منجر به عدم اتصال به جمهوری خواهان مجلس سنا. آنها احساس نمی مانند او خود را به عقب.”

هیچ حزب دموکرات موفق به کسب آمریکا صندلی در کانزاس پس از سال 1932, طولانی ترین از هر دولتی در کشور است.

مغلوب ساختن پیشی جستن در سال 2018 تایید Kobach روز قبل از فرمانداری اولیه و Kobach را شکست داد و پس از آن-رژیم صهیونیستی. جف Colyer توسط 343 رای. Kobach پس از دست به در حال حاضر-رژیم صهیونیستی. لورا کلی یک دموکرات با 5 درصد است.

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Storm Isaias Strengthens Slightly as it Brushes off Florida, Heads up East Coast

Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, gathered a bit of strength as it progessed north-northwestward just east of the central coast of Florida on Sunday, packing strong winds and rain.

The center of Isaias is expected to move offshore of the coast of Georgia and southern South Carolina on Monday, before continuing inland over eastern North Carolina on Monday evening, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

By 5 p.m. ET, Tropical Storm Isaias was about 65 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida heading north-northwestward with top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, the NHC said in its latest update.

Isais is expected to move upward along the East Coast and reach Washington, Philadelphia and New York City on Tuesday before moving into New England.

Little change was expected in the storm’s strength in the next couple of days, the NHC said.

The Palm Beach area, where President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is located, emerged largely unscathed from the storm after it brushed off its coast, with authorities reporting no widespread damage and no flooding.

“We still are experiencing some winds,” Lisa DeLaRionda, a spokeswoman for Palm Beach County, said on Sunday. “However, based on the latest forecast, those winds should be dying down early afternoon.”

Although it appeared that Isaias’ impact on Florida would not be severe, the storm provided local emergency management with a “real-world scenario” of what extreme weather preparation and response could look like in the midst of a public health emergency as the states battles the coronavirus pandemic, DeLaRionda said.

Tropical storm warnings and watches were in effect for parts of Florida, South and North Carolina, the NHC said.

Storm surges, when a storm pushes tidal levels above normal, of up to 4 feet, and flooding also threatened some of the areas in Isaias’ path, forecasters said.

As the storm slowly moved north along the coast, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said earlier on Sunday that Isaias had turned more inland, increasing the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and tornadoes in the eastern part of the state.

“Right now, we expect the heaviest rain along the I-95 corridor with as much as seven inches in some places,” Cooper told a news conference.

Isaias did not affect the return home on Sunday of two NASA astronauts, who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon.

They splashed down in the capsule in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA’s first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.

Isaias caused at least two deaths in the Dominican Republic and knocked out power for thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico, according to media reports.

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Arizona reports 1,465 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths Sunday; hospital data improving

Hospitalizations continue gradual declines from their mid-July peaks, as Arizona reported another 1,465 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 18 more known deaths.

Inpatient hospitalizations, ICU beds in use and ventilators in use all continued gradual downward trends on Saturday, according to hospital data reported to the state. But hospitals remain under high pressure, with many COVID-19 patients.

Identified cases rose to 178,467 and known deaths totaled 3,765, according to the daily report by the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

The 18 new known deaths reported Sunday represent the new deaths identified by the Arizona Department of Health Services that day, but many occurred days and weeks prior. Given slow test result turnaround times, new daily reported cases often represent cases that occurred days and weeks prior.

Sunday’s dashboard shows 83% of inpatient beds and 85% of ICU beds were in use, which includes people being treated for COVID-19 and other patients. Overall, 42% of ventilators were in use.

Most people who get the disease are not hospitalized. The state does not report the number of recovered cases, although it does report hospital discharges.

For much of the pandemic, testing has not kept up with the virus’ spread, although the state recently has worked to expand testing. Over the past three weeks, cases increased by 49% and tests increased by 40%. Of known test results from last week, 12% have come back positive. A high percentage of positive tests means there is not enough broad testing and the virus is widespread.

Turnaround on test results is still slow. Sonora Quest Laboratories, which processes the majority of the state’s tests, is still backlogged and reporting results in nine to 12 days. Priority samples from hospitals are processed within 24 hours, according to a spokesperson. Sonora Quest says it should clear the backlog by Sunday. (Initially, the state had said Friday.)

Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s new numbers.

Reported cases in Arizona: 178,467

  • Cases increased by 1,465, or 0.83%, from Saturday’s 177,002 identified cases since the outbreak began.
  • County cases: 120,279 in Maricopa, 16,655 in Pima, 11,142 in Yuma, 8,227 in Pinal, 5,271 in Navajo, 3,064 in Apache, 2,990 in Coconino, 3,027 in Mohave, 2,608 in Santa Cruz, 1,818 in Yavapai, 1,536 in Cochise, 833 in Gila, 473 in La Paz, 489 in Graham and 55 in Greenlee, according to state numbers.
  • The state’s total case count includes individuals who tested positive on a diagnostic PCR test as well as individuals who tested positive on an antibody test who had COVID-19 symptoms or were linked to a known case. Of the cases, 99% are individuals with a positive diagnostic test, according to the state health department.
  • The rate of cases per 100,000 people is highest in Santa Cruz County, followed by Yuma, Navajo and Apache counties.
  • The Navajo Nation had reported 9,068 cases and 460 confirmed deaths as of Saturday. The Navajo Nation includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
  • The Arizona Department of Corrections said 850 inmates had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday; 6,228 inmates have been tested out of a population of about 39,000. Six incarcerated people have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19, with 12 additional deaths under investigation.
  • While race/ethnicity is unknown for 48% of cases, 24% of people with COVID-19 in Arizona are Hispanic or Latino, 17% are white, 6% are Native American, 2% are Black and 1% are Asian or Pacific Islander.
  • Laboratories have completed 956,428 diagnostic tests for COVID-19, 14.4% of which have come back positive. 

Reported deaths: 3,765 known deaths 

  • On Sunday, 18 new deaths were reported, although many likely occurred on previous days or weeks.
  • County deaths: 2,101 in Maricopa, 462 in Pima, 259 in Yuma, 188 in Navajo, 153 in Mohave, 141 in Pinal, 136 in Apache, 115 in Coconino, 61 in Yavapai, 50 in Santa Cruz, 49 in Cochise, 29 in Gila, 10 in La Paz, nine in Graham and fewer than three in Greenlee.
  • People age 65 and older made up 2,712 of the 3,765 deaths, or 72%.
  • While race/ethnicity is unknown for 15% of deaths, 39% of those who died were white, 28% were Hispanic or Latino, 12% were Native American, 3% were Black and 1% were Asian or Pacific Islander.

Hospitalizations continue declining

  • Inpatients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 tallied 2,147 on Saturday, continuing a gradual plateau and decline over the past three weeks. Hospitalizations have eclipsed 1,000 daily since June 1 and had surpassed 3,000 daily for most of July until last week. Inpatient hospitalizations are gradually decreasing.
  • ICU bed use for suspected and confirmed positive COVID-19 patients was at 685 beds in use on Saturday, down from Friday’s 710 beds in use. Prior to Wednesday, the metric had not dropped below 800 beds in use since July 3. Occupied beds have seen slight decreases over the past two weeks. 
  • Ventilator use for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients was at 474 on Saturday, down from Friday’s 490 ventilators in use, and generally continuing what appears to be a two-week long gradual decrease. A record high 687 ventilators in use was hit July 16.
  • Emergency department visits for patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 were at 1,198 on Saturday. Generally, with a few exceptions, daily ER visits appear to be trending downward. Daily ER visits surpassed 1,000 on June 16 and have been above that level every day but two since. During April and May, emergency department daily visits for COVID-19 were typically in the 400s and 500s, rising into the 600s in the last few days of May.
  • The number of patients with suspected and confirmed positive COVID-19 discharged from hospitals was at 349 patients discharged on Saturday. July has seen relatively high discharge numbers.

Key figures to watch

Case counts may be moderating. Over the past two to three weeks, the daily number of new cases reported by the state Health Department has started to flatten, one of the first potentially promising signs in Arizona’s COVID-19 battle. More time is needed to see how testing fluctuations and results backlogs may be influencing case counts. 

The percentage of positive tests is still high. The percentage of positive tests out of all tests per week seems to be plateauing or decreasing, but it remains high. Percent positives were at 16% two weeks ago, compared with 19% three weeks ago, 21% four weeks ago and 20% five weeks ago, per health department data. It’s at 12% so far for tests that have come in from last week, and 11% so far for this week, but most test results are still outstanding. When the state decided to reopen on May 16, that number had been trending down to as low as 5%.

Reach the reporter at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @curtis_chels. 

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Palaniuk Comes From Behind To Win Bassmaster Elite Event At Lake Champlain

After a strong start yielded a pair of 4-pound-class fish by 8:30 a.m., Palaniuk continued catching quality smallmouth throughout the day. A key move and a heads-up response led him to the gold mine that produced a 4-4, a 4-6 and a 4-8 between 12:10 and 1:56 p.m.

“I had one boulder and I shut down before I got to it and as I came off pad, I see a dot on my (Humminbird) Down Imaging and I’m like, ‘Holy cow, that looks like a giant smallmouth,'” Palaniuk said. “I grabbed my rod, threw my bait back before I even dropped my trolling motor.

“The boat’s drifting away, I drop my trolling motor, I pick up and my line’s swimming off. I set the hook and a 4 1/2-pounder goes airborne — way back there. After I caught that fish, I rolled up to the boulder and they were stacked on top of it. Then, every single boulder on that flat in 28 to 32 feet of water had a 4-plus-pounder on it.”

Sticking with what produced the majority of his bites this week, Palaniuk caught his final-round fish on a drop shot with a green pumpkin/blue fleck X Zone Finesse Slammer. He used a No. 2 drop-shot hook and a 3/8-ounce VMC tungsten teardrop weight.

After three days of mostly calm conditions, Championship Sunday brought strong winds, clouds and occasional showers. Noting that the wind likely moved schools of baitfish into the areas he fished, Palaniuk said his game plan came together as well as he’d hoped.

Keeping himself within striking distance all week, Palaniuk placed eighth on Day 1 with 19-12, slipped to 11th on Day 2 with a limit of 18-10 and made the final Top 10 cut on Day 3 by rising to fifth with 20-5.

“It was just one of those days where everything worked out,” he said. “All week long, I said, ‘Just give me a shot,’ because I looked at the weather and I knew we were going to get that windy weather we got in practice.

“I had a really good practice and I felt like I could literally drive around, look at my (Humminbird) LakeMaster charts, pull up on a spot and catch big ones. I think the wind this morning helped push those baitfish up and it moved a lot of those fish up. Those fish aren’t resident fish; they chase schools of bait.”

Spending his day targeting flats with scattered rock and boulders within the Inland Sea (Champlain’s northeast section), Palaniuk said his pattern was so reliable he actually moved with the bait schools. He started on a likely spot and drifted with the wind until he no longer spotted fish on his Humminbird 360.

“When I started not seeing them, I’d jump to the next place and catch another big one,” Palaniuk said. “I hit one magical school this afternoon and every single boulder I could see on with Mega 360 (Imaging) had a big one on it.

“I literally started laughing while I was fighting them, because it was that good.”

Seth Feider of New Market, Minn., finished second with 78-14. After mixing it up with largemouth and smallmouth for three days, he focused on the latter Sunday and caught a limit of 19-14 to go with his previous bags that went 20-1, 21-7 and 17-8.

Feider caught his bass on a flat with a grassline point in 12 feet. He used a medium-diving crankbait and a Carolina-rigged Zoom Speed Craw.

“It’s where I’d been starting every day and then leaving and going largemouth fishing (around marina docks),” Feider said. “I knew with the cloudy skies my largemouth bite was out today, so I leaned on it as hard as I could.

“I got really lucky and caught two great big ones that gave me a chance. It just wasn’t enough.”

Jamie Hartman of Russellville, Ark., finished third with 78-5. Hartman took the lead on Day 1 with 22-1 — the event’s biggest bag — and held the top spot for two more days with bags of 20-3 and 17-8. He added 18-9 Sunday.

Focusing on a rocky point with grass, Hartman caught his fish on a Carolina rig with a craw bait and a 3/8-ounce peanut butter and jelly color Riot Baits Lil’ Creeper jig with a twin-tail trailer. Today’s dim weather seemed to stifle the hot morning bite he had experienced the previous three days.

“The bites were slow; very spaced out — it took me until 11 before I had a decent weight,” Hartman said. “The mornings had been slow, but when the sun would come up, it was like a light switch and they started eating good. We didn’t get that today.”

Feider won the Phoenix Boats Big Bass honors with a 6-6 largemouth he caught on Day 2, earning an additional $1,000.

Hartman took home $3,000 for being the highest-placing entrant in the Toyota Bonus Bucks program, and Jason Williamson earned $2,000 for being the second-highest placing entrant.

The tournament was hosted by the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, City of Plattsburgh and Clinton County with support from the Office of the Governor of the State of New York.

Finish

Name

Hometown

Total lbs-oz

Earnings

1

Brandon Palaniuk

Rathdrum, ID

80-01

$100,000

2

Seth Feider

New Market, MN

78-14

$28,000

3

Jamie Hartman

Newport, NY

78-05

$20,000

4

David Mullins

Mt Carmel, TN

77-13

$15,000

5

Jason Williamson

Wagener, SC

76-11

$15,000

6

Ed Loughran III

Richmond, VA

76-01

$15,000

7

Koby Kreiger

Alva, FL

75-04

$15,000

8

Brock Mosley 

Collinsville, MS

74-02

$15,000

9

Cory Johnston

Cavan, Ontario, Canada

73-13

$15,000

10

Taku Ito

Chiba Japan

73-10

$15,000

11

Scott Canterbury            

Odenville, AL

56-04

$12,000

12

Buddy Gross

Chickamauga, GA

55-04

$12,000

13

Micah Frazier          

Newnan, GA

55-02

$12,000

14

Paul Mueller            

Naugatuck, CT

55-01

$12,000

15

Jeff Gustafson

Keewatin, Ontario, Canada

54-15

$12,000

16

Shane LeHew

Catawba, NC

54-05

$11,000

17

Matt Arey

Shelby, NC

54-01

$10,000

18

Austin Felix        

Eden Prairie, MN

53-12

$10,000

19

Bernie Schultz            

Gainesville, FL

53-12

$10,000

20

Todd Auten        

Lake Wylie, SC

53-10

$10,000

21

Chad Pipkens          

Dewitt, MI

53-00

$10,000

22

Kyle Welcher      

Opelika, AL

53-00

$10,000

23

Luke Palmer      

Coalgate, OK

52-13

$10,000

24

Brandon Lester            

Fayetteville, TN

52-13

$10,000

25

Frank Talley        

Temple, TX

52-11

$10,000

26

Bryan Schmitt          

Deale, MD

52-09

$11,000

27

Hunter Shryock        

Newcomerstown, OH

52-06

$10,000

28

Patrick Walters            

Summerville, SC

52-06

$10,000

29

Garrett Paquette        

Canton, MI

52-06

$10,000

30

Chris Johnston            

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

52-04

$10,000

31

Stetson Blaylock              

Benton, AR

52-03

$10,000

32

Drew Cook          

Midway, FL

50-14

$10,000

33

Chad Morgenthaler              

Reeds Spring, MO

50-09

$10,000

34

Shane Lineberger            

Lincolnton, NC

50-04

$10,000

35

Clent Davis          

Montevallo, AL

50-01

$10,000

36

Rick Morris

Lake Gaston, VA

47-00

$10,000

37

Rob Digh        

Denver, NC

46-13

$10,000

38

Matt Herren          

Ashville, AL

44-11

$10,000

39

Derek Hudnall          

Denham Springs, LA

44-07

$10,000

40

Tyler Rivet          

Raceland, LA

40-02

$10,000

41

Caleb Kuphall             

Mukwonago, WI

33-10

$7,500

42

Chris Zaldain              

Fort Worth, TX

33-08

$7,500

43

Kyle Monti        

Okeechobee, FL

33-05

$7,500

44

Destin DeMarion        

Grove City, PA

33-03

$7,500

45

Greg DiPalma          

Millville, NJ

33-03

$7,500

46

Clark Wendlandt          

Leander, TX

33-01

$5,000

47

Drew Benton            

Blakely, GA

33-00

$5,000

48

Keith Combs      

Huntington, TX

32-15

$5,000

49

Cliff Prince            

Palatka, FL

32-11

$2,500

50

Cody Hollen            

Beaverton, OR

32-11

$2,500

Media Contact: Emily Harley, B.A.S.S. Communications Manager, 205-313-0945, [email protected]

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Nevada Passes Bill to Mail All Voters Ballots amid Pandemic

State lawmakers passed a bill Sunday that would add Nevada to a growing list of states that will mail all active voters ballots ahead of the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill now heads to Gov. Steve Sisolak. If he signs it as expected, Nevada will join seven states that plan on automatically sending voters mail ballots, including California and Vermont, which moved earlier this summer to adopt automatic mail ballot policies.

Proposals to expand the use of mail ballots have sparked pushback from Republicans, including President Donald Trump, who in tweets, has claimed it would lead to fraud and compromise the integrity of the election, including in Nevada. Consensus among experts is that all forms of voter fraud are rare.

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske told lawmakers Friday that she wasn’t aware of any fraud in the June primary, during which Nevada mailed all active voters absentee ballots and only opened a limited number of polling places to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Limited polling places in Reno and Las Vegas resulted in lines of up to eight hours.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control has issued election guidance to provide a wide variety of voting options and limit crowds at polling places.

In the June primary, each county had one polling place except for Clark County, which had three throughout the Las Vegas area. Assembly Bill 4 requires at least 140 polling places throughout the state, including 100 in Clark County, which had 179 in the November 2018 election.

Christine Saunders of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada said the long waits in the June primary demonstrated why Nevada needs both mail and in-person voting opportunities.

“No one should have to choose between their health and voting. No one should have to choose between staying in line to vote and making it to their job on time,” she said.

In states such as Colorado and Oregon, which have mailed all voters ballots for years, the procedure is cheaper than holding an in-person election. But Cegavske said the equipment, education, printing and postage would cost the Secretary of State’s office an additional $3 million, not including costs to counties, which distribute and tabulate ballots.

Nevada spent more than $4 million in federal relief dollars in the June primary, most of which it funneled to counties. More than $1 million went toward leasing counting and sorting machines to accommodate a greater number of absentee ballots.

Cegavske, the state’s top election official and only Republican to hold statewide office, opposed the revised procedures. She blasted the Democratic-controlled Legislature for excluding her from discussions and said she saw a draft of the bill only a day before the vote in the state Assembly.

“We were not involved in this bill’s writing at all … I wish somebody would have asked us about because we could have told you what we had planned,” she said Friday.

To bypass Cegavske and enact the changes, the bill gives the governor the power to command the Secretary of State to adjust election procedures during a declared state of emergency. It passed on a party-line vote through both the state Senate and Assembly, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed. Republicans were particularly distressed with provisions of the bill that expand who is allowed collect and hand in ballots. They warned it would enable a practice detractors call “ballot harvesting,” in which volunteers working for political groups collect and turn in large quantities of ballots to tip the scales in elections.

“It’s a safeguard that our state I believe we need … I feel that taking it out — and it is in this bill — would be devastating, not only to us, but to our state,” Cegavske said.

Democrats argued allowing people other than family members to return ballots would help groups like members of Nevada’s 32 tribes, who have historically faced difficulty voting and live far form polling places and seniors – who may need assistance with voting and fear venturing to the polls.

In the June 2020 election, all voters were mailed ballots and 1.6% voted in-person on Election Day, a tiny share compared to the 34.2% that voted in-person in the November 2018 election.

This story has been corrected to show there will at least 140 polling places throughout the state, not 65, and 100 in Clark County, not 35.

Sam Metz is a corps member for the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in newsrooms to report on under-covered issues.

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After 4 arrests at Tucson protest, police chief asks: ‘Is this supposed to help the cause?’

The Tuscon police chief used Twitter to announce four arrests at a Saturday protest and question the motives of protesters who damage property or retaliate against police.

Chief Chris Magnus said protesters blocked traffic for hours on Saturday night and alleged that a Tucson police officer had been assaulted at the demonstration. KGUN reported that police said a man punched an officer.

Magnus attached photos of graffiti and toppled traffic barricades.

“Is this supposed to help the cause?” he tweeted Sunday morning. “I get it that it’s the minority of protesters who do this but the others seemed to ignore or celebrate this conduct last night.”

The protests in Tucson intensified last month after body-camera videos showed officers restraining Carlos Ingram-Lopez face-down on the ground for 12 minutes before he died in police custody, echoing the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May. The Tucson city manager rejected an offer from Magnus to resign amid the public outcry.

In response to Magnus’ question if protesters were helping “the cause,” Black Lives Matter Tucson said it did not lead the protest on Saturday but challenged his claim that protesters had assaulted police.

“Magnus tweeting inflammatory statements about alleged crimes committed against his officers and property is divisive and unhelpful. These are charges not convictions, smearing people before they’ve had their day in court is designed to taint the outcome,” Black Lives Matter Tucson posted on Facebook. 

Magnus is perhaps more candid on Twitter than other police officials in Arizona. His counterpart in Phoenix, police Chief Jeri Williams, has lately used the platform to highlight police rescues and wish members of her department a happy Father’s Day. Her last tweet about the protests was from early June when she walked with demonstrators at a march in Phoenix.

“Change is rough, change is tough,” Williams told The Arizona Republic last month. “But I’m not afraid of change. I’m not afraid of the truth. And I’m not afraid of what can come of the protests, the marches, the calls, you name it, I’m not afraid of that at all.”

More from police chiefs: ‘I’m not afraid’: Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams welcomes scrutiny

Magnus has tweeted before about systemic racism within law enforcement, which many protesters across Arizona have made their rallying cry.

“‘Systemic’ doesn’t mean everyone in policing is or has been racist, but it does mean the overall SYSTEM has had a long history of racism, as has the larger criminal justice system,” Magnus tweeted on Tuesday.

Reach the reporter at [email protected] or on Twitter @helenwieffering.

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NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space Station

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. After returning to shore, the astronauts immediately will fly back to Houston.

“Welcome home, Bob and Doug! Congratulations to the NASA and SpaceX teams for the incredible work to make this test flight possible,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “It’s a testament to what we can accomplish when we work together to do something once thought impossible. Partners are key to how we go farther than ever before and take the next steps on daring missions to the Moon and Mars.”

Behnken and Hurley’s return was the first splashdown for American astronauts since Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Donald “Deke” Slayton landed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii on July 24, 1975, at the end of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight launched May 30 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After reaching orbit, Behnken and Hurley named their Crew Dragon spacecraft “Endeavour” as a tribute to the first space shuttle each astronaut had flown aboard.

Nearly 19 hours later, Crew Dragon docked to the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module May 31.

“On behalf of all SpaceX employees, thank you to NASA for the opportunity to return human spaceflight to the United States by flying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley,” said SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. “Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team on such an extraordinary mission. We could not be more proud to see Bob and Doug safely back home—we all appreciate their dedication to this mission and helping us start the journey towards carrying people regularly to low Earth orbit and on to the Moon and Mars. And I really hope they enjoyed the ride!”

Behnken and Hurley participated in a number of scientific experiments, spacewalks and public engagement events during their 62 days aboard station. Overall, the astronaut duo spent 64 days in orbit, completed 1,024 orbits around Earth and traveled 27,147,284 statute miles.

The astronauts contributed more than 100 hours of time to supporting the orbiting laboratory’s investigations. Hurley conducted the Droplet Formation Study inside of the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), which evaluates water droplet formation and water flow. Hurley also conducted the Capillary Structures investigation, which studies the use of different structures and containers to manage fluids and gases.

Hurley and Behnken worked on numerous sample switch outs for the Electrolysis Measurement (EM) experiment, which looks at bubbles created using electrolysis and has implications for numerous electrochemical reactions and devices. Both crew members also contributed images to the Crew Earth Observations (CEO) study. CEO images help record how our planet is changing over time, from human-caused changes – such as urban growth and reservoir construction – to natural dynamic events, including hurricanes, floods, and volcanic eruptions.

Behnken conducted four spacewalks while on board the space station with Expedition 63 Commander and NASA colleague Chris Cassidy. The duo upgraded two power channels on the far starboard side of the station’s truss with new lithium-ion batteries. They also routed power and Ethernet cables, removed H-fixtures that were used for ground processing of the solar arrays prior to their launch, installed a protective storage unit for robotic operations, and removed shields and coverings in preparation for the arrival later this year of the Nanoracks commercial airlock on a SpaceX cargo delivery mission.

Behnken now is tied for most spacewalks by an American astronaut with Michael Lopez-Alegria, Peggy Whitson, and Chris Cassidy, each of whom has completed 10 spacewalks. Behnken now has spent a total of 61 hours and 10 minutes spacewalking, which makes him the U.S. astronaut with the third most total time spacewalking, behind Lopez-Alegria and Andrew Feustel, and the fourth most overall.

The Demo-2 test flight is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which has worked with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil to the space station for the first time since 2011. This is SpaceX’s final test flight and is providing data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket, Crew Dragon spacecraft and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations. 

Crew Dragon Endeavour will return back to SpaceX’s Dragon Lair in Florida for inspection and processing. Teams will examine the spacecraft’s data and performance from throughout the test flight. The completion of Demo-2 and the review of the mission and spacecraft pave the way for NASA to certify SpaceX’s crew transportation system for regular flights carrying astronauts to and from the space station. SpaceX is readying the hardware for the first rotational mission, called Crew-1, later this year. This mission would occur after NASA certification, which is expected to take about six weeks.

The goal of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This could allow for additional research time and increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity’s testbed for exploration, including helping us prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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