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Judge blocks Iowa abortion law requiring 24-hour waiting period

Judge blocks Iowa abortion law requiring 24-hour waiting period

An Iowa law requiring women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion was permanently blocked by a district judge on Monday. District Judge Mitchell E. Turner ruled the law was unconstitutional because it violated a 2018 decision by the Iowa Supreme Court that protects abortion rights. The law is also unconstitutional, Turner ruled, because…MORE

States are helping unemployed parents pay for childcare while they look for work

States are helping unemployed parents pay for childcare while they look for work

As states seek to help unemployed residents return to the workforce amid widespread labor shortages, some are providing childcare subsidies to parents while they look for jobs. The Texas Workforce Commission last week approved opening up its childcare subsidy program to out-of-work parents seeking employment. It had previously been limited to those who are working…MORE

Kamala Harris to make first trip to the border as vice president this week

Kamala Harris to make first trip to the border as vice president this week

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to the US-Mexico border on Friday, a source familiar with the trip told CNN. The upcoming trip to El Paso, Texas, comes as Harris has been dogged by criticism of her absence at the border by Republicans as she has taken on the role of leading the Biden administration’s…MORE

India Walton will defeat four-term incumbent in Buffalo mayoral primary, CNN projects

India Walton will defeat four-term incumbent in Buffalo mayoral primary, CNN projects

India Walton, a self-professed socialist and political newcomer, will defeat four-term incumbent Byron Brown in the Democratic primary for mayor of Buffalo, New York, CNN projected Wednesday. Walton, who’s likely to become Buffalo’s first female mayor, is a nurse and community organizer. She’s been endorsed by organizations like the Democratic Socialists of America and the…MORE

Supreme Court rules California must pay private businesses to allow union access

Supreme Court rules California must pay private businesses to allow union access

The US Supreme Court said Wednesday that California cannot allow unions to enter the private property of agricultural businesses to address workers unless the businesses are compensated for the visit, in a case that could have broad property rights implications. The ruling will imperil not only union organizers in California seeking to reach workers but…MORE

Supreme Court sides with high school cheerleader who cursed online

Supreme Court sides with high school cheerleader who cursed online

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former high school cheerleader who argued that she could not be punished by her public school for posting a profanity-laced caption on Snapchat when she was off school grounds. The 8-1 majority opinion was penned by Justice Stephen Breyer. “It might be tempting to dismiss (the student’s)…MORE

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