Police are thanking NB Walmart employees who helped rescue a missing Florida boy – Update Flor

New Brunswick RCMP are thanking employees at a Walmart store in Moncton, NB, a month after they helped rescue a missing Florida boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert. The six-year-old boy was reported missing from his Miami home in late August after his father failed to return him to his mother in … Read more

Outdated marijuana laws hinder Kansas – Kiowa County Signal – Update Kansas

Voters in neighboring Missouri just legalized recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, Kansas remains in the minority of states where neither medical nor recreational marijuana is allowed. The failure of lawmakers to update our marijuana laws is a symptom of a dysfunctional democracy in Kansas. For years, polling has shown that Kansans support legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. … Read more

After Disney’s Movie Bombs, Film Critic Tells Hollywood to ‘Wake Up, Go Bankrupt’ – Update Howl

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, claims that Walt Disney built his empire on “moral, good entertainment” and that today’s management “has turned its back on what Disney stood for.” Disney’s new movie “Strange World” has underperformed at the box office and is estimated to end up losing $147 million. The film also features the … Read more

Spotlight: 4 infrastructure projects The Mexican state of Baja California is trying to revive – Update Cali

The governor of the Mexican state of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila (pictured), is trying to revive four infrastructure projects previously proposed but never started by her predecessors. The first is the Skytren Baja passenger rail link between Tijuana and Playas de Rosarito for 3.6 billion pesos ($187 million), the second is the estimated … Read more

Deadly tornado outbreak across South destroys homes and buildings – NBC10 Philadelphia – Update Alaba

Residents of several towns across Louisiana and Mississippi took shelter as tornado sirens sounded late Tuesday, and forecasters warned of the threat of powerful twisters capable of tracking over long distances on the ground as an epidemic of severe weather broke out in the Deep South. Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Christina Thornton confirmed that … Read more

Kansas Community Corrections Programs Seek $11.5 Million Increase | – Update Kansas

TOPEKA — The Kansas Community Corrections Network has proposed an $11.5 million budget increase in the upcoming fiscal year and loosening regulations on the use of state funding to hire about 50 more officers to supervise offenders. Randy Regehr, president of the Kansas Community Corrections Association and director of Reno County Community Corrections, said funding … Read more

California raises prices on PG&E energy storage contracts amid ‘unprecedented’ market conditions – Update Cali

Diving Overview: California regulators are scheduled to vote this Thursday on Pacific Gas & Electric’s request to change four contracts for energy storage projects needed to ensure grid reliability, including raising the price of four contracts and reducing the capacity of one project by 50 MW.. There have been “unprecedented industry-wide market changes and inflationary … Read more