Democrat-Backed Darren Bailey Wins Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Illinois Democrats got the opponent they wanted for incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, when state Sen. Darren Bailey won the Republican gubernatorial primary. The race was called by Bailey with about 33% of the votes counted. She got 53.5% of the vote with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan getting 16.9% and former Aurora Mayor Richard […]

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Trump Tried to Join Jan. 6 Armed Mob Despite Threat of Violence, Former Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify during the sixth hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. at the Cannon House office building in Washington on June 28. .Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US President Donald Trump was […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene asks for Secret Service testimony, “own J6” hearing

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said Tuesday that she could soon hold her “own” committee hearings on Jan. 6. Greene appears during a news conference in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2022. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she could hold her “own” hearings on Jan. […]

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Sentence set for 2 in Arizona ballot collection case

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Two women are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in southern Arizona for their conviction of illegally collecting four early ballots during the 2020 primary election. Authorities say that Guillermina Fuentes and Alma Juárez participated in the “vote collection.” That’s a practice once used by both political parties to increase turnout, but […]

Calgary City Council limits property tax revenue growth for next 4-year budget – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Calgary’s city administration said it needs more property tax money to maintain city services in the next budget due to concerns about population growth and inflation. The city needs average property tax revenue to grow 3.65 percent annually over the next four years, according to the administration. On Wednesday, councilmembers voted to cap the increase […]

Tuna catch is depleted for local Kenyan fishermen

VANGA, Kenya (AP) — “Tuna is not for everyone,” Chapoka Miongo, a 65-year-old manual fisherman off Kenya’s southern coast, lamented from his canoe. He is one of many artisanal fishermen in Shimoni, a bustling seaside town 82 kilometers (51 miles) south of Mombasa, dotted with dhows, dinghies, canoes and dinghies anchored at the beach landing […]

Mercury holds public rally in support of Brittney Griner

PHOENIX (AP) — They shared laughs, smiles, memories. There were also tears, fears, discomfort. Across the gamut of emotions, a common thread united them: Brittney Griner. Wearing “BG” T-shirts and carrying signs, several hundred fans gathered for a public rally in support of Griner on Wednesday, hoping their sentiments would reach the WNBA player 6,000 […]

The Conservative Party Questions Brown’s Political Corruption Accusation Behind His Disqualification

Patrick Brown alleges that political corruption played a role in his disqualification from the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, a move that came after allegations that his campaign violated election finance rules. In his first television interview since being ousted by the Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC), Brown denied any wrongdoing, denouncing what he […]

Patrick Brown appeals Conservative leadership disqualification despite party rules – National | Globalnews.ca

Patrick Brown is appealing his disqualification from the Conservative leadership race, despite the fact that the party’s election rules state that all decisions by the leadership election organizing committee (LEOC) are final. Brown’s legal counsel sent two notices of appeal to LEOC president Ian Brodie and canvassing director Don Nightingale, respectively, which were obtained by […]

More states move to protect traveling abortion patients from prosecution in their home countries – National | Globalnews.ca

Democratic governors in states where abortion will remain legal are seeking ways to protect patients who travel there for the procedure, along with the providers who help them, from prosecution by their home states. The Democratic governors of Colorado and North Carolina issued executive orders Wednesday to protect abortion providers and patients from extradition to […]

With BA.4 and BA.5 detected in Manitoba, epidemiologist expects transmission to increase – Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

The Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are spreading rapidly around the world, and the province confirms that both have been detected in Manitoba. Provincial data suggests COVID-19 transmission is trending down, but University of Saskatchewan epidemiologist Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine said that will likely change before September. The province says both strains have turned up in […]

Ian Mulgrew: Vancouver lawyer seeking justification for ongoing COVID-19 health orders that ‘trample on rights’

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion News columnists “No Canadian government has ever sought to publish the confidential personal health information of a group of people, with respect to communicable diseases…” Peter Gall says: “In fact, to the best of the whistleblowers’ knowledge, no Canadian government has ever sought to publish the confidential personal health information […]