Contrary to what Georgia’s governor , Fox News , Newsweek and others have said since Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game out of the Atlanta area, Colorado’s voter access laws are not more restrictive than Georgia’s. By nearly all measures, Colorado makes it more convenient to vote and is consistently and widely hailed by Democratic and Republican officials alike as among the safest and most accessible states in the U.S. to cast a ballot. The two states are being compared because of MLB moving its annual All-Star Game from the Atlanta Braves’ stadium after Georgia passed a controversial new voting law . The game will be held instead at Coors Field . Here are a few ways Colorado and Georgia’s voting laws differ. Voter ID This is where Colorado and Georgia have been most often compared by conservatives. “What I’m being told, they also have a photo ID requirement,” Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday. “So it doesn’t make a whole lot of … [Read more...] about How do Colorado voting laws compare to Georgia’s voting laws?
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The University of Colorado received extortion demands related to a cyberattack that “potentially compromised” personal information from more than 310,000 files, including student data, medical information and Social Security numbers. The attackers have posted small amounts of data on the dark web and threatened to post more if not paid, CU leaders announced in a news release this morning. CU did not reveal how much money the cyberattackers demanded. “The university does not intend to do so, following guidance from the FBI,” the announcement stated. “Paying would not ensure that data is not posted, now or in the future, or that there would not be additional demands.” CU leaders were informed of an attack on the university’s file-sharing system, run by vendor Accellion, in late January, and immediately shut down the service. CU was one of at least 10 universities and organizations involved in the attack, according to the announcement, and the FBI is investigating. The … [Read more...] about CU cyberattackers demand ransom for stolen student data, medical information and Social Security numbers
In his farewell address , President George Washington warned about “the insidious wiles of foreign influence.” In Sen. Joe Manchin Joe Manchin Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS Five takeaways from Biden's first budget proposal Parkland parent pressures Manchin on gun reform: 'You represent the nation' MORE ’s (D-W.Va.) recent statement supporting some provisions in the For the People Act (S. 1), he voiced a modern echo of Washington by warning that “the lack of transparency in many campaign finance rules provides multiple avenues for foreign and national adversaries to meddle in the American political system.” That is why Manchin supports the DISCLOSE Act and Honest Ads Act , which would impose financial transparency on “dark money” non-profits and online political advertisements, respectively. Manchin is right. The most comprehensive research on covert foreign money identified more than 100 cases — totaling more than $300 … [Read more...] about Close the avenues of foreign meddling
AMERICUS, Ga. — At first, many schools announced it would last only a couple weeks. A year later, the unplanned experiment with remote learning continues for thousands of students who have yet to set foot back in classrooms. Comfortable homes and private tutors have made it easier for those with access. Expectations are higher at some schools than others. And growing numbers of students are being offered in-person instruction at least part time. But students of all backgrounds have faced struggles with technology, the distractions of home life, and social isolation. The Associated Press followed four students on a typical day to find out how they’re coping a year into the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not quite 9 a.m. and Kristen King is on her living room couch, a Chromebook propped on a TV tray. “It’s been challenging,” says the 17-year-old junior at Americus-Sumter High School in Georgia. “I like hands-on help from my teachers. We can’t really see our friends, like our … [Read more...] about “It’s exhausting.” A year of remote learning wears thin
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care home because he couldn’t hire workers while grappling with a glitchy state system designed to automate criminal background checks. The California Department of Social Services’ new portal is supposed to help home and community care providers, foster care families and even nannies and babysitters who apply for clearance under the state’s background check system. READ MORE: Stockton Couple Identified As Major Drug Suppliers In Amador County, Sheriff Says But only 38% of California’s nearly 60,000 licensed facilities are using the Guardian tool since it went live in January, while the rest find workarounds or remain frustrated. The department had promised that the $788,650 portal “will ensure background checks are completed faster and more efficiently, while making the process easier for applicants and agencies.” Villa said he lost two … [Read more...] about California’s Troubled Background Check System Delays Elder Care Hiring