FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows James Erin McKinney. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, from McKinney, an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a sentencing retrial in two 1991 killings. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP) less FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows James Erin McKinney. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, from McKinney, an ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows James Erin McKinney. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, from … [Read more...] about Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case
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Welcome to State Championship Week! Sort of. With the CU Buffs (4-6) off until Nov. 23 following a cathartic 16-13 home victory over Stanford, the focus for Front Range football turns to back to Fort Collins, where the surging CSU Rams (4-5), winners of three straight, brace for a showdown with Air Force (7-2), winners of four in a row. The Falcons, who remained at No. 5 in the Denver Post Best of the West top 25 poll released this morning, could claim an undisputed intrastate title with a victory at Canvas Stadium on Saturday in the Ram-Falcon trophy game.The Zoomies came out of a Sept. 14 visit to Boulder — their first visit to CU since 1973 — with a 30-23 overtime win. The Buffs, who moved up to No. 18 in the Best of the West rankings, opened the season with a 52-31 victory over No. 21 CSU at the Rocky Mountain Showdown, posting a 1-1 mark over in-state foes. Which means the Rams — who as of Monday morning were a consensus 10-point underdog to the Academy in Vegas … [Read more...] about Best of the West top 25 poll: CSU Rams can stake state title claim with win over Air Force
ATLANTA, GA — When states, like Georgia, tax menstrual products such as tampons, they're sending a message, whether intentional or not, says Lindsey Swedick, the marketing director for "Tax Free. Period." LOLA, the first lifelong brand for a woman's body, launched the campaign, in partnership with Period Equity. They've been spreading awareness in 33 states that still mandate a sales tax be placed on those feminine products. More than that, though, the movement has mobilized across the country preparing to take legal action if their demands aren't met by Tax Day 2020. "Those states do not consider menstrual products a necessity," said Swedick. "If anything should be considered a necessity, it is period products. The fact that 33 states don't, that really sends a message, loud and clear." States don't don't exempt menstrual products from sales tax are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, … [Read more...] about ‘Tax Free. Periods.’ Protest Demands States, Like GA Remove Tax
Michael R. Bloomberg sat stone-faced behind an ornate desk at City Hall, as speaker after speaker berated him for four and a half hours. “I may not be able to vote yet, but I know for a fact that what you are doing is wrong,” a 14-year-old from Brooklyn told him. “Quite frankly, Mayor Bloomberg, you are cheating.”It was Nov. 3, 2008, the day before Barack Obama was elected president. The economy was in a deep recession. Bloomberg’s second term was near its end, and, against the advice of some of his closest advisors, he had strong-armed a divided City Council to extend a two-term limit that had been imposed by voters, so that he could run again. New York, he declared, needed him. Before he could sign that extension into law, he had to endure days of withering face-to-face criticism from New Yorkers who accused him of hypocritically circumventing democracy. Bloomberg also paid a price: In 2009, he barely squeaked to a third term over a fairly weak opponent. … [Read more...] about Does Bloomberg stand a chance? Even New Yorkers who admire him see an uphill battle
A new and more severe ruler is on the throne in oil and gas country, and the state’s petroleum producers are bending the knee and doing their best to survive. After years of handing shale producers fistfuls of money to grow production as rapidly as possible, Wall Street is demanding they operate more efficiently and cover their costs without heavy borrowing. Basically, investors want producers to shift from spending more than they make and using debt to fill the gap to generating surplus cash and providing them a return. “Free cash flow is king,” Jennifer Martin Samuels, vice president of investor relations at Denver-based SM Energy, declared this summer at The Energy Summit, an annual industry gathering.The state’s petroleum industry employs about 90,000 people, directly and indirectly, generates $13.5 billion in economic activity, and provides $1 billion in taxes to state and local governments, according to an analysis from the University of Colorado Boulder. … [Read more...] about Drilling, dollars & debt: Colorado’s oil and gas industry is leveraged to the hilt. What does that mean for the future?