The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reports there are more than 19 million veterans living in the United States, and according to the financial website WalletHub, some cities in America are better places for veterans to live than others. Tampa rates best. WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities using 20 key indicators of livability, affordability, and veteran-friendliness. Those indicators included the number of military skill-related jobs, income growth, and VA health facilities.Based on these indicators Tampa, Florida, came out as the number one city for veterans, while Detroit came in last. WalletHub also reported on the challenges facing American veterans: Where veterans live can contribute to the problem. Although unemployment and homelessness have declined nationally for this group, such issues are simply worse in certain parts of America. Throughout the U.S., over 37,800 veterans still find themselves without a home. However, there is some good news … [Read more...] about Report: Tampa Is Best American City for Veterans
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) wants more control on gun shows in the the form of expanded background checks. Baton Rouge’s The Advocate reports Edwards wants to expand background checks to cover “all commercial sales.” This would outlaw the private purchase of firearm at a gun show.Edward’s support of expanding background checks to gun shows is very popular among Democrats at the federal level, too. And those Democrats often defend the push by cloaking it in a desire to make us safer; to keep criminals from acquiring guns. However, numerous studies have shown that criminals do not get their guns at gun shows. For example, on August 30, 2015, Breitbart News reported an University of Chicago Crime Lab study on Cook County jail inmates which showed inmates who had used guns acquired those firearms on the street rather that outlets like guns shows and the Internet. And on January 15, 2019, Breitbart News reported a Department of Justice study showing less … [Read more...] about Louisiana’s Democrat Governor Wants More Control on Gun Shows
The Chronicle breaks down the 2019 Major League Baseball season, in order of teams’ predicted divisional finish, with analysis from columnist Bruce Jenkins on the National League and national baseball writer John Shea on the American League. NL WEST 1. DODGERS (92-71, FIRST IN 2018) Manager: Dave Roberts, 5th season (287-201), 4th with Dodgers (287-200) The skinny: After all the fuss and furor over Bryce Harper, the free agent who got away, this is still the best team in the West, rich in power, depth and versatility. Could be the first team to win three straight NL pennants since the wartime Cardinals (1942-44). ... Yasiel Puig will be missed for his power displays and mind-blowing throws. Other times, not so much. ... Puig and Matt Kemp have departed, but the return of All-Star SS Corey Seager (from Tommy John surgery) more than makes up for that. ... Clayton Kershaw’s spring-training arm problems caused some concern. That could be an ongoing issue. ... Apparently healthy … [Read more...] about Chronicle’s 2019 MLB analysis and predictions: Where will Giants, A’s finish?
(CNN)More than a dozen people took the witness stand in the first week of Patrick Frazee's murder trial, including the woman he was dating -- who testified he confessed to beating his fiancée to death with a baseball bat. The Colorado man is charged with murdering Kelsey Berreth, the mother of his toddler daughter. Berreth went missing last Thanksgiving Day, and her body has not been found. Frazee, 33, is facing eight charges: two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of solicitation to commit murder, two counts of a crime of violence and one count of tampering with a body. He pleaded not guilty in May. Krystal Lee Kenney, who was in a relationship with Frazee, testified last week that he told her his daughter was in "imminent danger," according to CNN affiliate KMGH. She testified that he accused Berreth of abusing their child and said he "had to do something," KMGH reported. CNN has pieced together a wrap-up of Frazee's first week of trial based on KMGH's daily … [Read more...] about In first week of trial, Patrick Frazee’s former girlfriend testified that he made her clean a bloody crime scene
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Happy June and hooray for Monday! Our newsletter gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Co-creators are Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver (CLICK HERE to subscribe!). On Twitter, find us at @asimendinger and @alweaver22.Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE didn’t make the trip to California along with most of the 2020 field this weekend, yet his presence was felt as competitors tried to hack away at his front-runner status.Biden was the target of numerous attacks from leading Democrats, though none name-checked him personally, as the 2020 field pushed to ingratiate themselves with progressive activists and give them a leg up with California primary voters as the state’s importance in the Democratic primary calendar. Headlined by … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – 2020 Dems, progressives preview anti-Biden offensive