This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought welcome relief, especially since her husband lost his job last year at a bakery company that closed. The free meals gave the Essex Junction, Vermont, family one less thing to worry about. “We make just too much money (literally by just a few dollars) to qualify for free or reduced lunches and other food-related benefits, but not enough to truly ever feel financially comfortable,” Murphy, a mother of four and administrator at a trust company, said by email. The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — … [Read more...] about Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 17 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade moved Monday to courtrooms around the country as anti-abortion advocates looked to quickly enact statewide bans and their opponents sought to buy more time. The high court's decision Friday to end constitutional protections for abortion opened the gates for a wave of legal battles from all sides. Many of the court cases will focus on “trigger laws,” adopted in 13 states in anticipation of the ruling and designed to take effect quickly. Lawsuits could also target old anti-abortion laws that went unenforced under Roe, and cases over abortion restrictions that were put on hold awaiting the Supreme Court ruling are also starting to come back into play. “We’ll be back in court tomorrow and the next day and the next day,” … [Read more...] about Supreme Court’s abortion ruling sets off new court fights
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9: July 3: Actor Michael Cole (“The Mod Squad”) is 82. Singer Judith Durham of The Seekers is 79. Actor Kurtwood Smith (“That 70s Show”) is 79. Country singer Johnny Lee is 76. Writer Dave Barry is 75. Actor Betty Buckley is 75. Actor Jan Smithers (“WKRP In Cincinnati”) is 73. Actor Bruce Altman (“Blue Bloods”) is 67. Talk show host Montel Williams is 66. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 64. Synthesizer player Vince Clarke of Erasure is 62. Actor Tom Cruise is 60. Actor Thomas Gibson (“Criminal Minds,” ″Dharma and Greg”) is 60. Actor Hunter Tylo is 60. Actor Connie Nielsen (“Gladiator”) is 58. Actor Yeardley Smith (“The Simpsons”) is 58. TV chef Sandra Lee is 56. Singer Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler of Digable Planets is 53. Keyboardist-guitarist Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies is 53. Actor Shawnee Smith (“Saw,” ″Becker”) is 53. Actor-singer Audra … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9
SACRAMENTO — Elections have consequences. That’s a cliché, but clichés are born of truths. And this is a truth: If a Democrat had been elected president in 2016, we wouldn’t have a right-wing Supreme Court. If Donald Trump hadn’t beaten Hillary Clinton, gun control laws and national abortion rights would not have been quashed by the Supreme Court last week. The Supreme Court today would not have a 6-3 conservative majority. It would be 6-3 moderate-to-liberal. Parts of American life wouldn’t have been turned upside down. Trump named three conservative justices to fill seats that would have been occupied by three liberals or centrists under a Democratic president. On Friday, Trump bragged about that after the court overturned Roe vs. Wade . The former president noted he pledged during the 2016 campaign to nominate anti-Roe justices, and he did. Advertisement The abortion and other recent court decisions “were only made possible because I delivered everything as … [Read more...] about Column: With Roe overturned, will Democrats finally learn that losing parties can’t construct the court?
Rita Chatterton (center) said Vince McMahon told her that if she “wanted a half-a-million-dollar-a-year contract,” she would have “to satisfy him.” Photo: Courtesy the International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame On August 28, 2021, Rita Chatterton, a sandy-haired 64-year-old woman, stood at a podium in Albany to receive a “Trailblazer Award” from the International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was the brainchild of a wrestling fan named Seth Turner, who wanted to honor Chatterton for being the World Wrestling Federation’s first female referee. “Seth calls me and says, ‘Rita, I need you to do the Hall of Fame with me,’” Chatterton recalls. At first she refused; she didn’t want to revisit her time with the WWF, now known as WWE. But Turner finally convinced her, and she was ultimately glad she did it. “I always said I don’t want to live and die and be forgotten,” she told him. Chatterton has been forgotten before. In 1992, she came forward publicly … [Read more...] about She Was WWE’s First Female Referee. She Says Vince McMahon Raped Her.
0 Real Estate Curious about what's on the market? Here is what the newest houses in and around Chicago have to offer. Real Estate News , Patch Staff Posted Reply CHICAGO, IL — When you're in the market for a new home, hunting down every new listing in the area can be an exhausting task. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the initial work for you. Here's a list of the five latest homes to hit the market in and around the Chicago area — including a home in the Riverdale area with 4 beds and 2 baths for $129,997, and another in the Elk Grove Village area with 4 beds and 2.5 baths for $450,000. Looking for more information on one of the properties in our list? Just click on any address to learn more. Enjoy! Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Redfin . Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected] . Related: Visit The Patch Mortgage Center To Lock … [Read more...] about Look Through 5 New Properties For Sale In And Around Chicago
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly triple shooting Sunday evening at a shopping center in Northeast Baltimore, authorities said. Officers were on patrol near Frankford Avenue and Sinclair Lane shortly 8 p.m. when they heard gunfire, Baltimore Police said. They found two men and a woman shot at a nearby shopping center. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Muggy & Cloudy With Showers Later One man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The second man and woman were taken to the hospital, where the man is listed in serious condition and the woman was treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening. No details about a possible suspect or motive were immediately released. “Once again, it speaks to the brazenness of today’s criminal offenders who are committing shootings right in the presence of police officers who are right what they’re supposed to be doing exactly what we’ve assigned them to do,” Baltimore Police Commissioner … [Read more...] about 1 Man Dead In Triple Shooting At Northeast Baltimore Shopping Center