MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the Monroeville Police Department to host a satellite license to carry event today. This follows last month’s record-setting event in Forward Township. A record number of Pennsylvanians are buying guns this year, and with that comes the demand for license to carry permits. Today’s event takes place at the Monroeville Municipal Building from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you’re going to attend the event, you’ll need to bring a completed application, a drivers license or state-issued photo ID, and $20 in cash. You’ll also be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing protocols. At the satellite event held last month in Forward Township, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office says it processed nearly 650 applications, which was a daily record. Days after that event, KDKA’s John Shumway asked Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus about possible criticism of the Sheriff’s Office for holding these … [Read more...] about Allegheny Co. Sheriff’s Office, Monroeville Police Dept. To Host License To Carry Permit Event
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The Biden administration is resisting calls to alter its strategy for vaccine distribution as COVID-19 cases spike in some states and demand lags elsewhere. Several prominent health experts, as well as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Gretchen Whitmer Overnight Health Care: White House rebuffs call to send more vaccine doses to certain states | White House warns states to expect low weekly J&J vaccine shipments White House rebuffs call to send more vaccine doses to certain states Bipartisan lawmakers urge Biden to send more vaccines to Michigan amid spike MORE (D) and members of the state’s congressional delegation, have been calling on the Biden administration to send additional vaccine doses to their state amid a worrying spike in cases and hospitalizations there. But on Friday the White House rejected Michigan's request, saying that it did not want to take any vaccine doses away from other areas of the country. The White House's current vaccine … [Read more...] about Biden resists calls to give hard-hit states more vaccines than others
The first thing to know about the proposed budget for Colorado’s 2021-22 fiscal year is that it’s a whole lot bigger than anyone at the Statehouse had planned for. At $34.1 billion, it’s close to $4 billion fatter than what the state is spending in the current fiscal year. The budget, which will take effect July 1, has been workshopped for five months by the bipartisan Joint Budget Committee and began wending its way through the Statehouse this week. On Thursday, the Senate weighed — and mostly rejected — dozens of amendments. It’ll pass the Senate on Friday and head to the House next week, then eventually to the governor’s desk. Here’s a look at some of the most significant spending proposals in this year’s budget (the figures are subject to change in the coming days), which pays for every state department, and then some. Department of Health Care Policy and Financing: $13.2 billion This agency gets the biggest chunk of the budget every year, by far, as it houses … [Read more...] about Colorado’s budget is nearly $4 billion bigger than last year. Here’s how the state will likely spend your money.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The mass shooting in Boulder has renewed the debate over guns in our country. It comes on the heels of the biggest single-day for new gun permits ever in Allegheny County. “Certainly the demand is extremely high,” Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus in the Allegheny County Sheriff’s office said. READ MORE: WATCH: Girl Challenges Pittsburgh Police Officer And Former Pitt Football Player To Race On Saturday, the sheriff’s office took the ability to get a permit to the Forward Township Municipal Building for a one-day event. People stood in line for up to six hours to get a permit to carry a gun. “That was a record day for us we issued 647 firearms licenses to carry,” Chief Deputy Kraus said. The reasons were as varied as the crowd. “I came out so I could carry my gun,” said one woman, “Because I no longer trust this country and the people who are in it.” Another woman added, “We are feeling like we need to be able to protect ourselves.” Kraus doesn’t know how … [Read more...] about Mass Shooting In Boulder Renews Debate Over Guns In America, Demand For Permits Rise Locally
Apple, the trillion dollar tech company, paid a consulting firm $90,000 to “educate policymakers” regarding a bill that would prohibit U.S. companies from using forced labor of Uighur Muslims in China, according to lobbying disclosure reports filed on Friday. Apple paid two consulting firms for work on the House version of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the lobbying reports. The company paid $90,000 to Invariant LLC and the same amount to Fierce Government Relations , the records show. The Washington Post reported in November that lobbyists for Fierce Government Relations met with congressional staffers in an attempt to soften language in the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which passed in the House by a vote of 406-3 vote on Sept. 22, 2020. Invariant lobbied the House and Senate, while Fierce lobbied both chambers of Congress as well as the Department of Homeland Security, according to the latest disclosures. … [Read more...] about Apple Paid Lobbyist To ‘Educate Policymakers’ Regarding Bill To Stop Uighur Slave Labor