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University of California Must Stop Using SAT, ACT in Admissions, Judge Rules

University of California Must Stop Using SAT, ACT in Admissions, Judge Rules

BY TOM OZIMEK The University of California (UC) system must stop considering SAT or ACT scores in decisions on admissions and financial aid, a judge has ruled, citing pandemic-related difficulties faced by some students in accessing test sites. The decision to mandate a so-called test-blind arrangement, issued Sept. 1 by Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman, is a victory for […]

Trump Tours Damage From Riots in Kenosha, Promises to Help Businesses Rebuild

Trump Tours Damage From Riots in Kenosha, Promises to Help Businesses Rebuild

BY ZACHARY STIEBER President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with business owners affected by the riots in Kenosha that took place last week in the Wisconsin city, along with law enforcement officials. The president flew to Illinois before being driven across state lines to survey damage inflicted by marauders that began on Aug. 23, hours after the police shooting […]

California Ballot Initiative Targets Dialysis Clinics

California Ballot Initiative Targets Dialysis Clinics

BY CHRIS KARR Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, DeWayne Cox, 57, visits the DaVita Valley Dialysis clinic in Van Nuys, California, where he has excess minerals, such as potassium and phosphorous, extracted from his body. A needle draws his blood, cleanses it through a machine, and then transfers it back into his system. This process of dialysis, […]

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler on Wednesday blamed continuing violence on a “a few dozen individuals” who he said are hijacking the city’s proud tradition of protesting. “They’re intent on creating mayhem and attacking and harming people, not just property. That’s a line that we can’t allow our community to cross. Not […]

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she would not send the National Guard to help deal with continued unrest in Portland. Hours later, another riot took place. A group of about 150, many wearing helmets, gas masks, and body armor and carrying shields, descended on City Hall after 9:30 p.m. Some smashed windows and entered the building, including people […]

California Transgender Wellness Bill Raises Questions About Minors

California Transgender Wellness Bill Raises Questions About Minors

BY CHRIS KARR   A new bill proposing a state Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund has become the subject of debate between lawmakers and Californians. The purpose of AB 2218, authored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), is to fund grants “to organizations serving people that identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex (TGI).” Funds would be dedicated […]

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, were involved in assaults on multiple people late on Aug. 16, including a man who was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, according to witnesses. “They were marching around saying it. They said it repeatedly. They were doing this because this is BLM, this is Black […]

Commerce Department Petitions FCC to Outline Restrictions of Online Censorship

Commerce Department Petitions FCC to Outline Restrictions of Online Censorship

BY PETR SVAB The Department of Commerce has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to outline a framework that would constrain online platforms’ ability to censor users’ speech. The FCC needs to “clarify when an online platform curates content in ‘good faith,’” the department’s July 27 petition requests, according to the White House’s July 29 press […]

Small Businesses Picking Up the Pieces as Lockdowns Ease

Small Businesses Picking Up the Pieces as Lockdowns Ease

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON Although grateful for any business right now, small businesses have a long road ahead to recoup losses What began as a two-week closure for many small businesses in March has turned into permanent shutter for some, while others are barely squeaking by with no end in sight. Coffee shop owner Christie Bruffy closed […]

Trump Holds First CCP Virus Briefing in Weeks, Calls on Americans to Wear a Mask

Trump Holds First CCP Virus Briefing in Weeks, Calls on Americans to Wear a Mask

BY JACK PHILLIPS   President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening resumed giving regular COVID-19 briefings, coming weeks after they were discontinued. Americans should wear a mask “whether you like the mask or not,” he said. “They have an impact,” he added. “My administration will stop at nothing to save lives … we’ve learned so much about this disease,” […]

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