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Hobby Lobby Raises Minimum Wage to $17 per Hour for Full-Timers Amidst ‘Challenging’ Year

Hobby Lobby Raises Minimum Wage to $17 per Hour for Full-Timers Amidst ‘Challenging’ Year

BY LOUISE BEVAN The Hobby Lobby Arts & Crafts franchise has decided to raise its minimum wage for full-time employees ahead of Christmas in light of a “challenging” year. “We have always worked hard to be a retail leader when it comes to taking care of our people,” Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green explained in a press release. “Because this year […]

‘He Sacrificed Himself’: Police Hold Funeral for Fallen SWAT K9 Killed in the Line of Duty

‘He Sacrificed Himself’: Police Hold Funeral for Fallen SWAT K9 Killed in the Line of Duty

BY LOUISE BEVAN Officers from across Gwinnett County, Georgia, showed up to pay their respects to a fallen hero after police SWAT K9 Blue was killed in the line of duty. The dog was caught in crossfire as his team apprehended an armed suspect. The first full-time SWAT K9 to join Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD), Blue lost his life […]

Construction Workers Find Human Bones in Santa Ana

Construction Workers Find Human Bones in Santa Ana

BY JACK BRADLEY Construction workers found human remains while building a streetcar maintenance yard in Santa Ana, California, on Sept. 16. Construction of the maintenance yard for the Orange County Transportation Authority’s first modern electric streetcar was underway when police received a call at 10:47 a.m. about human bones discovered at the site at 2008 W. […]

Delaware Farm Planted in Opportunity Zone Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

Delaware Farm Planted in Opportunity Zone Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

BY EMEL AKAN WILMINGTON, Del.—KaLief Ringgold, 34, was released from prison on March 26 after spending years behind bars on drug dealing charges. He stepped out into a world that, for many former inmates, can be overwhelming as they struggle to find work. Amid the pandemic and economic recession, Ringgold landed a job on a smart farm called Second […]

Online Shopping Boom Predicted to Last Beyond Pandemic: Reports

Online Shopping Boom Predicted to Last Beyond Pandemic: Reports

BY TOM OZIMEK While the pandemic-driven surge in online sales has leveled off, executives and researchers are increasingly saying that the digital shopping boom will persist even after the CCP virus outbreak is brought under control. The latest data from Adobe, which analyzed 1 trillion visits to retail sites, found that online shopping activity declined in August as more lockdowns lifted and […]

More Than 349,000 Dead Registrants Remain on Voter Rolls, Report Finds

More Than 349,000 Dead Registrants Remain on Voter Rolls, Report Finds

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV Nearly 350,000 dead registrants remain on voter rolls across 41 states, according to an audit (pdf) conducted by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF). The number is a major improvement over the last time an assessment of similar scope was performed in 2012, when a Pew Research report turned up 2 million deceased voters on […]

California Parents Sue Governor Over In-Person School Ban

California Parents Sue Governor Over In-Person School Ban

BY MATTHEW VADUM A group of California parents who claim their children are being harmed by the state’s pandemic-related restrictions on in-person educational instruction are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom over the ban. The new lawsuit, cited as Looney v. Newsom, was filed in the Shasta County office of the Superior Court of the State of California. Shasta County is north of […]

Trump Declares ‘Historic Day for Peace’ as Middle East Deals Are Signed

Trump Declares ‘Historic Day for Peace’ as Middle East Deals Are Signed

BY JACK PHILLIPS President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared a “historic day for peace” as two historic Middle East peace deals were signed between several Gulf states and Israel. Trump said that the move will “change the course of history” and will bring about a “new Middle East,” adding that it will create an era of “peace […]

Los Angeles Deputy Saved Partner’s Life After Ambush Shooting While Injured: Mayor

Los Angeles Deputy Saved Partner’s Life After Ambush Shooting While Injured: Mayor

BY JACK PHILLIPS A Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy has been credited with saving her partner’s life after she was shot in the face over the weekend, officials said. “There’s no other way to put it, they’re amazing,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN on Monday evening. Her partner was also shot in the head in what has been described […]

Curriculum and Beyond | Homeschooling advice from Deb Deffinbaugh, founder of Timberdoodle

Curriculum and Beyond | Homeschooling advice from Deb Deffinbaugh, founder of Timberdoodle

BY BARBARA DANZA If you’re a homeschooler who has spent any time online looking for curriculum resources and tools, you’ve likely come across the company Timberdoodle. This family-owned and -operated purveyor of resources offers pre-assembled curriculum kits along with a la carte offerings for homeschooling families. I asked founder Deb Deffinbaugh for her insights on choosing curriculum and homeschooling […]

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