Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

Hochul forms panel to tackle child poverty in New York

New York officials, anti-hunger advocates and community organizations are forming a panel to find ways of addressing child poverty in the state with the goal of cutting in half over the next decade, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office on Friday announced.  The advisory council, formed as part of a law approved by Hochul earlier this year, … Read more

Citadel’s CEO Ken Griffin becomes GOP $100 million midterm megadonor

Citadel’s CEO Ken Griffin becomes GOP 0 million midterm megadonor

Ken Griffin, Citadel at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha, Sept. 28, 2022. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Citadel’s billionaire CEO, Ken Griffin, is one of Wall Street’s biggest political donors in the 2022 midterms, giving more than $100 million toward state and federal candidates across the country since April 2021, campaign finance records show. The $50 million Griffin … Read more

5 things to know for Oct. 7: Biden pardons, Las Vegas stabbings, Iran, Trump, Amazon

5 things to know for Oct. 7: Biden pardons, Las Vegas stabbings, Iran, Trump, Amazon

CNN  —  The Nobel Peace Prize, one of humanity’s most coveted accolades, was jointly awarded today to human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian human rights organization Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. This year’s announcement ranked among the most closely watched – and complicated – decisions made by the … Read more

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A council committee recommended adoption of a proposed ordinance Thursday that would phase out oil and gas extraction in Los Angeles, moving the city a step closer to banning oil drilling. The Energy, Climate Change, Environment Justice, and River Committee voted unanimously to advance the recommendation to the City Council. The … Read more

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A council committee recommended adoption of a proposed ordinance Thursday that would phase out oil and gas extraction in Los Angeles, moving the city a step closer to banning oil drilling. The Energy, Climate Change, Environment Justice, and River Committee voted unanimously to advance the recommendation to the City Council. The … Read more

Global order is ‘faltering,’ Canada’s defence chief warns amid recruitment worries – National

Global order is ‘faltering,’ Canada’s defence chief warns amid recruitment worries – National

Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre warned members of Parliament on Thursday that the rules-based international order is “faltering” and must be “defended” — but said Canada’s capacity to do so is also under strain. The Canadian Armed Forces have been struggling to bolster their ranks as they grapple with an unprecedented personnel … Read more

We’re not a nanny state and won’t tell people to use less energy, says climate minister

We’re not a nanny state and won’t tell people to use less energy, says climate minister

The possibility of blackouts this winter is a “direct result” of Tory energy policy, Ed Miliband has claimed. Mr Miliband, a former Labour leader and the party’s current shadow climate and net zero secretary, said successive governments “banning onshore wind, stalling on energy efficiency and failing on nuclear” had led to “higher bills and reliance … Read more

Fatal overdoses rise on Rikers Island

Fatal overdoses rise on Rikers Island

Dozens of correction officers were lined up and waiting for orders, filling an otherwise empty gym with drug-sniffing dogs and anticipation. “You’re all professional,” Executive Officer Julio Colon tells them, his voice ringing out above the din. “I know you’re going to do a great job like you do all the time.” These officers, more … Read more

Ex-Oath Keeper: Group leader claimed Secret Service contact

Ex-Oath Keeper: Group leader claimed Secret Service contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes told a member of the extremist group before the 2020 election that he had a contact in the Secret Service, a witness testified Thursday in Rhodes’ Capitol riot trial. John Zimmerman, who was part of the North Carolina chapter, told jurors that Rhodes claimed to have a … Read more

Heating aid is coming along with higher bills this winter

Heating aid is coming along with higher bills this winter

New York lawmakers at the state and federal level over the last several weeks have touted the millions of dollars in available assistance for people who are struggling to heat their homes this winter. Highlighting the availability of the money is not necessarily new. But the urgency public officials have surrounding the push to get … Read more