Florida State Attorney's Office: 'No evidence' of crime in child school spanking video

Warning graphic: Florida elementary school principal caught on video spanking student with a paddle A Florida elementary school principal has reportedly been placed on administrative leave as authorities investigate whether or not to charge her for allegedly spanking a student with a paddle Florida prosecutors have determined that no crime was committed after video circulated of an elementary school principal […]

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Virginia latest state to legalize marijuana after Gov. Northam signs new law

House passes marijuana banking bill to aid cannabis commerce U.S. Cannabis Council interim president Steve Hawkins explains the organization’s mission on “Kennedy’ Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a new law legalizing marijuana in the state Wednesday. It will go into effect on July 1, making Virginia the 17th state and first in the South to legalize cannabis for adult use. […]

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Victorian state school parents spend record $400m on ‘free’ education

Victorian state school families spent more than $400 million last year in “parent payments” on education essentials, sparking protests that the money is being used to compensate for the chronic under-funding of public schools. State school parents spent $400.1 million in parent payments on school essentials in 2019-20.Credit:Lee Besford The record figure, $400.1 million for the 2019-20 financial year, equates […]

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Record number of state bills in 2021 impact transgender rights, advocacy group says

State legislators have filed a record number of bills this year that would impact the rights of transgender people, according to an LGBTQ advocacy group. There have been 82 such bills introduced so far this legislative session, surpassing all of last year’s total of 79, according to the Human Rights Campaign, which has been tracking anti-trans legislation for over a […]

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State toughens building laws to ban combustible cladding

The state government has changed the Building Act to ban dangerous cladding on new multistorey properties, in the latest clampdown on shonky practices. Planning Minister Richard Wynne announced a prohibition – effective from Monday – on the use of combustible materials, replacing previous looser guidelines, with non-compliant builders now risking fines of up to $400,000. The 2014 blaze at the […]

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Washington state cop reportedly runs over pedestrians at Tacoma street race

More On: washington state Down to earth: Washington state officially begins human composting Washington state activates National Guard ahead of protests Army colonel allegedly beat wife, threatens suicide in standoff with cops Washington prosecutor resigns over ‘racially motivated attacks’ A police officer in Washington state was caught on video ramming his marked SUV into a crowd and running over a […]

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DHS, DoD, NIH, State Department reportedly hit by Russian hackers

More On: hacking Biden can’t ignore Hong Kong and other commentary Foreign-backed hackers cracked US Treasury Is online shopping safe? 3 steps for a secure checkout Repair shop owner at center of Hunter Biden scandal spills ‘the truth’ in YouTube video LONDON/WASHINGTON — The US Department of Homeland Security and thousands of businesses scrambled Monday to investigate and respond to […]

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