Arkansas ‘Latinx’ ban seen as a distraction from urgent issues by Latinos in the state

At a Friday morning meeting of the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, director Margarita Solorzano found herself having to redirect the meeting away from the chatter over the new governor’s ban of the term “Latinx” in government business. “I asked them not to get distracted because there are other things happening in the state,” Solorzano … Read more

Joshimath: A Himalayan gateway in India’s Uttarakhand state is sinking

CNN — For years, residents in the northern Indian city of Joshimath have complained to local officials that their homes are sinking. Now authorities are being forced to take action, evacuating nearly 100 families in the last week and expediting the arrival of experts to determine the cause. Cracks running through the city are now … Read more

Tony Haase appears in court for 1992 double homicide near Weyauwega, prosecution plays ‘confession’ video

WAUPACA – A video clip of Tony G. Haase telling investigators specifics about the 1992 murders of Tanna Togstad and Timothy Mumbrue was shown by the prosecution at his preliminary hearing Friday. “I don’t know that I hurt those people. I must have. I’m not denying it,” Haase said in the video from last August. … Read more

House Republicans launch investigations into Biden’s handling of classified documents

House Republicans announced Friday they are investigating President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents that were found at his private office and the garage of his Delaware home. In a letter addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the House Judiciary Committee requested documents related to the discovery of the documents and Garland’s appointment of special … Read more

How Biden’s classified documents debacle could become a political, legal liability

WASHINGTON – First, the discovery. Now, the fallout. Revelations that classified documents going back to President Joe Biden’s years as vice president have been found in his private office in Washington and a garage at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, are threatening to become a political – and possible legal – liability for the president. … Read more

China set for historic demographic turn, accelerated by COVID traumas

HONG KONG, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Living under China’s stringent COVID-19 restrictions for the past three years had caused Zhang Qi enough stress and uncertainty to consider not having babies in the country. When China abruptly dismantled its “zero COVID” regime last month to let the virus spread freely, the balance tilted to a definite … Read more

Southeast tornadoes: More than 30 tornadoes reportedly hit as severe weather strikes the region on Thursday, leaving at least 7 people dead

CNN — At least seven people, including a child, were killed Thursday as severe storms swept across the Southwhere ferocious winds sent residents running for cover, blew roofs off homes and knocked out power to thousands. Recovery efforts will continue Friday after the storms damaged power lines, severed tree limbs and sent debris flying into … Read more