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August 31, 2021

SD Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg gets speeding ticket, his 7th since 2014

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has obtained his seventh speeding ticket in seven years.

The most recent came in Hughes County Sunday, August 22nd at 8:54 PM.

Ravnsborg was charged with one 2nd degree misdemeanor for “Speeding On Other Roadways” while doing 57 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. Ravnsborg has yet to pay the $177.50 fine associated with the ticket, due by September 20th.

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was pulled over for doing 57 mph in a 35 mph speed zone, resulting in him being charged with a second misdemeanor for "speeding on other roadways.&quot Austin Goss DNN/KOTA).


August 30, 2021

750,000 Households Face Eviction This Year

“A new report from Goldman Sachs released Sunday estimates that about 750,000 households could face eviction later this year unless Congress acts or rental assistance funds are more quickly distributed,” Axios reports.

CNN: “Goldman Sachs estimates that between 2.5 million and 3.5 million households are significantly behind on rent, owing a combined $12 billion to $17 billion to landlords.”


August 30, 2021

San Francisco Mayor Announced 80% of Residents Fully Vaccinated

As of Sunday, 80 percent of eligible San Francisco residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor London Breed said.

"This a major milestone but we still have work to do to make sure that all of us are protected," the mayor posted on her Twitter account. "Now is the time to take your shot if you haven't already."

The city has 683,699 residents age 12 and older who have been vaccinated. Of those, 86 percent have received at least one dose and 80 percent have completed a full series.


August 30, 2021

Ohio Judge Forces Hospital to Use Parasite Drug

An Ohio judge ruled in favor of a woman last week who sought to force a hospital to administer Ivermectin — an animal dewormer that federal regulators have warned against using in COVID-19 patients — to her husband after several weeks in the ICU with the disease, the Ohio Capital Journal reports.


August 30, 2021

China Limits Video Games to Three Hours a Week

“China has a new rule for the country’s hundreds of millions of young gamers: No videogames during the school week, and one hour a day on Fridays, weekends and public holidays,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“China on Monday issued strict new measures aimed at curbing what authorities describe as youth videogame addiction, which they blame for a host of societal ills, including distracting young people from school and family responsibilities.”


August 30, 2021

Rand Paul undecided on Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, says hatred of Trump hinders research

COLD SPRING, Kentucky — Hatred of former President Donald Trump has kept researchers from looking into the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin and other drugs to treat COVID-19, Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told constituents on Friday.

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have warned people using ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic worm infections in humans and livestock, is dangerous. The FDA went as far as tweeting out a reminder on August 21, "You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it."

But Paul encouraged more research.

"The hatred for Trump deranged these people so much, that they're unwilling to objectively study it," Paul said to the 60 people squeezed into the Cold Spring City Council chambers in this Northern Kentucky suburb just south of Cincinnati. "So someone like me that's in the middle on it, I can't tell you because they will not study ivermectin. They will not study hydroxychloroquine without the taint of their hatred for Donald Trump."

It's also why they don't research hydroxychloroquine, he said, an anti-malarial drug touted by Trump as a treatment.


August 30, 2021

Parts of Europe have been battling devastating wildfires amid extreme summer heat


Parts of Europe have been battling devastating wildfires amid extreme summer heat over recent weeks, which experts say is the result of "widespread, rapid, and intensifying" climate change that can be attributed to human activities and greenhouse gas emissions #GLOBALink

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