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    DENVER (CBS4)– On Friday, Gov. Jared Polis introduced a team of health care professionals that will devote much of their energy to ensuring vaccine distribution is fair across the state. They are looking at underserved areas and more rural parts of Colorado that don’t have easy access to one of the major providers seen in...
    New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 19 threatened to sue the administration of soon-to-be President Joe Biden if his state was not given acceptable COVID-19 relief. Cuomo is demanding a “fair share” of COVID-19 relief funds to help pay off New York’s $15 billion deficit, NY1 reporter Zack Fink tweeted. NEW: @NYGovCuomo threatens...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Plans for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair are underway. Organizers say they are looking for ways to continue the end-of-summer tradition. Canceling the 2020 fair resulted in a loss of more than $16 million. However the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, the governing body of the fair, says they are looking at “different scenarios” to...
    ATLANTA — Georgia fundraising powerhouse Stacey Abrams raised close to $100 million for Democratic candidates in the two years since she lost to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in a close statewide race, records filed Friday showed. In the last two months of 2020 alone, Fair Fight PAC had raised more than $62 million, funneling most...
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the founder of Fair Fight, blasted Republicans this week for their pattern of voter suppression. “When we create access to the right to vote for eligible citizens, more people participate,” Abrams told CNN’s Jim Sciutto in an interview Monday morning, “and Republicans do not know how to win without...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Ending 58-year tradition for the sake of safety For 58 years, I have celebrated Christmas Eve together with both my Mom and Dad. Regardless of everything going on and even their divorce, I always managed to get everyone together in...
    The College Football Playoff isn’t fair. College football isn’t fair. That wasn’t going to change in a 2020 season played through unprecedented circumstances amid the COVID-19 pandemic: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Notre Dame will play in this year’s Playoff semifinal games. The Crimson Tide and...
    Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney through a bit of shade at Ohio State in regards to the College Football Playoff.  It is no secret the Ohio State Buckeyes are wanted in the College Football Playoff by the NCAA, Big Ten, networks, and so on. The team is only 5-0 and the Big Ten changed a...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The State Fair of Texas announced it awarded more than $528,000 in grants and sponsorships to 59 organizations in the Southern Sector of Dallas during three grant cycles for 2020. “The pandemic and events of this year have brought hardship and loss for many, and some of those most hard-hit include our neighbors,”...
    During a Monday interview with CNN’s “New Day,” Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) pushed back against allegations of voter fraud or a rigged election in his state. Duncan and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) recently shot down calling a special legislative session to overturn the results of the state’s general election. Although some Republicans have...
    Republican Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said Monday that he believes the presidential election in his state was run in a “fair and legal” way and it was not rigged. “I believe the election was fair and legal. It certainly was close,” Duncan told CNN’s “New Day.” “The person I voted for didn’t win...
    Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan defended the integrity of his state’s election by saying “it wasn’t hard” to determine that it was a “fair and legal” contest. Duncan gave an interview to CNN’s John Berman on Monday, who asked what Duncan expects to find when Georgia completes its next round of certification for the...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday in favor of a bill that would decriminalize marijuana nationwide, a move Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby called in an op-ed a “critical step toward a more fair, just and trustworthy legal system.” The bill, known as the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE)...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    New York State recorded its deadliest day since May on Wednesday with 67 COVID-related deaths. The troubling statistics were unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his Thanksgiving Day coronavirus briefing on Thursday, in which he also revealed a ‘winter plan’ in anticipation of an spike in cases during the colder months. ‘What we are going...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancellation of the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, but there are still hopes that the Great Minnesota Get-Together will return next year. On Tuesday, Minnesota State Fair officials announced a one-day admission ticket flash sale for the 2021 fair. It’s $10 a ticket with a limit of...
    BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation said it plans to restart construction on a road that would help better connect Bethel to its airport, but one Alaska Native family whose property lies where the road would pass through says the state agency isn't making fair offers for their land. The state Department...
    An internal group invited by the State Department to observe the 2020 election released a report Friday indicating they saw no instances of voter fraud or irregularities contradictory to Donald Trump's claims. The Organization of American States, led by Secretary General Luis Almagro, sent in a team of 28 election observers from 13 different countries...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– In honor of Veteran’s Day, CBS 2 is Working For Chicago by providing resources to veterans who are navigating this especially difficult job market. Illinois WorkNet has partnered with IDES to hold a state-wide virtual job fair for veterans this week. Employers like Amazon and Allied Universal will be hiring across the state....
    The state of Illinois is requesting proposals from the private sector to help in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. How much the program will cost is not yet known. In a procurement announcement issued Monday, Illinois Department of Public Health Deputy Director for Finance and Administration and CFO Vicki Wilson said the...
    Donald Trump Jr. wants to overturn the election, while Eric is falsely claiming states' electors for his father. Donald Trump's sons have spent the last two days since the election in apparent denial, sharing conspiracy theories and endorsing coups as their father's path to victory...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas said that Democratic elected officials in the state have “been using their official position to stack the deck,” and that if “one standard applies, a fair standard, equally in our state, the president will win.” Tabas said, “Well, look, the...
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) defended enforcing coronavirus restrictions on a Trump rally in the state by saying the state has done the best it can to enforce restrictions and they “just got overwhelmed at certain points” during the height of the protests over George Floyd’s death,...
    Democrat Barbara Bollier Asked if there was one sleeper race for Senate this year that he wouldn't count out, Daily Kos Political Director David Nir told The Brief it was Kansas, where Democrat Barbara Bollier is running for an open seat against Republican Rep. Roger Marshall. A New York Times/Siena poll released Thursday showed Bollier running...
    With less than a week until early voting begins in Maryland, voting rights advocates say they’ll be keeping an eye out for voter confusion and intimidation as voters head to the polls in what promises to be an unconventional general election. Several voting rights groups told Maryland Matters what they are focused on and their...
    One common refrain this year amid Trump's unprecedented assault on free and fair elections is that democracy itself is on the ballot. That's literally the case in many cities and states across the country, with voters set to decide on dozens of ballot measures that will determine who can vote and how elections will work for...
    BELMONT CRAGIN — Belmont Cragin residents can get their flu shots, pick up free household supplies, get referred to a doctor and more at a health and wellness fair Friday. The fair is set for 3-6 p.m. Friday in Northwest Side Housing Center’s parking lot at 5233 W. Diversey Ave. It’s for residents seeking flu shots,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Following the success of the food parades at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, a holiday festival is coming this winter. Fair officials announced Tuesday the “Glow” holiday drive-thru festival, saying it will feature a dozen festive displays composed of over a million sparkling lights. After driving through the mile-long course, festival-goers will also...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Fair closed late Sunday after 12-day run, but state Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson says officials will take the unusual step of reopening the fair this coming weekend. Gipson said Monday on Twitter that days are being added because Hurricane Delta brought rain that hurt attendance during the first...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The State Fair of Texas’ 2020 season came to an end Sunday, and although the COVID-19 pandemic kept fair events at bay, organizers called this year’s fair “one for the history books.” This year’s State Fair was mostly kept alive through drive-thru events and a limited livestock market show. Sunday was the...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A scaled-back version of the Arkansas State Fair, without crowds, rides and concerts, was held this weekend as the event’s size was greatly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers announced in July that a large-scale fair would be canceled due to the pandemic. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that mainly...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Fair is coming to Columbia, but like so much during the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be drive-thru. There won't be an admission fee. Winning animals, art, flowers and photography will be displayed along one route for vehicles from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. People...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Saturday is the annual Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, but the time-honored tradition will look at lot different this year. The Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners will play in front of a much smaller crowd than usual. On Friday night, a bar in Dallas known as an...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — This Saturday the No. 22 Texas Longhorns will face off against the unranked Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas’ Fair Park. While there is no State Fair of Texas and both teams are coming off a loss… this is still the Red River Rivalry. The five-time defending Big 12 champions Sooners...
    Some things to watch in the Big 12 on the second Saturday of October, when there are only three conference games and four teams have an open date: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 22 Texas vs. Oklahoma, at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas. There is no State Fair of Texas this year because of the...
    By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/ Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Preparations for the Mississippi State Fair's grand opening moved forward Wednesday amid criticism that masks will not be required at the event after the governor repealed the statewide mask mandate. Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson took to social media throughout the...
    NEW YORK – Anger and resentment flared Wednesday in New York City neighborhoods facing new coronavirus shutdowns, with some residents saying the state is unfairly targeting Orthodox Jewish communities as it tries to stamp out hot spots before they spread. Protests erupted in Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood Tuesday night after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new...
    FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Summer and fall in Maine are normally a time of pig races, demolitions derbies and piles of fried food at the state’s agriculture fairs. This year, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted that, as all 26 fairs canceled. That includes fairs ranging from the Bangor State Fair, which typically attracts about 50,000 people,...
    FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Summer and fall in Maine are normally a time of pig races, demolitions derbies and piles of fried food at the state’s agriculture fairs. This year, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted that, as all 26 fairs canceled. That includes fairs ranging from the Bangor State Fair, which typically attracts about 50,000 people,...
    FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Summer and fall in Maine are normally a time of pig races, demolitions derbies and piles of fried food at the state's agriculture fairs. This year, the coronavirus pandemic interrupted that, as all 26 fairs canceled. That includes fairs ranging from the Bangor State Fair, which typically attracts about 50,000 people,...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The 72nd Annual Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction was highlighted by the sale of the Grand Champion Market Steer. Big Tex Champion Club purchased this year’s prize-winning steer with their generous bid of $75,000. Zane Potter, 16, from Harris County 4-H took home the grand prize for his winning steer,...
    The 2012 U.S. House of Representative elections raised eyebrows. Despite Democrats winning 1.4 million more votes, it was Republicans who controlled the chamber. How was this possible? A partisan gerrymander is a legislative map designed to maximize seats for one party. Every 10 years, after the census, states are required to redraw their congressional and...
    HONG KONG — Detained protesters: Police detained people inside a cordoned area in Causeway Bay on Thursday during China’s National Day. Crowds has gathered in a popular shopping district, chanting pro-democracy slogans. Photo: Kin Cheung/AP   OHIO — State Fair: People waited in line at the Perry State Fair in New Lexington on Friday. In...
    West Virginia's Republican Secretary of State Mac Warner clarified a false claim made by President Trump during Tuesday night's debate about a mailman who sold ballots, saying that the incident never happened and "voters should be confident that this election will be safe, secure and fair." WEST VIRGINIA MAIL CARRIER ADMITS ATTEMPTED ELECTION FRAUD Trump has...
    It was one of the hottest tickets of the summer, and now it’s back this fall! The Minnesota State Fair unveiled their plans for a fair food “parade,” so you can get your annual fix of all the fair has to offer. Tickets are once again sold out, but WCCO has three tickets up for...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The lines to get into the State Fair of Texas’ drive through experience wrapped around Fair Park this past weekend. It was a sold out event. For some, the wait was worth it. The brothers behind Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que witnessing this first hand. “They drive up and they’re like “Waa!’ ” Brent Reaves...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The State Fair of Texas’ Big Texas Fair Food Drive-Thru experience began Saturday and for some the experience was less than ideal. Fairgoers posted photos and comments on social media about waiting in line for three hours and some people running out of gas. Jessica Gross shared photos including a long line...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some Republicans are accusing Governor JB Pritzker of intimidation as Election Day and a vote on the proposed Fair Tax Amendment approaches.The ballot question to allow the state to adopt a graduated tax instead of the flat tax there is now has dominated the airwaves.Advertising blitz over Illinois progressive tax vote kicks...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The 2020 State Fair of Texas was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but you can now visit Big Tex and get all the fair food you can eat because the State Fair of Texas drive-thru experience begins today. While the State Fair may not look like it usually does there’s still...