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Alabama Governor Ivey Issues Amended Safer at Home Order

MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her eighteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that includes a statewide mask requirement.  Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order.  This amended order extends until Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.Amended Safer at Home OrderSafer at Home Info Sheet 1Safer at Home Info Sheet 2Safer at Home Info Sheet 3Eighteenth Supplemental Emergency ProclamationHospitals and Long-Term Living Facilities SignResources for Businesses Source link

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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces 1,000 Jobs & $8 billion Investment

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Nearly 1,000 Permanent Jobs and $8 billion of Total Investment to KansasTopeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly today joined Kansas Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary for Business Development Bill Murphy and Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Invenergy Kris Zadlo to announce Inevergy’s new Grain Belt Express transmission line.“Kansas is uniquely positioned to be a regional and national leader in the development and expansion of clean and renewable energy,” Governor Kelly said.  “The Grain Belt Express will be instrumental in helping to power Kansas and other states, and will bring nearly 1,000 jobs and billions in economic investment and energy savings to our state.  My administration is committed to rebuilding our foundation and supporti

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North Dakota Dr. Drew Pinsky & David Sheff to headline ‘Recovery Reinvented’

Dr. Drew Pinsky and ‘Beautiful Boy’ author David Sheff to headline fourth annual ‘Recovery Reinvented’BISMARCK, ND (STL.News) Media personality and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and New York Times best-selling author David Sheff will be featured speakers at the annual “Recovery Reinvented” event on Oct. 28. Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the fourth annual event, which will be held via livestream broadcast on recoveryreinvented.com.Pinsky, a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine, will share his insight around strategies to eliminate the shame and stigma surrounding addiction, the connection between mental health and addiction and the emerging addiction challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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US Department of State Offers Rewards for Information of Venezuelan Public Officials

Department of State Offers Rewards for Information to Bring Former Venezuelan Public Officials to JusticeWashington, DC (STL.News) The US Secretary Of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement:Today the U.S. Department of State announces reward offers of up to $5 million each for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez and Eustiquio José Lugo Gómez.  In 2015, Motta Dominguez was named President of the National Electricity Corporation (Corpoelec) in Venezuela, and later in the same month, he was appointed the Minister of Electricity.  Lugo Gómez was the Vice Minister of Finance, Investment, and Strategic Alliance in the Ministry of Electricity as well as procurement director at Corpoelec under Motta Dominguez.On June 27, 2019, Mo

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Condemns Resolution that Undermines Election Integrity

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released a statement condemning House Resolution 1032 as a partisan attack on the integrity of Pennsylvania elections.  The resolution undermines the authority of county-level elections officials and the Department of State to administer safe, secure and non-partisan elections.  The following is the governor’s statement:“The House Republicans are not only walking in lockstep with President Trump to try to sow chaos and put the results of the election in question, they are also taking steps to take the authority to administer elections away from the Department of State.  The resolution also attacks the integrity of county election administrators.  This is an unprecedented attack on non-partisan election administrators at a time when w

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Honors 49 State Employees for Excellence in Public Service

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today praised the recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence for 2019 and thanked all state employees for their dedication to public service.“Today, we are recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments of commonwealth employees in service to their fellow Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Wolf.  “They have demonstrated innovation, work ethic, self-sacrifice, and compassion for others at the highest levels.  The positive impacts of their efforts will be felt for many years to come.”“The Governor’s Awards for Excellence celebrate the best among us as state employees,” said Secretary of Administration Michael Newsome. “I want to congratulate all of our nominees for their exceptional contributions.”Twenty-one state agencies submitted

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US Department of State: Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Europe

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement:Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to Luxembourg, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, and Albania from September 21-October 4, 2020.  During the trip, Under Secretary Krach will meet with senior government officials from each country, as well as from the European Union and NATO, and private sector CEOs to discuss The Clean Network, 5G security, and our common economic and national security objectives, including protecting data privacy and intellectual property from malign actors, and promoting human rights.CLICK to VIEW SOURCE Source link

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Texas Governor Abbott Appoints Michael Landrum To 164th Judicial District Court

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Landrum as Judge of the 164th Judicial District Court in Harris County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.Michael Landrum of Houston is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator at Clark Hill Strasburger, PLLC, and previously served as Judge of the 113th Judicial District Court in Harris County.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and its Litigation Section, Construction Section, and Appellate Section.  He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, and the College of the State Bar of Texas.  He is board certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Spec

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Texas Governor Abbott Sets Emergency Special Election For Texas Senate District 30

Austin, TX (STL.News) Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation setting the emergency special election date for Texas Senate District 30 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.  The emergency special election will fill the seat being vacated by Senator Pat Fallon.Candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020.Early voting will begin on Monday, September 14, 2020.Read the Governor’s full emergency special election proclamation.CLICK to VIEW SOURCE Source link

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