Oct. 21—Leading up to the Nov. 8 general election, The Frederick News-Post is doing podcast interviews with candidates for Frederick County executive and council. 1 priority if voters reelect him to the council would be pushing for the county to lower its property tax rate. During each of his four years on the council, Dacey has voted for the county to lower its property tax rate of $1.06 per $100 of assessed value to the constant-yield property tax rate. The constant-yield rate is the real property tax rate necessary to generate the same revenue from year to year. Adopting this rate would have decreased county tax revenue by $13 million for the last fiscal year.
London — U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss said on Thursday that she would resign after a rising chorus of members of her own party called for her to step down. I recognize though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative party," Truss said outside the prime minister's official residence at Number 10 Downing Street in London. Truss is the shortest serving prime minister in U.K. history, having taken office only 45 days ago. In this handout photo provided by UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.3 months ago Yahoo News
There are lots of things an L.A. mayor can influence. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times)On Monday, Los Angeles was still riddled with homeless encampments, crime was still too high, traffic was horrendous as usual and mass transit remained spotty. “Women’s reproductive rights are under attack,” it says. President Biden plans to send to Congress a bill to codify abortion rights nationally, and Bass could have stayed in Washington to vote for it. Newsom has put a measure on the November ballot to enshrine reproductive rights in the state Constitution.3 months ago Yahoo News
Not all Tory MPs are regretting their decision to vote for Liz Truss to be prime minister. (PA)With Tory MPs reported to be forming plans to oust Liz Truss as PM this week, one minister has refused to apologise for giving her his backing. He told ITV’s Peston: “I’m not going to apologise for voting for Liz Truss. Prime minister Liz Truss has lost the confidence of several of her own MPs just weeks into the job. “The government is implementing neither the programme Liz Truss originally advocated nor the 2019 manifesto.3 months ago Yahoo News
Though Trump never tried to invoke the act, Rhodes and other Oath Keepers anticipated that the former president would do so in order to disrupt congressional proceedings affirming Mr. Biden's electoral victory. "That's what should be happening," Rhodes told other Oath Keepers in a group chat. Members of the Oath Keepers on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Story continuesFederal prosecutors sought to rebuke the defense's claim Thursday by arguing that the Oath Keepers' messages demonstrate ambitions beyond just providing security for Trump allies. "This will be DC rally number three," Rhodes wrote, referencing Trump's rally on Jan. 6.3 months ago Yahoo News
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Some children’s hospitals around the country are being overwhelmed with patients suffering from respiratory illnesses. For the last few weeks, Connecticut Children’s Hospital in Hartford has been over capacity as more and more young children have been admitted for RSV. All of those were full this morning.”At Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, RSV cases in the emergency department nearly doubled in the last week, going from 57 to 106. With the Connecticut Children’s Hospital already at its max capacity, Salazar also worried influenza could put them over the edge. He expected flu cases would increase significantly in the coming weeks and over the holidays.3 months ago Yahoo News
Chestnut and fellow competitive eater Matt Stonie recently savaged an order of 100 White Castle sliders in Las Vegas. White Castle hamburger Sliders move down a conveyor belt before being frozen, packaged and shipped to grocery stores at the new White Castle Co. White Castle has also managed to punch above to build a legacy among its many loyal fans in pop culture. The movie "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) featured a scene filmed in a White Castle restaurant, bringing nationwide recognition to the regional brand. Americans are expected to spend about $333 billion on fast food in 2022, according to IBIS World data.3 months ago Yahoo News
Oct. 21—Below is this week's Effingham Daily News High School Football Preview — an article detailing the matchups for Effingham, Newton, and Cumberland. Effingham Notes: Effingham is 5-3 entering Week 9 after defeating Breese Mater Dei, 17-0, in Week 8. Senior Caden Walls rushed for eight yards on one carry, and senior Evan Waymoth rushed for six yards on five carries. Behind center, Pontious threw for 70 yards on 8-of-12 passes, while senior Jack Harper completed one pass for two yards. Senior London Rinkel and senior Logan Heil had two tackles, and Harper, senior Carter Bushue, senior Josh Kelley, and senior Armando Estrada had one tackle.3 months ago Yahoo News