FAIRFIELD — JC Huffman Cabinetry in Fairfield has announced that it will host a series of indoor Christmas events to raise money for a local charity. The shop, located on the west edge of Fairfield at 3100 W. Burlington Ave., will host what it’s calling the “Ho Ho Ho Holiday,” celebrated every Friday and Saturday from Nov. 25-26 through the weekend of Dec. 16-17. Proceeds from this event will go toward Little Superheroes, a Fairfield-based nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families with chronically ill children. Little Superheroes awards grants throughout the year and has assisted more than 100 families since the organization was founded in 2015. Teresa Huffman, left, and Christie Kessel show off the wooden snowflakes that JC Huffman Cabinetry in Fairfield is selling to raise money for Little Superheroes, a charity that Kessel started in 2015.
A federal judge has rejected GOP efforts by six states to block the Biden administration’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in individual, federal student loans for more than 40 million people. Six states led by Republicans took the administration to federal court last month, arguing that the president had no authority by creating a loan-forgiveness program without the approval of Congress. Under the Biden administration’s plan, student-loan borrowers can qualify for up to $10,000 in loan forgiveness, while the recipients of Pell Grants can apply for an additional $10,000 in debt relief. For the past seven days, the U.S. Department of Education has been accepting applications for student-loan forgiveness. Autrey had previously signaled that the states’ standing to bring the case forward was likely to be a factor in his decision.1 month ago Iowa Capital Dispatch
“Now, there actually is a revolution happening,” Amiri said. “Student Affairs leadership has been in communication with members of the Iranian Students and Scholars Association,” said Katy Cran, strategic communications adviser for the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs. Kim said creating a uniform response would require the university and Wintersteen to direct departments on how to address the situation in Iran and their Iranian students. Monetary help does not change the nature of the lives of those living in Iran, Kim and Sam said. A human chain will form at 11 a.m. Saturday outside of Parks Library to show support for the revolution occurring in Iran, according to the Iranian Students’ and Scholars’ Association.1 month ago Iowa State Daily
/ Rakiesha Chase-Jackson / Rakiesha Chase-Jackson A pirate ship build that we did as a family. / Rakiesha Chase-Jackson / Rakiesha Chase-Jackson The first kit that I built for myself. My first was a 600-piece ramen noodle bowl-shaped battle tank complete with minifigs, stickers and projectiles. / Mike Morgan/NPR / Mike Morgan/NPR Rakiesha Chase-Jackson is a project manager on NPR's Member Partnership team. / Rakiesha Chase-Jackson / Rakiesha Chase-Jackson The first Ninjago build that I did.5 days ago Iowa Public Radio
At least four Republican state legislative candidates were on hand during that presentation—Brad Sherman, Bernie Hayes, Anne Fairchild and current Rep. Sandy Salmon. Has POTUS met my extreme right Republican opponent? So goes the thinking of Sarah Abdouch, the Republican candidate for Iowa House District 20, which includes northwest Council Bluffs and Carter Lake. Take Dan Gehlbach, the Republican running to represent Iowa House District 46, which encompasses parts of Urbandale and the northeastern part of Dallas County. “Many news organizations, NPR included, will repeatedly (relentlessly) state that there is ‘no evidence’ for the Nov. 2020 presidential election fraud.1 month ago Iowa Starting Line
Publicly, the White House and senior Democratic leaders express optimism that they’ll defy traditional midterm headwinds and retain control of Congress. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., privately encouraged the White House to deploy Biden to Syracuse for a Micron-specific event, according to a person familiar with the conversations. Schumer, Hochul, Katko and Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will all be at the event, according to a White House official. According to a White House tally, through Friday, members of Biden's Cabinet will have gone to 29 states and Puerto Rico on 77 separate trips, with about half focused on amplifying Biden's economic message. —AP White House Correspondent Zeke Miller in Washington contributed to this report.1 month ago Times Union
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In 2020, New York became a national civil rights leader, the first state in the country to ban facial recognition in schools. Preserving the statewide moratorium on biometric surveillance in schools will protect our kids from racially biased, ineffective, unsecure and dangerous tech. Facial recognition software programmed to only recognize two genders will leave transgender and nonbinary individuals invisible. Facial recognition systems may be up to 99 percent accurate on white men, but can be wrong more than one-in-three times for some women of color. What’s worse, facial recognition technology has even higher inaccuracy rates when used on students.1 month ago Times Union