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The day’s most anticipated moment was the election of a new president. But messengers also tackled a slate of resolutions on racial issues, abortion and the Equality Act, a sweeping piece of legislation in Congress that would extend civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity while eroding some religious liberty …

Powerful innovations emerge when societies focus on tackling their thorniest problems. Our most recent, and dramatic, example has been Operation Warp Speed, which helped accelerate development of the Moderna vaccine and has given the United States a sizable global advantage with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other examples of societies benefiting greatly from innovating their …

Southern Door School District was recently one of 127 Wisconsin school districts to receive a TEACH Information Technology Infrastructure Grant, as did 15 libraries around the state. The $28,506 in grant funds will be used to improve technology infrastructure at Southern Door.  “The district applied for the TEACH Grant to help provide our students and …

Former agent Harry Jimenez says parents are taking a gamble sending their kids across the border. SAN ANTONIO — Video from the Texas-Mexico border depicting two toddlers being dropped over a 14-foot border wall and onto U.S. soil is being shared widely on social media on this week.  The short video was tweeted by Gloria Chavez, …

ELMIRA, N.Y (WETM) – Spring break is upon students in New York State. In a few weeks, local school districts will be taking their spring breaks starting in April. Nationwide, there are more health concerns as spring breakers react to the nation reopening and more CDC guidelines relax. “We want to make sure that our …

The worst of the severe weather will likely stretch from parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, with several rounds of storms possible for parts of Mississippi and Alabama from Wednesday afternoon and into the night, according to the Storm Prediction Center. The center is warning of “high risk” for severe weather — a …

One of Donald Trump’s first executive orders as President was to improve security at the southern border. This was the order that included the construction of a wall to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border. The wall (technically more of a fence) is not complete and upon taking office, President Biden halted construction. While the …

(WSIL) — Health departments across southern Illinois are reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Franklin County: Females: one teenager and two in their 70’s. Males: one in their 60’s and one in their 70’s. To date, there have been a total of 4,224 laboratory confirmed positives in Franklin county of …

47 deaths — and counting By Reis Thebault, Paulina Firozi and Brittany Shammas The Texas power grid failure that left millions without power during the week of Feb. 15 prompted calls for a system more resilient to extreme weather. (The Washington Post) The cold has killed the young and the old. It has claimed lives …

USC has joined a coalition of leading research universities that aims to boost the transfer of researchers’ patented technologies and inventions to companies. All told, 15 universities are members of the limited liability corporation University Technology Licensing Program (UTLP): USC, Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, SUNY Binghamton, UC Berkeley, UCLA …