UK, Canada lead west in weaning economies by supporting Covid-19 pandemic

LONDON – The UK has rolled back government stimulus measures to the burgeoning UK economy, one of the first major Western economies to move away from emergency policies put in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic as inflation concerns mount . Treasury chief Rishi Sunak enacted new tax and spending policies that, along with … Read more

Ottawa City Council approves new official plan to map 25 years of growth – Ottawa

Ottawa City Council has given the green light to a new official plan to map out a quarter-century of expansion and intensification following a final debate on Wednesday in which the ground for the controversial Tewin community was included in the city-wide growth plan. The city council discussed more than a dozen proposals at its … Read more

Teachers are straining under the stress of vacancies, lawyers say

Gabrielle Dubose, a teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and EmpowerEd affiliate, attended EmpowerEd’s DC Teacher Voice Summit and Festival on Oct. 23. (Courtesy photo)

Since the school year began, local education officials have told stories of district school teachers leaving their jobs due to frustration over health and safety conditions in the classroom and demands made on them. Amid a backlog of background checks by the DC Child and Family Services Agency and several vacant teaching positions in DC … Read more

DOJ pushes back against allegations of ill-treatment in DC prison, where dozens of Capitol troublemakers have been detained

The revelations of the Department of Justice came in the case of defendant Christopher Worrell, whose case has become a celebrity cause in right-wing circles due to his health problems while in prison. During a hearing on Oct. 13, Worrell’s attorney argued that because prison officials had dragged their feet to get his client medical … Read more

Can Hong Kong’s economy survive China’s political repression? | Politics news

Hong Kong, China Rumors that the Hong Kong dollar will be released from the US dollar are spreading through local brokerage firms. Thousands of middle-class families have sold their apartments and paid for a new life abroad. Hong Kong’s powerful developers are creeping in when Beijing demands they address the area’s housing shortage. Over the … Read more

Ted Cruz delays Biden nominees and reverses the Russian pipeline decision

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers updated on the most important Texas news. WASHINGTON – At this point in the Trump administration, Kay Bailey Hutchison, a former U.S. senator from Texas, had been installed in her new Brussels-based post as NATO ambassador for several months. But Julianne Smith, nominated to … Read more

Former Alberta Legislature claims ‘poisoned work environment’ in a lawsuit

TORONTO – A former Alberta public servant is suing the Prime Minister’s Office, claiming her contract was terminated after speaking out against a toxic workplace that included on-site intoxication and sexual harassment. Ariella Kimmel, a former chief of staff for Alberta’s minister of jobs, economy and innovation, claims she was exposed to a “poisoned work … Read more

Affordable condominiums under construction in DC’s historic Deanwood community

The Lincoln Heights Residents’ Council, in collaboration with the development team for the upcoming Providence Place Apartment Homes project in northeast DC, recently teamed up with PinkE’s Eats – also located east of the Anacostia River – to provide 250 lunches to Lincoln Heights residents community for a day of appreciation. Located on the campus … Read more

Curtis Sliwa – CBS New York

Editor’s note: A gesture made by Curtis Sliwa during the conversation, which some may find offensive, has been blurred. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The early voting continues in New York City’s mayoral election, with election day less than a week away. READ MORE: Indoor mask mandate lifted in Stamford CBS2’s Marcia Kramer and Maurice DuBois … Read more

Paid leave falls out of the democratic package in an urgent struggle to secure Manchin’s support

The survival of the plan has been in doubt for several days due to objections from Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat. The bid’s initial 12-week proposal was reduced to four weeks in an attempt to secure Manchin’s support. It was rejected, leading to an effort by New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who … Read more