Hipkins regrets length of Auckland’s 2021 Covid lockdown

Former Covid-19 minister Chris Hipkins said while New Zealand did well in the initial stages of the Covid-19 battle, he did think Auckland’s lengthy lockdown in 2021 may have gone on too long. Former Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins. Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver In an interview with TVNZ’s Q+A on Sunday, Hipkins reflected on … Read more

Forest Service closes park next to Rainbow Gathering

ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the closure of California Park effective 8 a.m. Saturday through July 15. The closure corresponds with the arrival of thousands of Rainbow Gathering attendees. The festival is being held this year in Adams Park, immediately to the north of … Read more

Some US Companies Will Cover Travel Costs For Employees Who Need An Abortion

(CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees and, in some cases, their dependents seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure. The court’s decision to roll back the … Read more

New Jersey bills seek to expand abortion rights in wake of Supreme Court decision

New Jersey residents will retain access to abortions, as Gov. Phil Murphy enshrined abortion rights into state law in January ahead of the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  In the months since Murphy signed the “Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act,” the governor and several other Democratic lawmakers have sought to expand … Read more

Ford and Lamborghini hoons take over Bass Hill street to celebrate Sydney wedding with burnouts

Wild moment Ford and Lamborghini car hoons perform burnouts in a residential street to celebrate a wedding: ‘It’s our tradition’ Wedding celebrations get underway with a procession of cars doing burnouts Fords and Lamborghinis emitted plumes of smoke and left a trail of skid marks Police were called to the Bass Hill street but no … Read more

Abortion ruling expected to whip up Illinois’ GOP base, help conservative governor hopefuls

For six long months, Republican candidates for governor have honed in on crime and taxes to sway voters in the Illinois primary Tuesday. But Friday’s bombshell U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing out Roe v. Wade has seized public attention and will for days. So — how will abortion rights play out in the gubernatorial stakes? … Read more

Iran test launches Zuljanah rocket as nuclear talks set to resume

Iran tests Zuljanah satellite launcher for the second time, according to state media, as nuclear talks are set to restart. Tehran, Iran – Iran has tested its Zuljanah satellite launcher for a second time for research purposes, according to state media. Iranian media on Sunday quoted a defence ministry spokesman as saying the satellite vehicle … Read more

Philly’s red bus-only lane seeks to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit reliability

Those traveling along Chestnut Street in Center City this month may have seen a new addition to the roadway: red paint, rolled down the bus-only lanes in an effort to enhance efficiency for SEPTA drivers and commuters.  Though the city previously implemented green bike-only lanes throughout the city, these bus-only lanes are closest to the … Read more

New report offers hope for the housing market, but challenges linger

RALEIGH, N.C. — If you’ve been scrolling Zillow, dreaming about homes lately (just me?), you’ve likely noticed a slight change in the housing market. You’re not crazy. Harvard researchers just released their new report: The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022. What You Need To Know The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released … Read more