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A bill advancing in the minnesota would establish a statewide paid family. Leave program are mike. Born reports is not the first time lawmakers have considered the idea but backers. Say the timing is right. Tell households of ended by the pandemic house file. Twelve hundred create a statewide fund for employers and their staff to pay into representing roughly two to three dollars a weekly earnings. The plan covers twelve weeks of partial wages for a worker dealing with a serious illness or caring for a newborn or another loved. One northfield city council member. Jessica petersen white says like many people. She's to make difficult choices. Juggling a young child her job because of the pandemic maternity leave lasted a little more than a week. And then i was working harder than ever before. It's makes your mental survive. Twenty twenty supporters say the fund would help working families deal with term effects of the crisis and could help reduce staff turnover but senate republicans site the concert. Small business owners and note that many employers offer their own plans. The bill also opposed by the minnesota chamber of commerce cleared a house committee this week while the minnesota house version is seeing some movement. It's unclear whether the companion bill in the senate will get hearing louis dejoy the battle postmaster. General said wednesday. He's not going anywhere as he faces. Withering criticism of his leadership of the us postal service and call for president. Joe biden to oust him that from politico testifying at a house oversight and reform committee meeting. Dejoy said he intended to be around a long time. Get used to me. He said politico notes to joys resolve may be put to the test. Soon as biden nominated three people to fill open seats on the board that determines he post pastors fate. Would that come see opportunity to get rid of dejoy an election. Washington's largest city and making elections better reflect the will of voters is getting some new funding born that from iraq ticket off the center for election. Science is making a seventy thousand dollar to seattle approves and four other groups around the country. Seattle approves wants to change the city's primary elections so that voters select all the candidates they support rather than just one logan hours ran for seattle city council and twenty nine thousand nine hundred. He saw voters struggle with crowded field of candidates and thanks approval. Voting would make the process easier. If there's two candidates that have similar views. They don't have to worry that their votes going to be split and book candidates will lose and so the net was that if the candidates that make it through tend to be favored or approved by war. Voters voting reform groups were also chosen in the san francisco bay area austin texas missouri and utah. This is p. ennis federal regulators have issued a preliminary permit now for a pumped. Hydropower project using water for blake powell but conservation groups say climate change could bake that plan unsustainable. The project would pump water from the lake. Drain it downhill to a generator and send the power to massive battery for storage. The twenty two hundred megawatt project would supply cities in arizona. California nevada over lines previously used by the retired navajo generating station but gary walkner with the group save. The colorado says falling water levels will make the colorado river basin. An unreliable source of water started to build billions down with the infrastructure in this lake in the system that is clearly in severe decline range way to try to generate a lot smarter faster easier ways generous then from stories hydro. The permit gives the developer daybreak power. The go ahead to negotiate for land use rights and finalized plans for the project but conservation groups say the three point. Six billion dollars would be better invested in solar and wind power projects mark. Richardson reporting new data. She's a big drop pissed over nine percent. In the number of indiana students apply for federal student aid this year. Experts say that could mean a big red flag for college enrollment. The national college attainment network cracks fast free applications for federal student aid morally. Keller is he networks director of technical assistance if the fasces are already running just under ten percent behind and faxes are very strong indicator about the likelihood to enroll in college. We may be getting set up for another significant drop in college. Enrollment this fall one speculations. Many students are holding off waiting to hear whether their preferred college will offer in person instruction next semester. And finally our lily bulky tells us a cohort of white people of means are transferred wealth to black lead food and land organizations across the nation as a form of reparations and restorative justice at the detroit black community food security network executive director maliki akini says the white woman from california called last year saying she wanted a sizeable portion of her inheritance to go to the organization. He akini recalls. She felt there was some lack of justice in how the money was acquired and she wanted to redirected community one of the fundamental reasons that black brown and indigenous community suffer. Food insecurity is because of dispossession of land. One of the things that gives the community. The ability to feed itself is having access to land to grow and produce food. According to recent data wait people ninety eight percent of farmland though many black americans have deep roots in farming. This story was produced original reporting from ruth. Terry for yes media. This is mike clifford for public new service member at listener supported and always online at public news service dot. Org here's a look at weather from the hotlanta newsfeed weather center today. Mostly sunny with moderate wind. Timely of fifty five tonight mostly cloudy with light wind and occasional gusts as high as twenty miles per hour low around twenty seven thursday partly sunny with a high near forty three. That's the latest weather checkout more news and weather on our website at heartland news feed dot com. Hey it was a that kidnapped that ball out and it is hands twice so under thirty left san diego state having trouble get it in. They got a call. Time out again are they. Are they calling foued. Are you watching this game. Cover high no. I think that they. I think they actually called a foul. Like i'm trying to figure it out without any knowledge of the volume or anything else going on here. I think they actually called a foul on n. Mounts and they did. And now san diego state shoot free throws so they never inbounded it they never even tried to inbound it. They fouled him as the guy was trying to pass it in. They followed the guy and they're at the line again and they hit the first free throw so free points you know what like this is crazy. Now they're up to sixty two sixty and just a great finish twenty seven seconds left very entrenched in this game. He hits the second free throw and now it's a.

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