Author: Meredith St. Henry

Brazil’s Mutated COVID-19 Strain Found in U.S.

The COVID-19 variant first detected in Brazil is now in the United States. Health officials say the infected person is in Minnesota and tested positive for the variant after recently traveling to Brazil. Minnesota’s governor says if the Brazil variant is like the United Kingdom variant, then it is 70% more contagious. However, Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine is effective…

Vaccine Shipment Sizes: Pres. Biden Says His Administration Will Communicate Better

The White House is working to ramp up the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. That includes increasing the available supply right now and in the coming weeks and months. The Biden administration plans to buy another 200 million doses of the vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer. Next week the federal government will start shipping 10 million vaccine doses to states. Previously, states…

Republican Senators’ Attempt to Dismiss Impeachment Trial is Denied

Pres. Trump's Impeachment Trial Continues

Former President Trump will be tried for impeachment next month. In the meantime, there will be two weeks of pre-trial proceedings. Tuesday all 100 senators were sworn in as jurors on the trial. Sen. Rand Paul from Kentucky attempted to get the impeachment trial dismissed. In total, all but five Republican senators voted in favor of a resolution to declare…

Detroit Drops Curfew Tickets for 238 Protestors of George Floyd’s Death

Most of the people charged with misdemeanor citations during the protest against police brutality last spring in Detroit will be walking away free. The city says they expect to dismiss 238 of the 245 tickets issued. Most of the tickets written at the end of May and beginning of June were for curfew violations. Hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown…

Sarah Huckabee-Sanders Expected to Run for Arkansas Governor

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders is expected to run for governor of Arkansas. Sources close to Sanders say she’s expected to officially make the announcement Monday. The Republican served under former President Donald Trump from 2017 until 2019 and is the daughter of former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The current state governor, Gov. Asa Hutchinson,…

McConnell Proposes Delaying Impeachment Trial Until February

Former President Trump is awaiting his impeachment trial. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay the trial until February. This will give the former president’s legal team two weeks to prepare their case. Some Democrats are open to the delay only if Republicans work to confirm President Biden’s Cabinet across all departments. The new White House Administration says they’re…

President Biden’s 200-Page COVID-19 Response Plan

President Biden is wasting no time in executing his plan to fight the coronavirus. His administration’s nearly 200-page COVID-19 response plan aims at getting the virus under control. Some of the plans include invoking the defense production act to speed up manufacturing of vaccines, syringes for vaccines, and Personal Protection Equipment for frontline workers. And FEMA will begin creating mass…

15 New York City Vaccination Sites Closed for Lack of Supply

The nation’s death toll from COVID-19 is now climbing beyond 406,000 deaths. But U.S. hospitalizations and new daily cases are trending down. However, frustration continues to grow over efforts to vaccinate everyone. Fifteen vaccination sites are temporarily closed in New York City because of a lack of vaccine supply. And across the country in Los Angleles, vaccine appointments for next…

The Tokyo Olympics Are Still On

The Tokyo Olympics are six months away and Japan says the games will go on even though much of the country is still under emergency orders and they haven’t approved a vaccine yet. The biggest push for the games is the cost. Venues are ready to go and overall, the country has already spent $15 billion. Japan’s Prime Minister says…