Author: Meredith St. Henry

Barr, Again, Refutes Claims of Election Fraud

U.S. Attorney General William Barr continues to push back against President Trump’s claims of election fraud. Two days before Barr is set to leave the administration after his resignation, he held a news conference. On investigating election fraud, he said, “If I thought a special counsel at this stage was the right tool and was appropriate, I, I would do-I…

DACA Hearing in Texas: Judge to Hear Arguments

Tuesday a federal judge in Houston will hear arguments from Texas and eight other states looking to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs. DACA provides protections for people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is defending DACA. President-elect Joe Biden has expressed his support for DACA, pledging…

Moderna Begins Distribution in US, UK Struggles With New Strain

Healthcare workers and those living in nursing homes are expected to begin receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine Monday. This is the second vaccine approved for emergency use. The first shipments of the Moderna vaccine left a distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi Sunday. And Operation Warp Speed officials say another 5.9 million doses of the Moderna vaccine are also expected…

Kilauea Volcano Erupts Following Earthquake

People living in parts of Hawaii are being asked stay inside after the Kilauea volcano erupted late Sunday night following a series of earthquakes. In video and photo footage, you can see the lava erupting and cascading into the deepest part of this crater, which was filled with water until the eruption. Kilauea is on the big island inside Volcanoes…

Michigan Senate Republicans Propose COVID-19 Relief Package

And Republicans in the Michigan Senate say they have a relief package to help Michiganders struggling through the pandemic. Thursday they announced the plan aims to expand vaccine distribution, extend pay increases for frontline workers, and help small businesses that have had to shut down because of COVID-19 restrictions. It’s not clear how much the plan would cost or if…

Biden to Nominate More Administration Leaders

A senior advisor to Biden tested positive for COVID-19.

President-elect Biden is set to nominate more members to his administration as he transitions to the White House. That includes Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Regan currently heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. And U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary. If confirmed, Haaland would be the first Native American to serve in the cabinet….