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Chicago Gun Violence Is Killing the City

Chicago Gun Violence Is Killing the City

In Chicago holiday weekends can be more deadly than the regular customary life cycle. According to sources, there were 44 people shot and wounded over Thanksgiving weekend in 2017. Eight out of the total wounded suffered serious injuries and died. These numbers are significantly lower in comparison to 2016 when 70 people were reported dead. However, the numbers are high […]

92 Earthquakes in Hawaii

92 Earthquakes in Hawaii

A mild 2.4M earthquake shook Hawaii 4 km west, southwest of Volcano, on Dec. 5, 2017, at 9:40 a.m. ET. The epicenter of the quake was 1.4 km. No one has reported feeling it shake. There have been 91 other mild earthquakes in the area since Nov. 11. The magnitudes range from 1.1 to 3.2. […]

Maine to Address Opioid Crisis

Maine to Address Opioid Crisis

The state of Maine’s Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis met last week and is expected to present their recommendations to state legislatures by Dec. 6, 2017. Recommendations will include prevention, law enforcement, harm reduction, drug treatment, and recovery. According to officials in law enforcement, 185 Maine residents died from a drug overdose between […]

Weekend Shootings in Chicago Kills 2 Wounds 14

Weekend Shootings in Chicago Kills 2 Wounds 14

Between Dec. 1-3, 2017, two people were killed and at least 14 were wounded in Chicago shootings, according to police. On Friday, at 8:34 p.m. shots were fired in the 400 block of West 38th Place in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood. Police officers found a male who had been shot in the neck. He […]

Republicans Have the 50 Votes to Pass Historical Tax Reform

Republicans Have the 50 Votes to Pass Historical Tax Reform

On December 1, 2017, GOP leaders announce they have the votes to pass the landmark tax reform legislation. The vote is expected to take place late Friday afternoon as one by one the few remaining Senators on the fence move to support the bill. The measure would lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent and […]