Why are gas prices so high right now and how can you increase fuel efficiency?

With stations posting record-high gas prices in the Greater Toronto Area and other regions across Canada, experts say the Ukraine-Russia border crisis along with several other factors are affecting what people are paying at the pumps. “All eyes and all focus has to be on averting at all costs what is happening in eastern Europe,”… Continue reading Why are gas prices so high right now and how can you increase fuel efficiency?

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‘Nanny,’ ‘Exiles,’ ‘Navalny’ among top Sundance winners

A drama about an undocumented nanny in New York City, a documentary about three exiled dissidents from Tiananmen Square and another doc about Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny won top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival. Winners were announced Friday evening in a virtual ceremony. “Nanny,” from writer-director Nikyatu Jusu and starring Anna Diop and… Continue reading ‘Nanny,’ ‘Exiles,’ ‘Navalny’ among top Sundance winners

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Wisconsin Supreme Court keeps ballot boxes in place for now

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday allowed absentee ballot boxes to remain in place for the Feb. 15 statewide spring primary election for local offices, but said it will decide later about their legality going forward. The court agreed to take the case, as requested by a conservative group, but… Continue reading Wisconsin Supreme Court keeps ballot boxes in place for now

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IMF urges El Salvador to scale back its Bitcoin push

NEW YORK (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Friday that El Salvador should dissolve the $150 million trust fund it created when it made the cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender and return any of those unused funds to its treasury. The recommendation was part of the international lender’s report on El Salvador’s economy and went… Continue reading IMF urges El Salvador to scale back its Bitcoin push

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Alaska court rules against youths in climate change lawsuit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaskans who claimed long-term effects of climate change will devastate Alaska and interfere with their individual constitutional rights. The lawsuit against the state of Alaska claimed the state’s legislative and executive branches had not taken… Continue reading Alaska court rules against youths in climate change lawsuit

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Platonic parents share children, home and family, with no romantic connection

The face of Canadian families is changing. In a series of reports and in an upcoming documentary “Thoroughly Modern Families”, Citytv is looking at non-nuclear families. Households that may not look like the “norm” but are fighting to be seen and heard. Now, we explore another type of family. If you saw Sarah MacDonald and… Continue reading Platonic parents share children, home and family, with no romantic connection

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Sales soar for ‘Maus’ after its banning in Tennessee

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after the banning of “Maus” by a Tennessee school district made national news, two editions of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust have reached the top 20 on Amazon.com and are in limited supply. “Maus” was No. 12 on Amazon as of early Friday evening,… Continue reading Sales soar for ‘Maus’ after its banning in Tennessee

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Illinois DCFS Director Marc Smith On Hot Seat Before State Lawmakers Over Lack Of Beds And Foster Homes For Kids, Other Issues

CHICAGO (CBS) — He heads the department mandated to care for the state’s most vulnerable children, and on Friday, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Marc Smith was on the legislative hot seat. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov listened in on the virtual hearing, during which lawmakers wanted to hear how Smith… Continue reading Illinois DCFS Director Marc Smith On Hot Seat Before State Lawmakers Over Lack Of Beds And Foster Homes For Kids, Other Issues

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Chicago Weather Alert: Harwood Heights Socked With More Than 7 Inches Of Snow, Residents Left To Clean Up

HARWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — More than 7 inches of snow fell in northwest suburban Harwood Heights Friday as a lake-effect snowstorm clobbered the Chicago area. Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm As CBS 2’s Asal Rezaei reported, streets in Harwood Heights were pretty clear early Friday evening. But there were a… Continue reading Chicago Weather Alert: Harwood Heights Socked With More Than 7 Inches Of Snow, Residents Left To Clean Up

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The Biggest Challenge Of Kris Ehresmann’s 30-Year Career In Public Health Came At The End

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Kris Ehresmann has helped guide Minnesotans through the pandemic and now she is stepping down. The infections disease director for the Minnesota Department of Health is retiring next week after 30 years of public service. She could have retired in January of 2020, before the first case of COVID-19 was reported in… Continue reading The Biggest Challenge Of Kris Ehresmann’s 30-Year Career In Public Health Came At The End

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