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    I want to send flowers and chocolates to the Twitter employee who permanently suspended The Babylon Bee. Maybe a car. Apparently, it was the inanity of that decision that incensed Elon Musk, whereupon he decided to purchase the entire platform to stop the censorship.

      Along with everything else designed to scare us senseless, we now have the media and pundits raising the fear of “food insecurity.”

        An interesting thing happened after Russia invaded Ukraine. Though US standing in the world had taken a knock after the much-needed but chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, there was no question where the world’s democracies would turn for leadership in the Ukraine crisis. As much of Europe …

        A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah’s Zion National Park. The National Park Service says the married couple were on a permitted, 16-mile hike through an known as the Narrows on Tuesday and Wednesday. The woman, 31, and the man, 33, were not identified. The park's rescue team responded Wednesday morning and found the man on a trail being helped by other hikers and transported him to the Zion Emergency Operations Center for treatment. Rescuers administered emergency aid to the woman but determined she had died.

        A 23-year-old Las Vegas woman is being held without bail on suspicion of driving under the influence in a late-night crash in Summerlin that killed one person and injured five others, one critically. Police said Friday Tierra Richardson was booked into the Clark County jail on suspicion of DUI and seven additional criminal counts. Police say she was driving a car that hit a median west of the Las Vegas Strip and collided with two other vehicles just before 11 p.m. Thursday. The name of a 50-year-old Las Vegas woman who was killed hasn't been released. A 24-year-old passenger in Richardson’s car was hospitalized with critical injuries.

        A Las Vegas man has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.5 million in restitution for bilking the government out of millions of dollars in federal loans and COVID-relief funds during the pandemic two years ago. Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Jorge Abramovs participated in a scheme to defraud multiple financial institutions out of more than $1.9 million in loans and collecting more than $350,000 from employees as income that he failed to pay taxes due. Prosecutors say he spent the money on purchases for himself, including luxury condominiums, a Bentley and a Tesla passenger vehicle.

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        An aging electric grid, fossil fuel power plant retirements and a massive renewable electricity buildout are all contributing to a boom in transmission and distribution wire projects by electric utilities across the country.  In 2020, investor-owned electric utilities spent $25 billion on transmission, up from $23.7 billion in 2019, figures that the Edison Electric Institute, […]

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