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US & Canada · Hawaii

Birth of endangered Hawaiian monk seal caught on camera

38% Center coverage: 16 sources
Hawaiian monk seals are an endangered species. There are only about 1,400 seals in the world. The pup, named PO5, was one of two baby seals born on Oahu last week. Officials will actively monitor the moms and their pups until weaning in about five to six weeks.See the Story
US & Canada · Hawaii

Hawaii couple drop restraining order against Ezra Miller

41% Center coverage: 17 sources
A Hawaii couple have dropped their petition for a temporary restraining order against actor Ezra Miller. A judge dismissed the restraining order case Monday after the couple requested it. The couple accused Miller of bursting into their bedroom and threatening them. Miller is known for playing The Flash in Justice League films.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Trump drawn to celebrity in weighing midterm endorsements

84% Center coverage: 12 sources
Trump has backed candidates who hired some of his most prominent aides and allies. The former reality television star-turned-president remains dazzled by the power of celebrity in politics. His backing opens his chosen candidates to a flood of money, attention and, sometimes, an appearance with the former president.See the Story
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Ginni Thomas responds to 1/6 panel, hearings stretch to July

85% Center coverage: 13 sources
The House committee plans to continue its public hearings into July. Chairman Bennie Thompson says the committee is receiving a lot of information. The panel has issued a new subpoena for testimony to Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. The next hearing, set for Thursday, is expected to highlight former Justice Department officials.See the Story

National Day of Prayer observed in Jackson

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans, says chair emeritus Shirley Dobson. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue. More than 31 churches on Kauai will host a Day of Prayers in the morning.See the Story

Mass. coast already preparing for predicted busy hurricane season

67% Center coverage: 9 sources
FEMA officials are hosting a news conference Wednesday morning as officials prepare for what is expected to be a busy hurricane season. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasted that 14-21 named tropical systems would develop in the Atlantic basin this year. Officials are reminding the public that a storm can have far-fetching impacts beyond just the point of landfall.See the Story
US & Canada

Caesar's Bay Starbucks store becomes first in Brooklyn to unionize

66% Center coverage: 6 sources
Employees at a Starbucks in Mililani voted 8-7 Monday against joining the roughly 50 locations nationwide that have unionized. Co-organizer Alicia McKinley: "I want the people that are going to be there after me to have a livable wage" Seattle-based Starbucks has said they respect the rights of its employees to organize.See the Story

National Day of Prayer is Thursday

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
Kaua's Interfaith Roundtable invites all people of all faiths to gather in peace and joy to pray for the island, nation, world, and all beings. The power of prayer has been recognized internationally. Congress designated the National Day of Prayer to be observed annually on the first Thursday of May.See the Story

4/20 festival returns to Hippie Hill

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
San Francisco's Hippie Hill celebration was back after a two-year hiatus. Visitors said they're ready to share space and more with the cannabis community. The city has somewhat reluctantly embraced the event which started as an unsanctioned party. For the first time ever, cannabis could be legally used at the 4/20 celebration.See the Story

Pasco Schools to provide free meals during summer

100% Center coverage: 4 sources
Starting Monday, Pasco County Schools will offer free meals for the summer. The district will provide breakfasts and lunches Monday through Thursday to anyone 18 and younger. Buses will be at the following locations to provide lunch: Hilltop Landings Apartments (37611 Colina Drive, Dade City)Resurrection House Park (37124 Lock Street, Dades City) Zephyrhills YMCA (37301 Chapel Hill Loop, Zephyrs)See the Story
David Ige · Hawaii

Ige plans to veto bail-reform bill

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
House Bill 1567 would have eliminated cash bail for certain low-level, nonviolent offenses. Bill carves out 20 exceptions, making it so it would not apply to those pending trial for another offense. Outgoing governor says bill does not adequately address several important issues. Jail-reform advocates voiced disappointment with the governor's announcement Monday.See the Story
Hawaii · Hawaii

University women celebrate Title IX

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act, more commonly known as Title IX, was passed on June 23, 1968. The act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, recruitment, financial aid, housing or athletics. The U.S. Department of Education announced in 2021 that it would interpret and enforce Title IX to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.See the Story

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