The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 16th, 2020 evening edition

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A directive that restricted Ohio counties to one ballot drop box in November was arbitrary and unreasonable, a county judge ruled Tuesday, delivering the Republican secretary of state in the presidential battleground another in a series of blows to his policies.

For now, Frye’s ruling doesn’t change anything, LaRose spokesperson Maggie Sheehan said in a written statement, “and the Secretary’s directive remains in place.”.

It is often the largely Democratic urban counties — such as Cuyahoga, home to Cleveland — that look to expand the number of drop boxes.

Cuyahoga must serve more than 860,000 registered voters with only a single drop box under LaRose’s order.

The Ohio Democratic Party and a coalition of voting rights group sued LaRose last month over the directive, calling it unconstitutional.

In response to the ruling, state Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper called for LaRose to rise to the occasion.

“Oh, we’re busy,” said Wendy Helgeson, the Town of Greenville clerk who also serves as president of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association. »

Barbados to remove Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and declare republic

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Barbados will remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and declare a republic by November next year, its prime minister has said.

Mia Mottley said in a written address that it was “time to fully leave our colonial past behind”.

Reading Ms Mottley’s speech, the governor-general of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, said: "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind. »

Nurses ask feds to invoke Defense Production Act for N95 masks; survey finds ‘unacceptable’ reuse levels

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The American Nurses Association has asked the White House to invoke the Defense Production Act for N95 masks after a nationwide survey found that one in three nurses remain short on supplies and more than half are being asked to reuse devices meant for single use.

The association queried more than 21,000 nurses between July 24 and Aug. 14.

Fully 68% of reported that their facility requires reuse of single-use PPE, such as N95 masks. »

The Big Ten Conference Adopts Stringent Medical Protocols; Football Season to Resume October 23-24, 2020

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/ and / : Team must proceed with caution and enhance COVID-19 prevention (alter practice and meeting schedule, consider viability of continuing with scheduled competition).

Red / Red : Team must stop regular practice and competition for a minimum of seven days and reassess metrics until improved.

The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013. »

VIDEO: Maskless Man Ejected from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Today While Screaming Misquotes from Pixar’s “A Bugs Life”

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A maskless guest was escorted out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios today for failure to comply with the mandatory face mask rule.

As security removed him from the park, he screamed misquotes from Pixar’s A Bug’s Life.

The man is being escorted by at least three uniformed security officers and more plainclothes officers in the Grand Avenue area of the park. »