The Daily Populous

Saturday October 17th, 2020 evening edition

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Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in office after her rival conceded in New Zealand's general election.

Initial tallies showed Ms Ardern's Labour Party was ahead after her campaign was dominated by her successful handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Image: Jacinda Ardern brought scones as she visited Labour Election Day volunteers.

Ms Ardern told roaring crowds: "Thank you to the people who worked so hard to share our message.

She said: "To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who I have phoned, congratulations on your result.

Earlier in the day, Ms Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to campaign volunteers and appeared relaxed as she awaited results.

"And in times of crisis I believe New Zealand has shown that and for that again, I say thank you.". »

The legal reckoning awaiting Donald Trump if he loses the election

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Many of those matters have wound through the courts and will come to a head whether he is reelected or not.

A raft of legal issues, including a criminal investigation by New York prosecutors, will come into focus in the weeks after Election Day.

The most serious legal threat facing Trump is the Manhattan district attorney's broad criminal investigation into the financial workings of the Trump Organization. »

'Kentucky Can Do Better Than Mitch McConnell': Democrat Amy McGrath Endorsed by One of Kentucky's Largest Newspapers

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One of Kentucky's largest newspapers has endorsed Democratic nominee Amy McGrath for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate seat.

The newspaper addressed McGrath's promise for criminal justice system reform in the state, where the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor occurred.

Newsweek reached out to McConnell for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication. »

This Arkansas school turned solar savings into better teacher pay

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For Michael Hester, the Batesville superintendent, that eye-popping figure was reason enough to move forward with a comprehensive energy efficiency project.

And it’s the way we’re going to attract and retain students in this day and age of school choice.”.

According to the group’s analysis, in 2019, 16% of U.S. school districts had installed a total of 1,337 megawatts of solar capacity. »