The Daily Populous

Sunday March 14th, 2021 day edition

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Ranked-choice voting is unfamiliar to most of the city’s nearly 5.6 million registered voters, so local election officials are racing to educate them.

This momentum follows a year in which Alaska and six cities throughout the country decided to adopt the voting method in upcoming elections, while several other municipalities used ranked-choice voting for the first time.

Along with Alaska, Nevada, Hawaii, Kansas and Wyoming also used the method for voting in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.

Even so, all agree that a robust public education effort and clear state-set standards are crucial to bolster voter confidence in ranked-choice voting.

Last week, Utah legislators voted to expand the state’s ranked-choice voting pilot program, giving cities more opportunities to try it out.

“There is a public awareness of how our voting system isn’t necessarily fair or gets outcomes that the voting public actually wants.”.

Then, in a system known as final-five voting, the top five candidates would advance to the general election. »

Pa. woman created ‘deepfake’ videos to force rivals off daughter’s cheerleading squad: police

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An investigation last year led officers to discover that Spone had sent harassing text messages directly to the teenagers as well, police said.

As the investigation continued, more teenagers came forward, who were all part of a traveling cheerleading group — Victory Vipers — based in the Doylestown area.

Raffeala Spone, 50, was arrested for harassing teenager cheerleaders, who she saw as rivals to her daughter. »

Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker files federal lawsuit against Louisville police

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Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department and the officers involved in the deadly shooting.

"This is a very important lawsuit to vindicate Kenneth Walker's constitutional rights under the U.S. Constitution," Cliff Sloan, a Georgetown University Law Center professor representing Walker in the suit, told ABC News.

"We are seeking to ensure that there is justice and accountability for the tragic and unjustified police assault on Kenneth Walker and killing of Breonna Taylor.". »

U.S. administers 105.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

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(Reuters) - The United States has administered 105,703,501 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 135,846,665 doses as of Saturday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

According to the tally posted on March 12, the agency had administered 101,128,005 doses of the vaccines and distributed 133,337,525 doses.

A total of 7,538,985 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said. »

Breakup-induced confusion about one’s self-identity helps explain the desire to get back together with an ex-partner

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After the dissolution of a relationship, people can feel as if a part of themselves has gone missing.

Commonly these emotions are negative and range from moderate emotional discomfort to severe distress,” said study author Morgan A.

“While most people will experience relationship breakup, little is known about how people overcome these negative feelings. »