The Daily Populous

Friday February 11st, 2022 night edition

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The government will give nearly $5 billion to help states build out their charging infrastructure.

The plan aims to beef up charging access along interstate highways.

Right now one of the glaring reasons not to own an electric car is the charging.

That may not be the case for long if President Joe Biden's plan comes to fruition.

It's part of the White House's broader goal to curb climate change and get more Americans into zero-emission vehicles.

Biden aims for the US to have 500,000 public EV chargers by 2030, roughly 400,000 more plugs than are available today.

Officials would not offer specifics about how many chargers the $5 billion program would yield or when the first locations would open to the public. »

Federal Conservatives reverse course on supporting trucker blockades, call for an end to all barricades

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The federal Conservatives have reversed course and called for the trucker blockades at border crossings to end, as the crisis has grown ever bigger with a third demonstration in Manitoba joining those in Alberta and Ontario.

She has since called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to extend an “olive branch” to the demonstrators and meet with them.

I believe the time has come for you to take down the barricades, stop the disruptive action and come together. »

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit gaming rights up for sale

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Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit gaming rights up for sale Auction could give publishers the opportunity to snap up some precious Tolkien IP.

The gaming rights for several J.R.R Tolkien works, including The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, are about to come up for auction.

Warner already holds certain rights due to its ownership of New Line Cinema, which produced Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. »

Oregon man preparing to shoot bear accidentally kills brother, then fatally shoots self: ‘It’s a tragedy’

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An Oregon man trying to protect his home from a bear instead fatally shot his brother by mistake, then turned the gun on himself moments later, authorities say.

The man called 911 about 7 a.m. Tuesday and told dispatchers he had “accidentally shot his brother while loading a gun” after being startled by the bear, according to Josephine County Undersheriff Travis Snyder.

They checked the rural residence, which sits in a gulch just south of wooded hills, and found a second man dead. »