The Daily Populous

Saturday May 21st, 2022 morning edition

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The single clerk in a small Maine town resigned after the board of selectmen denied her vacation request.

Christen Bouchard was the town clerk in Passadumkeag, Maine, since 2020.

The town has had no one to register vehicles, keep crucial records, or communicate with the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The position of town clerk isn’t the only important opening in Passadumkeag.

The town office shut down to in-person visitors until further notice, according to a statement sent out on April 19.

In March, town residents rejected a budget article meant to fund town operations after town officials failed to adequately explain the reasoning for a proposed salary increase.

For the time being, the people of Passadumkeag are relying on selectmen and other municipalities to perform fundamental governmental responsibilities. »

Opinion | New Virginia law bans police arrest and ticket quotas

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In a long-overdue reform, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) last month signed bipartisan legislation that will finally prohibit ticket and arrest quotas for Virginia’s law enforcement agencies.

When politics have become so bitterly divisive (especially surrounding policing), the ban on arrest and ticket quotas was refreshingly bipartisan.

The ban on arrest and ticket quotas is just the latest reform that protects Virginia drivers from unjust police practices. »

The Left Is Losing Because We’re Not Confrontational Enough ❧ Current Affairs

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The left had reason for optimism about the Biden Administration’s agenda, and progressive congressman Ro Khanna even declared “the end of neoliberalism.”

When the left draws red lines, we are all alone, left to be viciously attacked and politically isolated.

There are millions of unorganized but dedicated leftists in this country, and a large majority of Americans support core left policies. »

Saber Interactive is working on the Star Wars KOTOR remake with Aspyr

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Saber Interactive is working on the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, alongside Aspyr.

As part of Embracer Group’s Q4 financial report, board member Matthew Karch announced that Saber Interactive, which most recently released Evil Dead, is now working on the project.

“Aspyr has gone full in to make this the best game that they can make,” Karch said. »

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

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Police said they arrested Sho Taguchi, a 24-year-old jobless resident, in the town of Abu town in western Japan, on suspicion of computer fraud, on Wednesday.

Sho Taguchi, a 24-year-old jobless resident in the town of Abu in western Japan, was arrested on Wednesday, Yamaguchi prefectural police said. »