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Saturday August 6th, 2022 night edition

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Beyond books, residents visit the library for its wifi, he said, and it houses the very room where the vote took place.

“Our libraries are places to read, places to gather, places to socialize, places to study, places to learn.

I mean, they’re the heart of every community,” Deborah Mikula, executive director of the Michigan Library Association, told the Guardian.

“We are champions of access,” she added, including materials that might appeal to some in the community and not others.

It criticized the “pornographic” memoir and the addition of “transgender” and “gay” books to the library, according to Lawrence.

We want them all to be removed from your library.’ And that’s not the proper channel, but they’re loud and their voices carry. »

US unemployment rate drops to 3.5 per cent amid ‘widespread’ job growth

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The US unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 per cent last month as the US economy added 528,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday.

Despite persistent inflation, the Department of Labor said job growth in the US was “widespread” in July, with “leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care” sectors all adding jobs.

Wages also grew in the past month, rising by 0.5 per cent in the past month and by 5.2 per cent in the past year. »

Beer for sunflower oil? Munich pub finds way to beat frying crunch

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BERLIN, July 16 (Reuters) - A Munich brewpub has found a novel way to beat Europe's cooking oil shortages - letting customers pay for their beer with sunflower oil to ensure plentiful stocks for frying schnitzels.

1/4 Moritz Baller exchanges a bottle of sunflower oil for two glasses of beer at the Giesinger Brewery in Munich, Germany, July 15, 2022.

Customers can pay for their beer at Munich's Giesinger Braeu brewery with sunflower oil, after the distributor of the pub belonging to the brewery cannot supply the required quantities. »

Square Enix has reportedly confirmed it’s ‘looking to sell stakes’ in its studios

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Square Enix wants to sell stakes in some of its development studios to “improve capital efficiency”, it’s reported.

“So Square Enix is looking to sell stakes in its studios to others to improve capital efficiency,” Gibson summarised, “right when others like Sony etc. are buyers.

The president of Square Enix stated in April that the company’s Japanese studios shouldn’t try to make games aimed specifically at western players. »

Memphis prosecutor who charged Black woman over voting error loses re-election bid

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Amy Weirich, the Memphis prosecutor who stirred national outrage for bringing criminal charges against a Black woman for trying to register to vote, has lost her re-election bid.

But after the trial, the Guardian published a document showing that the Tennessee department of corrections had investigated the error and made no mention of deception.

Weirich said her office was not to blame for the mistake because the department of corrections failed to give her office the document. »