The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 9th, 2022 evening edition

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Protesters hold up signs advocating for abortion access during a reproductive rights rally in front of the Statehouse in Montpelier in May.

Reproductive rights are set to be enshrined in the Vermont Constitution.

Poll after poll has shown strong support in Vermont for abortion rights generally as well as for the ballot initiative in question.

The Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee, which campaigned for the amendment, said in a message to supporters that “Vermont voters made history tonight.”.

James Lyall, executive director of the ACLU of Vermont, similarly heralded the amendment as being on the vanguard of reproductive rights.

In August, Kansas resoundingly rejected a ballot initiative that would have removed abortion protections from the state's constitution.

The architects of Proposal 5 wanted to codify reproductive rights in Vermont’s constitution to ensure the strongest possible state-level protections. »

Tennessee voters officially ban all forms of slavery in the state

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Tennessee has officially banned all forms of slavery.

Voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that removes language allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as forms of punishment for those convicted of crimes.

Before it was sent to voters in the state, a majority of Tennessee lawmakers supported the proposal, but six legislators voted against it. »

Sony has reportedly partnered with NCSoft to make a Horizon MMORPG

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Sony and NCSoft have reportedly struck a deal to create a Horizon MMORPG.

NCSoft is currently recruiting developers to work on the title, which is said to be listed as ‘Project H’ in job ads.

Guerrilla Games, the Sony-owned studio behind 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn and this year’s sequel Horizon Forbidden West, has long planned to expand Horizon into multiplayer, VGC understands. »

Americans take a stand for decency as the GOP red wave turns to dust, surprising all of us

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Americans take a stand for decency as the GOP red wave turns to dust, surprising all of us I'll posit that Americans don’t love it when a political party broadly embraces a bullying figure like former President Donald Trump.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., conceded that it was “definitely not a Republican wave, that’s for darn sure.”

Republican Rep. Mayra Flores of Texas lost to her Democratic challenger and tweeted: “The RED WAVE did not happen. »

Putin's Military Suffers Over 700 Deaths in One Day of War: Ukraine

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Ukraine's military says more than 700 Russian troops were killed during a single day of war.

Ukraine said that a significant number of Russians were killed in the Donetsk region.

Ukraine also claimed the destruction of 15 Russian tanks, 24 armored vehicles, nine artillery systems, four tactical drones, one anti-aircraft system and one airplane on Tuesday. »