The Daily Populous

Monday December 5th, 2022 day edition

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That was before New Mexico in May became the first state to offer free child care to most of its residents.

Nationwide, the average cost of child care for families outpaced the rate of inflation in 2021, according to analysis from Child Care Aware of America.

A low-income family should have to spend only 7% of its income on child care, per a federal benchmark based on an average of census data.

In Fout’s case, child care costs were draining 30% of her monthly income.

The state co-pay waiver saves Fout $370 a month on child care costs – a sum that can spell real relief when bills come due.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announces an increase in child care subsidies in 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

New Mexico is already seeing a measurable impact from the state’s child care policies, she told CNN. »

Elon Musk's 'Twitter Files' drop revealed some of the tweets the Biden campaign asked the social app to remove were nude photos of Hunter Biden spread without his consent

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Some of the posts contained nude photos of Hunter Biden shared without his consent.

The links were literally to accounts that posted nude pictures of Hunter Biden, which is revenge porn and is unlawful in many states.".

Musk, Taibbi, and representatives for Twitter and the Biden administration did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment. »

'We are not your enemy', say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protections

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They are all too aware of the impact their strike has had on South Koreans at a time of record inflation.

But these drivers, and tens of thousands of others striking across the country, say their calls for stronger minimum pay protections are all that stand between them and poverty.

Kim said high diesel prices mean their lives are no better than in June, when they went on an eight-day strike. »

Bentley-driving accused cult leader has 20 wives as young as age 9, possibly married own daughter, FBI alleges

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The FBI is accusing a 46-year-old Arizona alleged polygamist cult leader of having 20 wives, many of whom were underage — as young as 9 years old — and of possibly marrying his own daughter.

Some of Bateman’s wives were the wives or daughters of Bateman’s male followers.

Meanwhile, his underage wives were reportedly transported in a trailer with a bucket and trash bag as a makeshift toilet. »

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

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Tens of thousands were without power in the county after what authorities say was an act of criminal vandalism at multiple substations.

He said while the company is trying to restore power as quickly as possible, he braced customers for the potential of outages lasting days. »