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Saturday December 24th, 2022 night edition

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The woman, who works for the Patmos Library in Jamestown Township, Michigan, explained why the library has been closing early.

Library officials said that the library has about 90 books with LGBTQ+ themes in its 67,000-book collection.

“Pray that we can make changes and make the Patmos Library a safe and neutral place for our children,” said a flyer from one of the local organizations, Jamestown Conservative, this summer.

Two library directors resigned as a result of the hateful messages they received from conservative residents.

The Patmos Library’s funding was on the ballot in the August primary elections, when voters rejected the tax used to pay for the library.

One person suggested that the library board was “fear-mongering” and lying about threats against the library.

At the meeting, library board president Larry Walton said that the safety threat was real and that the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating it. »

Hallowell restaurant cited for 691 child labor law violations, fined $17,275

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HALLOWELL — The Quarry Tap Room in downtown Hallowell was cited earlier this year for almost 700 child labor law violations over a two-year period, carrying a $17,275 penalty.

The bar and restaurant was cited in July for a total of 691 child labor law violations involving about a dozen workers, with the total penalty being $172,750.

According to the Maine Department of Labor’s 2021 Annual Report on Wage and Hour Complaints, a total of 514 child labor violations were reported statewide last year. »

West Point moves to vanquish Confederate symbols from campus

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The United States Military Academy, as West Point is officially known, was established in 1809 along the bank of the Hudson River in upstate New York.

More than a half-dozen of the commission’s recommendations for West Point involve Lee, who graduated second in his class in 1829 and later served as superintendent.

Two other Confederate officers in the commission’s crosshairs were West Point grads P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee. »

Microsoft claims FTC's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard buyout is unconstitutional

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Microsoft has issued its response to the Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against its planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The FTC has claimed the $69bn deal would let Microsoft suppress its games industry competition.

Microsoft reiterated that it intends to release Activision Blizzard games day and date on Xbox Game Pass, something it is currently unwilling to negotiate with the FTC. »