The Daily Populous

Thursday January 26th, 2023 day edition

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Brands each donated $1 million to Save Local Restaurants, a coalition opposing the law.

Other top fast-food companies, business groups, franchise owners, and many small restaurants also have criticized the legislation and spent millions of dollars opposing it.

The measure, known as the FAST Act, was signed last year by California Gov. Gavin Newsom and was set to go into effect on January 1.

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Labor law in the United States is structured around unions that organize and bargain at an individual store or plant.

This makes it nearly impossible to organize workers at fast-food and retail chains with thousands of stores.

If restaurant worker compensation increased by 60%, limited-service restaurant prices would jump by up to 22%, the study also found. »

Kremlin says U.S.-supplied tanks will 'burn' in Ukraine

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Jan 25 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that any Abrams battle tanks supplied to Ukraine by the United States would "burn", dismissing the expected delivery as an expensive folly. U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday that Washington was poised to send dozens of its M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, reversing its previous position.

The report comes after Germany looked set to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after initially resisting the request.

Speaking at a daily briefing with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that while the Abrams shipments were not confirmed, they would be a waste of money. »

High schoolers threaten to sue DeSantis over ban of African American studies course

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High schoolers threaten to sue DeSantis over ban of African American studies course.

Three Florida high school students are poised to sue Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after the state Education Department rejected a new Advanced Placement course covering African American studies.

Following the news of the new African American studies AP course, the state's Education Department swiftly rejected the class. »

First Navajo woman becomes Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council

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The first-ever woman was elected the 25th speaker of the Council on Tuesday, the first day of the winter session.

Council Delegate Crystalyne Curley, 37, who represents Tachíí/Blue Gap, Many Farms, Nazlini, Tsélání/Cottonwood, Low Mountain, became the first woman to head the Navajo Nation Council.

Curley bested Tuba City representative, Council Delegate Otto Tso, who served as the 24th Navajo Nation Council speaker pro tem since November. »

Fireball Cinnamon Faces Lawsuit Over Mini-Bottles That Don’t Contain Whiskey – NBC Bay Area

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Made by parent company Sazerac, Fireball Cinnamon is a suite of products that include malt-based and wine-based alcoholic beverages made to “capture the essence” of the original Fireball Cinnamon Whisky — but don’t contain any actual whiskey.

Lawyers for the plaintiff provided images of both Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and Fireball Cinnamon for comparison.

Because of all this, Marquez says she purchased bottles of Fireball Cinnamon assuming that they contained whisky, which they do not. »