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Saturday January 28th, 2023 evening edition

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The FAST Recovery Act could raise minimum wage for California fast food workers to $22 an hour.

This week, a top McDonald's exec slammed lawmakers for passing the law in an open letter.

AB 257, dubbed the FAST Act, signed into law last year, could raise hourly restaurant wages to $22 an hour in the state.

A majority of McDonald's nearly 14,000 restaurants in the US are run by franchisees, with hundreds of stores operating in California.

AB 257 creates a 10-member council of fast food workers, franchisees, franchisors, advocates for fast food employees, and representatives from the governor's office.

The council will establish minimum standards on wages, working hours, and other working conditions related to the health and safety of workers.

"As California fast-food workers defend this landmark law and assert their voice, SEIU is absolutely committed to standing with them in their fight.". »

America’s China Policy Is Not Working

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Meanwhile, U.S. attitudes toward China have turned sharply negative, as have the politics in Washington.

For those who fear the United States is losing the competitive race with China, U.S. actions threaten to ensure that fear is realized.

The United States is attempting to organize a coalition of like-minded countries, especially the democracies of Asia and Europe, to counterbalance and pressure China. »

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Is Trying to Open a Gun Range That Serves Alcohol

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According to local news reports, Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow, a conservative candidate, and her husband Brian, are developing an indoor gun range that would not only host weddings and other events, but would also serve alcohol.

The couple requested a Class B liquor license to sell beer and wine to members and guests in the “clubhouse.”

Dorow mentioned the project at a January meeting of the Republican Women of Southeast Wisconsin in audio obtained by Jezebel. »

Tyre Nichols: Memphis police release body cam video of deadly beating

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Police in Memphis released the body camera footage showing the moments leading up to the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols, an unarmed 29-year-old Black man who was pulled over by officers.

Prior to the video release, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis had called the officers' actions a failure to the community. »

Finland hints at Russia’s involvement in Quran-burning protest in Sweden

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Finland’s foreign minister hinted that Russia may have been involved in last week’s Quran-burning protest that threatens to derail Sweden’s accession to NATO.

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“It’s against that background we need to see the provocateurs who wish to worsen Sweden’s relations with other countries.”. »