The Daily Populous

Monday March 20th, 2023 night edition

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New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law Friday that prohibits sentencing juvenile offenders to life in prison without eligibility for parole.

Under SB64, the No Life Sentences for Juveniles Act, offenders who committed crimes when they were younger than 18 and received life sentences will be eligible for parole hearings 15 to 25 years into their sentences, depending on the conviction, according to the state’s legislative website.

The legislation also applies to juveniles who were found guilty of first-degree murder even if they were tried as adults.

If any juvenile offender is denied parole, they will “be entitled to a parole hearing at two-year intervals,” according to the bill.

But Republican state lawmakers have argued that the bill will let juvenile offenders get away with serious crimes.

Illinois also passed a bill last month banning juvenile life sentences without parole.

In 2010, the Supreme Court held that the Constitution prohibits life without parole for offenders who were under 18 and committed non-homicide offenses. »

Citing staffing issues and political climate, North Idaho hospital will no longer deliver babies

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“We have made every effort to avoid eliminating these services,” said Ford Elsaesser, the hospital’s board president, in a news release.

The hospital said it would make every attempt to continue deliveries through May 19, but said it will depend on staffing.

“Consequences for Idaho physicians providing the standard of care may include civil litigation and criminal prosecution, leading to jail time or fines.”. »

FromSoftware’s Unannounced Project Has Been in Development for Over a Year

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FromSoftware, the acclaimed game development company behind the highly successful Elden Ring, is currently working on an unannounced project.

The producer of the project, Kenneth Chan, has been with FromSoftware for almost a decade and has previously worked on the development of Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon and Elden Ring.

Chan is a seasoned producer with extensive experience in managing development schedules, costs, milestones, and scope management. »

Conservatives scoff at Trump's 'leftist plan' to build 10 new American cities featuring flying cars

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But some right-wing critics have attacked it as a "leftist plan" to create walkable "15-minute cities.".

Earlier this month, former President Donald Trump unveiled a dramatic, far-reaching proposal to build up to ten new American cities if he's elected to a second term.

Trump's proposed cities have similar elements to new cities being built in the Persian Gulf, China, and elsewhere. »