The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 28th, 2023 night edition

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Though there have been intermediate years and exceptions, notably in rural counties in 2017, and during wildfires or heatwaves since 2020.

House Bill 2426 as proposed would require gas stations to staff half of the available pumps, but allows the other half to be self-service.

According to a report from The Oregonian, fuel companies have long pushed for the change due to staffing shortages.

The provision in the bill to staff half of pumps reflects this statistic, effectively reopening gas stations that are understaffed.

One of the first self-service gas stations opened in 1947 in Los Angeles and started a change that caught strongly in the ‘70s.

From then, there have been staunch holdouts of full-service gas stations, the most famous of which is New Jersey.

The bill goes to Oregon Governor Tina Kotek to be signed into immediate effect. »

Janitor heard ‘annoying alarms’ and turned off freezer, ruining 20 years of school research worth $1 million, lawsuit says

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A university janitor who turned off a freezer after hearing multiple “annoying alarms,” ruined more than 20 years of research, according to a lawsuit filed against his employer by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.

The school is seeking more than $1 million in damages and legal fees from Daigle Cleaning Systems as a result of the incident.

But, on September 17, the janitor heard what he later called “annoying alarms,” according to the suit. »

Guns Banned From Trump Speech at Republican Dinner

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at the Oakland County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner on June 25, 2023, in Novi, Michigan.

During the event, where firearms were banned, Trump said he would "fully uphold the Second Amendment."

"I will fully uphold the Second Amendment," Trump said during his speech at the event. »

Russia Executed 77 Civilian Detainees in Ukraine – UN

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Russia summarily executed 77 civilians being held in arbitrary detention during its invasion of Ukraine — killings which constitute war crimes, the United Nations said Tuesday.

The UN human rights office published a 36-page report on civilian detentions in the war, based on the mission's findings.

Russia must "immediately cease the summary execution of civilians and take necessary measures to guarantee its non-repetition," the report said. »

Trump fumes about ‘illegally leaked’ CNN tape of him boasting about classified documents

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Mr Trump offered no explanation for his belief that the tape exonerates him – a belief largely at odds with much reaction to the tape.

“The special counsel already had Trump dead to rights because we knew this tape existed in some form,”.

On at least two separate occasions, Mr Trump then showed some of the classified documents to people not authorised to see them, the indictment alleges. »