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Friday, July 14, 2017

News In Numbers

107 hours
JULY 13, 2017

Average annual time drivers spend looking for parking in New York City, which is the highest in the nation.

Source: the Chicago Tribune


JULY 12, 2017

Amount the city of St. Anthony, Minn., agreed to pay the police officer who was recently acquitted of all charges related to his fatal shooting of Philando Castile to leave the department.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune


JULY 11, 2017

Candidates running for mayor of Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray was expected by many to win re-election until allegations of sexual abuse led him to drop out of the race.

Source: the Los Angeles Times


JULY 10, 2017

The new minimum wage in St. Louis, as of Aug. 28, which will be down from $10. The city increased it to $10 in 2015, but a new state law makes it illegal for municipalities in Missouri to set their own minimum wage.
Source: Tribune News Service


JULY 7, 2017

States that have passed legislation to require paid family leave. Washington state this week joined California, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

Source: AP/Seattle Times


JULY 6, 2017

States that have refused to provide some or all of the voter information requested by the Trump administration's Commission on Election Integrity.

Source: CNN


JULY 5, 2017

Amount that Vermont promised to put in a college savings account for every child born in the state. Since the law passed two years ago, though, the state has only raised enough private funding to give each kid $2.77.

Source: the Burlington Free Press

3 days

JULY 3, 2017

Limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain in Kentucky, which now has the toughest restrictions of this kind in the nation.

Source: Tribune News Service


JUNE 30, 2017

Times that one man has rammed his car into a Ten Commandments monument outside of a state capitol. He did it in Oklahoma in 2014, and again in Arkansas this week.

Source: Tribune News Service

More than $15 billion

JUNE 29, 2017

Unpaid bills the state of Illinois owes. In 2015, when Gov. Bruce Rauner took office, it was around $5 billion. Since then, the GOP governor and the Democratic legislature have been in a deadlock over the budget.

$3 million

JUNE 28, 2017

Settlement paid by the government to the mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist fatally shot by police in Minnesota while his girlfriend and her 4-year-old sat next to him. The deal comes weeks after the officer was acquitted of all charges related to the shooting.

Source: AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Number of TGIF's so far this year!