Gov. Whitmer Signs 2021 Michigan Budget Into Law

MICHIGAN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed her second budget into law, ensuring that Michigan has its spending plan in place prior to the start of the new fiscal year on Oct 1.

The governor said the budget delivers on many of her signature priorities, including the Michigan Reconnect program for a tuition-free pathway for adults, funding for the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program to ensure women have the care they need for a healthy pregnancy and expanding access to childcare for families.

“While this budget faced many challenges along the way amidst a global pandemic, I am pleased that we were able to come together and produce a budget that funds the programs and services that matter most to our residents ,” Whitmer said. “This has not been easy, but in the end the executive and legislative branches of government worked together to do what is expected and demanded

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R.I. Department of Health updates list of coronavirus cases by community



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The Rhode Island Department of Health has updated its list of coronavirus cases by community.

The list is below. The number of cases over the last seven days is computed by subtracting the total reported last Wednesday from the total reported today.

Community — Cases Last 7 Days — Cumulative Cases

Providence — 212 — 8,344

Pawtucket — 80 — 2,424

Cranston — 42 — 1,609

Narragansett — 33 — 151

Warwick — 31 — 977

Coventry — 31 — 362

Johnston — 28 — 670

North Providence — 24 — 1,029

Central Falls — 23 — 1,272

Cumberland — 20 — 511

Lincoln — 17 — 375

Smithfield — 15 — 394

Westerly — 15 — 121

North Smithfield — 12 — 172

North Kingstown — 11 — 315

Burrillville — 10 — 164

West Warwick — 8 — 427

Newport — 8 — 181

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Denver’s Pepsi Center Testing Site Closes: What To Know

DENVER, CO — Denver’s Pepsi Center testing site closed Wednesday and will be replaced with a series of community testing sites, public health officials said.

The Pepsi Center was established as a temporary testing solution while officials were setting up other sites, the city said.

The new sites will offer free, “low-barrier testing to historically underserved communities,” public health officials said. Flyers were distributed throughout the communities Wednesday.

List of new testing sites:

The list will continue to be updated, officials said. The latest site list can be found here.

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Depending on each site’s logistics, people will be able to drive up and/or walk up for testing, health officials said.

Mobile testing available for those who are homebound — appointments can be made by calling 311.

Denver issued a public health

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Women’s FA Cup: Manchester City check Rose Lavelle fitness before Arsenal tie

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Rose Lavelle scored in 2019’s Women’s World Cup final against the Netherlands in Lyon
Date: Thursday, 1 October Kick-off: 19:15 BST Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:00

Holders Manchester City are monitoring Rose Lavelle’s improving fitness before Thursday’s Women’s FA Cup semi-final against 14-time winners Arsenal.

Whoever goes through will face Everton at Wembley on 1 November after the Toffees beat Birmingham City 3-0.

United States midfielder Lavelle has yet to play for Man City since arriving in August with a minor ankle injury.

But manager Gareth Taylor hopes to give a debut “over the next couple of games” to the 25-year-old World Cup winner.

“Rose has been training hard,” said Taylor. “What we’re trying to do with her is just make sure she’s ready.

“She’s been really keen to get back in. It’s just been a case of keeping the reins on her

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Oklahoma among worst in nation in coronavirus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma remains among the worst states in the United States for positive coronavirus tests per 100,000 people and the number of new reported cases, according to a report released this week by the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Oklahoma is in the red zone for virus cases, meaning 101 or more new cases per 100,000 population, with a rate of 201 new cases per 100,000, an increase of 15% from a week ago, according to the federal report dated Sept. 27 and released Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The report recommends increased testing to identify those with COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, and to isolate those infected to limit the spread of the virus.

“Abbott BinaxNOW supplies (a rapid test for the virus) will be distributed in the coming weeks; develop (a) plan for weekly surveillance in critical populations to monitor

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Alabama nursing homes to allow limited in-person visits

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday the resumption on Oct. 2 of limited in-person visits to nursing homes more than six months after they locked down in response to coronavirus.

Each nursing home resident will be allowed one caregiver or visitor at a time. Nursing homes can only permit indoor visits if they have not had a positive coronavirus case in two weeks, according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association. Facilities can limit the total number of visitors at one time and masks and social distancing will be required.

The Alabama Nursing Home Association provided the following guidance to family members:

· Do schedule an appointment to visit with your loved one

· Do use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before, during and after your visit

· Do wear a mask covering your mouth and nose during your entire visit in the facility

· Do maintain social distance of at least six

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Mom’s viral warning on tub toys after toddler’s terrifying infection

“Just throw them out.”

“Just throw them out.”

That’s the message one mom has about bath tub toys that squirt water after her 2-year-old son suffered from severe cellulitis after getting water from a rubber bath toy in his eye. Cellulitis, according to Stanford Children’s Health, is a serious type of infection and inflammation that can occur in different parts of the body. The most common cause of cellulitis of the eye, the organization said, is an infection with bacteria.

“This is not the hill you want to die on,” Eden Strong, a mom of three from suburban Chicago, told “Good Morning America.”

There are plenty of toys kids can play with in the bath that don’t trap water, she said. “It’s not like these [rubber water squirting bath toys] are a necessity,” she said.

In a Facebook post that’s now

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Michigan could lift ban on food assistance for drug felons

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The lifetime ban from receiving food benefits for those with more than one drug-related felony conviction could be lifted under a bill that passed the Michigan Senate on Wednesday.

The current law punishes offenders long after they’ve served their sentences and increases the chance they will commit more crimes, according to supporters of the legislation. Federal law allows states to permanently ban residents with drug-related felonies from receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

The bill now goes to the House. If signed into law, Michigan would join 26 other states in lifting the ban, according to the Michigan League for Public Policy, which supports the bill.

Drug users can’t rehabilitate without access to a healthy meal, the bill’s sponsor Sen. Jim Ananich, a Flint Democrat, said in a media release.

“Holding food assistance out of reach as a way to continue penalizing those who have already

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TikTok videos, Facebook Trump ads spread misinformation concerning Biden’s health

And on the video platform TikTok, four grainy videos alleging that Biden was wearing a wire to “cheat” during the debate racked up more than half a million combined views on Wednesday, according to research by the left-leaning media watchdog group Media Matters. One of the videos shows a still of Biden with his hand inside his suit, while another overlays an arrow over Biden’s tie, but neither video shows any visual evidence of Biden wearing an electronic device of any kind.

Tech companies have long struggled with misinformation and are on high-alert going into the election. Ahead of the debate, Twitter and Facebook executives reviewed hashtags, trends, and other accounts that may break the companies’ rules using a combination of software and human review. The companies are also pushing out accurate information about how to register to vote to millions of people.

But the latest evidence shows that they

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20-Minute Inner Workout to Alleviate Stress and Tension

Most workouts help you improve your cardiorespiratory fitness or help you to build muscle and get stronger, but sometimes you simply need something that focuses on your inner wellness. Taylor Elyse Morrison, an AFAA-certified trainer and an RYT, knows focusing on what’s happening with you mentally and emotionally is just as important as your physical health, which is why she created Inner Workout.

“Inner Workout is the culmination of a years-long self-care journey,” Morrison told POPSUGAR. “I found myself regularly facing burnout, and I realized that my surface-level approach to self-care wasn’t working,” she said. Morrison then redefined self-care for herself, describing it as “listening within and responding in the most loving way possible.” Desiring a practice that would help develop her ability to listen within and lovingly respond to herself, she created Inner Workout.

“The practice is rooted in the yogic concept of koshas (metaphorical layers within the human

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