United States & Mexico: Strategic Partners & Neighbors

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary Antony J. Blinken on February 26 will participate in a virtual trip to Mexico, where he will meet with Secretary of Foreign Relations Marcelo Ebrard, and Secretary of Economy Tatiana Clouthier to discuss continued collaboration between the governments of the United States and Mexico to address irregular […]

US State Department: Religious Freedom Concerns in Russia

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned price, Department Spokesperson: We are disturbed by reports that a Russian court sentenced Valentina Baranovskaya and her son, Roman Baranovsky, to terms of two and six years in a Russian penal colony, respectively, simply for being practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses.  The sentencing of Valentina, a […]

US State Department: Crimea Is Ukraine

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Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States joins Ukraine in marking the seventh anniversary of Russia’s invasion and seizure of Crimea — a brazen affront to the modern international order. We affirm this basic truth: Crimea is Ukraine. Russia’s occupation and increasing militarization of […]

California Governor Newsom Announces Twelve Appointments

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Sacramento,  CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments: Stacy L. Lopez, 51, of Elk Grove, has been appointed Director for the Division of Administrative Services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  Lopez has served as Deputy Director of Peace Officer Selection and Employee Development at the California Department […]

California: Plan for Education Workers Vaccinations

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Working to Get Kids Back to School, State Outlines Equity-Centered Plan to Accelerate Access to COVID Vaccines for Education Workers Sacramento,  CA (STL.News) Following last week’s announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom that, beginning March 1, at least 10 percent of vaccine supply would be dedicated to education workers – including teachers, paraprofessionals, […]

Colorado Governor Takes Action in Response to COVID-19

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DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Polis extended an Executive Order pertaining to juvenile justice.  The Governor also extended an Executive Order allowing the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Communities of Care program to reprioritize existing funds for COVID-19 response, and an Executive […]

Louisiana Governor Supports Federal Minimum Wage Increase

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Gov. Edwards Encourages Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation to Support Federal Minimum Wage Increase Gov. John Bel Edwards wrote to Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation, encouraging its members to support a meaningful increase in the federal minimum wage as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan for COVID-19 relief, which may be voted on […]

South Dakota: ConnectSD Broadband Development Program

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PIERRE, South Dakota (STL.News) Governor Kristi Noem announced that $25 million in CARES Act funding is now available for eligible broadband projects. “South Dakotans shouldn’t have to choose between the modern economy on one hand and life in their hometown on the other,” said Governor Noem.  “In addition to the $25 million […]

Texas Governor, TDEM: Major Disaster Declaration for 54 Counties

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Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has re-requested that an additional 54 counties be added to the federal Major Disaster Declaration.  The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 18th. On February 20th, the White House partially approved Texas’ […]

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Dutch Foreign Minister Blok

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Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok today.  Secretary Blinken expressed the United States’ desire to revitalize and strengthen the U.S.-Netherlands relationship.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Blok agreed to intensify U.S.-Netherlands cooperation on the […]

New York: Rodney Robinson Charged For Fraudulently Posing

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Rodney Robinson Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Fraudulently Posing As Medical Professional (STL.News) Audrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Keith J. Byrne, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (“DSS”), New York Field Office, announced today […]