Woonsocket City Council Regular Meeting - Feb 19 2024

 

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City Council Regular Meeting - Feb 19 2024

 

 

 


 

Vice President Kamala Harris is headed to Arizona today after the state supreme court upheld a near-total ban on abortions that was put in place 160 years ago. She'll be in Tucson [[ Too-sahn ]] for an event focusing on abortion and the Biden administration's efforts to keep abortion legal.        Legal experts acknowledge O.J. Simpson's double-murder acquittal was in large part due to attorney Johnny Cochran's skilled defense. He convinced the jury of his innocence, concluding the case with his famous line "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit." This was in reference to Simpson appearing unable to fit a pair of bloody leather gloves found at the murder scene in the courtroom. Simpson didn't have any other run-ins with the law until 2008.       An updated report on the severe storms that tore across the state of Mississippi earlier this week now finds at least two people were killed and six others injured. That, from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, which also reported over 170 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed across multiple counties.        House Speaker Mike Johnson is set to make an appearance alongside Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. Reports say the two will hold a news conference today focused on election integrity. The former president has repeatedly claimed the 2020 election was rigged against him. The event comes as Johnson faces threats from some conservative Republicans to oust him as speaker if he moves forward with Ukraine funding.       The New York City Council is approving a bill that requires the FDNY to provide EMS workers with bulletproof vests. Legislation passed Thursday by the City Council also includes special training for EMTs in response to an increase in attacks against first responders.        There's no evidence that COVID vaccines cause fatal heart attacks or other heart issues in young people, according to the Centers for Disease Control. When the mRNA vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna were distributed starting in 2020, anti-vax groups were quick to blame them for fatal heart issues in young athletes. A report out Thursday looked at 13-hundred deaths of vaccinated people ages 16 to 30 in Oregon who died of a heart condition or unknown causes in 2021 and 2022.