Staffing Shortages Ravage Maricopa County Jails

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, staffing vacancies have ravaged Maricopa County’s jails. A lack of detention officers has forced jails into periodic lockdowns. Understaffing among correctional health employees contributed to skipped medical care for incarcerated people over the last year, Phoenix New Times found in June. County officials said that they are … Read more

How Clean is ‘Clean’ Hydrogen?

The Democrats’ new climate bill, which was passed by the US Senate on Sunday, has been described as “transformative” and “game-changing.” But perhaps the most apt word is “shocking”—in a good way, for once. According to analysis after analysis, it’s become clear that this is what the United States needs to make good on promises … Read more

Alabama City Disbands Entire Police Department Over Racist Text

Officials in an Alabama city disbanded an entire local police department and fired the agency’s police chief and assistant chief in response to an officer’s racist text message, according to media reports. City of Vincent Mayor James Latimore confirmed Thursday that the city council passed a resolution that would disband the police department just days … Read more

Why Europe needs Taiwan – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article With tensions flaring in East Asia, China’s sanctions against Taiwan are a stark reminder to the European Union how dependent it is on the island, and in particular the tiny computer chips it makes. China banned some trade with Taiwan in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s … Read more

University of New England vice chancellor Brigid Heywood resigns after being charged with assault

The vice-chancellor and chief executive of an Australian university has resigned but will defend charges against her, according to her former employer. Key points: Brigid Heywood is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Armidale in March She has resigned as vice-chancellor of the University of New England The resignation follows pressure from the National … Read more

Pellet gun shooting suspect ‘stalked’ victims

SAN JOSE — A man “lurked and stalked” seven people — mostly girls and women — he chose at random before shooting them with a high-powered pellet gun over the past few months in San Jose and Campbell, authorities szid — adding that most of his victims still carry the pellets in their bodies because … Read more

Philadelphia on track for deadliest year on record following four overnight shootings in five hours

Over the course of just five hours, six people were shot in the city on Thursday night. Four were killed and two were injured in five separate incidents across various neighborhoods in North and Northeast Philadelphia. This brought the city to 325 homicides for 2022 so far. That’s more than the 322 recorded at this … Read more

WA unions warn of more industrial action as they reject the McGowan government’s latest wage offer

Hundreds of public sector workers braved strong winds and rain to rally for better pay as unions denounced the state government’s revised wage offer as a “one-off sugar hit”. Key points: The WA government has offered a 3 per cent pay rise this year and next Unions say this does not offset rises in inflation … Read more

Premier Mark McGowan defends regional police resourcing after man shot by officer at Pingelly

Premier Mark McGowan has defended police resourcing in regional WA saying an officer responding alone to a triple-zero call which left a man shot was an “exceptional circumstance”. Key points: Premier Mark McGowan says “exceptional circumstances” led to officer responding alone to call that led to shooting A police investigation into the incident in Pingelly … Read more