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Conservationists push feds to up protections for gray wolves in Rockies

Conservationists have once again taken the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to court over the feds failing to restore endangered species protections for wolves that advocates say are being eradicated from the American Northwest.... Read more»

Federal appeals court rules House panel can get Trump tax returns

Just one day after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago home, former President Donald Trump suffered another loss Tuesday when a federal appeals court greenlit a House committee's request to seize his tax returns from the IRS.... Read more»

Biden signs semiconductor bill, bid to add Finland and Sweden to NATO

Capping off an eventful month in Congress, President Joe Biden gave his signature of approval Tuesday afternoon to legislation aimed at boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing and documents supporting Finland and Sweden joining NATO.... Read more»

COVID sewage surveillance labs join the hunt for monkeypox

The same wastewater surveillance techniques that have emerged as a critical tool in early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks are being adapted for use in monitoring the startling spread of monkeypox.... Read more»

Republicans in Congress line up behind Trump after he says FBI searched Mar-a-Lago

Republicans in Congress fumed Tuesday in reaction to former President Donald Trump’s Monday evening statement that the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, a copy of which has not yet been released by the former president.... Read more»

Arizona Senate 'audit' leaders Doug Logan & Ben Cotton are facing Michigan criminal probe

Michigan AG Dana Nessel has petitioned to name a special prosecutor to investigate Doug Logan, Ben Cotton and others who falsely believed the election was stolen from Donald Trump and then set out to gather evidence by gaining access to ballot tabulators. ... Read more»

Fewer people are moving as interest rates, rents rise

Most people move during the spring and summer months, but many would-be movers stayed put this May and June amid higher interest rates and rising rents, and exurbs saw more people move in as other areas experienced an outflow.... Read more»

GOP talking point suggests birth control not at risk. Evidence suggests otherwise.

While no state has so far banned forms of contraception, the threat appears very real, and talking points by Republicans who oppose abortion — saying there’s “no way, shape, or form” that access to contraception is at risk — is not accurate. ... Read more»

Republicans threaten probe of DOJ after raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Democrats are emphasizing that no one is above the law while Republicans are threatening an investigation of the Justice Department and attorney general after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump's south Florida home on Monday.... Read more»

Analysis

New photos suggest how Trump, flush with power, may have sent official documents down the toilet

Recently released photographs could be the first visual documentation of Donald Trump’s already-reported habit of flushing paperwork - but national archivists already have their work cut out trying to plug potential gaps in the 45th president’s historical record.... Read more»

Proof points: Researchers say cries of teacher 'shortages' are overblown

The reasons for different teacher shortages vary, and there never were shortages everywhere or among all types of teachers — now, some education researchers who study the teaching profession say the threat is exaggerated. ... Read more»

Comic:

Mar-a-Lago raided: Search Trump's toilets!

The FBI has raided Mar-a-Lago. We learned this from Trump himself who made a very whiny post about it on his joke of a social media platform, Truth Social. He’s partly upset the FBI didn’t give him, a guy with a habit of flushing evidence, advance notice of their raid. ... Read more»

Spiraling rents are wreaking havoc on college students seeking housing for fall

Rents have risen 14 percent on average over the last year, and that’s becoming a huge problem for college students faced with spiraling off-campus housing costs. It’s also spilling over into long waiting lists for less-expensive on-campus dorms.... Read more»

States post yellow alerts to try to nab hit-and-run drivers

States are creating a Yellow Alert system for fatal hit-and-run crashes - similar to an Amber Alert for abducted children - in hopes it will help make it easier for police to track down hit-and-run drivers.... Read more»

Analysis

Fueled by unrestricted social media access, white nationalism is on the rise & attracting violent young men

Membership in white nationalist groups is not limited to the attempted violent overthrow of the government, and poses an ongoing threat as seen in massacres carried out by young men radicalized by this movement. ... Read more»

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