Shanghai moves toward ending 2-month COVID-19 lockdown

SHANGHAI (AP) — Shanghai authorities say they will take major steps Wednesday toward reopening China’s largest city after a two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has set back the national economy and largely confined millions of people to their homes. Full bus and subway service will be restored, as will basic rail connections with the rest of […]

3 Black churches rebuilding in Louisiana after 2019 arson

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Three years after an arsonist torched three small Black Baptist churches in rural Louisiana, rebuilding is well under way. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas is months from reopening, with visible progress at St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre and Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, The Daily World reported. “We began […]

Reopening of 3 monster Broadway shows signals ‘wait is over’

NEW YORK (AP) — A digital marquee in Times Square says it all: “The Wait Is Over.” Eighteen months after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020, Broadway takes a big step forward Tuesday when three powerhouse shows — “The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Wicked” — rev their engines again with new safety […]

Is one day a week enough? Biden’s school goal draws blowback

Washington (AP) – President Joe Biden is backpedaling on his pledge to reopen the nation’s schools, as the White House added fine print to his promise and made clear that a full reopening is still far from sight. Biden’s initial pledge in December was to reopen “the majority of our schools” in his first 100 […]

Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Pressure is building on school systems around the U.S. to reopen classrooms to students who have been learning online for nearly a year, pitting politicians against teachers who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In Chicago, the rancor is so great that teachers are on the brink of striking. In […]

Governor Abbott makes small gesture towards Texas Constitution, announces legally-required opening of Texas Capitol

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, December 22 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and outgoing House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced yesterday that the Texas Capitol will re-open on January 4, 2021. Their announcement was little more than shameful pandering for attention. Article III, § 16 of the Texas Constitution states that […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to reopen

WASHINGTON (AP), May 8 — When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park becomes one of the country’s first national parks to reopen Saturday, some of its most popular trails will remain off limits. Major roadways, most trails and some restroom facilities will be accessible, but it’s unclear when the Laurel Falls, Chimney Tops and Alum […]

NFL sets protocols for reopening of team facilities

New York (AP), May 7 – The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell and obtained Wednesday night by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first […]

Representatives Toth, Cain courageously get haircuts, spur Governor Abbott to reopen hair salons, tanning parlors

Representatives Toth, Cain courageously get haircuts, spur Governor Abbott to reopen hair salons, tanning parlors

Image: State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, courageously got a haircut at Tune Up on F.M. 1488 yesterday morning. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 5 – State Representative Steve Toth, Republican of Conroe, courageously got a haircut at Tune Up on F.M. 1488 yesterday morning. Surprisingly, Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson chose […]

BREAKING NEWS! Texas Governor Abbott issues 3 Executive Orders to begin reopening Texas businesses, parks

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, April 17 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced this afternoon that he has issued three (3) Executive Orders to begin to allow Texas businesses to reopen as long, as they follow certain guidelines and procedures, on Friday, April 24, 2020. Governor Abbott will permit the reopening of Texas […]