China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places Wednesday in a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their homes and sparked protests and demands, from a very small number of protesters, for President Xi Jinping to resign. […]

Landmark trial begins over Arkansas’ ban on trans youth care

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nation’s first trial over a state’s ban on gender-confirming care for children began in Arkansas on Monday, the latest fight over restrictions on transgender youths championed by Republican leaders and widely condemned by medical experts. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody is hearing evidence and testimony over the law he temporarily […]

More virus rules fall as CDC hints at better times ahead

Washington, D.C. (AP), February 17 – The nation’s leading health officials said Wednesday that the U.S. is moving closer to the point that COVID-19 is no longer a “constant crisis” as more cities, businesses and sports venues began lifting pandemic restrictions around the country. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said […]

‘Take back life’: More nations ease coronavirus restrictions

Brussels (AP), February 3 – Late-night partying at clubs. Elbow-to-elbow seating in movie theaters. Going without masks in public, especially in Europe and North America: Step by step, many countries are easing their COVID-19 restrictions amid hopes the omicron wave may have passed its peak. The early moves to relax precautions, based on declining or […]

Wary, weary world slams doors shut in face of new variant

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nations around the world sought Monday to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions, even as it remains unclear what it means for the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan announced it would suspend entry of all foreign visitors, while new cases of the variant identified days ago by researchers […]

Woodlands Township Directors Sekula-Gibbs, Rieser seek to require pro-incorporation political speech along with any against, but not other way around in Township meetings

Woodlands Township Directors Sekula-Gibbs, Rieser seek to require pro-incorporation political speech along with any against, but not other way around in Township meetings

Image: Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (at left) announced her intention to restrict anti-incorporation political speech at future Woodlands Township and Woodlands Village Association meetings near the end of a Township Board of Directors meeting on Monday, October 11, 2021, which began with a 34 minute argument by Township Chairman Gordy Bunch (right) in favor of incorporation of […]