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Newsom signs law requiring skilled nursing homes to report disease-related deaths within 1 day, after COVID-19 pandemic ravaged facilities

With skilled nursing homes hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a law requiring those facilities in California to report disease-related deaths to health authorities within 24 hours during declared emergencies.

The law was written in response to concerns that health agencies were slow to respond to outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities because they did not receive timely information about them.

So far, more than 5,630 residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities in the state have died from COVID-19 — 36% of California’s fatalities from the coronavirus. The percentage “reveals the significant weaknesses in the reporting system currently required by these facilities,” said Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), who introduced the legislation.

COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred at some 1,164 skilled nursing homes and 379 assisted-living facilities in California, according to the state Department of Public Health. The spread at such facilities is alarming to

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Person leaves poop in mailboxes with Trump signs in Maine

Three homes along Constitution Ave. in Hampden reported to police that a person had left what is likely animal poop in their mailboxes.

HAMPDEN, Maine — Thursday, Hampden Deputy Police Chief Scott Webber confirmed the person behind these actions was a female minor.

Webber said two of the three houses were repeated offenses. On the first day, there was poop in their mailboxes. The next day, their Trump signs were vandalized.

A Facebook post on Hampden Public Safety’s page with a picture of the minor has now been deleted. 

ORIGINAL: Hampden residents had poop left in their mailboxes, police say, prompting a call for the public’s assistance to help find a woman who may have information about the incident.

Police say three homes along Constitution Ave. reported that poop, likely from an animal, had been left in their mailboxes. A common trait linking all three homes: Trump campaign signs in

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Trump signs executive order barring critical-race theory training by federal contractors

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday barring federal funds from any contractors who conduct critical-race theory diversity training, saying it promotes a “destructive ideology.”

Expanding on action the White House took earlier this month with federal agencies, the president said the administration won’t allow “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the federal workforce” and won’t permit contractors “to inculcate such views in their employees.”

“Such ideas may be fashionable in the academy, but they have no place in programs and activities supported by federal taxpayer dollars,” the president said. “Research also suggests that blame-focused diversity training reinforces biases and decreases opportunities for minorities.”

Critical-race theory and “White privilege” diversity training had been on the rise in the administration before the White House moved this month to stop it. Mr. Trump’s order cites examples such as training materials from Argonne National Laboratories that stated racism “is interwoven into every

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Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Siding Contractor to Replace Exterior Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a popular home exterior across the country. It’s durable and easy to maintain, and comes in an array of colors to allow you to truly customize your home’s appearance. But even if you take great care of your siding, over the years it can deteriorate and eventually need repair or complete replacement.

If you’ve lived in your home for more than a decade and have yet to replace the vinyl siding, it might be time to take a closer look. In some instances, you can get away with replacing only a few panels. In other instances, you’ll want to replace the entire facade of your home. Total replacement isn’t cheap, but rest assured that the cost is going toward improving your home’s appearance and long-term durability.

Signs that vinyl siding is in need of replacement include:

  • Warped or broken panels: Siding panels that are no longer flat
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