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May 01 2021 - 12:00 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 5/1/2021

Happy Saturday and the first day of May! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the country. California drought could cause significant damage to the salmon population, Connecticut lifts bans in place since March 2020, Arizona Democrats call for federal monitoring of senate vote recount, and the latest news on the Kentucky Derby all grace the front pages today. These headlines of daily news are courtesy of Newseum.

Eureka Times-Standard Published in Eureka, California 

Drought can cause danger to salmon

As the state prepares for another year of drought, California tribes, environmental advocacy groups, and fishermen are calling upon Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Biden administration to direct state resources to provide water to protect California’s dwindling salmon populations. Between 70% and 95% of juvenile salmon have been killed by a parasite called Ceratonova Shasta in the last five years, the state’s plan to prioritize farmers over salmon could have dire effects. 

Daily News Published in New York, NY

Army finally admits harassment

April 22, 2020, Vanessa Guillen was murdered at Fort Hood in Texas. Her story rocked the nation as tales of sexual abuse and misconduct covered up in the armed forces began to spread like wildfire. Almost a year later, the army finally admits Vanessa was sexually harassed by a supervisor, a different individual than the murderer. Vanessa's family argues Vanessa is just one of many Special Officer Aaron Robinson, the man accused of murdering her had harassed before committing suicide in July of 2020. Many have followed and continue to follow Gullien’s case calling for justice, in a case where cover-ups and military power seem to override a murder.

New Haven Registered Published in New Haven, CT

Restriction rollback 

On April 16, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the rollback of many COVID-19 restrictions across the state that have been in place since last spring, these rollbacks go into effect today. Here is a list of restrictions being lifted on May 1st.

  • Outdoor masking will no longer be required.
  • Restaurants and bars can now serve drinks unaccompanied by a meal.
  • No seating limit for outdoor dining
  • All business restrictions, both indoors and outdoors, will be lifted.

Azcentral Published in Phoenix, AZ

Election monitoring

Election security specialists with high-powered policy groups are calling for federal monitors to oversee the Arizona Senate's hand recount of 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County. Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward did not take likely to the claim of election abuse and wanting federal involvement stating "Arizona is off-limits to the federal government trampling on our constitutional rights and our sovereignty," Ward said. "When it comes to managing our own election, we believe in the U.S. Constitution.


Kentucky Derby

On Saturday, the 147th race will take place at Churchill Downs as it does every year. It'll be a lot different than in the past, but still more normal than the last. The Run for the Roses is a two-minute race in which twenty horses compete for victory. WLKY has provided a comprehensive list of each of the horses competing, how to make a bet, where to watch, changes to the derby due to COVID-19, weather forecast, traffic patterns for locals, and fashion. 

Chinook Salmon courtesy of Creative Commons

The Season begins courtesy of Creative Commons

Precinct 86 voting booths courtesy of Creative Commons

Kentucky Derby 2014 courtesy of Creative Commons


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