2020 election in Alaska proves US needs national voting standards

  • Nearly half of the mail-in and absentee ballots in Alaska had yet to be counted a week after
    Election Day. There has to be a better way to cast and count votes.
  • A national election standard allowing any registered voter to request a mail-in ballot — and requiring those mail-in votes to be counted as soon election offices receive it — would increase voter turnout and ensure that results are available within days of the election.
  • Samantha Davenport is a freelance writer and lifelong Alaskan reporting on the state’s arts, history, food and inhabitants.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. 
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A week after Election Day, nearly half of the mail-in and absentee ballots in my home state of Alaska had yet to be counted.

As a solidly red state with only three electoral votes, how Alaskans

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Arts world dismayed at fate of London home of Rimbaud and Verlaine

It was the London home of the 19th-century Decadent poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of France’s greatest literary heroes, whose tempestuous love affair ended with a shooting and prison. A Georgian building in Camden, where they rented lodgings in 1873, was to have become “a poetry house”, an arts and education centre in one of the capital’s most deprived areas, after a campaign involving some of Britain’s foremost arts figures.



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a man and a woman sitting at a table with wine glasses: David Thewlis, left, as Paul Verlaine and Leonardo DiCaprio as Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s 1995 film Total Eclipse.


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David Thewlis, left, as Paul Verlaine and Leonardo DiCaprio as Arthur Rimbaud in Agnieszka Holland’s 1995 film Total Eclipse.

But the arts charity behind the project has been dismayed to discover that Michael Corby, the benefactor who promised to bequeath the historic building to the charity a decade ago, has changed his mind without warning, deciding instead to sell it on the open market.

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Was This $300K Bathroom Voted Best in America?

A Colorado public toilet — with a price tag that inches close to the 2020 U.S. average home price — was crowned “America’s Best Restroom” in 2020.

The bathroom at Bancroft Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, reportedly cost the city more than $301,000 to renovate, reported local Fox News affiliate KXRM-TV. A video of its self-cleaning features went viral, racking up nearly 3 million views in July 2020 after TikTok user @yetitears shared a video to the social media platform.

@yetitears

$300k TOILET! Don’t let this flop! 😭 #summerproject #hiddengems #fyp #viral

♬ HIGH SPEED BATHROOM – Yeti Tears

Bancroft Park’s self-cleaning restroom holds three toilet areas, including an option compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and each comes with green, red, and yellow lights that indicate availability. The restrooms automatically clean themselves after every 30 uses and each come equipped with soap, water, toilet paper, and a dryer

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The post-pandemic G-20 role in the global financial architecture

Since financial markets in emerging economies were already fairly tightly regulated, they were not too heavily engaged in the intense G-20 debates over financial regulation, but they took a keen interest in the debates over GFA reform.

This architecture can be seen as a triptych, with international capital markets dominated by advanced economies in the central frame, bilateral and multilateral assistance on which developing countries were dependent for balancing their current accounts on one side of it, and the large self-insurance mechanism of foreign currency reserves of major emerging economies on the other side.

Emerging economies had long accessed international capital markets for commercial borrowings and private equity flows. These markets, however, exposed them to the vagaries of shifts in US Federal Reserve policies, sudden stops and balance of payments (BoP) crises. This is what happened during the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, India’s BoP crisis of the

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How one institution plans to send home thousands of students for Thanksgiving break

Thousands of college students are in the process of heading home for the Thanksgiving break, even as public health experts warn against travel for the holiday amid exponential growth of COVID-19 cases in the United States.



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SUNY Purchase is shifting to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.

According to the College Crisis Initiative, a research project at Davidson College, few institutions have announced post-Thanksgiving exit plans. Those that have may recommend students be tested before leaving campus, but fewer still require it. After the break, they also may be keeping the majority of students off campus until next year.

The campuses of the State University of New York are among a small number of institutions that are mandating testing as part of its Thanksgiving break plan. Testing is currently underway across dozens of campuses, with students required to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before

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Dear Annie: Some tips for rediscovering the magic of the holidays

Dear Annie: While I don’t hate holidays, nor dread them, as “Holiday Anxiety” expressed, I don’t go “all in” either. I believe in moderation, in all things, including moderation.

All my close family has gone to their rewards. None of my high school and earlier friends has time or money for more than immediate family, and my partner passed a decade ago. I’m 61 and find myself refreshingly able to control my own life.

I do miss the family traditions, the scents and the decorations; I am also now aware of the time and effort my parents and grandparents put in to create these memories, and I am grateful. And I absolutely hate Halloween decor immediately replaced by Christmas stuff. Where’s Thanksgiving?

For “Holiday Anxiety,” I suggest:

1. I make gift baskets for shelter animals and their keepers. Cat litter, dog food, paper towels and sanitizer might not seem very

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Victoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoors and eases Covid restrictions on home gatherings

As Victoria marked its 23rd consecutive day of no new Covid-19 cases and no additional deaths, the state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, announced the end of mandatory mask-wearing outdoors and increased visitor limits in homes, and increased capacity in restaurants, pubs, and gyms.



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From Monday, for the first time in more than three months, Victorians will no longer be required to wear masks when outside at all times, under the new rules announced on Sunday. Instead, people will only be required to wear mask when indoors and on public transport, or in places outside where social distancing is not possible.



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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews leaves after a press conference in Melbourne on Sunday

Related: Coronavirus Australia: the week at a glance

“If you go to Bunnings and you are inside the store, you are wearing a mask. If you

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Abilene contractors see more home remodeling work during pandemic

Quarantined Abilenians have realized that home could be sweeter with some updates.



a man riding a skateboard up the side of a building: Gus Flores measures a length of tin before cutting it for a skirt for the portable building behind him owned by Melina Sterry (left) Friday Nov. 13, 2020. Flores works for The Honey Do Service, a general contractor.


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Gus Flores measures a length of tin before cutting it for a skirt for the portable building behind him owned by Melina Sterry (left) Friday Nov. 13, 2020. Flores works for The Honey Do Service, a general contractor.

Jason Ramirez, owner of The Honey do Service of Abilene Inc., has hired more staff in recent months to meet the demand.

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“We’ve added more craftsmen. We’ve added another salesman,” Ramirez said. “We now have booked a month and a half out worth of work for my craftsmen.”

The current situation is much rosier than expected after the pandemic hit the Abilene area in mid-March with stay-at-home orders and school closures.

“At the beginning, it was scary,” said Ramirez, who has owned the franchise for five years.

“I was lucky…,” he added. “I had

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Panel seeks detail of missing furniture of Panjab University : The Tribune India

Chandigarh, November 21

A panel formed to look into the matter of missing heritage furniture from the department of sociology, Panjab University, has asked the authorities concerned for the number of articles registered and missing.

The panel, headed by Prof Navdeep Goyal, said: “The department has been asked to provide details.”

Sources said as per record, there had been a total of 82 chairs registered under the heritage category at the department. The matter came to light after advocate Ajay Jagga, member, Heritage Protection Cell, submitted representations to the office of Chancellor and the Vice-President of India along with the UT Administrator and the UT Adviser regarding the missing furniture.

The representation was filed in accordance with Article 51A of the Constitution. He claimed that a large number of chairs (heritage: designed by Pierre Jeanneret) were stolen from the PU.

On November 12, officials of the sociology department lodged a

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Children’s Furniture Market to see Huge Growth by 2025 | Disney Furniture, FLEXA, CHAIRGO, Mocka

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