Will forgiving college debt win or lose votes? | Purcell

President Biden recently sent an email to 153,000 student-loan borrowers reminding them to vote for him this autumn. Actually, his email said that he is going to put America into even more hock to repay the college loans they had willingly taken out years ago. Putting it bluntly, his email said that the millions of Americans who repaid their student loans, or worked two or three jobs to minimize their college borrowing, or who never went to college at all, must cover the debt of 153,000 people who did. As it goes, last summer, the Supreme Court said Biden’s ambitious $20,000-per-student college loan-forgiveness plan — which would have cost the rest of us $420 billion — was unconstitutional. Not to worry, Biden’s staff quickly went to work looking for other avenues to relieve student-loan debt. They looked for wiggle room in a law that was passed nearly 60 years ago, the Higher Education Act, that they said gives the Secretary of Education the ability to waive student-loan debt. That bureaucratic trick gave them the authority to forgive debt for the 153,000 people enrolled in the

February 24-27 police log

The following is the police log as taken from the Red Bluff Police Department in the Tehama County Sheriff’s office from February. 24-27. Robbery Three masked men with rifles came to the house on Proberta Rd early Saturday morning in Gerber and took $2000. Animal Call Three goats were killed on South 99W Highway in Corning on Saturday morning —neighbor’s dogs reportedly at fault. Trespassing A woman with a wheelchair full of items is washing her hair with a hose at Best Western Antelope Inn on Antelope Blvd. A man is refusing to leave a property on Carona Avenue in Corning. The subject finally left after law enforcement was called. A woman refuses to leave the Dollar General on Highway 99E in Los Molinos. A man entered a yard on Walnut Street on Saturday afternoon. Unknown If a theft occurred and the subject is last seen toward Walnut. Disturbance A physical fight was reported on Monday afternoon at Raley’s on South Main Street. Threats Man threatened Saturday night on Old Mission Dr, in Red Bluff, by another man in a Nissan truck who claimed he

Sharks lose goalie to injury, are embarrassed at home by New Jersey Devils

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks goalie Mackenzie Blackwood was brilliant for the first 17 minutes of Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Then everything went wrong, for himself and the Sharks. Blackwood was injured late in the first period and did not return, and the Sharks, after taking a brief lead, got completely outclassed in the final two periods in what became a 7-2 loss to the Devils before an announced crowd of 10,982 at SAP Center. Kaapo Kahkonen, in relief of Blackwood, allowed three goals in the second period and four more in the second as the Sharks unraveled and, remarkably, lost by five goals or more for the seventh time this season. Nico Hischier had a goal and three assists, Jack Hughes had a goal and two assists and Timo Meier, in his first visit to San Jose since being traded by the Sharks last February, had two assists. Nico Sturm and Justin Bailey both scored for the Sharks, who have now lost four in a row and six of their last seven. Kahkonen finished with 24 saves, as San Jose

New community kitchen opens in Downtown Fresno to help mobile food vendors

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — On Tuesday, a new commissary kitchen opened up in Downtown Fresno. It offers a new safe space for food vendors. Fresno’s city and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of AJ’s Commissary Kitchen. It’s a spot where catering businesses and mobile food vendors can prepare and package their food for sale. “This is actually the first commissary to be able to rent out the kitchen for compact mobile food units,” said Alejandro Cervantes, the owner of AJ’s Commissary Kitchen. “They can come and cook tamales, corn, anything that they want.” Mobile food vendors can also store their food carts there. “This commercial food kitchen and the two others that we’re working to fund and get started will allow us to finally get a lot of the mobile food vendors to finally get their public health permit,” said Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias. “Because they now have access to a commercial kitchen.” Cervantes has been working in the food industry for almost three decades. He even helps manage his mother’s bakery. For the last few years, Cervantes said he’s been working with

New Bravo Farms location to open in downtown Visalia

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:57AM A well-known restaurant is bringing its tasty reputation to downtown Visalia. VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) — A well-known restaurant is bringing its tasty reputation to downtown Visalia. In just a few weeks, Bravo Farms will be opening up its fourth location in the Central Valley. The Visalia location is less than ten miles away from their Tulare location. “We are very excited. Very excited. We’ve got about 75 seats on the ground and 75 seats at the top. We are calling the top the Hayloft, which is gonna be an upscale bar area,” said Jonathan Van Ryn, owner of Bravo Farms. Van Ryn opened up his first Bravo Farms almost twenty years ago. Some staples are their salads, cheese and sandwiches. The new location’s menu will be similar to their Tulare Outlet Location with a twist to the upstairs’ ambiance. “We are gonna do some steaks, some BBQ, and family-style sides up there. The bottom floor is gonna be similar to what the Tulare menu is. The salads are what we are really known for,” said Van Ryn. Locals, including Visalia

San Jose Sharks goalie exits game vs. New Jersey Devils

SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks lost goalie Mackenzie Blackwood for their game against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday after he left the ice late in the first period. The Sharks did not provide an official reason why Blackwood had to exit the game, but it appeared the goalie was injured making a save on Devils center Jack Hughes. After Blackwood made the save with 2:28 left in the first period, he got up and skated toward the Sharks bench during a television timeout. After he reached the bench, Blackwood walked toward the Sharks’ dressing room and threw his stick down in apparent frustration. Blackwood made 13 saves in the first period before he was replaced by Kaapo Kahkonen, who came on in relief but did not have to make a save for the final 2:26 of the first period. The Sharks took a 1-0 lead shortly after Blackwood left the game, as Nico Sturm scored his fourth of the season off an assist from Alexander Barabanov at the 18:17 mark of the first. Blackwood did not come out of the Sharks dressing

Michigan takeaways: Presidential primaries show warning signs for Trump and Biden

By JOEY CAPPELLETTI (Associated Press) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump easily won their party’s primaries in Michigan, but Tuesday’s results showed that both candidates have cause for concern in their bid to to win the swing state in November. An “uncommitted” vote in Michigan’s Democratic primary was the first indication of how backlash over President Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza might impact his reelection campaign. Trump won his primary by a large margin, but support for rival Nikki Haley once again showed that some Republican voters may have misgivings about giving the former president another four years in the general election. Here are some takeaways from Michigan: Michigan was the last major primary state before Super Tuesday, and both sides were watching closely for implications for the November general election in one of the few genuine swing states left in the country. Biden has now cruised to victories over lesser known candidates in South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire, which he won in a write-in campaign. Tuesday’s results show that his standing is still strong in Michigan, which

New bench look with Thompson, Paul pushes Warriors past Wizards

Late in the first half, Brandin Podziemski intercepted a pass and kept it from going out of bounds by tip-toeing the sideline in front of the scorer’s table. Gary Payton II collected the rookie’s save and found Jonathan Kuminga with a behind-the-back pass for a two-handed dunk. At the moment, Podziemski’s pick was Golden State’s seventh steal. They capitalized on the Wizards’ 12th turnover. And Steph Curry wasn’t involved in any of it. Curry had his third straight quiet game, but the Warriors’ bench picked up the slack for him as they helped Golden State open its four-game east coast trip with a 123-112 win over the cellar-dwelling Wizards Tuesday night. The Warriors had been excited about their highly anticipated bench unit led by future Hall of Famers Chris Paul and Klay Thompson, and their first taste of it was sweet. In his first game since fracturing his hand on Jan. 5, Paul (9 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals) was a +17 in 22 minutes. Thompson logged 25 points in 27 minutes for his third high-impact game off the bench. Golden State’s bench

SF Giants-Mariners: Jung Hoo Lee, Jordan Hicks flash different forms of speed in spring debuts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It was a meaningful day around Giants camp, at least as far as these things go in spring training, where the games don’t count and the stats don’t matter. Some $160 million worth of newcomers made their much-anticipated debuts in black and orange. “It’s very exciting,” manager Bob Melvin blurted at the mention of Jung Hoo Lee’s name Tuesday morning. For the first time, Melvin wrote the name of the Giants’ biggest free-agent acquisition in the top spot of his lineup card. Occupying the bottom spot reserved for the starting pitcher, was another cause célèbre, Jordan Hicks, whose high heat lit up the Scottsdale Stadium radar gun for the first time, too. It didn’t take long for either to show why they enticed the Giants to pay a nine-figure sum. Backed into a two-strike count in his first at-bat, Lee slapped a single into right field, broke up a double play by bolting for second base, then scored without a throw when LaMonte Wade Jr. dropped a single into center field. It was the start of a five-run first inning that was

Shooting stuns whaling village on Alaska’s North Slope

By Mark Thiessen | Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A shooting that killed two adults and severely wounded two others has stunned a tiny Alaska Native whaling village above the Arctic Circle, where parents were told they could keep their children home from school Tuesday to hug them. A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the late Sunday shooting in Point Hope, a remote Inupiat whaling community on Alaska’s northwest coast, bordering the Chukchi Sea. Guy Nashookpuk was scheduled to make an initial court appearance by telephone Tuesday, said Nome District Attorney John Earthman. State law allows minors 16 and older to be tried in adult court on murder charges. The teen did not have a lawyer listed in online court records. The public defender for northwest Alaska did not immediately return a message seeking comment. North Slope Borough police found a man and woman dead and two other men wounded when officers responded to a shooting at a Point Hope home at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, charging documents said. One witness told officers she saw the