The expiration date for extended and expanded unemployment benefits arrived today (Monday), meaning that over 10 million people will feel the impact directly.
Funding for those benefits came from a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package passed by Congress in March and signed into law by President Joe Biden. Some critics have complained that the benefit enhancements have kept from people from going back to work and have contributed to the labor shortage now in place.
Biden has resisted efforts to extend the benefits again, contending that it’s time for other measures to stimulate the economy and provide fuller employment.
Justice Dept. will protect abortion-seekers
Women seeking abortions in Texas will get protection from the federal government against violence.
The department would “protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services,” he said.
The declaration came in the wake of a new Texas law strictly limiting abortions and allowing private citizens to enforce it, primarily through lawsuits.
Under the Texas Right to Life Act, people could sue abortion seekers or people who assisted them for $10,000 and court costs. The statement from Merrick is intended to discourage confrontations that might result with over-zealous abortion opponents prompted by the new law.
Sports: Dodgers win and Angels lose
UPDATE: The Angels lost their chance to square their season at .500 with a 4-0 loss to the Texas Rangers Monday night in Anaheim. They are now 68-70. Jared Walsh had two of the Halos’ five hits. Starter Jaime Barria pitched seven fairly strong innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs. He struck out three and walked none.
The Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday to stay a game back of San Francisco in the NL West race. Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer for the Blue Crew (now 87-51), who made the most of just five hits. Max Scherzer improved his record to 13-4 as he worked eight shutout innings. He gave up six hits and no runs, and struck out 13 batters while walking none. The Giants (88-50) stayed a game ahead by beating Colorado 10-5.
After losing the three-game series to the San Francisco Giants and falling a game back in the NL West race, the Dodgers will try to recover the lead as they start a four-game series in St. Louis today (Monday). The Angels will continue their season-long effort to again avoid finishing with a losing record as they finish their four-game series against the Texas Rangers at the Big A tonight. After that, it’s two games in San Diego (Tuesday and Wednesday).
The Angels will continue their season-long effort to again avoid finishing with a losing record as they finish their four-game series against the Texas Rangers at the Big A tonight. After that, it’s two games in San Diego (Tuesday and Wednesday).
For more about how the weekend went, go to: https://orangecountytribune.com/2021/09/06/despite-loss-it-was-giant-fun/ .
Weather: Good late summer weather
Despite all this talk about Labor Day being the end of summer, the fact is that it runs all the way to Sept. 21. This week’s late summer weather is pretty darn near perfect, with temps in the West Orange County area at 84 on Tuesday, going up to 87 on Wednesday. If you like it hot, stick around. The thermometer should hit 91 on Thursday and 92 on Friday. In the coastal areas of Huntington Beach, daily highs should be six to seven degrees cooler.
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