Pamplin Media Group – A busy life is the best life for Diaz-Nicolaidis ” Alaska

The married mother and flight attendant, project manager and union representative for Alaska Airlines takes on a new role at the Rose Festival. A few years away from attending St. Mary’s Academy and while attending the University of Oregon, Contesa Diaz-Nicolaidis spent much of her time flying to and from Russia. She had started out … Read more

No. 2 Stanford defeated Hawaii 68-39

HONOLULU (AP) — Ashten Pretchel hit 12 of her season-best 17 points in the first half to help No. 2 Stanford easily defeat Hawaii 68-39 on the final day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown Sunday. The Cardinal (7-1) cleared an early deficit and held the Rainbow Wahine (1-6) at a season low. Pretchel came off … Read more

Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness ” Missouri

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old woman’s request to witness Tuesday’s execution of her father, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to execute him for the 2005 murder of police sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri state law prohibits … Read more

“A significant severe weather event is likely this week,” forecasters say

CNN — A new robust storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest on Sunday is expected to bring severe storms to the south this week. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an early warning calling for “a significant severe weather event” in parts of the lower Mississippi River Valley on Tuesday. “This storm system will … Read more

Missouri has so far banned 6 nonprofits from the federal child nutrition program ” Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — Officials at the Missouri Department of Health and senior services have blacklisted six nonprofits from a state child nutrition program that they paid to distribute meals. The latest applicant in Missouri’s Summer Food Service Program, Connie Bobo’s New Heights Community Resource Center, received more than $20.6 million in federal reimbursements from pandemic … Read more

Richard Fierro: An Army veteran who took down the Colorado nightclub shooter thanks a week after the attack the community for their support = Colorado

CNN — Richard Fierro, the Army veteran who helped take out a gunman who shot at patrons at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, expressed his deep appreciation for the community’s support as his family’s brewery reopened the day after Thanksgiving. “It was a beautiful day,” Fierro told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday. “I can’t thank the … Read more

US citizen accused of killing North Carolina woman on vacation Here’s what we know ^ North Carolina

CNN — Shanquella Robinson arrived in the quaint Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo on October 28 with six of her friends. A day later, the 25-year-old student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina died while staying at a luxury rental property in Baja Calfornia Sur. Now, almost a month after the death, … Read more

Some of Nevada’s “superbug” cases found in two Las Vegas hospitals

Cases of the once-rare “superbug” Candida auris have soared to 600 in southern Nevada, with more than a third identified in just two hospitals. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, the state’s largest general acute care hospital, has reported 122 cases of the drug-resistant fungus, the most of any hospital or qualified care facility. The first … Read more

Early voting begins in some Georgia counties when Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker sprint to the Dec. 6 runoff

CNN — A week-long early voting period begins in some Georgia counties on Saturday, when Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker enter a week-and-a-half sprint to their Dec. 6 runoff after Thanksgiving. Unlike the 2021 runoff, control of the Senate is not at stake as Democrats have already won 50 seats and … Read more