Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. … Read more

Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. … Read more

Race tightens as Minnesota GOP picks candidate for governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans reconvened Saturday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, and three candidates were tightly bunched after three ballots. Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy took a razor-thin lead with 31.79% of the vote after dermatologist Neil Shah dropped … Read more

Race is tight as Minnesota GOP picks candidate for governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans reconvened Saturday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election but the five candidates were tightly bunched on the early ballots, showing that all had earned loyal pockets of support. Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and … Read more

Likely Senate contest in Kentucky pits ideological opposites | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — US Sen. Rand Paul rarely targets his likely Democratic challenger by name, but the Republican’s campaign attacks in Kentucky are unmistakably aimed at Charles Booker’s agenda—in what’s shaping up as a populist-themed battle featuring starkly different ideas to win the people … Read more

Philippine election narrows to Marcos Jr., rights defender | Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than three decades after a largely peaceful “People Power” revolt overthrew Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son and namesake is the top choice in most voter-preference surveys. Some of the major issues in Monday’s vote: A triumph by Ferdinand Marcos Jr. would be a stunning reversal of the 1986 … Read more

Homeless shelters work to end choice between street and pets | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white chihuahua mix, with helping her keep off drugs and giving her a … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | Health and Fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment insurance issue, … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | Health and Fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment insurance issue, … Read more

Walz to call for deal on unemployment insurance, ‘hero pay’ | Health & Fitness

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM – Associated Press/Report for America ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was expected to call for compromise in negotiations to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay frontline worker bonuses during his State of the State address on Sunday. Legislative leaders are deadlocked on the unemployment insurance issue, … Read more