Already, House Republicans are resisting an omnibus bill, and raising questions about whether Trump would even sign one. It’s also a question whether he’d sign another CR or a coronavirus stimulus package, when it comes down to it. If Trump really wants to upend the nation and the election (states have to certify the election by Dec. 8, the electoral college votes Dec. 14, the formal joint session of Congress to declare the official results is Jan. 6) he can refuse to fund the government. Whether enough Republicans in Congress would be nihilistic enough to refuse to override his veto is an actual question. Because it is 2020 and anything, absolutely anything, could happen.On coronavirus relief, McConnell has yet to budge in his rhetoric and he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi haven’t had any recent talks. Trump did tweet out one of his usual exhortations on Saturday: “Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!” Never mind that “big” and “focused” are in direct opposition right now—Pelosi wanting “big” and McConnell wanting “focused.” Who knows what Trump wants, other than to magic away election results and pretend like he’s not going to be vulnerable to prosecution in New York State in 64 days.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Who knows at this point what any of this means for the next month. The only thing certain is that as cases and hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus surge, as states increasingly have to shut down again, the economic pain increases even more. Thousand upon thousands of people face hunger, eviction, and financial ruin. And the obstruction of McConnell is making it worse. “More businesses will be at risk of permanently going out of business, which would dampen labor demand and potentially spur new rounds of layoffs. This suggests the labor market recovery could meaningfully slow or even reverse in coming months as the country tries to get the virus under control,” economists at Bank of America warned last week.That apparently is a feature and not a bug of McConnell’s plan to obstruct assistance. He wants to hamstring the Biden administration before it even begins. He doesn’t care who—or how many—suffer in the offing.
Tyler Bertuzzi’s red-hot end to March has carried over into April.The 24-year-old Detroit Red Wings forward notched two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, extending his run of three-point games to four. Including Tuesday’s haul, Bertuzzi has 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 71 games this season.If he keeps this up, he’ll be one of next week’s Three Stars as well. It’s the longest such streak in Red Wings history.MORE: Schedule, standings, odds for 2019 Stanley Cup chaseTyler Bertuzzi is the first player in #RedWings franchise history to record 3+ points in four consecutive games! #LGRWvs PIT: (2G, 1A)vs BOS: (3A)vs NJD: (1G, 2A)@ BUF: (2G, 1A) pic.twitter.com/02cqg5DzgM— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 3, 2019Bertuzzi racked up 10 points in the final week of March, including three games with three points in each, as the Sudbury, Ont. native earned himself a spot in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week and became the first Red Wing since Steve Yzerman in 1992-93 to record three points in three straight games. Included in those 10 points is his first career overtime goal, scored against the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-4 victory March 28.The third-year Red Wing continued his impressive play as the calendar changed to April, finding the back of the net twice and providing a helper on Anthony Mantha’s late goal to pace Detroit to its sixth straight victory.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeCharter College Lacey hosted its graduation ceremony on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the James Koval Center for the Performing Arts, 600 Sleater Kinney Road NE, in Lacey.Lacey Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon welcomed the graduates and their families. He was joined on stage by Lead Pharmacy Instructor John Cohen, who presented the student awards; and student speakers Justin Sturdevant and Kristy White, both medical assistant students. The keynote speaker was Blake Knoblauch, from the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. The national anthem was sung by Thaisy Kirkhart and Sturdevant.“There is nothing more important to us than the success of our students,” said Higdon. “We are so very proud of all of our graduates.”Graduates:Certificate in Medical AssistantMelissa Agnew*Amber Allen*Andrena Barkdull*Andrea Benningfield*Nelcybeth Berry*#Donna BlakeAlyssa Callahan*Annalicia CastroMarilin Cervantes-ValdezSarah Chidester*#Stacie Coffeen*#Katie CreechJordon DoctorsJudith Eitemiller*Samantha Fleck*#Brittany GageAmanda GilesJasmine Gregorio*#Erikamarie Guzman*Jordyn Hipfner*#Danielle JoyceKayla LindleyDawnya NaderKimberly Nolan*Shellby Oppelt*Eskai PayneHafsah Prohim*Jasmine Rodriguez DuranKelsie SmithHongngha Son*Phelisia SpangKristan Stengel*#Justin SturdevantMadisen StriplinSherry WallaceShennaya WashingtonAlexis Westberg*#Kristy WhitePharmacy TechnicianDaelyn Joy*Natacia Cruz*#Elizabeth LorenzanaCristina Rogers*Angelique HaskellQuin Scott* Associates of Applied Science in Allied Health (through Charter College Vancouver)John Cohen*Brittany Shultz*Irma Roman*Graduated with Honors, a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher.#President’s Award Recipient: Graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 (Certificate programs) or 3.9 or higher (Associate programs).Charter College Lacey offers residents of Thurston County career education opportunities in health care with blended on-campus programs in Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician. Their innovative Blended Learning curriculum combines hands-on classroom experience with online course work, offering students more flexibility with their schedules, and allowing them to work and manage family life. For more information, visit www.chartercollege.edu.