European Economic Area – Westie Lovers http://westielovers.com/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:10:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://westielovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png European Economic Area – Westie Lovers http://westielovers.com/ 32 32 Pilot Protocol for a COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Study Using Health Data Registries https://westielovers.com/pilot-protocol-for-a-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-study-using-health-data-registries/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:10:47 +0000 https://westielovers.com/pilot-protocol-for-a-covid-19-vaccine-efficacy-study-using-health-data-registries/ The end of 2019 saw the emergence of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome: coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since December 31, 2019 and week 28 2022, 155,430,083 cases of COVID-19 (according to case definitions and testing strategies applied in affected countries) have been reported in the European Union, of which […]]]>

The end of 2019 saw the emergence of a new severe acute respiratory syndrome: coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since December 31, 2019 and week 28 2022, 155,430,083 cases of COVID-19 (according to case definitions and testing strategies applied in affected countries) have been reported in the European Union, of which 1,124,471 death [1]. As of July 22, 2022, six COVID-19 vaccines – five of which are advanced protein-based – have received conditional marketing authorization within the European Union.
European Union/Economic Area (EU/EEA) by the European Commission, based on the scientific opinion of the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Comirnaty (BNT162b2), Spikevax (mRNA-1273), Vaxzevria (AZD1222) , Jcovden (Ad26.COV 2.5), and Nuvaxovid (NVX-CoV2373), and the non-spike protein (inactivated, adjuvanted) COVID-19 vaccine Valneva (VLA2001) [2,3].

In 2020, the European Commission highlighted the importance of continuously monitoring the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in the EU/EEA and called on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the EMA to develop a structured post-authorisation surveillance platform for vaccines, prioritizing COVID-19 vaccines [4]. In November 2020, the European Commission proposed to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU a modification of the mandates of the EMA and the ECDC as part of its COVID-19 “lessons learned” package and the creation of a european health union, the two agencies jointly coordinate independent vaccine surveillance studies [5].

Accordingly, by the end of 2020, using lessons learned from other vaccine efficacy (VE) studies (e.g., influenza vaccine [6]), ECDC has started to build an infrastructure to perform COVID-19 VE studies. Monitoring COVID-19 VE over time aims to detect any reduction in vaccine performance that requires further investigation and public health action. The objective of the infrastructure is to build a system to routinely monitor VE and conduct studies in different settings and populations and using different regularly available or ad hoc data sources. Different outcomes will be considered, such as severe disease, moderate disease, or transmission and in various specific population groups (e.g. healthcare workers).

This pilot protocol for ECDC studies of VE of COVID-19 vaccines through routinely collected vaccination status and COVID-19 outcome data using health registries, version 1.0, presents the methodology that will be used to produce VE estimates using health data registries established in several studies. sites/countries (countries) in the EU/EEA. The study design in the current protocol is a retrospective cohort study using data routinely collected from electronic health record databases, selecting data from the community-dwelling resident population (i.e. i.e. excluding those living in closed institutions such as nursing homes and prisons) with no documented precedent. COVID-19 infection belonging to an age group for which vaccination was universally recommended at the time of the study. Outcomes include laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection (symptomatic or asymptomatic) or COVID-19-related hospitalization (all wards or intensive care units) or death. Other data to collect include sociodemographic (age, sex), clinical (comorbidities, history of SARS-CoV-2 infection) and COVID-19 vaccination variables (brand, number and dates of doses) variables. The protocol outlines agreed methods for analyzing available data related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 outcomes at both national and European level, including a plan for pooled analysis.

This pilot protocol is primarily intended to guide the implementation of an ECDC-funded first pilot study using routinely collected data, and includes a concise overview of the country systems included in the pilot study. ECDC encourages the conduct of VE studies, using this protocol as a basis, in countries that are not currently planning to participate in ECDC-funded studies. The use of consistent protocols will facilitate comparability of results between study sites/studies.

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Serbia banning EuroPride 2022 shows hard-won progress for LGBTQ+ rights is under threat https://westielovers.com/serbia-banning-europride-2022-shows-hard-won-progress-for-lgbtq-rights-is-under-threat/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:07:22 +0000 https://westielovers.com/serbia-banning-europride-2022-shows-hard-won-progress-for-lgbtq-rights-is-under-threat/ Four days before the streets of Belgrade were to host EuroPride 2022, LGBTQ+ activists received a letter from the Serbian Interior Ministry informing them that the proposed route for the pride march had been rejected and asking them to submit a revised itinerary. The problem? The request had to have been given to the police […]]]>

Four days before the streets of Belgrade were to host EuroPride 2022, LGBTQ+ activists received a letter from the Serbian Interior Ministry informing them that the proposed route for the pride march had been rejected and asking them to submit a revised itinerary. The problem? The request had to have been given to the police the day before to be taken into consideration. This therefore amounted to an effective ban.

Serbian LGBTQ+ activists told me that despite this, they will follow the original route as planned. In more ways than one, it feels like history is repeating itself.

In 2019, Belgrade was elected by members of the European Association of Pride Organizers to host EuroPride, a pan-European Pride event held annually in a different European city. This was a major first for EuroPride: the first time the event would be held outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and a major recognition of how Belgrade Pride has overcome a history of violence and violence. bans to become a regular and safe occurrence every year since 2014.

The decision to effectively ban the march echoes 2009, when Belgrade Pride was first banned. Then – as now – the Interior Ministry informed the activists that they would not be allowed to march through central Belgrade, but could use a route through Ušće Park at the outskirts of town.

The march was authorized the following year but was met with rioting and extreme violence from homophobic protesters, leaving over 100 people injured. The violence was later used as an excuse to ban the event between 2011 and 2013.

The political tension between Kosovo and Serbia was also used as an excuse. But after the Brussels Accord was signed between the two countries in 2013, the EU lobbied Serbia on LGBTQ+ issues, warning the ban could affect the country’s bid for membership and Belgrade Pride resumed in 2014.

Prohibition as a delicate political game

But this year Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić called for the event to be canceled, again citing tensions with Kosovo as well as food and energy shortages as reasons. Vučić insists that he is not homophobic, citing his choice of an openly gay Ana Brnabić as prime minister and a gay family member as evidence of his good faith:

If I thought Ana Brnabić was evil, she wouldn’t be where she is. I have a wife in my extended family who is gay and I would never trade her for anything else, I don’t think there’s any harm. A lot of my colleagues are gay and they help me so much that I can’t tell you.

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic at the 2018 Belgrade Pride Parade.
EPA-EFE/ Koca Sulejmanovic

Vučić also blamed the anti-Pride marches of recent weeks for his decision, saying: “It’s not the question of whether they [extremists] are stronger, but you just can’t do it all at once, and that’s it. I’m not happy about it, but we can’t.

What happens now?

EuroPride organizers said they would “use all legal means available to overturn this decision”, insisting that whatever the outcome, activists would gather outside the parliament building on Saturday. This will effectively pose to the Serbian police the thorny question of “when does a rally become a march?” And no doubt any LGBTQ+ gathering will be met with counter-protests and the threat of violence.

The intense levels of public homophobia in Serbia and the decision to effectively ban this year’s march are a setback for LGBTQ+ activists who have worked hard to make Pride an annual event in Belgrade since its reinstatement in 2014.

As I explained in detail in my book: Coming in: Sexual Politics and EU accession in Serbia, this fight came at a cost, where activists felt they had to essentially set aside pro-LGBTQ+ political reforms, because the battle of just being able to openly declare their sexual identity at a Pride event took all their effort.

Protesters march during a demonstration against the international LGBTQ EuroPride event in Belgrade, Serbia, September 11, 2022.
Discrimination: Massive anti-LGBT marches have taken place in Serbia in recent weeks.
EPA-EFE/ Andrej Cukic

For the government, meanwhile, the issue of LGBTQ+ rights means more in terms of Serbia’s bid for EU membership – a form of “pinkwashing” to present the country as tolerant and fully accepting of minorities without improving basically their rights. But critics say that while having an openly gay prime minister gives the impression that Serbia is becoming more open and tolerant, Brnabić herself has said she doesn’t want to be “called a gay prime minister.” of Serbia” and said that she wanted to give priority to other policies. equal rights reforms for LGBTQ+ people.

There is also little evidence that anti-discrimination legislation – passed in 2009 as part of the EU’s visa liberalization process – is taken seriously. Implementation of the law remains minimal with very few court cases and LGBTQ+ people are still reluctant to report. Moreover, little is being done to improve court practices regarding non-discrimination cases or to improve police treatment of LGBTQ+ victims.

Since the reinstatement of the annual Pride march in 2014, activists have worked hard to bring LGBTQ+ rights and politics to the forefront. Now the ban has undermined that. And if there is violence when activists come together to challenge the ban, it gives political opponents an excuse to ban it again next year, if politically convenient.

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Baltimore 3, Boston 2 | Federal News Network https://westielovers.com/baltimore-3-boston-2-federal-news-network/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 03:03:37 +0000 https://westielovers.com/baltimore-3-boston-2-federal-news-network/ Boston Baltimore a B r h bi a B r h bi Totals 35 2 9 2 Totals 27 3 5 2 Pham lf 5 0 1 0 Mullins c.f. 4 1 3 0 Verdugo rf 4 0 2 0 Rutschmann c 3 1 0 0 Bogaerts ss 5 1 3 2 Santander dh 3 […]]]>
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Thomas Green is awarded the key to the city for his bravery and heroic actions https://westielovers.com/thomas-green-is-awarded-the-key-to-the-city-for-his-bravery-and-heroic-actions/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 04:40:41 +0000 https://westielovers.com/thomas-green-is-awarded-the-key-to-the-city-for-his-bravery-and-heroic-actions/ ROCHESTER, NY (WHEC) – A Rochester man was recognized on Tuesday for his bravery and heroic actions. Thomas Green received the highest civilian honor – a key to the city – for what he did at the Jordan Health Center in late July when he ended a workplace hostage situation. A disturbed man entered the […]]]>

ROCHESTER, NY (WHEC) – A Rochester man was recognized on Tuesday for his bravery and heroic actions.

Thomas Green received the highest civilian honor – a key to the city – for what he did at the Jordan Health Center in late July when he ended a workplace hostage situation.

A disturbed man entered the building on Lake Avenue with two hunting knives.

Investigators say he chased two female employees, trying to stab them in the conference room. Green, the compliance officer for Jordan Health, rushed into the room and held the man down so his colleagues could escape.

He managed to trap the suspect in the conference room until the RPD arrived and took the man into custody.

“These ladies fought in this room. They fought. And they came out of the building and they tried to come back and help me. And I appreciate what they’ve done,” Green said.

“With complete disregard for your personal safety and narrowly avoiding your own stab wounds, you rushed into the room and physically restrained the man to allow your colleagues to escape,” Mayor Malik Evans said. .

Additionally, RPD officers were also honoured.

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Ruud advances to the 1st quarter-final of the Open | US Open Updates https://westielovers.com/ruud-advances-to-the-1st-quarter-final-of-the-open-us-open-updates/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 02:18:44 +0000 https://westielovers.com/ruud-advances-to-the-1st-quarter-final-of-the-open-us-open-updates/ NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 3:40 p.m. Casper Ruud continued his run at the US Open and his bid to become Norway’s first ranked No. 1 player with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Corentin Moutet . NEW YORK (AP) — The […]]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

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3:40 p.m.

Casper Ruud continued his run at the US Open and his bid to become Norway’s first ranked No. 1 player with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Corentin Moutet .

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

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3:40 p.m.

Casper Ruud continued his run at the US Open and his bid to become Norway’s first ranked No. 1 player with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-2 win over Corentin Moutet .

He reached the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time in his career.

Fifth-seeded Ruud, already the first Norwegian to appear in the third and fourth rounds of the US Open, must reach the final to at least have the opportunity to become the highest-ranked player in men’s tennis.

Moutet fell to 0-8 for life against top-10 opponents, but the Frenchman’s week at Flushing Meadows has already been a success. He became the first lucky loser (a player who fails to qualify but enters the main draw when someone withdraws) to reach the fourth round of the US Open.

Ruud, 23, Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and current number 1 Daniil Medvedev are the only players who can finish the tournament as the best player in the world. Rudd is ranked No. 7 in the world.

Ruud, who played for the first time at Arthur Ashe Stadium, faces Matteo Berrettini in the quarter-finals.

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3:05 p.m.

Italian Matteo Berrettini qualified for the quarter-finals of the US Open with a 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Davidovich Fokina had little left in the fifth set when he appeared to be out with an injury as the match was tied at 2-2. He fell in a heap after a tough split returning a ball along the baseline. He was on his knees and pounding the ground, wincing as he finally made his way to the bench. A coach rubbed ice on Davidovich Fokina’s left knee and leg every break.

Berrettini, the Wimbledon 2021 runner-up, has reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the fifth consecutive time. He dropped out of Wimbledon in June because he tested positive for COVID-19.

Berrettini worked most of the game but used 18 aces and six game-winning break points to advance.

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midday

It’s time for the biggest game yet in the US Open men’s draw.

Defending champion and No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev takes on 23rd-seeded Nick Kyrgios in a showdown at Arthur Ashe Stadium where the winner is expected to be the overwhelming favorite to reach the final.

Kyrgios, 27, is 3-1 on aggregate against Medvedev. Despite having a career ranking of No. 13, Kyrgios is 14-11 against players currently ranked in the top 5.

Medvedev, who has made at least the semifinals of each of the last three US Opens, is trying to become the first repeat champion since Roger Federer won five in a row from 2004 to 2008. Kyrgios won the most recent match between the two, which took place in Montreal.

Medvedev is the only player in the top half of the draw who hasn’t dropped a set. No man has won a US Open title without dropping a set in the Open era, which began in 1968.

The big match for the women’s side will take place in the afternoon at Ashe when the No. 12 seed, Coco Gauff, takes on Shuai Zhang. Gauff, a Roland-Garros finalist this year, is trying to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open for the first time in his career.

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More AP coverage of US Open tennis: https://apnews.com/hub/us-open-tennis-championships and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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San Diego 4, San Francisco 3 https://westielovers.com/san-diego-4-san-francisco-3/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 06:02:15 +0000 https://westielovers.com/san-diego-4-san-francisco-3/ San Diego San Francisco a Brhbi San Diego San Francisco a B r h bi a B r h bi Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 34 3 seven 3 Profar lf 5 1 2 0 Slater cf 0 0 0 0 soto rf 3 0 0 0 Yastrzemski cf 4 0 0 0 Machado […]]]>

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The Blue Memorial Ride was held on Sunday in honor of the late officer, Daryl Pierson https://westielovers.com/the-blue-memorial-ride-was-held-on-sunday-in-honor-of-the-late-officer-daryl-pierson/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 22:31:34 +0000 https://westielovers.com/the-blue-memorial-ride-was-held-on-sunday-in-honor-of-the-late-officer-daryl-pierson/ ROCHESTER, NY – Fallen Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson was honored on Sunday during the “Third Annual Daryl Pierson Back the Blue Memorial Ride.” Nearly eight years ago, Pierson was shot and killed while pursuing a suspect on foot. The event was organized by the local organization Patriots 4 First Responders. Bikers and truckers started […]]]>

ROCHESTER, NY – Fallen Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson was honored on Sunday during the “Third Annual Daryl Pierson Back the Blue Memorial Ride.”

Nearly eight years ago, Pierson was shot and killed while pursuing a suspect on foot. The event was organized by the local organization Patriots 4 First Responders. Bikers and truckers started in downtown Rochester and made their way to the “Piano Works Mall” in East Rochester.

“They put their lives on the line to protect us. Yes, there are a few bad ones, but that doesn’t distinguish the good hard work they all do. Whether it’s State Police, Federal FBI, New York State Police, Monroe County Sheriff, local LEO, they all want to go home in the end of the night, in their family.,” said Eugene Schlesing, founder and CEO of Patriots 4 First Responders.

Organizers say it’s important now, more than ever, to support first responders in our community.

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Cyprus Becomes EU’s Favorite Crypto Base https://westielovers.com/cyprus-becomes-eus-favorite-crypto-base/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 15:43:09 +0000 https://westielovers.com/cyprus-becomes-eus-favorite-crypto-base/ Earlier this month, British digital bank Revolut was authorized by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC) to offer crypto services in the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Continue reading: Revolut Wins Crypto Approval Across Europe The British FinTech unicorn, which started making cryptocurrency trading easier for its customers in […]]]>

Earlier this month, British digital bank Revolut was authorized by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC) to offer crypto services in the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Continue reading: Revolut Wins Crypto Approval Across Europe

The British FinTech unicorn, which started making cryptocurrency trading easier for its customers in 2017, upped the ante this month with the addition of 22 new tokens now available for its customers in the European Union ( EU) and the UK.

More on this: Revolut adds new crypto in the offer to become a super application

The news makes Revolut the latest in a series of crypto-services companies that have opted to route their European operations through a Cypriot license in a bid to maintain their regional footprint and take advantage of the country’s passporting rules. EU.

In March, crypto exchange platform FTX launched in Europe through a Cyprus-incorporated investment firm that holds an EEA passport, while Israeli multinational trading company multi-asset social and investment fund, eToro, has been registered in the country since 2010.

Meanwhile, Crypto.com, CMC Markets, and BitPanda also obtained licenses from CYSEC.

Sophisticated and robust regulatory regime

With the European Crypto Asset Markets (MiCA) legislation coming into effect in 2024, any business wishing to offer services related to crypto assets will need to do so through an entity registered with a regulator. based in the EU as CYSEC.

The European island nation, a FinTech favorite for its crypto-friendly regulatory regime, has proposed the “Distributed Ledger Technology Bill” which will clarify the legal status of crypto assets and create a clear regulatory framework for companies offering crypto services.

In comments to Blockworks on the planned act, Kyriacos Kokkinos, Cypriot Deputy Minister to the President for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, said: “By focusing on the tech sector, especially on technologies new and disruptive technologies, such as fintech and blockchain, we aim to build a new pillar of the economy that will ensure economic competitiveness and social prosperity.

And Revolut seems to see that potential. According to Altfi, a spokesperson for the company said that “by establishing a hub for our crypto operations in the EU, we recognize that CYSEC has deep knowledge of crypto and its efforts to be a leader in the regulation of cryptography”.

The neobank further said it chose Cyprus after a “thorough investigation of all EU countries“, with CYSEC being chosen because of its “sophisticated and robust regulatory regime, as well as the strength of the banking industry. existing cryptography in Cyprus”.

Elsewhere, other European countries have also passed laws that require crypto businesses to register with national authorities to offer their services.

Since May, for example, crypto platforms wishing to do business in Italy must be listed on a national registry administered by the Organismo Agenti e Mediatori (OAM) which is specifically dedicated to crypto asset service providers and to crypto wallets.

Further reading: How Payment Methods and Regulatory Regimes Shape the Italian FinTech Ecosystem

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About: Results from PYMNTS’ new study, “The Super App Shift: How Consumers Want To Save, Shop And Spend In The Connected Economy,” a collaboration with PayPal, analyzed responses from 9,904 consumers in Australia, Germany, UK and USA. and showed strong demand for one super multi-functional app rather than using dozens of individual apps.

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Good question: does Bar-Bill still come to the bay? https://westielovers.com/good-question-does-bar-bill-still-come-to-the-bay/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 11:27:26 +0000 https://westielovers.com/good-question-does-bar-bill-still-come-to-the-bay/ ROCHESTER, NY – Here’s a good question about something new near Irondequoit Bay, just along Empire Boulevard where the old Macgregor used to be. There was a lot of excitement about what was moving, but it’s not there yet. Paul reached out to me, “Is something going on with the old Mcgregors on Empire Blvd? […]]]>

ROCHESTER, NY – Here’s a good question about something new near Irondequoit Bay, just along Empire Boulevard where the old Macgregor used to be.

There was a lot of excitement about what was moving, but it’s not there yet.

Paul reached out to me, “Is something going on with the old Mcgregors on Empire Blvd? Heard it was going to be a Bar-Bill but didn’t see any activity.

Yes, there is something going on here and yes it is going to be a Bar-Bill. The city approved it earlier this year. Here is the original letter from the owners of Bar-Bill. It says:

We intend to reopen and rebrand the former MacGregor’s Restaurant located at 1129
Empire Boulevard in the town of Penfield.

Our family owns and operates the iconic Bar-Bill Tavern (www.barbill.com) in Buffalo, NY. For
for over 50 years, the Bar-Bill has been home to what many consider to be the finest chicken wings
available in the cradle of the “Buffalo Wing”. Sports heroes and celebrities have done
the Bar-Bill has been an essential stop over the years.

Rochester is a natural location for our third restaurant. Our restaurants are not franchises.
The property remains with Clark, his wife Katie and his sons, John and Harry. Our business model is
based on providing an excellent working environment for our employees, high quality products for our
customers and be the best neighbor and an asset the community can be proud of.

We only plan aesthetic work on the premises, painting and cleaning in particular. The
there will be no changes to the exterior of the building or to the property.

We hope to be open to the public, summer 2022.

Obviously that didn’t happen, so I called Clark Cook. His family runs Bar-Bill. He says they are now aiming for a spring opening.

I asked why the delay, but he didn’t elaborate other than to say that things always take longer than expected. He told me that they would start hiring staff early next year.

If you have a good question you want us to answer, email Brennan Somers at GoodQuestion@whec.com.

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At issue: Aug. 21 – State election heats up as abortion, inflation and public safety talks continue https://westielovers.com/at-issue-aug-21-state-election-heats-up-as-abortion-inflation-and-public-safety-talks-continue/ Sun, 21 Aug 2022 23:18:08 +0000 https://westielovers.com/at-issue-aug-21-state-election-heats-up-as-abortion-inflation-and-public-safety-talks-continue/ The race for Minnesota’s next governor will likely be the most expensive in state history. Incumbent Governor Tim Walz has opted out of public funding, meaning he can spend any amount of money before the November vote. Challenger Scott Jensen will receive $490,000 in public funds but must raise millions more as he takes on […]]]>

The race for Minnesota’s next governor will likely be the most expensive in state history.

Incumbent Governor Tim Walz has opted out of public funding, meaning he can spend any amount of money before the November vote. Challenger Scott Jensen will receive $490,000 in public funds but must raise millions more as he takes on both Walz and special interest groups running ads against Jensen.

Walz and Jensen debated at FarmFest, but Walz refused to debate at the Minnesota State Fair. Other debates could take place, but none is yet on the agenda.

Congressional candidate Tom Weiler sits down with KSTP’s Tom Hauser to talk about his race against incumbent Rep. Dean Phillips for Minnesota’s 3rd District seat.

Next, our political analysts join Hauser in weighing Weiler’s chances of passing Phillips in the district, which Democrats believe they can count on.

Learn about the political races, candidacies of frontline workers, recent decisions by the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and more in this week’s “At Issue.”

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