No new maps for Ohio till 2022 after U.S. Supreme Court gerrymandering decision

The U.S. Supreme Court (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) COLUMBUS – Ohio won’t draw a new congressional map until 2022 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal courts shouldn’t play a role in fixing partisan gerrymandering. The decision came as a blow to Ohioans seeking a new map after a panel of judges found it had been crafted to favor Republicans over Democrats. And Hamilton County’s two GOP-leaning districts will remain intact until at least 2022 – when Ohio draws new lines. The U.S. Supreme Court decided in Maryland and North Carolina cases that federal courts shouldn’t police map making. "We have no commission to allocate political power and influence in the… Read More

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Padres, Rockies game delayed by puddle in foul territory

DENVER (AP) — The game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies was temporarily delayed by a puddle on a sunny afternoon at Coors Field. Water began pooling in foul territory along the right field line Sunday, and umpires halted the game in the top of the first inning. The grounds crew rolled away the water and poured more dirt in the area to dry it out. It was unclear where the water came from. San Diego and Colorado players retreated into their dugouts to wait out the 15-minute delay. More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Source Article

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Peter Michael Benjamin

Peter Michael Benjamin Benjamin, Peter Michael 62, of Collierville, TN and formerly of Excelsior, MN, went to meet his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was born September 22, 1956 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Ernie and Mary Petersen Benjamin. Peter dealt with a lifetime of medical issues that very few knew of. He walked with God nearly his entire life, enjoying the outdoors, architecture, gardening, travelling and photography. He is survived by his sister; Mary "Missy" Hansen and her husband, Kristian. Along with several cousins, nieces, nephews and a grand-niece. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister; Nancy Benjamin Belpedio. A… Read More

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A big court race reflects the deepening north-south, rural-metro dividing lines in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Judge Brian Hagedorn, left, and Judge Lisa Neubauer shake hands following their forum at the Milwaukee Bar Association on March 19. (Photo: Angela Peterson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Eight years ago, conservatives won a dramatic half-point victory in a high-turnout election for Wisconsin’s highest court. History repeated itself last Tuesday. In terms of the statewide vote, the two contests — won by David Prosser in 2011 and Brian Hagedorn in 2019 — look virtually identical. Prosser defeated Joanne Kloppenburg 50.18 percent to 49.71 percent. Hagedorn defeated Lisa Neubauer 50.25 percent to 49.75 percent (based on unofficial returns). Justice David Prosser and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg appear… Read More

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Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Out again Wednesday

Noah (knee) won’t play Wednesday against the Warriors. Noah is on track to miss his second consecutive matchup due to right knee soreness, but he’ll continue to be considered day-to-day. His next opportunity to return will come Saturday in Phoenix. More News Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Officially out 22H ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Doubtful Monday 2D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Will not return Saturday 3D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Available to play Saturday 3D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Expected back Saturday 3D ago • by RotoWire Staff Grizzlies’ Joakim Noah: Out Friday 4D ago •… Read More

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Good news for Lions: Combine performances validate depth of tight end class

T.J. Hockenson (Photo: Michael Conroy, AP) Indianapolis — If there’s one near certainty regarding the Detroit Lions offseason, it’s that the team will use at least one of its nine draft picks on a tight end. It’s simply a matter of how early they’ll pull the trigger. The Lions’ brass has made no effort to hide what anyone with eyes already knows — the team didn’t get enough production from the position last season and needs more next season. And, pending some some unexpected additions to the free-agent pool via cap casualties, the draft is going to the best place to address the need. "We’re going to do the best… Read More

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