NY business leaders urge pause on farmworker overtime change

This past March, US Rep. Antonio Delgado urged Gov. Kathy Hochul to reconsider a lowering of the threshold for overtime pay for agriculture workers from 60 hours a week to 40. Now, a day after he was sworn in as lieutenant governor, business leaders like Brian Sampson hope he’s still an ally. “We asked him … Read more

Nampa district’s book ban to affect AP English classes, along with school libraries | Local News

When the Nampa School Board ordered 22 books banned from its school libraries “forever” earlier this month out of concerns about “pornography,” three of them were options on the recommended reading list for AP English classes in the Nampa School District. They won’t be any more. The three: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, “Extremely … Read more

Bill to protect freelancers in NY Senate Finance Committee

Back in 2017, New York City enacted the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, also known as “FIFA.” It established protections for freelance workers, including the right to a written contract, timely and full payment, and protection from retaliation. Legislation has also been proposed in Albany to create a similar statewide law. “The Freelance isn’t Free Act … Read more

VIII OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum was held in Kazan [PHOTO]

23 May 2022 The VIII traditional Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum jointly organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan, The Eurasian Regional Center of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF-ERC) and leading youth organization of Tatarstan “Selet” Youth Organization, was held in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. Mikhail Vanushin as moderator, … Read more

City council denies rezoning request for 14th-Street family business | Local News

The Ada City Council denied a request Monday to rezone certain properties where a family has been growing and selling vegetables and other items for the past 26 years. The family – known by their customers as “The folks on 14th Street” – sell vegetables, flowers, bird baths, planters, etc. from their home, which is … Read more

BBB column: Avoid moving scams this National Moving Month | Business

For countless Americans, the month of May signifies a major transition in their lives. Whether it is graduating from high school or college, starting a new job or receiving that highly anticipated acceptance letter, May marks the beginning of the busiest time in the nation for moving. So much so, that month was designated National … Read more

Ex-Tory finance critic says he left role after MPs tried to ‘muzzle’ Poilievre criticism – National

Former Conservative finance critic Ed Fast says he stepped down from the role earlier this week to “speak freely” after some of his fellow MPs tried to “muzzle” his criticism of leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre. In an email sent through Jean Charest’s leadership campaign, which Fast is co-chairing, the longtime Abbotsford MP said Poilievre’s supporters … Read more

Consultant: DuBois-Sandy Twp. consolidation process is on schedule | News

DuBOIS – Consultants for the DuBois / Sandy Township consolidation process presented an in-person, detailed update to the DuBois / Sandy Township Joint Board at their meeting on Monday. At their first consolidation meeting held on Jan. 12, the joint board, made up of elected officials from city council and the board of supervisors, awarded … Read more

St. Louis Development Corp. hires marketing consultant to rebrand | Local Business

ST. LOUIS – The city’s economic development arm is hiring a marketing firm to revamp its branding and website, the latest indication of changes at the powerful agency under new leadership. The St. Louis Development Corp. board on Thursday approved hiring Kansas City-area marketing agency Candid to oversee the rebranding of the agency’s longtime logo … Read more

Green Mountain Book Festival to Kick Off in September | Books | Seven Days

click to enlarge Kris Krug Author Ruth Ozeki will headline the Green Mountain Book Festival. This fall, Burlington will once again hold an annual celebration of literature. The Green Mountain Book Festival, a newly minted nonprofit, will bring authors and readers to the Queen City’s downtown from September 23 to 25. So far, only the … Read more