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US Department of State: Terrorist Designation of Abu Fadak
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US Department of State: Terrorist Designation of Abu Fadak

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement. Today the United States is designating Abd al-Aziz Malluh Mirjirash al-Muhammadawi – also known as Abu Fadak – as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224. Muhammadawi is the former secretary general of Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and SDGT. KH, established in 2006, is an Iran-backed terrorist organization that seeks to advance Iran’s malign agenda in the region and has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist attacks in Iraq, including improvised explosive device attacks, indirect fire attacks, rocket-propelled grenade attacks, and sniper operations.  In addition, KH has reportedly been involved in recent and ...
Missouri Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 21-01
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Missouri Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 21-01

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) ? Thursday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 21-01, which amends Executive Order 05-06 and terminates Executive Orders 03-11 and 02-05. "Since the beginning of my administration, we have looked for new ways to improve the efficiency of state government and eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy," Governor Parson.  "Executive Order 21-01 terminates past Executive Orders that are no longer needed and modernizes electronic usage in correctional facilities to meet the technological needs of today while still maintaining common sense restrictions." Executive Order 21-01 amends Executive Order 05-06 to increase the content available on offender media players given that all departmental censorship requirements are satisfied and officer safety and...
MO Governor Signs Executive Order Closing State Offices on Christmas Eve
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MO Governor Signs Executive Order Closing State Offices on Christmas Eve

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-20 closing state offices of the executive branch under the purview of the Governor on Thursday, December 24, 2020. “It has been a challenging year for the state of Missouri, but we are so thankful for our state team members.  While we can never thank them enough for their hard work, this is one small way we can show our appreciation,” Governor Parson said.  “This Christmas, may we all take time to rejoice with loved ones and reflect on the blessings we have in our lives.  Teresa and I wish everyone peace, health, and happiness throughout the coming year.  From our family to yours, merry Christmas and happy New Year!”
Arizona Governor Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory
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Arizona Governor Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory

Governor Ducey Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Tracking COVID-19, Health Care Capacity PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order extending the Enhanced Surveillance Advisory that requires hospitals, testing laboratories and other health care facilities to report detailed information about COVID-19. To help public health officials and local communities make data-driven decisions to fight the spread of the virus, Arizona’s Enhanced Surveillance Advisory, established by Executive Order 2020-13 in March, requires reporting about COVID-19 cases, health care capacity, and more.  Today’s order extends the advisory for 60 days. “As we see cases spike around the country, containing the spread of COVID-19 remains our top priority and Arizona is on high alert...
Oregon Governor Brown Rescinded Law Enforcement Executive Order
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Oregon Governor Brown Rescinded Law Enforcement Executive Order

Governor Kate Brown Stands Down Law Enforcement Joint Incident Command Structure for Portland Salem, OR (STL.News) Following a day of largely peaceful demonstrations and celebrations yesterday, Governor Kate Brown rescinded her executive order under ORS Chapter 401 to create a joint incident command structure for public safety in Portland, effective at noon today. The order had been set to expire at 5:00 p.m today. “Free and fair elections and a peaceful transition of power are hallmarks of our democracy," said Governor Kate Brown.  "I would like to thank Oregonians for expressing their free speech rights largely through joyful celebrations yesterday.  I'd also like to thank the city, county, and state law enforcement officers, as well as the Oregon National Guard volunteers, who worked o...
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Signs Executive Order on COVID-19
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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Signs Executive Order on COVID-19

ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-94, which makes technical adjustments to the Safe Learning Plan outlined in Executive Order 20-82. To support students, families, and educators in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Executive order 20-94 provides clarity around: Who qualifies for no-cost school-age care for children of critical workers. Access to mental health and telehealth resources and services. Prioritizing in-person services for students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) calls for intensive services that cannot be provided in a distance learning setting. Encouraging districts and charter schools to exhaust all efforts to reach and engage truant students and their families before referring them for legal action by county su...
Maine Governor Mills Announces New Face Covering Executive Order
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Maine Governor Mills Announces New Face Covering Executive Order

Following Record COVID-19 Cases, Governor Mills Announces New Face Covering Executive Order Face coverings must now be worn in public settings regardless of how far apart you are from other people Augusta, ME (STL.News) On the day Maine recorded 183 new cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic, Governor Janet Mills announced an Executive Order requiring Maine people to wear face coverings in public settings, regardless of the ability to maintain physical distance.  The new order strengthens an earlier one stating that face coverings must be worn only when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.  Earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued a similar order.  Additionally, owners and operators of all indoor public settings...
North Dakota Governor Burgum signs executive order to ensure election integrity
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North Dakota Governor Burgum signs executive order to ensure election integrity

North Dakota Governor Burgum signs executive order to ensure election integrity, timely results for absentee ballots BISMARCK, ND (STL.News) North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum  today signed an executive order granting a request from county auditors to allow processing of absentee ballots to begin on Oct. 29, ensuring that election workers have adequate time to verify voter information and ensure election integrity and timely results on Election Day. North Dakota counties preparing for the Nov. 3 general election are reporting record numbers of applications for absentee and mail ballots as well as record numbers of voters returning completed absentee and mail ballots. To date, the Secretary of State reports more than 205,000 absentee and mail ballots for the 2020 general election have been...
New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Health Emergency
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New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Health Emergency

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey RED BANK, NJ (STL.News) Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 191.  The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, and September 25.  Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. “Today’s new COVID-19 case count marks our highest daily figure since May,” said Governor Murphy.  “As we face a steep increase in cases, it could not be more important to ensure we have access to all available resources.  Keeping New Jerseyans safe is our highest priority, today and every day.  W...
Colorado Governor Polis Takes Further Action on Housing Stability
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Colorado Governor Polis Takes Further Action on Housing Stability

DENVER  CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis today signed an Executive Order implementing the remaining recommendations from the Special Eviction Prevention Task Force.  The Governor convened the Task Force in August to examine housing instability challenges due to COVID-19. “This Executive Order amends and extends Executive Order D 223, reaffirming and clarifying the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s national eviction moratorium and protecting residential and commercial tenants at risk for eviction who were economically harmed by COVID-19.  We must take additional steps to provide relief to Colorado renters and small businesses,” the Governor’s Executive Order reads. Governor Polis has taken bold action to keep people housed during this global pandemic.  Prior to signing an Exec...
New York Governor Cuomo Signs Order Extending Moratorium On COVID Related Evictions
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New York Governor Cuomo Signs Order Extending Moratorium On COVID Related Evictions

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Extending Moratorium On COVID-Related Commercial Evictions Through January 1 Builds on New York State's Efforts to Protect Residential and Commercial Tenants from Eviction amid COVID-19 Pandemic New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures through January 1.  This measure extends protections already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors in recognition of the financial toll the pandemic has taken on business owners, including retail establishments and restaurants. The extension of this protection gives commercial tenants and mortgagors additional time to get back on their feet and catch up on rent or their mortgage, or to reneg...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request for State's Public Gathering Limits Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement regarding the circuit court's denial of a request by the Tavern League of Wisconsin to grant a temporary injunction on Emergency Order #3, limiting public gatherings to 25 percent of a building or room's capacity. “This critically important ruling will help us prevent the spread of this virus by restoring limits on public gatherings.  This crisis is urgent. Wisconsinites, stay home.  Limit travel and going to gatherings, and please wear a face covering whenever you have to go out.” CLICK to VIEW SOURCE  
Minnesota Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Emergency
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Minnesota Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Tim Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Following the advice of public health experts, senior advocates, labor leaders, doctors, hospitals, and long-term care providers, Governor Tim Walz today extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency in Minnesota.  By signing Executive Order 20-92, Walz extended the peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to rapidly-evolving issues stemming from COVID-19. “My top priority remains the health and safety of Minnesotans,” said Governor Tim Walz. “As we watch cases rise dramatically in states around us, we must double down in our efforts to protect Minnesota from the spread of COVID-19.” The President declared a national emergency related to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020....
Colorado Governor Polis Takes Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic
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Colorado Governor Polis Takes Action to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis took action today to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor amended and extended an Executive Order requiring mask-wearing indoors to help stop the spread of the virus. The Executive Order reads: “CDPHE, in consultation with the appropriate Local Public Health Administration, may grant waivers for certain indoor activities that take place for a limited time period if such activities cannot practically or safely be performed while wearing a mask.” The waiver will be very limited, and a form to apply will be available by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in the near future. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE  
Minnesota Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency
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Minnesota Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Extending COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Following the advice of public health experts, senior advocates, labor leaders, doctors, hospitals, and long-term care providers, Governor Tim Walz today extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency in Minnesota.  By signing Executive Order 20-92, Walz extended the peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to rapidly-evolving issues stemming from COVID-19. “My top priority remains the health and safety of Minnesotans,” said Governor Tim Walz.  “As we watch cases rise dramatically in states around us, we must double down in our efforts to protect Minnesota from the spread of COVID-19.” The President declared a national emergency related to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020. Since then, and for the first time in history, the President has approved maj...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Grants Nine More Pardons
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Grants Nine More Pardons

MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers granted pardons this week to nine individuals.  The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board heard from applicants virtually on September 15, 2020.  Applicants who the Board recommended for pardon were forwarded to Gov.  Evers for final consideration.  To date, the governor has granted 74 pardons. “I issued my first pardons one year ago and since, we have seen the positive impacts pardons have not just on individuals, but on all of our communities, as folks who have received pardons have pursued new careers and opportunities to serve their neighbors,” said Gov. Evers.  “A pardon is a second chance for one individual that can have widespread positive impacts and I am glad to be pardoning these nine people today.” Gov. Evers granted pardons to the following p...
Utah Governor Herbert Extends Telehealth Executive Order
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Utah Governor Herbert Extends Telehealth Executive Order

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (STL.News) After the recommendation of the Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he is extending the Executive Order regarding the suspension of enforcement of statutes related to telehealth services. View the full order here. View the recommendation letter here.
Utah Governor Herbert Extends Executive Order
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Utah Governor Herbert Extends Executive Order

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (STL.News) Today Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that he is extending the Executive Order pertaining to the suspension of enforcement of statutes relating to telehealth services.  The order will take effect tomorrow, September 26, 2020, and shall remain in effect through September 29, 2020. View the full order here. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE