Charlie Crist Appointed To Aviation Panel
President Joe Biden has nominated former Florida representative and Governor Charlie Crist to serve on the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization council. Crist is nominated to serve as a U.S. ambassador on the council. The ICAO is a U.N. agency that supports the development of worldwide civil aviation and sets standards for safety and security in air travel. If Crist is appointed to the council, he would succeed Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, a retired fighter pilot and former airline pilot known for landing U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.
Some GOP Lawmakers Begging Migrants To Stay
Some conservative Florida lawmakers are now practically begging migrants who remained in the state, to stay. After the Florida legislature passed tough new anti-immigration laws, many migrants are leaving the state for other work areas, like Georgia and that has those lawmakers worried because of the possible economic consequences that may result. Farmers are mad because they’re losing employees. Under the new law, migrants must have an ID to prove citizenship, and businesses that have more than 25 employees must use the e-verify system. The state can also do spot audits on businesses that they suspect violating the law.
DeSantis At Border Talking Policy
The federal government reports that illegal border crossings are way down but that didn’t keep Governor Ron DeSantis from hammering away at the border policies of the Biden Administration on Wednesday. DeSantis convened a roundtable discussion of border issues with law enforcement officials. DeSantis is looking to win over supporters of former President Donald Trump. The border visit was orchestrated just days after Florida instituted another migrant flight to California, which is under investigation by state officials there for possible criminal violations.
Environmental Ministers Talk Improvement In Paris
As 30 energy environment and trade ministers plus 50 CEOs assemble in Paris for the 8th international conference on energy efficiency, the International Energy Agency is urgently calling for greater investment in energy efficiency for factories, cars, and appliances to meet international climate goals. The agency touted recent global progress: A report released Wednesday says that demand for energy is growing, yet emissions are not growing as fast. Efficiency is increasing every year as technology improves, and last year that increase was twice the average of the previous five years.
Cancer Treatment Drugs In Short Supply
A growing shortage of common cancer treatments is forcing doctors to switch medications and delaying some care. Multiple cancer centers across the country along with hospitals are reporting shortages of common drugs. The problem began earlier this year when some shortages reported quickly turned into a big shortage problem. The problems began after a factory in India that makes both commonly used drugs paused production following an inspection that raised quality concerns.
Virginia Graduation Gunman Held Without Bond
A gunman who opened fire minutes after a high school graduation in Richmond, Virginia, targeted an 18-year-old graduate he had a long-running dispute with according to police. Shawn Jackson, 18, and his father, Lorenzo Smith, 36, were both killed Tuesday in the gunfire, which sent hundreds fleeing in panic outside the state capital’s Altria Theater after the graduation ceremony for Huguenot High School. Five other people were wounded by gunfire, and at least 12 more suffered other injuries or were treated for anxiety due to the mayhem. The suspect was arraigned Wednesday and is being held without bond.