California labor contract promises raises for child care providers

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More than 40,000 California family child care providers will see a raise next year thanks to the Child Care Providers United union’s first labor contract with the state.

“We don’t stop here, I can do so much,” said Los Angeles provider and negotiations team member Sylvia Hernandez. “I can give so much to my community and to my providers … I feel very, very powerful.”

After months of negotiations, the union and state reached an agreement in June and members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the contract in July.

“This is about fundamental infrastructure, the human capital that’s as important as

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Is it safe to get a third COVID-19 vaccine?

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Our legal and medical expert weigh in.

ATLANTA — Researchers are studying to see if booster shots are necessary, as COVID-19 cases go up in Georgia and across the country.

Meanwhile, some people are reportedly trying to get a third dose before it’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Our 11Alive Verify team asked the experts. 

Is it medically safe and legal to get your third COVID-19 vaccine before its approved by the FDA? 

This answer comes in two parts.

Is it medically safe? We don’t have enough data to know if a third shot is recommended.  

Is it

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Punishments for Finishing in Last Place in Your Leagues (2021 Fantasy Football)

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Fantasy football is always more fun when there’s something on the line. Sure, winning your league and the bragging rights that accompany it is fun. But, further, in leagues with buy-ins, winning stone-cold cash is excellent as well.

However, why limit the excitement to only winning teams? In leagues with family, friends, co-workers, and frienemies, adding the wrinkle of punishment for finishing in the basement can have uproariously funny consequences. Additionally, competitive-balance incentives/disincentives can be utilized to add some spice to fantasy football leagues, too.

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AG extending contracts of team investigating Cuomo

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ALBANY – State Attorney General Letitia James’ office is extending its contracts with two outside law firms investigating sexual misconduct allegations against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Citing unnamed sources, Spectrum News reported that James’ office is extending the contracts until late December. The agreements had been set to expire on Sept. 7.

Spectrum reported that the contract extensions do not signal a report concerning the allegations against Cuomo will be delayed until December. Instead, the extension may be necessary for the outside investigators to work with the Assembly Judiciary Committee, which is conducting a separate impeachment investigation of Cuomo involving

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