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CO Man Charged With Death Threats Over Face Masks

Denver’s Fox News affiliate reports: A Steamboat Springs man who was apparently upset over mask mandates now faces multiple felonies for death threats. David Caddell, 48, has been charged with attempting to influence a public servant and three counts of stalking. The charges are all connected to Tim Corrigan, the chairman of the Routt County Commission. Detectives said Caddell has …

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Mask Mandate

The Associated Press reports: The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide mask mandate, ruling that the Democrat exceeded his authority by issuing the order. The 4-3 ruling from the conservative-controlled court is the latest legal blow to attempts by Evers to control the coronavirus. It comes after Republicans in the Legislature voted to repeal the …

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Biden Calls On Governors To Reinstate Mask Mandates

ABC News reports: “I’m reiterating my call for every governor, mayor, and local leader to maintain and reinstate the mask mandate – please,” Biden said at an event announcing more vaccine eligibility. “This is not politics. Reinstate the mandate if you let it down. And businesses should require masks as well. The failure to take this virus seriously — precisely …

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COVID Cases Rise In 21 States As Variants Spread

CNBC reports: Even as the pace of vaccinations accelerates in the U.S., Covid-19 cases are increasing in 21 states and highly infectious variants are spreading as governors relax restrictions on businesses like restaurants, bars and gyms. Public health officials warn that while roughly 2.5 million people nationwide are receiving shots every day, infection levels have plateaued this month and some …

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AZ Cultists Burn Masks Outside Health Department

Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate reports: Setting masks on fire to take a stand. A group of about 50 people held a “mask-burning rally” in Phoenix Friday in hopes of getting the attention of state and city leaders. Their message was simple: in their minds, wearing masks is unconstitutional. They wanted to bring the heat. Literally. “We are the people, and …

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Texas Diner Has New Rules About Face Masks [VIDEO]

The Dallas News reports: Customers at Legends Diner in Denton are met with a new pink sign on the door when they visit the breakfast spot: “Our new surcharge,” the sign says: “$50 if I have to explain why masks are mandatory” and “$75 if I have to hear why you disagree…” Co-owners Wayne and Kat LaCombe are asking their …

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COVID Cases Rise In 14 States Amid Lifted Restrictions

CNN reports: The US may be on the cusp of another Covid-19 case surge, one expert says — a surge that health officials have repeatedly warned about as state leaders eased restrictions and several lifted mask mandates. The first warning sign came when case numbers, after weeks of steep declines, appeared to level off — with the country still averaging …

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Pastor: Masks Are Meant To “Shut Christians’ Mouths”

“I have seen the tears in your eyes at how essential walking into the church doors — fellowship with one another, encouragement of one another, hope with one another — because isolation is a tool of war. “That is a tool of the enemy of war. And covering your mouth? That is what the enemy wants to do. That’s what …

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Covidiot Airline Passenger Faces Prison, $250,000 Fine

Denver’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Colorado man accused of disrupting an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver by refusing to wear a mask and then standing up and urinating in the cabin faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew that carries a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine. The …

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Texas AG Sues City Of Austin To Stop Mask Mandate

Fox News reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the state capital and its county for not lifting their mask mandates after Governor Greg Abbott rolled back the measure statewide, Fox News has learned. The lawsuit against the City of Austin and Travis County — where the capital city resides — came after Paxton threatened …

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GOP South Carolina Governor Lifts Face Mask Mandate

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting his mask mandate for state buildings and restaurants and telling state employees still working from home to come back to their office. McMaster’s March 5 update means the Republican governor is no longer requiring face coverings to be worn in state buildings, by restaurant employees or by diners, who …

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FL Covidiots Rally For Arrested Gym Owner [VIDEO]

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: A South Florida gym owner is facing jail time for violating a county ordinance over the summer that required gyms and businesses to mandate masks in their premises. Mike Carnevale, the owner of Fitness 1440 in Plantation, was arrested three times over the summer and appeared before a judge Thursday. He is facing several charges …

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Alabama Governor To Lift Mask Mandate On April 9th

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama’s mask order will end April 9, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. Ivey said the roughly one month mask extension allows businesses ample time to implement their own policies and make adjustments ahead of the deadline. Several major retailers – including Kroger, Target and Walgreens – indicated they will leave orders requiring facial coverings in place …

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TX Gov Didn’t Ask Experts About Lifting Mask Mandate

The Daily Beast reports: This won’t come as a shock — but Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott’s announcement that he’s ditching his state’s mask mandate did not come with the blessing of his team of medical advisers. In fact, according to the Texas Tribune, most of them didn’t know anything about it. Three of the four experts told the newspaper that …

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Houston Police Chief: You Are Still Subject To Arrest For Trespassing If You Don’t Comply With Stores’ Mask Rule

Click2Houston reports: Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo released a sturdy message for those who do not comply with private businesses’ policies on wearing masks after Gov. Greg Abbott rescinded the statewide mask order. In the video, Acevedo wanted to remind residents that private entities and private businesses have a legal right to require customers to wear a mask. He said …

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Biden Blasts GOP Govs For Dropping Mask Mandates: “The Last Thing We Need Is Neanderthal Thinking”

Axios reports: States that are relaxing coronavirus restrictions are making “a big mistake,” President Biden told reporters on Wednesday, adding: “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking.” Driving the news: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Wednesday he will end all coronavirus restrictions via executive order, although some businesses are continuing to ask patrons to wear face masks. Mississippi …

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Texas Gov Ends All COVID Restrictions Including Masks

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: “It is now time to open Texas 100%,” said Gov. Greg Abbott this afternoon, signaling the ease of COVID-19 restrictions. Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type are allowed to open 100 percent and the mask mandate will be lifted, the governor stated as part of his executive order to rescind previous orders. While …

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Passenger Faces $27K Fine In Violent Mask Incident

Orlando’s Fox News affiliate reports: A Delta Air Lines passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for allegedly assaulting a flight attendant amid a dispute over the flight attendant’s instructions and the airline’s mask policy, officials said. The FAA said the unnamed passenger was traveling with another person who refused to wear his mask, fasten his seat belt or put up …

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CPAC Covidiots Heckle Pleas To Wear Masks [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: An audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference heckled its hosts for urging them to wear masks after a series of speakers bashed the lockdowns in other states and criticized “authoritarian” coronavirus restrictions. “I know this might sound like a little bit of a downer, but we also believe in property rights and this is a …

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Florida Restaurant: “Face Diapers Not Required”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A Florida restaurant created a stir this month when it shared its anti-mask sign on social media. “FACE DIAPERS NOT REQUIRED! EVERYONE WELCOME,” declares the sign at BeckyJack’s Food Shack near Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. It’s accompanied by an image of a blue disposable mask overlaid by a red “banned” symbol, to indicate that the …

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