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City of Norman sued over mask mandate inside private homes

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The leader of a group that tried to recall the mayor of Norman and three city councilors is suing the city over an ordinance requiring masks be worn in private homes if more than 25 people are present.



FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo, Norman Mayor Breea Clark listens during a city council meeting in Norman, Okla. The Norman City Council has voted to require masks be worn inside personal homes if more than 25 people are present in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2020, for the ordinance that takes effect immediately and expires Nov. 30, 2020, despite objections from residents that such a requirement violates their constitutional rights. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)


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FILE – In this June 9, 2020 file photo, Norman Mayor Breea Clark listens during a city council meeting in Norman, Okla. The Norman City Council has voted to require masks be worn inside personal homes if more than 25 people are present in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2020, for the ordinance that takes effect immediately and expires Nov. 30, 2020, despite objections from residents that such a requirement violates their constitutional rights. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

The lawsuit filed Thursday by Unite Norman co-founder Sassan Moghadam alleges the Sept. 22 ordinance violates Oklahoma’s constitutional right to due process.

“For the mayor and the city council to suggest that they could barge in on any Bible study, private home, family gathering or event, is a complete overreach far beyond their authority,” Moghadam said in a statement.

A statement from the city called the ordinance a temporary and reasonable way to protect public health and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“It was never intended that police would come into private homes to ensure masks are being worn. The focus of the ordinance and its enforcement is these large nuisance parties that are potential super-spreaders in our community,” the statement read.

Unite Norman earlier this year sought recall elections for Mayor Breea Clark and three council members because of the council’s decision to reallocate $865,000 of the police department’s budget into community development programs and to create an internal auditor position

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Private Equity-Backed Federal Contractor Buys DynCorp

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Outrage follows as Pentagon funnels millions meant for COVID supplies to private defense contractors

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US President Donald Trump tours a Honeywell International Inc. factory producing N95 masks during his first trip since widespread COVID-19 related lockdowns went into effect May 5, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Instead of adhering to congressional intent by building up the nation’s inadequate supply of N95 masks and other equipment to combat the Covid-19 crisis, the Pentagon has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriated taxpayer funds to private defense contractors for drone technology, jet engine parts, Army uniform material, body armor, and other purposes not directly related to the pandemic.

As the Washington Post reported Tuesday morning, the Department of Defense—headed by former Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper—”began reshaping how it would award the money” just weeks after Congress in March approved a $1 billion fund under the Defense Production Act to help the nation “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.”

“The Trump administration has done little to limit the defense firms from accessing multiple bailout funds at once and is not requiring the companies to refrain from layoffs as a condition of receiving the awards,” the Post noted. “Some defense contractors were given the Pentagon money even though they had already dipped into another pot of bailout funds, the Paycheck Protection Program.”

As the U.S. still faces major shortages of testing supplies and N95 masks six months into the pandemic, the Post reported that the Pentagon has used congressionally approved funds to dish out $183 million to luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce and other companies to help “maintain the shipbuilding industry,” tens of millions for “drone and space surveillance technology,” and $80 million to “a Kansas aircraft parts business.”

A subsidiary of Rolls-Royce also received $22 million from the Pentagon “to upgrade a Mississippi plant,” according to the Post.

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What Is A Private Phlebotomist Contractor?

Do you’ve any plan to build your dream home? So if an insurance coverage adjuster tries to cut out roughly 20-59% (or extra) of widespread contractor market overhead value, and profit value, and gross sales tax cost, report that act to the Texas Department of Insurance, or your state’s insurance division, in order that they might help protect you from being handled unfairly, or financially defrauded.

For example, General Contractors will typically hire plumbers, electricians, roofers, basis specialists, etc, to cowl those aspects that require specific expertise. If the contractor used shoddy materials and people inferior supplies cause a problem, the house owner has every proper to anticipate things to be made proper.

You should also ask any potential contractor about their license, in addition to insurance coverage and bonding compliance. Remember nevertheless that leads you dig up from third events will likely be quite a bit more durable to verify, so you have got your work minimize out for you by way of making sure the really useful contractors can meet your expectations.

Do not name the Contractors Licensing Board or the Higher Business Bureau except it has been a minimum of a number of working days. The General Contractor can be managing schedule and ensuring that the project is on funds, so there might be additional overhead costs for that.

For instance, in the event you rent the painter to come out before the cabinet installer and the flooring professionals, you’ll doubtless pay much less for painting, as the painters don’t should spend as a lot time protecting the brand new supplies from getting paint on them.…

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