Author name: Mary Davis

Mary Davis is a writer for New State OK. She covered the sports beat, but she's also done a lot of health and well-being reporting, too. She's also written some things that aren't even technically news—like reviews of restaurants and other places in the area.

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Strike by thousands of nurses in Minnesota hospitals to demand wage increases of 30%

Minnesota nurses launched a three-day strike Monday. They were unhappy about their low salaries and lack of staffing, which was made worse by the outbreak of coronavirus. Around 15,000 nurses from seven health care systems in Minneapolis and Duluth walked out. According to the affected hospitals, they had already hired temporary nurses and were expecting …

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GOP Leaders Past & Present Call for Senate to Protect Same-Sex Marriage

More than 400 Republican leaders, including former and current GOP lawmakers, have called on the Senate for legislation to protect same-sex marriage. The letter stated that the U.S. Senate should pass the Respect for Marriage Act. “Passing the Respect for Marriage Act would remove all uncertainty for the over one million Americans who are building families …

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Economic Week Will be Influenced by Inflation with Tuesday’s Report on Consumer Price Trends

As common necessities like gasoline and groceries started to rise in price, market analysts and economists seized upon the monthly consumer price index readout to determine how deep inflation was. In June, the annual interest rate hit 9.1%. This was the highest level in 40 years. It shocked most observers. The Federal Reserve then decided …

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