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News Round-up Week of Jan. 23

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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing for the week of Jan. 23, 2023. 

Local 

The University of Dayton’s men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant said online gamblers targeted the Dayton players after a loss to Virginia Commonwealth University on Jan. 13. Grant noted that the passage of House Bill 29 legalizing sports betting in Ohio has caused a shift in the college sports landscape. 

“There’s some laws that have recently been enacted that really, to me, could change the landscape of what college sports is all about,” Grant said at the Flyers press conference. 

National

Alec Baldwin case

Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack Altweis announced via Twitter that actor Alec Baldwin and film weapons specialist will face charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Halyna Hutchins, stemming from a shooting on the set of the film “Rust” on Oct. 30, 2021. 

Attorney Altweis provided the full press release on the First Judicial District Attorney Facebook page.

Inflation in the U.S.

President Joseph Biden announced on Jan. 18 that the rate of inflation is at its lowest since March 2021. 

“Today’s news comes on the heels of an unemployment rate near a 50-year low, inflation coming down for six months in a row and record-setting small business applications for my first two years,” Biden explained.  

The Annual Report for the Nation, 2022, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 5.7% in 2021 and unemployment hit a low of 3.6% in April 2022. The report also noted that there are currently fewer people in the job market and inflation is still impacting how workers can use their paychecks.

Global 

According to a press release on the official website of the New Zealand government, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced resignation on Jan. 19 after being in office since 2017. 

“Having reflected over summer, I know I no longer have that bit extra in the tank to do the job justice. It’s that simple,” Ardern explained.

During Ardern’s term, the Prime Minister addressed important topics, including child poverty, public housing and welfare support, while providing access to education and indigenous holiday celebrations in schools. Ardern also guided New Zealand through the COVID-19 pandemic.