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From local happenings, to national topics and global events here is the news worth knowing for the week of June 27, 2022.
Dayton is gearing up for its annual round of Fourth of July festivals and events. Fairborn will host its annual parade and fireworks on Sunday July 3, with Beavercreek holding its celebration on July 4.
Find more information about Ohio’s festivals here.
Greene County Public Health will be hosting an at-home COVID-19 testing kit pickup event in Xenia on June 30. The event is located at 360 Wilson Drive in Xenia and goes from 12:30-3:30.
Wright State University students, staff and faculty members looking for an at-home testing kit may also visit the Dayton Campus COVID test vending machine in the Student Union.
Bipartisan Gun Bill
Last Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. This act focuses on schools and protecting youth and includes plans for increasing both physical and mental health care for students in schools.
The bill’s main section features the “Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act,” an act that limits the practice of purchasing firearms for use by another person.
The bill was signed into law by President Biden on June 25.
On Friday, the U.S. The Supreme Court overturned historic reproductive health cases including Roe v. Wade in their Dobbs v. Jackson’s decision, and returned decisions on reproductive laws back to the states. This move sparked a national response from states, pro-choice and pro-life activists.
Read more about the case and Ohio’s response here.
Between the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war and other factors, both the national and global economies are facing challenges.
From late May into early June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported inflation at 8.6%. The Bureau noted that shelter, food and energy had the highest price increases with the 12 month average for energy increasing by 34.6%.
While the economy may still be struggling, global leaders are making efforts to lessen the effect. On June 22, President Biden urged Congress to suspend the gasoline tax for three months in order to lessen the cost of gas.
This past weekend leaders of the seven most industrious countries came together to discuss global issues including the global economy, and staged ways to lessen the global economic effect of the Russia-Ukraine war.
As of June 27, the NASDAQ’s composit index is down .30%. NASDAQ represents the global stock market. Dow Jones, or the average of the 30 most traded stocks, is up 3.45 points or .01%.
The Group of Seven or G-7 Summit kicked off this weekend in Bavaria, Germany. In this historic political meeting, world leaders from seven of the most industrious countries, including the U.S., U.K. , France, Canada and Japan, meet to discuss various political issues facing the global community.
According to the European Council, one of the major topics of the three day convention is the Russia-Ukraine war. The leaders discussed the global impacts of the war, including the impact on the global economy as well as the impact on Ukraine.
Recently, the European Union, a security union of European countries, allowed Ukraine to apply to become a member of the league.
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