With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.
The restrictions backed by Republicans in Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Texas and Arizona often take aim at mail voting, a method embraced by voters from both parties but particularly popular with older voters.
A mixture of sun and clouds to end the work week with a slight chance of a shower during the afternoon. The cooler pattern lasts through the weekend as we have another chance of rain showers for Mother’s Day. Have a backup plan indoors on mom’s big day just in case. The details right here on your First Alert Forecast!
CHILLY THROUGH THE WEEKEND... We'll stay quite chilly for mid-May as we head through this weekend. We even have a slight chance for frost Friday morning, and a better chance on Saturday morning. Saturday should feature a lot of sunshine. Then, on Mother's Day, a large, wet, storm system will move through the Ohio River Valley. We'll be on the northern fringe, and we "could" get missed by the rain...but I would count on some rain at times. A slow warm up next week...
Senate Republicans have relaxed legislation that would have prohibited the use of absentee ballot drop boxes on Election Day, instead proposing to close them at 5 p.m. - three hours before Michigan polls close.