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06/22/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

LAS VEGAS, June 23, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Water Quality of Las Vegas is proud to announce a special partnership with the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, aimed at bringing high-quality water to families in need. This initiative underscores our commitment to...

06/22/2024   PR Web Government

LAS VEGAS, June 23, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Water Quality of Las Vegas is proud to announce a special partnership with the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, aimed at bringing high-quality water to families in need. This initiative underscores our commitment to...

06/21/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Karen Huang has been announced as a 2024 recipient of the Daniel G. Calugar Foundation's Academic Achievement Merit Scholarship. She plans to attend the University of California, Irvine, in the fall of 2024. LAS VEGAS, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Daniel G. Calugar Foundation...

06/21/2024   PR Web Government

Karen Huang has been announced as a 2024 recipient of the Daniel G. Calugar Foundation's Academic Achievement Merit Scholarship. She plans to attend the University of California, Irvine, in the fall of 2024. LAS VEGAS, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Daniel G. Calugar Foundation...

06/21/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Products That Count announces the winners of the 7th Annual Product Awards. Celebrating innovations in cybersecurity, fintech, and healthtech, the awards recognize groundbreaking products that push boundaries and transform industries. SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --...

06/21/2024   PR Web Government

Products That Count announces the winners of the 7th Annual Product Awards. Celebrating innovations in cybersecurity, fintech, and healthtech, the awards recognize groundbreaking products that push boundaries and transform industries. SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --...

06/21/2024   Washington State Governor's Information Feed
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Brig. Gen. Gent Welsh has been appointed adjutant general of Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today.

Welsh will command all Washington Army and Air National Guard forces and serve as the director of the Washington Military Department, which along with the Washington National Guard, includes the state’s Emergency Management Division and the Washington Youth Challenge Academy. The position also serves as homeland security advisor to the governor and as administrator for all Homeland Security grants awarded to Washington’s state, local, Tribal and non-profit entities.

Welsh has 36 years of military experience. He has spent the last decade working in various capacities with the Washington Military Department. For the last four years he served as the department's deputy director and commander of the Washington Air National Guard, leading 2,000 airmen who respond to natural disasters and work on some of the nation's most sensitive intelligence, cyberspace and special warfare missions. He was chief of staff for the state Military Department from 2014 to 2017, and the 194th Wing Commander from 2017 to 2019.

Additionally, Welsh has been the National Guard advisor to the assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for personnel and reserve affairs since 2023.

"Gen. Welsh is an exceptionally experienced and strategic leader who is ready for the responsibilities demanded of this crucial role," Inslee said. "He will ensure Washington's readiness in the face of new and emerging risks, from cyber threats to natural disasters."

Daugherty retires at the end of June after more than 40 years of service, including the last 12 as adjutant general and director of the Washington Military Department.

Daugherty provided critical guidance during large-scale state disasters to include the SR 530 Landslide in 2013, catastrophic wildfire seasons, and the COVID-19 pandemic when he deployed thousands of Washington National Guard personnel to do everything from set-up and operate COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites to assisting local food banks. In 2021 he oversaw the largest federal deployment of Washington Army National Guard soldiers since 2008, with approximately 2,000 mobilized to locations including Ukraine, Poland, and Syria to support multiple operational theaters.

"Gen. Daugherty provided steady and compassionate leadership facing down some of the most unique and demanding challenges our state has ever faced," Inslee said. "When he announced his retirement he told the Military Department it had been his "greatest honor" to lead them. The privilege was ours, general."

Welsh's appointment is effective June 29.

06/21/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson announces Artificial Intelligence Task Force members

Task force will meet multiple times per year, submit recommendations in 2026

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his appointments to the newly created Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force in the Attorney General’s Office. The task force will convene technology experts, industry representatives, labor organizations, civil liberty groups and other stakeholders to discuss AI benefits and challenges. The Task Force will issue findings, guiding principles, and submit reports with policy recommendations.

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06/21/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Friday, June 14, 2024, American Crane & Equipment Corporation joined the United Way of Berks County for their Annual Big Cheese meal packing event. READING, Pa., June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Crane & Equipment Corporation proudly joined the United Way of Berks County on...

06/21/2024   PR Web Government

Friday, June 14, 2024, American Crane & Equipment Corporation joined the United Way of Berks County for their Annual Big Cheese meal packing event. READING, Pa., June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Crane & Equipment Corporation proudly joined the United Way of Berks County on...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Seven in 10 student activists report that potential employers inquire about their involvement in pro-Palestine activism SEATTLE, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Intelligent.com, a platform dedicated to helping young professionals navigate the future of work, has published a recent...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

Seven in 10 student activists report that potential employers inquire about their involvement in pro-Palestine activism SEATTLE, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Intelligent.com, a platform dedicated to helping young professionals navigate the future of work, has published a recent...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Since the Fischer-Carr Scholarship was established nearly 20 years ago, the Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg has raised over $1.4 million to support students in Pinellas County. LARGO, Fla., June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pinellas Education Foundation is thrilled to announce a generous...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

Since the Fischer-Carr Scholarship was established nearly 20 years ago, the Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg has raised over $1.4 million to support students in Pinellas County. LARGO, Fla., June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pinellas Education Foundation is thrilled to announce a generous...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Accordia Health is dedicated to promoting a healthy and active community in Coosa County. A summer initiative to provide free sports physicals at its Rockford location is one of the many ways it supports local families by ensuring young athletes begin their sports seasons strong and...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

Accordia Health is dedicated to promoting a healthy and active community in Coosa County. A summer initiative to provide free sports physicals at its Rockford location is one of the many ways it supports local families by ensuring young athletes begin their sports seasons strong and...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) has unveiled a new data model demonstrating that abortion bans in extremely restrictive states are costing the US economy $68 billion per year. This significant economic loss is attributed to...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) has unveiled a new data model demonstrating that abortion bans in extremely restrictive states are costing the US economy $68 billion per year. This significant economic loss is attributed to...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Three projects granted funds to advance post-consumer PVC recycling WASHINGTON, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Vinyl Institute (VI), a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, today announced its fourth round of funding. Three organizations received...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

Three projects granted funds to advance post-consumer PVC recycling WASHINGTON, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Vinyl Institute (VI), a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, today announced its fourth round of funding. Three organizations received...

06/20/2024   Washington Attorney General News
State Supreme Court: State Attorney General can challenge local government discrimination

Sunnyside police unlawfully evicted at least 43 mostly Latinx tenants

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court ruled today that Attorney General Bob Ferguson has broad authority to pursue legal action to protect the civil and constitutional rights of Washingtonians.

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06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

New workspace is for Christian ministries, nonprofits, and faith-based enterprises CINCINNATI, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- At Work On Purpose (AWOP), a pioneer in the workplace ministry movement, has announced the grand opening of The Loft, an office space in Blue Ash, Ohio, for...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

New workspace is for Christian ministries, nonprofits, and faith-based enterprises CINCINNATI, June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- At Work On Purpose (AWOP), a pioneer in the workplace ministry movement, has announced the grand opening of The Loft, an office space in Blue Ash, Ohio, for...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

StratusLIVE announces its latest platform enhancements, featuring advanced tools for donor engagement, data management, and fundraising efficiency to empower nonprofits. CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- StratusLIVE, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for...

06/20/2024   PR Web Government

StratusLIVE announces its latest platform enhancements, featuring advanced tools for donor engagement, data management, and fundraising efficiency to empower nonprofits. CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- StratusLIVE, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Kaia Ra donates the profits from all digital product sales to support survivors of abuse via The Sophia Code Foundation. LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kaia Ra has dedicated 100% of profits from her educational products featured in her online academy to The Sophia Code...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government

Kaia Ra donates the profits from all digital product sales to support survivors of abuse via The Sophia Code Foundation. LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kaia Ra has dedicated 100% of profits from her educational products featured in her online academy to The Sophia Code...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

The Grant Cardone Foundation (GCF) shattered foundation records by hosting five mentor workshops in the last week of May educating nearly 300 youths in mindset, goal setting and action-taking. AVENTURA, Fla., June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The last week of May 2024 wasn't just a busy...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government

The Grant Cardone Foundation (GCF) shattered foundation records by hosting five mentor workshops in the last week of May educating nearly 300 youths in mindset, goal setting and action-taking. AVENTURA, Fla., June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The last week of May 2024 wasn't just a busy...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

MAD20 Technologies has announced its commitment to donate $1,000,000 towards the training of over 2,000 cybersecurity professionals who are either from underrepresented backgrounds or are former members of the US armed forces. CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MAD20...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government

MAD20 Technologies has announced its commitment to donate $1,000,000 towards the training of over 2,000 cybersecurity professionals who are either from underrepresented backgrounds or are former members of the US armed forces. CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MAD20...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

ASEA® is excited to announce the launch of its new associate-sponsored community events program, kicking off with corporate sponsorship of the Timpanogos Half Marathon (TIMP run). This initiative underscores ASEA's commitment to supporting health, research, and community engagement....

06/19/2024   PR Web Government

ASEA® is excited to announce the launch of its new associate-sponsored community events program, kicking off with corporate sponsorship of the Timpanogos Half Marathon (TIMP run). This initiative underscores ASEA's commitment to supporting health, research, and community engagement....

06/19/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Brilliant Minds from Across the Global Converge for the 22nd MATE ROV Competition World Championship KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- From June 20-22, the Kingsport Aquatic Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, will be the epicenter of innovation as it hosts the 22nd MATE...

06/19/2024   PR Web Government

Brilliant Minds from Across the Global Converge for the 22nd MATE ROV Competition World Championship KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- From June 20-22, the Kingsport Aquatic Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, will be the epicenter of innovation as it hosts the 22nd MATE...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Dr. Christopher Langan, a board-certified emergency room physician and Chief Medical officer (CMO) of SignatureCare Emergency Center said each year, Texas sees a surge in heat-related visits to emergency rooms but many of these visits are easily avoidable. HOUSTON, June 18, 2024...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government

Dr. Christopher Langan, a board-certified emergency room physician and Chief Medical officer (CMO) of SignatureCare Emergency Center said each year, Texas sees a surge in heat-related visits to emergency rooms but many of these visits are easily avoidable. HOUSTON, June 18, 2024...

06/18/2024   Washington Attorney General News
Johnson & Johnson pays $123.34 million to state, local governments following AG Ferguson opioid lawsuit

Funds split equally between Legislature, county and city governments

SEATTLE —  Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that the state, city and county governments in Washington state received a $123.34 million lump sum payment from opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The funds are the latest payments from Ferguson’s litigation against companies that fueled the opioid crisis, and must be split evenly between state and local governments. Ferguson directed the funds must be used to combat the opioid epidemic.

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06/18/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

National nonprofit group Prevent Blindness, to hold Swing Fore Sight golf outing, Sept. 18, 2024, in Las Vegas, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. CHICAGO, June 18, 2024 Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading nonprofit eye health organization, has announced that the 16th Annual...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government

National nonprofit group Prevent Blindness, to hold Swing Fore Sight golf outing, Sept. 18, 2024, in Las Vegas, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. CHICAGO, June 18, 2024 Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading nonprofit eye health organization, has announced that the 16th Annual...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

Joint Study with Persefoni Finds Final Climate Rules Present Significant Challenges and Opportunities MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Financial Education & Research Foundation (FERF)—the independent non-profit research affiliate of Financial Executives...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government

Joint Study with Persefoni Finds Final Climate Rules Present Significant Challenges and Opportunities MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Financial Education & Research Foundation (FERF)—the independent non-profit research affiliate of Financial Executives...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government - Legislative

EKTO VR announces the issuance of a U.S. patent for its innovative "System and Method of Robotic Virtual Reality Footwear," marking a significant milestone in VR technology. The Company's Voyager SE Boots have excelled in usability and motion sickness reduction, paving the way for new...

06/18/2024   PR Web Government

EKTO VR announces the issuance of a U.S. patent for its innovative "System and Method of Robotic Virtual Reality Footwear," marking a significant milestone in VR technology. The Company's Voyager SE Boots have excelled in usability and motion sickness reduction, paving the way for new...

06/17/2024   Washington Attorney General News
Empresas de Pasco deberán pagar $470 000 por abuso sexual y acoso a trabajadoras agrícolas en la demanda de derechos civiles de AG Ferguson

Una trabajadora agrícola denunció que el supervisor la violó repetidamente

Read this release in English.

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06/17/2024   Washington Attorney General News
Pasco companies to pay $470,000 over sexual abuse, harassment of female farmworkers in AG Ferguson’s civil rights lawsuit

One female farmworker reported the supervisor raped her repeatedly

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06/13/2024   Washington Attorney General News
Attorney General Ferguson issues statement on today’s Supreme Court decision in mifepristone case

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Food & Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, a case challenging the FDA’s approval of the abortion medication mifepristone:

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06/11/2024   Washington State Governor's Information Feed
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Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive today requiring the Department of Health to affirm that hospitals in Washington state have a legal requirement to provide emergency abortion services.

Inslee’s directive comes as the nation nears the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. This month, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on another extreme anti-choice case known as Idaho v. United States and Moyle v. United States. This case out of Idaho would allow politicians to jail emergency room doctors for providing emergency abortion care.

“Ideological politicians are relentlessly interfering with the most private and crucial health care decisions a doctor and their patient will ever make, and now they’re doing so even when the life of a mother hangs in the balance,” Inslee said. “Fortunately, we’ve taken numerous steps in Washington to make sure patients in Washington are not subject to these horrors. Hospitals and clinics in Washington have become a haven for patients seeking the abortion care they can no longer access in other states. We will meet every challenge to women’s right of choice with an unwavering affirmation that Washington is and will remain a pro-choice state.”

Read the full story on Gov. Jay Inslee's Medium

06/11/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson to join US Department of Justice lawsuit asserting Apple unlawfully monopolized smartphone market

Lawsuit asserts former Apple CEO wanted to “further lock customers” into using products like the iPhone

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will partner with the U.S. Department of Justice and a bipartisan group of 20 attorneys general in an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for monopolizing the smartphone market.

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06/11/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson launches first-of-its-kind statewide youth helpline

HearMeWA makes it easier for Washington youth in crisis to find help they need, no matter where they live 

SEATTLE — Today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the launch of HearMeWA, a first-of-its-kind statewide reporting system exclusively focused on the safety and well-being of young people.

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06/07/2024   Washington Attorney General News
First prosecution by AG Ferguson’s Organized Retail Crime Unit leads to prison time for offender

Shawn Nanez pleads guilty to multiple felonies for stealing more than $145,000 in merchandise in King, Pierce and Kitsap counties

PORT ORCHARD — The first prosecution by Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s new Organized Retail Crime Unit ended in a conviction today, when a Bremerton man pleaded guilty to stealing and then selling tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise.

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06/07/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson: Jury orders Wenatchee, Kennewick veterans nonprofit, CEO to pay $1.5M for sexually harassing 12 women

Thrift-store company and its CEO Thelbert “Thad” Lawson Jr. found liable for harassment as a result of AG civil rights lawsuit

WENATCHEE — A jury found a veterans nonprofit and its founder and CEO, Thelbert “Thad” Lawson Jr., liable for pervasive and ongoing sexual harassment of 12 women. The jury ordered the defendants to pay nearly $1.5 million to the victims of the harassment as a result of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s civil rights lawsuit.

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05/29/2024   Washington State Governor's Information Feed
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Gov. Jay Inslee issued Directive 24-11 late Friday, directing certain executive and small cabinet agencies to use a uniform approach to be developed by his office for identifying overburdened communities and vulnerable populations. The measure will help state agencies direct and track investments from the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act and the Climate Commitment Act.

The HEAL Act and CCA both emphasize environmental justice. Environmental justice means the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of people as environmental policies are developed, implemented and enforced.

The HEAL Act requires certain agencies to direct 40% of all expenditures that create environmental benefits to support vulnerable populations and overburdened communities. The CCA mandates that at least 35% of CCA investments serve overburdened communities, and another 10% serve Tribal Nation-supported projects.

Because there are multiple agencies responsible for HEAL Act or CCA requirements, the directive will ensure they are using the same approach for identifying overburdened communities. The directive is limited to HEAL Act and CCA investments; it is not intended to be used for other purposes.

The Office of Financial Management will post the new approach on its website by July 1, 2024. Agencies will use that approach to direct funding for overburdened communities during the remainder of the 2023-25 biennium. Agencies and OFM could further update the approach in advance of the 2025-27 biennium.

Read the full directive here.

05/29/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson: Final week for eligible Washington families to claim $120 or $50 restitution payment as a result of price-fixing on common food items

Time is running out to file a claim — the deadline is next Wednesday, June 5

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that 24,492 claims checks will head to Washingtonians in the next week as a result of his antitrust lawsuits against chicken and tuna producers. The checks amount to an additional $2.59 million to eligible households throughout the state.

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05/29/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson files charges against Clarkston man for judge intimidation, harassment of other local officials

ASOTIN — The Attorney General’s Office announced today that it filed felony charges against Trevor Lunney, of Clarkston, in Asotin County Superior Court for intimidation of a judge and four counts of harassment against local officials.

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05/23/2024   Washington State Governor's Information Feed
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Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday directed the Energy Facility Siting and Evaluation Council to reconsider portions of its proposed certification for the Horse Heaven Wind Farm Project in Central Washington.

In a letter, Inslee directed the council to consider mitigation efforts more narrowly tailored to the specific impacts associated with the proposal. By doing so, the wind farm would be able to achieve its full or near-full energy generation capacity to meet the state's critical need for green electricity.

"I strongly encourage the council to return to me their approval of this project application that appropriately prioritizes the state's pressing clean energy needs," Inslee wrote.

The governor's role in the siting and evaluation process is quasi-judicial, meaning his decision must be based solely on the materials produced by the council. By statute, the council must perform this reconsideration “expeditiously,” and the governor has asked the council to respond within 90 days. After the council resubmits the draft site certification, incorporating any amendments based on its reconsideration, the governor must then either approve or reject the project.    

Read the letter here.

05/23/2024   Washington Attorney General News
AG Ferguson, feds seek breakup of Ticketmaster, Live Nation ticket monopoly

Industry giants unlawfully monopolized to block competitors

SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice and a bipartisan group of 29 other attorneys general in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at breaking up Live Nation and Ticketmaster’s monopoly over the live entertainment industry.

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