Musician Chris Ardoin Shot While Performing: Family

Colfax (US) (AP) A Zydeco musician was shot in the back while performing at an event in central Louisiana, his wife said in a statement posted on Facebook. Chris Ardoin was performing as the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his wife, Kerri, posted on his official Facebook page on Saturday..

Senate Advances Nearly $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Washington (AP) The Senate convened for a rare weekend session with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraging the authors of a bipartisan infrastructure plan to finish writing their nearly $1 trillion bill so that senators can begin offering amendments. Several senators had predicted that the text of the bill would be ready for review late Friday or early Saturday, but it was not done when the Senate opened for business late on Saturday morning. Nor was it ready when the chamber recessed after four hours of minimal activity on the floor. Rather, the work was still taking place behind the scenes and it was unclear when votes would occur..

Nevada Sets Policy On Worker Virus Testing

Carson City (US), Jul 31 (AP) Nevada state employees who aren’t fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must take weekly virus tests starting Aug. 15. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the testing policy in a statement on Friday. As with other governors who have implemented similar vaccination or testing policies for their states, Sisolak’s statement made it clear his intent to nudge workers to get vaccinated..