Berkeley County Circuit Clerk: Michelle Barnes-Russell |

Michelle Barnes-Russell

Democratic Party

Age 51 of Martinsburg

Married Children: Married with 2 children

How Long Have You Lived In The Area: 20 plus years

Relevant Experience Serving The Community:

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VaYetze (And Jacob Went Out) Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion

Genesis, 28:10-32:3 This Week’s Torah Portion | Nov 22 – Nov 28, 2020 – 6 Kislev – 12 Kislev, 5781 In A Nutshell The portion, VaYetze (And Jacob Went Out), begins with Jacob leaving Beer Sheba and heading for Haran. He stops for the night and in his dream he sees a ladder “set up on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it” (Genesis, 28:12). The Creator appears before him and promises him that the earth on which he is lying will be his, that he will have many sons, and that He will watch over him. The next morning, Jacob sets up a monument in that place and calls it, Beit El (House of God).

Second stimulus check eligibility status update: Who might qualify for an extra payment

Second stimulus check eligibility status update: Who might qualify for an extra payment

The proposals for who may or may not qualify for a second stimulus check are dizzying.

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We know that the Senate will be “looking at another direct payment” when the new session starts on Monday, that much is clear. Among other things, the debate will center on how big a second stimulus check could be and who will (or won’t) qualify to get it. 

Even if you received the first stimulus check for the maximum amount of $1,200, you won’t automatically qualify for a second payment. Those requirements could be aimed at people who are currently unemployed or earn relatively low incomes, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said last week.

PlayStation 5 Will Still Suffer From Underpowered Parts

PlayStation 5 will suffer from “enhanced” and “graphics” modes. What’s the point of next-gen if we can’t have a baseline? Will next-gen consoles even be worth the price?

Like many titles releasing over the next six months, Square Enix’s Avengers will have a next-gen version on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. According to Henri Le Chat Noir, players will be able to transfer save files and everything–a great boon for those buying current-gen versions.

But, the PS5 version comes with a catch that will seem familiar to those with a PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X: “enhanced” or “frame rate” modes.

How “Next-Gen” is The PlayStation 5?

The article reports that Avengers on the PlayStation 5 will have “extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armor destruction, ray-tracing, and more.”

Colorado vaccine bill moves forward – with amendment allowing repeal attempt

A bill to make it harder for Colorado parents to exempt their kids from vaccines is one step closer to passage — but only after six hours of debate and a Democratic compromise.

The Colorado House passed the bill on second reading after Democrats agreed to introduce an amendment to add what’s called a “petition clause.” This gives Colorado voters 90 days after Gov. Jared Polis signs the bill to collect enough valid signatures to put a repeal measure on the fall 2022 ballot.

The vaccine bill will get a final vote in the House on Wednesday and then must return to the Senate for a vote on the amendment.

Polis has said previously that he would support the bill, which he opposed last year, and the Senate passed the bill earlier in the session, before the pandemic threatened its chances of getting through the General Assembly this year.

Twitter Censors GOP Candidate Twice in One Week




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Who was Edward Colston and why was his Bristol statue toppled? | UK news

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled into the river by protesters has long caused anger and divided opinion in Bristol.

The 5.5-metre (18ft) bronze statue had stood on Colston Avenue since 1895 as a memorial to his philanthropic works, an avenue he developed after divesting himself of links to a company involved in the selling of tens of thousands of slaves. His works in the city included money to sustain schools, almshouses and churches.

Although Colston was born in the city in 1636, he never lived there as an adult. All his slave-trading was conducted out of the City of London.

Colston grew up in a wealthy merchant family in Bristol and after going to school in London he established himself as a successful trader in textiles and wool.

‘NCIS,’ ‘Narcos’ among ‘dangerous’ crime shows: 5 stats to know

For more than a week now, our screens have been flooded with footage of cops shooting rubber bullets at reporters, driving police vehicles into crowds of protesters, detaining essential workers exempt from curfews, macing a 9-year-old child, shoving elderly people to the ground and, of course, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd until he died.

But such horrifying real-life images are at odds with the fictional portrayal of law enforcement we’ve consumed on TV for decades. Amid nationwide protests of police brutality against black people and other marginalized groups, that dissonance has spurred an industry-wide reexamination of the role pop culture plays in shaping our perception of both the police and the people they deem a threat. Nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization Color of Change released a detailed study on the topic earlier this year.