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Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: January 10, 2013

PHOTO: Want to start 2013 with a business of your own? A workshop for beginning entrepreneurs is held monthly in the Tri-Cities. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

KENNEWICK, Wash. - If your New Year's resolution is to start your own business, a visit to the Tri-Cities could help. "Start Smart" is a one-time, three-hour workshop held monthly in Kennewick to give entrepreneurs the basic information they need to launch a business idea in Washington. LoAnn Ayers ...Read More

PHOTO: The waiting room at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., featured in the film

DENVER - Think "E.R." - but in real life. That's what audiences experience when viewing the film "The Waiting Room." The Academy-Award-shortlisted documentary portrays a day in the life of one of America's public hospitals. It focuses on the people in the hospital's waiting room - the patients, and ...Read More

PHOTO: The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless will hold its annual vigil February 13th, following this month's point in time homeless count. Photo courtesy LICH

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Later this month, about 100 volunteers will fan out across Nassau and Suffolk counties for a "point in time" count of the number of homeless people not living in shelters or doubling up in relatives' or friends' houses. Volunteer enumerators will visit libraries, laundromats and ...Read More

PHOTO: Tax equity needs to be on the table for 2013, thatís the message being sent to Governor Brian Sandoval in advance of his State of the State message next week.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - With just a week to go before his State of the State address, Gov. Sandoval is receiving some policy advice from local progressives who say Nevada needs to change course on revenue. Laura Martin, communications director with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), say ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The cost of installing solar power has falling dramatically and is likely to continue to fall. Graph by Downstream Strategies.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A sharp, long-term fall in the price of solar cells has led The Economist magazine and others to declare that in sunny areas with high electricity prices, solar power is now cheap enough to compete without government subsidies. Rory McIlmoil, program manager for the energy progr ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is touring areas affected by Hurricane Sandy today.

CRISFIELD, Md. - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., is touring areas hit by Hurricane Sandy today, checking up on how recovery is progressing. Somerset County was hit hard by the storm, with Crisfield suffering the most home damage. Cardin says it's an economically-disadvantaged area, where almost 600 ho ...Read More

PHOTO: INEOS Bio Facility. Courtesy: Union of Concerned Scientists

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Florida will be the country's first location to produce ethanol from yard waste such as leaves and tree trunks. The INEOS Bio Facility will soon be up and running in Vero Beach, using new technology to turn non-food biomass waste into fuel to be used in gasoline. Jeremy Martin i ...Read More

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