Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Connecting health outcomes to climate solutions and lower utility bills, Engagement Center finding success near Boston's troubled 'Mass and Cass' and more protections coming for PA Children's Service providers.

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Georgia breaks a state record for early voting, Democrats are one step closer to codifying same-sex marriage, and Arizona county officials refuse to certify the results of the midterm elections.

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A water war in Southwest Utah has ranchers and Native tribes concerned, federal solar subsidies could help communities transition to renewable energy, and Starbucks workers attempt to unionize.

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More than 25% of Missourians will be older than 60 by 2040. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, November 28, 2022

HCBS Cuts Threaten Services for Aging Population in Missouri

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which focuses attention on the unpaid care work of family members. The care provided by families …

According to a study done by CoStar Group, a real estate research company, most counties in Central New York have seen rental prices increase by at least 3% since 2019. (Adobe Stock)
New Affordable Housing to Aid CNY Renters, Eventually

Two new affordable housing developments in Central New York should help alleviate the region's affordability problem. The Wheat Street Apartments …


A UNH Granite State Poll found 60% of Republicans support school vouchers, compared with 8% of Democrats and 42% of Independents. Only about 28% of
Election Outcome Could Bring Big Changes to NH Public Schools

Republicans in New Hampshire have already submitted bills to expand the eligibility requirements for the state's Education Freedom Accounts Program…

Surveys of blind and low-vision voters following every presidential election since 2008 indicate that as many as one-third of poll workers don't know how to operate their location's accessible ballot-marking devices. (Adobe Photo)
'One4All' Accessible Voting in NH Expected to Grow

All polling places are required to have at least one accessible voting machine for federal elections, but as communities across New Hampshire age…


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for adults with disabilities rose to 38% in September 2022, up from 35.1% in 2021. However, this is still less than half the employment rate for people without disabilities. (Adobe Stock)
As Disability Employment Awareness Month Ends, NY Advocacy Continues

As National Disability Employment Awareness Month comes to a close, New Yorkers are contending there is more to do beyond October. According to the …

Federal lawmakers say there are too many people with disabilities who want to work but are living in poverty because they haven't had a chance to succeed in an integrated job environment. (Adobe Stock)
IA Nabs Grant to Boost Job Opportunities for Those With Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and 14 states, including Iowa, have received large federal grants to try to link workers …


Maine is one of nine states that allows people with disabilities to vote online, which research shows has helped increase participation among historically disenfranchised voters. (Adobe Stock)
More First-Time Voters with Disabilities Use Maine's Online Voting System

Advocates for Mainers with disabilities say the state's online voting system is helping to increase turnout among this group of voters, some of whom …

Many people are surprised to learn that American Sign Language is the third-most common language in the United States, after English and Spanish. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)
Wayne State Adds American Sign Language to Teaching Curriculum

Deaf people say they sometimes feel like they're living on a different planet from those who can hear, but when both learn to use American Sign …


Oregonians decided to conduct their elections entirely by mail through an initiative passed in 1998. (Darylann Elmi/Adobe Stock)
Election's Near, Registration Deadline Here

The deadline to register to vote in Oregon is Tomorrow. Oregonians can register either in person, online before midnight or via the mail, which …

Direct support professionals enjoy recreational time with participants in program for people with developmental disabilities in Albuquerque. (Michele McCoy/ARCA)
NM Labor Shortage Putting People with Developmental Disabilities at Risk

Come next year, people with developmental disabilities in New Mexico may not be able to find the help they need - because of a severe labor shortage …


The Help America Vote act of 2002 requires each polling place have at least one accessible voting system. (Adobe Stock)
Voting Access Better for MO People with Disabilities; Challenges Remain

With absentee voting under way, election season has arrived in Missouri, but voters with disabilities still face challenges. While poll workers can …

The State of Florida encourages the public, especially citizens with disabilities and other special needs, to plan ahead for an emergency situation and know what to do in the event of an emergency. (Pixabay)
Remembering Those with Disabilities Before, During and After the Hurricane

In an appeal to the public as Hurricane Ian barreled toward Florida, an advocate for persons with disabilities urged everyone to consider checking in …


 

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