Thursday, January 27, 2022

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The Indiana House passes a controversial bill barring schools from teaching about Critical Race Theory, and President Biden pledges to place a Black woman on the Supreme Court for the first time.

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Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces his retirement, the Dept. of Education will help students who fell behind during the pandemic, and Ariz. lawmakers consider a bill granting them control over elections.

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Free COVID tests by mail but some rural Americans need to go the extra mile; farmer storytellers join national campaign to battle corporate consolidation; specialty nurses want more authority; and rare bat gets credit for the mythic margarita.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Biden Administration Aims to Expand Home-Based Care for Medicaid Recipients

Home-based care advocates say they are confident measures outlined in President Joe Biden's now-stalled Build Back Better Act will move forward in som…

Thursday, January 27, 2022

AARP: During Omicron Surge, Ensure Nursing Home Residents are Safe

As Wisconsin pushes through the Omicron surge, AARP is urging people to ensure their loved ones in assisted living facilities are protected. …


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Parents’ Advocates Cheer CA Deal on COVID Paid Sick Leave

Parents' rights groups are praising a plan to extend paid sick leave for many California workers, which is now on a fast track to pass. Gov…

Thursday, January 27, 2022

New "Green" Health Center Expands Access in East Pueblo

When the Pueblo Community Health Center opened its 14,000 square-foot facility in 2003, Pueblo's east side, home to mostly minority residents…


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Older Coloradans Press Congress to Lower Drug Prices

It's been two months since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes reforms that aim to bring down …

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

ME Recovery Advocates: Access to Fresh Syringes Saves Lives

Death rates in Maine have been on the rise among people who use drugs, not only from overdoses but also complications due to injection drug use…


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

AR Governor Seeks $4.7M for More Hospital Beds in Omicron Surge

As COVID hospitalization in Arkansas hit their highest levels of the pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking the state Legislature to allocate funds …

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

PA Sends First 'Strike Team' to Hospitals Facing Staff Shortages

Pennsylvania deployed its first state-directed healthcare "strike team" over the weekend to help support hospitals under the strain of staffing shorta…


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Iowans with Disabilities: Key Support Areas Need Investment

Groups advocating for Iowans with disabilities say 2022 is a crucial year to lay groundwork for individuals to gain more independence and live stronge…

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

WA Bill Would Increase Allowance for People Receiving In-Home Care

As the cost of living skyrockets in Washington state, people needing in-home care are being squeezed, a state Senate bill would increase the amount …


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Groups Call Home-Care Funding Critical for AZ Seniors

A major element of the multipronged Build Back Better Act would provide $150 billion for expanding home and community-based care for seniors and peopl…

Monday, January 24, 2022

Drive Mounts to Fund Environmental Projects in NY Budget

Environmental advocates are in favor of investments in climate action and nature projects New York Gov. Kathy Hochul put forth in her executive …


 

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