Monday, September 20, 2021

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The American Rescue Plan could provide essential training to boost jobs in construction, and we explore a trauma-informed approach to preventing marijuana use in teens.

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Pfizer says its vaccine is safe for children ages 5 to 11, travel restrictions soon will ease for vaccinated international visitors to the U.S., and a Texas doctor who performed an abortion under new restrictions is sued.

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Lawsuits stall debt relief for America's Black farmers; Idaho hospitals using "critical care" protocols; grant money boosts rural towns in Utah and more conservation acreage could protect the iconic sage grouse.

Linda Barr

Former News Director at WBAI in NY, was reporter there under Andrea Sears and former head of CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's NY Bureau as well as NY reporter for FSRN.


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Granite Staters Protest AG Sessions' Approach to Combating Opioid Abuse

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Sen. King "Cautiously Optimistic" on Funds to Fix Acadia Nat'l Park

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Kittery Business at Center of Gun Violence Prevention Debate

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Red Tape Delayed Reunion of Mother, Child Seeking Refuge in MA

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Grassroots Campaigners Bask in MA Minimum-Wage "Victory"

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Food and Commercial Workers Angry About Losing Time-and-a-Half Pay

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