Saturday, October 23, 2021

Play

Some states entice people back to the workplace by increasing safety standards and higher minimum wage; Bannon held in Contempt of Congress; and the latest cyber security concerns.

Play

House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress; Trump announces new social media platform TRUTH Social; and the Biden administration says it will continue to expel migrants under Title 42.

Play

An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

The Violence Against Women Act has been stalled in the U.S. Senate since it expired in 2019. (nito/Adobe Stock)
The Violence Against Women Act has been stalled in the U.S. Senate since it expired in 2019. (nito/Adobe Stock)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and advocates want to shed more light on how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual…

People living with disabilities make up roughly 30% of the U.S. workforce, while their unemployment rate is more than double the overall rate. (Kaspars Grinvalds/Adobe Stock)
People living with disabilities make up roughly 30% of the U.S. workforce, while their unemployment rate is more than double the overall rate. (Kaspars Grinvalds/Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- As businesses across Illinois and the nation work to fill open positions, advocates for people with disabilities say they should …

Illinois codified the right to abortion in June 2019. (gistavofrazao/Adobe Stock)
Illinois codified the right to abortion in June 2019. (gistavofrazao/Adobe Stock)

CHICAGO -- Reproductive-rights advocates took to the streets across Illinois and the U.S. over the weekend to protest the new Texas law banning …

A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found young people have been disproportionately affected by the last three recessions. (Adobe Stock)<br />
A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found young people have been disproportionately affected by the last three recessions. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 21, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS -- As finding a career becomes more difficult for young people, a new report said the U.S. needs a more comprehensive approach to …

In a Human Rights Campaign poll, 73% of voters agreed that sports are important to young people's lives, and that transgender youth should be able to participate safely and comfortably. (Adobe Stock)
In a Human Rights Campaign poll, 73% of voters agreed that sports are important to young people's lives, and that transgender youth should be able to participate safely and comfortably. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- It is National Coming Out Day, but many LGBTQ Americans say they still face discrimination in employment, housing, public …

The Freedom to Vote Act, introduced in the Senate, among other measures, would prevent partisan gerrymandering and ensure transparency in the redistricting process. (tampatra/Adobe Stock)
The Freedom to Vote Act, introduced in the Senate, among other measures, would prevent partisan gerrymandering and ensure transparency in the redistricting process. (tampatra/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Eric Holcomb signed new voting district maps for the General Assembly into law this week, but good-government groups say not …

Advocates for Iowans with disabilities say the caregiver shortage could erase decades of progress in self-advocacy. (Adobe Stock)
Advocates for Iowans with disabilities say the caregiver shortage could erase decades of progress in self-advocacy. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 21, 2021
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Advocates for Iowans with disabilities are sounding the alarm over what they describe as a caregiver crisis, pleading with …

Even though Republicans currently are in control of all levels of state government, supporters of the state's redistricting process say it has paved the way for competitive races in many elections. (Adobe Stock)
Even though Republicans currently are in control of all levels of state government, supporters of the state's redistricting process say it has paved the way for competitive races in many elections. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Going into the current redistricting cycle, Iowa was lauded for its nonpartisan process, but as new political maps are crafted…

Pro-choice groups are encouraging Iowans to educate themselves about reproductive rights before they possibly consider a constitutional amendment in the coming years pushed by pro-life lawmakers. (Adobe Stock)
Pro-choice groups are encouraging Iowans to educate themselves about reproductive rights before they possibly consider a constitutional amendment in the coming years pushed by pro-life lawmakers. (Adobe Stock)

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa is not among the states that have so-called "trigger laws" that could be enacted if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn …

Join our mailing list!

Stay up to date with news directly to your inbox.

 

Privacy policy

Media Outlet Sign Up

Public News Service serves free content to 6,000+ media outlets.

SIGN UP
Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation to end prison gerrymandering, but so far it has not progressed. (McKee Digital/Adobe Stock)
Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation to end prison gerrymandering, but so far it has not progressed. (McKee Digital/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
DETROIT -- The first of five public hearings on the latest drafts of Michigan's new voting district maps takes place today in Detroit. The final maps …

Four post offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and New York are offering some payroll and business check cashing. (Luis G. Vergara/Adobe Stock)
Four post offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland and New York are offering some payroll and business check cashing. (Luis G. Vergara/Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. - Post offices across Michigan and the nation are implementing service changes in an effort by the agency to cut costs, but labor …

Line 5 is just one of many oil and gas pipelines that environmental groups and Native American tribes contend are threats to sacred and biodiverse waterways. (Oil and Water Don't Mix Coalition)
Line 5 is just one of many oil and gas pipelines that environmental groups and Native American tribes contend are threats to sacred and biodiverse waterways. (Oil and Water Don't Mix Coalition)

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. - Environmental groups and tribal communities are asking the Biden administration to stand with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her …

In addition to protecting shorelines, Minnesota lake advocates say enhanced boater training could protect all lake users from powerful waves that come from bigger watercraft. (Adobe Stock)
In addition to protecting shorelines, Minnesota lake advocates say enhanced boater training could protect all lake users from powerful waves that come from bigger watercraft. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 21, 2021
BRAINERD, Minn. - Minnesota boat owners are storing their watercraft for the winter. But that isn't stopping the conversation about responsible water …

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting a flu shot by the end of October offers the best seasonal protection. (Adobe Stock)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting a flu shot by the end of October offers the best seasonal protection. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Parts of Minnesota are still seeing a COVID-19 surge, with the flu season also taking shape. Health officials say that dangerous …

Racial-justice advocates in Minnesota say standard political practices, such as redistricting, often prevent communities of color from having an equal voice. (Adobe Stock)
Racial-justice advocates in Minnesota say standard political practices, such as redistricting, often prevent communities of color from having an equal voice. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A special court panel is hosting public hearings this month, asking Minnesotans what new political maps should look like, and …

Experts urge people to be diligent about their online security, with ransomware attacks on the rise nationally. (Song_about_summer/Adobe Stock)
Experts urge people to be diligent about their online security, with ransomware attacks on the rise nationally. (Song_about_summer/Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 22, 2021
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Mike Parson is facing calls to get the Missouri Cybersecurity Commission off the ground after it was created by the …

Public comments on Missouri's voting district maps for the next 10 years can be submitted online, at the Missouri Redistricting Commission Hub. (SeanPavonePhoto/Adobe Stock)
Public comments on Missouri's voting district maps for the next 10 years can be submitted online, at the Missouri Redistricting Commission Hub. (SeanPavonePhoto/Adobe Stock)

ST. LOUIS - Public hearings for Missouri's redistricting process begin Saturday in St. Louis and continue next week in Springfield and Kansas City…

One of roughly 600 rallies for abortion access took place last weekend in St. Louis. (Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region)
One of roughly 600 rallies for abortion access took place last weekend in St. Louis. (Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region)

ST. LOUIS -- As the new U.S. Supreme Court session gears up, a new report found more than 36 million women in 26 states, including Missouri, could …

Join our mailing list!

Stay up to date with news directly to your inbox.

 

Privacy policy

Media Outlet Sign Up

Public News Service serves free content to 6,000+ media outlets.

SIGN UP
The U.S. Postal Service is responsible for delivering Social Security and veterans benefit checks, prescription medicines and more to all Americans regardless of where they live. (Adobe Stock)
The U.S. Postal Service is responsible for delivering Social Security and veterans benefit checks, prescription medicines and more to all Americans regardless of where they live. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- Small-business owners in Nebraska are concerned about losing customers during the upcoming holiday season as the U.S. Postal …

Indigenous early-childhood education programs at tribal colleges and universities aim to improve students' educational attainment by revising school curriculums to be more culturally relevant. (Adobe Stock)
Indigenous early-childhood education programs at tribal colleges and universities aim to improve students' educational attainment by revising school curriculums to be more culturally relevant. (Adobe Stock)

OMAHA, Neb. -- Tribal colleges and universities in Nebraska and across the nation are teaching the next generation of pre-K and elementary-school …

Starting this year, Medicare coverage plans participating in the program's Senior Savings Model must now offer insulin for no more than $35 per month. (Adobe Stock)
Starting this year, Medicare coverage plans participating in the program's Senior Savings Model must now offer insulin for no more than $35 per month. (Adobe Stock)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- With open enrollment for Medicare set to kick off next week, Nebraskans age 65 and older can expect to see a deluge of ads for so-…

Child-care advocates say if North Dakota doesn't boost funding for the system, more families might pull out of the workforce because of access issues. (Adobe Stock)
Child-care advocates say if North Dakota doesn't boost funding for the system, more families might pull out of the workforce because of access issues. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 22, 2021
BISMARCK, N.D. - A portion of American Rescue Plan funding sent to North Dakota has yet to be divvied up. Groups that want to improve the child-care …

Natural-resource advocates and other groups are urging North Dakota to move on from fossil fuels, while state leaders say industries such as coal need more investment to adapt their technologies. (Adobe Stock)
Natural-resource advocates and other groups are urging North Dakota to move on from fossil fuels, while state leaders say industries such as coal need more investment to adapt their technologies. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
BELCOURT, N.D. -- Renewable-energy advocates in North Dakota are hoping for more federal support to advance projects, after a key meeting with a …

A recent analysis found that states in the western half of the U.S. are likely to bear the brunt of U.S. Postal Service cutbacks. (Adobe Stock)
A recent analysis found that states in the western half of the U.S. are likely to bear the brunt of U.S. Postal Service cutbacks. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The majority of North Dakota's counties are rural. Opponents of new U.S. Postal Service standards argued it spells trouble for the …

Co-Chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Lima, represents the gerrymandered "duck district," an area that touches 14 counties. (All on the Line Ohio)
Co-Chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Lima, represents the gerrymandered "duck district," an area that touches 14 counties. (All on the Line Ohio)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Demands for fair maps and a transparent congressional redistricting process are getting louder in Ohio. Despite a looming Oct…

Many of the same Ohio workers who were most likely to have their jobs destroyed by COVID-19 also weren't covered by state benefits if they did lose work. (AdobeStock)
Many of the same Ohio workers who were most likely to have their jobs destroyed by COVID-19 also weren't covered by state benefits if they did lose work. (AdobeStock)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new report found a U.S. Senate bill would expand eligibility for unemployment benefits to nearly 600,000 Ohio workers. The …

Rev. Sharon Risher struggled to forgive after her mother was killed in a mass shooting by a white supremacist. (Courtesy of Rev. Risher)
Rev. Sharon Risher struggled to forgive after her mother was killed in a mass shooting by a white supremacist. (Courtesy of Rev. Risher)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans across religious traditions have come together as one voice this week to speak out against capital punishment. Dozens of …

Join our mailing list!

Stay up to date with news directly to your inbox.

 

Privacy policy

Media Outlet Sign Up

Public News Service serves free content to 6,000+ media outlets.

SIGN UP
In addition to abuse and neglect, a new study says economically disadvantaged children have a risk of premature death that is 1.9 times higher than other socioeconomic groups. (Adobe Stock)
In addition to abuse and neglect, a new study says economically disadvantaged children have a risk of premature death that is 1.9 times higher than other socioeconomic groups. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
PIERRE, S.D. -- A new study links premature deaths in adulthood with people who experience abuse as children, and South Dakota groups say it …

South Dakota lawmakers face a Dec. 1 deadline to approve new legislative maps. Currently, they're in the process of gathering public feedback. (Adobe Stock)
South Dakota lawmakers face a Dec. 1 deadline to approve new legislative maps. Currently, they're in the process of gathering public feedback. (Adobe Stock)

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Proposed updates to South Dakota's legislative maps are getting a dose of public scrutiny, with hearings being held across the …

An international investigative report says South Dakota is home to 81 "offshore" tax havens. (Adobe Stock)
An international investigative report says South Dakota is home to 81 "offshore" tax havens. (Adobe Stock)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A lack of public scrutiny may have contributed to South Dakota becoming a global leader as a tax haven, and one political expert …

Some labor experts estimate that about 300,000 jobs are outsourced annually by companies based in the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Some labor experts estimate that about 300,000 jobs are outsourced annually by companies based in the United States. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 21, 2021
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A Wisconsin group that advocates for working families is launching a new campaign, which connects federal policy to the …

Between mid-August and mid-September, there were more than 160 new COVID-19 infections among Wisconsin nursing-home residents. (Adobe Stock)
Between mid-August and mid-September, there were more than 160 new COVID-19 infections among Wisconsin nursing-home residents. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin is seeing similar COVID-19 patterns in long-term care facilities compared to fall of last year. Advocates for the state's …

Researchers are trying to come with a new mechanism for debunking misinformation being shared online. (Adobe Stock)
Researchers are trying to come with a new mechanism for debunking misinformation being shared online. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- How do you fight an onslaught of misinformation surrounding the 2020 election? A University of Wisconsin communications professor …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021