Monday, September 27, 2021

Play

The House could vote this week on the Build Back Better infrastructure bill, which contains resources to fight climate change, and the NTSB investigates an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana.

Play

A government shutdown looms as the Senate prepares to vote on the debt ceiling, former President Trump holds a rally in Georgia, the U.S. reopens a Texas border crossing, and an Amtrak train crash kills three in Montana.

Play

A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

The $184 million that Connecticut has secured for long-term care workers is also supposed to solidify pension contributions for these workers. (Cloe Poisson for SEIU 1199NE)
The $184 million that Connecticut has secured for long-term care workers is also supposed to solidify pension contributions for these workers. (Cloe Poisson for SEIU 1199NE)

Monday, September 27, 2021
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Caregivers at group homes in Connecticut have sent strike notices to two agencies after failure to reach contract agreements to …

One of Connecticut's largest job sectors is government. The growth rate gap in that sector<br />has widened and is a contributing factor in the state's weak job growth. (Adobe Stock)
One of Connecticut's largest job sectors is government. The growth rate gap in that sector
has widened and is a contributing factor in the state's weak job growth. (Adobe Stock)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut's economy has shrunk since the 2008 Great Recession, and combined with highly inequitable wage distribution, that has …

A new report says a 29 percent reduction in transportation emissions from 2014 is needed to meet a 2030 clean air target. (Adobe Stock)
A new report says a 29 percent reduction in transportation emissions from 2014 is needed to meet a 2030 clean air target. (Adobe Stock)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A new report reveals Connecticut is not on track to meet either of its 2030 or 2050 greenhouse gas emissions goals, and advocates …

A $3.5 billion budget reconciliation deal is set for a vote this week in Congress. (alan/Adobe Stock)
A $3.5 billion budget reconciliation deal is set for a vote this week in Congress. (alan/Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 27, 2021
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Business leaders are urging Congress to take action to curb climate change by supporting the Biden administration's Build Back …

New Jersey and California were the only states to receive "C" grades in a new report on state prison systems' handling of COVID-19. Most received lower marks. (Adobe Stock)
New Jersey and California were the only states to receive "C" grades in a new report on state prison systems' handling of COVID-19. Most received lower marks. (Adobe Stock)

AUGUSTA, Maine -- One out of every three people incarcerated in the U.S. has contracted COVID-19, and a new report showed how state prison systems…

Roughly 1,000 Atlantic salmon remain in the Gulf of Maine. (jamie/Adobe Stock)
Roughly 1,000 Atlantic salmon remain in the Gulf of Maine. (jamie/Adobe Stock)

BANGOR, Maine -- Efforts are under way to restore Atlantic salmon populations in the Gulf of Maine, by removing dams, replacing culverts and …

Many people with developmental disabilities couldn't receive meaningful day services during the pandemic. (Adobe stock)<br />
Many people with developmental disabilities couldn't receive meaningful day services during the pandemic. (Adobe stock)

Monday, September 27, 2021
BALTIMORE -- Spurred on by COVID challenges, a grant from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council to two human services providers is …

Over the past 30 years, nutrient and sediment pollution has been reduced by half in Chesapeake Bay, but more needs to be done to meet federal cleanup goals for the watershed. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Over the past 30 years, nutrient and sediment pollution has been reduced by half in Chesapeake Bay, but more needs to be done to meet federal cleanup goals for the watershed. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Farm bureaus and agricultural leaders of Chesapeake Bay watershed states are pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund a …

Financial assistance is available for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington's new at-home medication abortion services. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Financial assistance is available for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington's new at-home medication abortion services. (Adobe Stock)

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- As the Biden administration challenges a Texas law restricting abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Planned Parenthood for …

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
According to The Pew Research Center, liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans are more likely to have heard about "cancel culture" than their more moderate peers. (Adobe Stock)
According to The Pew Research Center, liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans are more likely to have heard about "cancel culture" than their more moderate peers. (Adobe Stock)

By Sonali Kolhatkar for Yes! Media. Broadcast version by Lily Bohlke for Commonwealth News Service reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service …

Six hundred people in Massachusetts died of illnesses related to air pollution in their communities last year alone. (Andrei Murkulov/Adobe Stock)
Six hundred people in Massachusetts died of illnesses related to air pollution in their communities last year alone. (Andrei Murkulov/Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ma. -- Groups working to reduce air pollution are testifying at a hearing today to urge state lawmakers to prevent wood-burning biomass …

In an AARP poll, 70% of respondents said finding solutions to lower drug prices this year is very important. (Satjawat/Adobe Stock)
In an AARP poll, 70% of respondents said finding solutions to lower drug prices this year is very important. (Satjawat/Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 27, 2021
CONCORD, N.H. -- Prescription drugs in the U.S. cost more than 2.5 times more than those in other countries, and groups such as AARP are urging …

September is National Recovery Month, established more than 30 years ago. (xpix/Adobe Stock)
September is National Recovery Month, established more than 30 years ago. (xpix/Adobe Stock)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - September is National Recovery Month, and New Hampshire groups are working to raise awareness about the many paths to recovery …

According to a letter from academics and scientists urging global climate action, air pollution caused by climate change was responsible for one in five deaths worldwide in 2018. (Craig/Adobe Stock)<br />
According to a letter from academics and scientists urging global climate action, air pollution caused by climate change was responsible for one in five deaths worldwide in 2018. (Craig/Adobe Stock)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Three New Hampshire professors are among those who've signed a letter urging the United Nations General Assembly to adopt what's …

Business Forward is investing $1.2 million in advertising for 12 swing congressional districts, in the hopes of showing those state representatives why small businesses need bold action on climate change. (Adobe Stock)
Business Forward is investing $1.2 million in advertising for 12 swing congressional districts, in the hopes of showing those state representatives why small businesses need bold action on climate change. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 27, 2021
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Small-business leaders across the U.S. are calling on Congress to support the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan in the …

Final versions of revised New York congressional, State Senate, and Assembly district maps are expected to be ready by Jan. 15, 2022, at the earliest. Another 14 public hearings will be held before the end of December. (NYIRC)
Final versions of revised New York congressional, State Senate, and Assembly district maps are expected to be ready by Jan. 15, 2022, at the earliest. Another 14 public hearings will be held before the end of December. (NYIRC)

Friday, September 24, 2021
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Some New Yorkers are voicing concerns about the creation of not one, but two draft maps for congressional, State Senate and …

Members from Make the Road New York were among more than 10,000 attendees at the "Welcome Back Congress" rally on Tuesday. (Make the Road NY)
Members from Make the Road New York were among more than 10,000 attendees at the "Welcome Back Congress" rally on Tuesday. (Make the Road NY)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Thousands of U.S. immigrants and their allies rallied Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to demand that Congress include a pathway to …

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
People who experienced a qualifying life event such as losing health insurance can enroll through the state-run program Pennie at any time during the year. (Adobe Stock)
People who experienced a qualifying life event such as losing health insurance can enroll through the state-run program Pennie at any time during the year. (Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvanians have less than two months until open enrollment through Pennie, the state-run health insurance marketplace…

A 2016 study from Princeton and Stanford found the combined emissions output of Pennsylvania's abandoned wells adds an estimated 50,000 metric tons of methane per year into the atmosphere. (Adobe Stock)
A 2016 study from Princeton and Stanford found the combined emissions output of Pennsylvania's abandoned wells adds an estimated 50,000 metric tons of methane per year into the atmosphere. (Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Some environmental groups are formally requesting that Pennsylvania's Environmental Quality Board raise the bond amounts companies …

Pennsylvania's Legislative Reapportionment Commission has held three public hearings so far to gather resident's input on the redistricting process. (Adobe Stock)
Pennsylvania's Legislative Reapportionment Commission has held three public hearings so far to gather resident's input on the redistricting process. (Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A new Redistricting Advisory Council announced last week by Gov. Tom Wolf's office will focus on reducing gerrymandering as new …

 

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