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The vast majority of Americans will be able to get the new vaccines at no cost through their insurance or from public health sources. But making sure it’s the right match for your plan to avoid paying can be challenging.
A new study has suggested that things could get worse for Florida and other states that are hammered by natural disasters because of a double whammy of rising rates and risks that could result in spiraling decline in demand and property values.
Woodbury University architecture students designed and constructed the 3D-printed home in just 15 months. Though the structure still needs some drywall, exterior features and landscaping, many are hopeful of what it could mean for the housing crisis.
The administration announced a new initiative that would potentially help tens of millions of people by eliminating information that can depress consumers’ scores as a result of medical debt.
Larry Bendesky, an attorney for Alicia Paxson, husband to Philip Paxson, who drove off a collapsed bridge and died last September while following Google Maps directions. The Snow Creek Bridge in Hickory, N.C., had collapsed nine years earlier but was never repaired or barricaded, and Google Maps continued to direct drivers to cross the collapsed bridge, according to the lawsuit. Alicia Paxson is suing Google and its parent company Alphabet as well as individuals responsible for the upkeep of the bridge. (The Hill — Sept. 21, 2023)
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World Rivers Day 2023 comes with a push to better understand the health of these life-giving resources.
In hopes of luring in chipmakers, states have been increasing their incentives for semiconductor manufacturers so that they may capitalize on the long-term economic development opportunities.
Families and medical professionals say that the test strips are one of the cheapest and most effective tools at combating the fentanyl crisis. But there’s no pathway in Texas for legalization, which frustrates many.
An online document accuses the university of creating a toxic environment in the School of Education that caused four tenure-track female professors to leave their jobs. There were 52 faculty in the School of Education in 2020, 18 of whom were people of color.
An anonymously donated grant allowed 100 miles of Bend, Ore.’s mountain bike trails to be assessed for adaptive users in May.
The Colorado county’s sheriff’s office recently mandated that a notarized form is required to obtain public records. But critics worry the new rule is an unprecedented and unlawful burden.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, regarding the decision to stop enforcing the U.S. Senate’s unwritten dress code for its 100 members starting this week. Women weren’t allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor until 1993, the same year that the first women’s restroom was built off the Senate floor, and in 2017 the rules were amended to allow women in the House to wear sleeveless dresses and open-toed shoes; the Senate also adopted the change in 2019. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 46 GOP senators sent a letter to Schumer demanding he reverse the change for the sake of decorum. (NPR — Sept. 21, 2023)
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A range of current and former bills are giving housing developers and local governments more options to reduce red tape for housing projects.
The state’s Supreme Court will consider whether gerrymandering in congressional district maps is unconstitutional. According to some analysis, only seven House districts had a 25 percent chance of going for either party.
A coalition of organizations have accused Southern California regulators of allowing heavy smog-emitting companies to avoid millions of dollars in federally mandated penalties.
The state has the most clean energy jobs of any state in the Midwest, is fifth nationally for the growing industry and ranks second highest for hybrid and EV employment. However, it remains in the bottom 10 states for EV sales.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law that will increase the minimum payment for the first day of jury duty from $6 to $20. But 75 percent of people in Dallas County who receive a jury summons throw it away, ignore it or otherwise skip showing up.
Houston County, Ga., Sheriff Cullen Talton, regarding his decision to not seek re-election in 2024. The 91-year-old sheriff was elected to the position in 1972. (Associated Press — Sept. 20, 2023)
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Local governments can drastically improve water conservation with a comprehensive approach to water management.
Bay Area Rapid Transit launched a new schedule this month with more frequent service on nights and weekends and less frequent service at traditional peak commuter hours. It’s part of a shift toward round-the-clock service at big-city transit agencies.
Gov. Maura Healey announced on Monday, Sept. 18, that the state will ban the purchase of single-use plastics by state agencies with an executive order that will be effective immediately upon issue.
The long-sought reform took effect on Monday and abolished cash bail as a potential condition for release, changing the way pretrial hearings are conducted. State Republicans who mostly oppose the measure still have concerns about the legislation.
The state has more than 18,000 transmission lines that move power from a myriad of energy sources. But, as the state transitions away from fossil fuels, the existing infrastructure is inadequate.
About 70 percent of those in the Florida county’s jail are classified as undergoing treatment for a mental health condition, making it the largest psychiatric institution in the state. The jail spends $848,000 a day to “warehouse” the inmates.
Baldwin County, Ala., schools are in the process of constructing a preparatory academy that will open for the 2024-25 school year and will provide training in a variety of trades to help students seamlessly transition into the workforce.
Hinds County, Miss., Board of Supervisors poll manager Sheila Davis, regarding the 1,000 poll managers across the county who haven’t yet been compensated after working 14-hour days for the Aug. 8 primary and Aug. 28 runoff elections. The workers are refusing to return for the Nov. 7 general election if they don’t get paid. (Associated Press — Sept. 18, 2023)
The amount that land-grant, historically Black colleges and universities have...