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States keep trying to rein in the offensive language people want to affix to their cars, but issues of free speech come up again and again. What are reasonable societal boundaries?
The federal government’s historic investment in broadband could fall short of its goals if it doesn’t improve digital skills. A leading expert explains the importance of digital human capital.
A leading observer reminds us that the war is also a cultural and religious one. He cautions the U.S. not to underestimate the risk it’s taking nor overestimate its support from the international community.
Despite a series of federal measures requiring greater efforts to preserve family unity, many policies make life harder for people swept up in the system.
The Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act aims to ensure that when algorithmic analyses are used as evidence in court, defendants get to know how the tools reached their conclusions and allow them to contest the results.
Extreme weather events, water scarcity, risks of illness: Climate change is here, and it’s already affecting Texans.
The U.S. House passed the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act on Thursday in an attempt to keep gas prices under control during the global oil shortage. But some say the measure will have little impact on costs.
The U.S. House passed YouthBuild for the Future act as part of the larger $78 billion Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The bill now moves to the Senate.
The state saw 13,626 new electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle registrations in the first three months of the year, placing it third nationally. But sales numbers are still well below pre-pandemic levels.
The state saw a civilian labor force gain of 14,000 and an employment increase of 19,000 last month. April was the 12th consecutive month of job growth and 10th consecutive month of unemployment decline for the state.
Nearly 35 states have ended their health emergency declarations, which have given governors authority to mandate pandemic mitigation measures, and most of those remaining are set to expire before August.
The famous road in Austria’s capital is a masterpiece of monumental design. But it’s no model for American planners to emulate.
Experts expect the inflation-relief package would likely cause prices to increase slightly and wouldn’t stop the possibility of a recession. The package would give each vehicle owner $400 to offset gas prices.
In the final hours of the state’s session, the budget proposal passed in a 33-7 vote. The budget compromise would include a $2,550 Permanent Fund dividend and one-time energy relief payments.
While the federal government has paid more than $2 billion to cover the funeral costs of those who died of COVID, fewer than half of families eligible for assistance have started the application process to receive aid.
Urban residents know about the housing-related problems that hurt their city, from overcrowding to redlining. What if they had a visual display of where things are worst?
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law gave the Department of Energy billions to invest in clean hydrogen hubs. There’s broad agreement hydrogen is needed for the energy transition, but not about how it should be produced and used.
In Idaho, one of the most conservative states in the nation, GOP voters largely backed incumbent Brad Little for governor. Progressives in Oregon now represent the mainstream, but a moderate Republican can still win.
Eligible households within the program can receive up to $2,500 each month in pandemic-related relief funding for up to 18 months and, so far, about 500 households have reached the cutoff point.
Due to rezoning, hurricanes and supply and demand struggles, the historic Black neighborhood in the heart of Bay St. Louis is being left out of booming growth happening just blocks away.
The Florida governor has been a vocal critic of President Joe Biden’s big government spending and yet millions of dollars in federal funding have uplifted the state’s budget, reserves and a variety of job and infrastructure projects.
The result highlights extremist tendencies growing within the Republican Party, which may boost the general election prospects for Attorney General Josh Shapiro who won the Democratic nomination for governor.
Boosted by an unprecedented infusion of federal funds, they have an opportunity to bring innovative collaborative efforts to bear on issues of economic inequality and mobility that cross jurisdictional lines.
County Clerk Don Blevins Jr. has confirmed that voters in at least two precincts received the wrong paper ballots for Tuesday’s primary election and, therefore, voted in the wrong district, which will nullify their vote.
Despite some uncertainty as to the exact amount state agencies will receive from the IIJA funding, offices are hiring staff to identify financial need for projects such as roads, bridges, broadband and public transit.
The Massachusetts attorney general hopeful is the first Black woman who has passed the signature threshold for statewide office. She must receive at least 15 percent of the delegate vote in June to officially make the ballot.
Housing advocates want HUD to push the state’s planning board to open up housing options in the region’s more affluent suburbs and, in doing so, help tackle a growing segregation problem.
The predominantly Black college in Illinois announced they were closing their doors as a result of COVID-19 and cyber attack disruptions. Who’s next?
Inflation, desire for hybrid work and low wages have caused great swaths of workers across Massachusetts to leave their jobs in human services, threatening the industry. Some say the state needs to be proactive.
The mayor announced that he will focus on affordable housing, violence prevention, broadband expansion, lead removal and City Hall upgrades in spending American Recovery Plan Act funds.
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