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Barriers to lawsuits over alleged COVID exposure for workers, patients headed for governor’s desk

Legislation that would make it harder to sue businesses, charities, schools, health care providers, and churches for exposing everyday workers, customers, and patients to...

U.S. House Agriculture panel to key in on climate change and farming

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing programs to support U.S. farmers — who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in recent years —...

First U.S. case of new coronavirus strain identified in Colorado

The first U.S. case of a new, more contagious strain of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. Colorado’s...

Twenty years on, plan to restore FL’s Everglades runs into climate questions

I’ve been humming the opening lines of a certain Beatles song lately. Why? Because it was 20 years ago today — no, wait, actually...

Student loan crisis: Politicians are struggling with staggering student loan debt, just like the...

Some influential politicians are saddled by staggering student loan debt — more than $200,000 in two cases and several others with college loan obligations...

State budget transparency? How bringing home the bacon can become a sneaky legislative maneuver

Like many lawmakers who work to bring home the bacon for constituents, State Sen. Travis Hutson pushed for $10 million in the new state...

Inmates released to home confinement say too many remain in infected federal prisons

Chalana McFarland, sentenced to 30 years in prison for mortgage fraud, left a federal prison in Florida on Monday with 10 years yet to...

A cloistered culture in the nation’s federal prisons leads to infections and deaths

This is the second of two parts of an investigation into the federal prison system related to secrecy, conditions, and delays in releasing inmates...

Prison officials delay releasing federal inmates into home confinement, ‘thumbing their nose’ at judges...

This is the first part of a federal prison investigation related to secrecy, facility conditions, and delays in releasing inmates related to COVID-19. The...
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How can online learning work if students aren’t online? And what happens if kids...

About a month into online learning for K-12 students, not all kids are even going online; school attendance policies are lax to nonexistent and...

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