FCC Announces Emergency Connectivity Funding

New round of funding will provide digital services for students. The Federal Communications Commission is committing funding to schools and libraries across the U.S. under the Emergency Connectivity…

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Multiple Pacific Northwest Substations Vandalized

Homeland Security’s domestic terror warning included “critical infrastructure.” The Department of Homeland Security recently released a memo regarding the risk of domestic terrorism. “U.S. critical infrastructure” was listed…

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$30 Million Awarded to Minority Serving STEM Education

Energy Department issues grants supporting the partnership program. The U.S. Department of Energy announced $30 million in grants to support Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in South Carolina, Tennessee,…

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More American Workers Going on Strike

Many seek pay raises to keep up with inflation. In the past few weeks, thousands of teachers in Ohio and Washington, nursing home workers in Pennsylvania, and health…

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Amtrak Cancels Long Routes Ahead of Union Meeting

Officials prepare for potential freight strike. Passenger railroad company Amtrak announced that they will cancel three long-distance routes starting Tuesday in case of a freight rail strike that…

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Bill to Protect Interstate Abortion Travel Fails

The request for a unanimous vote in the Senate did not prevail.  Senators Patty Murray of Washington, Kristen Gillibrand of New York, and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada…

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USDA Announces 2022 Great American Outdoors Act Funding

$503 million directed toward public land infrastructure maintenance. Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $503 million into infrastructure improvements for public…

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Discrimination Case

Will let lower courts come to a clear decision first. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a discrimination case on Monday. In 2016, Matthew Woods, a lawyer…

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Frigid Air Keeps Grip on Pacific Northwest

Storms have buffeted the region since Christmas causing power outages and other logistical issues. Much of the Pacific Northwest has faced relentless cold and several surges of snow…

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Interior Announces Columbia River Basin Preservation Plan

Seeks to address challenges to fish populations caused by federal hydroelectric dams.  The Department of the Interior announced on Thursday its plans to address the ongoing challenges that…

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