A generation of scholars potentially at risk Education, Social Justice WASHINGTON – With a return to in-person instruction not in sight soon for D.C. public schools, there are concerns surrounding the effects remote education on students in low-income neighborhoods due to lack of resources and ... CONTINUE READING Answering questions on Pfizer’s new vaccine Coronavirus, Featured WASHINGTON -- The pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. announced Monday success with a vaccine against the virus, even as COVID-19 cases soar, hitting over 10 million and more than 230 thousand deaths last week. In a press ... CONTINUE READING Navy Got Head Start on Remote Recruiting. When the Pandemic Hit, It Paid Off Coronavirus, Featured, National Security CHICAGO -- As Americans scrambled to figure out remote work when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit in March, the Navy found itself ahead of the game: it was already implementing a plan to recruit and ... CONTINUE READING Washington’s COVID-19 response inadequate, especially for Latinos, Arizona’s Democratic Senate Candidate says Coronavirus, Featured, Social Justice ARIZONA-Democratic Arizona Senate nominee Mark Kelly criticized Washington’s stalled COVID-19 efforts Wednesday while emphasizing the importance of the Affordable Care Act and mental health resources for Arizonans. “We've got a serious public health crisis and an ... CONTINUE READING
Senate Democrats Block Vote on $500 billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

Senate Democrats Block Vote on $500 billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a vote on the Republicans’ $500 billion COVID-19 stimulus package Wednesday, arguing it didn’t do enough to help Americans hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.   Senate Republicans could not muster the 60 votes needed to defeat a...

Frederick organizers urge local leaders for cash assistance amid COVID-19

Organizers in Frederick County, Maryland are urging local leaders to provide a cash assistance fund to support some of the community’s most vulnerable populations who have been falling through the cracks amid the pandemic. But the local government is also facing its fair share of financial strain, making it more difficult to provide new financial aid programs to address all the needs of its residents.

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