Cherokee boy was selected to help light the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Featured, Living U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lightning ceremony illuminates Cherokee culture WASHINGTON -- A nine-year-old Cherokee boy from North Carolina helped light the "People's Tree" on the West lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. The 78-foot-tall tree, nicknamed Ruby, came from Pisgah National Forest in ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Howard County is thankful for its veterans HOWARD COUNTY, MD -- Columbia, Maryland had its 8th annual Veteran's Day Parade near Lake Kittamaqundi. Active and retired military veterans, as well as their families, marched in the parade and then assembled for a ... CONTINUE READING A woman sits on a panel and gives remarks to an audience at the Brookings Institution think-tank in Washington, D.C. Featured, Living Are Religious Americans More Likely to Believe in Qanon? About one in five Americans mostly agree with ideas consistent with the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute. That’s an increase from one in seven since last ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living, Urban Indian Healthcare Native American veterans encompass resilience, overcome health care challenges For Melodi Serna, 44, serving in the military is a family tradition. Her great grandfather served in World War I, her great aunt in World War II, her grandfather in Korea, and her great uncle in ... CONTINUE READING

Lack of action on student debt could impact Schumer, other Democrats

Approximately 2.5 million New Yorkers who collectively owe $93 billion in student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many voters in the Empire State are looking at candidates in the November midterm elections to see where they stand on the national student loan debt crisis. Among the seats up for grabs in New York is that of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has been a vocal advocate of canceling student loans in recent years.

Low-income schools more vulnerable to disasters, government report says

A new Government Accountability Office report shows the majority of school districts that receive disaster aid serve America’s most vulnerable students. It’s unclear if Congress will consider a provision from the Biden administration’s Build Back Better Act that would allocate funding to preemptively replace ailing school buildings.

Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Susan Collins and the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, have introduced measures to combat the illegal robocalls. Casey’s bill, introduced in January, aims to create a federal advisory council to develop educational materials for financial institution, retail and wire transfer company employees.

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