Coronavirus, Economy, Featured, Living Capital Region housing groups cautious as HUD expands COVID-19 relief WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some housing officials in the Capital Region are telling homeowners who are relieved by the new federal COVID-19 eviction moratorium extension to begin preparing financially for the eventual end of the federal ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Domestic workers excluded from needed coronavirus relief, report finds WASHINGTON -- Despite being essential workers, domestic workers – especially those whose primary language is Spanish - are excluded from much-needed coronavirus relief, according to a National Domestic Workers Alliance report released Tuesday. “This pandemic has ... CONTINUE READING Faith, Ethics + Spirituality, Living Foster Care Advocates Condemn Texas AG Request and HHS Actions that Limit Discrimination Protections Advocates deplored the request by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and actions by the Department of Health and Human Services to remove religious discrimination and sexual orientation protections in the foster care system, saying the ... CONTINUE READING Featured, Living Job, apartment hunting are not the only challenges in life post-incarceration WASHINGTON — People recently released from prison face challenges that, to those who have never been incarcerated, could seem mundane and not demanding at all. For Keri Blakinger, a reporter at The Marshall Project, one of ... CONTINUE READING
Women out-earn men in male-dominated fields

Women out-earn men in male-dominated fields

While American women made about 81% what men earned in 2018, women have managed to surpass their male colleagues in some lines of work, Census data show, including in male-dominated industries such as science and some blue-collar jobs.

Women out-earn men in male-dominated fields

While American women made about 81% what men earned in 2018, women have managed to surpass their male colleagues in some lines of work, Census data show, including in male-dominated industries such as science and some blue-collar jobs.

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Washington foster care system pushes for greater family placement

Washington foster care system pushes for greater family placement

The number of licensed foster homes in Washington dropped nearly 50% in the past year, a larger drop than in any state, according to a report released Thursday by the Chronicle of Social Change, but it may be due to more children placed with relatives and a decrease in the overall number of foster children.

In Chicago, debate around police-free schools rages on

Black Lives Matter activists have pushed to cut police funding, but they also are protesting the presence of police in schools. However, some experts and a school shooting survivor said this week that the officers are important in keeping schools safe.

Poor People’s Campaign organizes in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Over fifty years after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought to mobilize the country to address the issue of poverty, activists in D.C. are picking up the mantle and looking to address issues that effect the poor in D.C. The D.C. Poor People's Campaign...

VIDEO: Hospice for the Holidays

Traditional holiday stories follow celebrities as they visit children’s hospitals and do-gooders donating minivans to families with disabled members. But, a story about the holiday season from the perspective of those sick in the hospital or terminally ill is seldom found.

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