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 Featured, Living Arabic Sesame Street helps children explore emotions WASHINGTON — "Frustrated" was not a word used by five-year-old Tamer until he watched the children's show “Ahlan Simsim," the Arabic version of the "Sesame Street." He learned the word from the show’s blue monster Gargur — ... CONTINUE READING
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.

Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

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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Does the CARES Act Present a Funding Threat to Higher Education?

? For-profit colleges accounted for 71 of the 100 schools that received the most emergency grant funding per student from the CARES Act, as shown by an analysis of Education Department data by students at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University....

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.

VIDEO: Organizations host hiking event to diversify Rock Creek Park

The Rock Creek Conservancy and Ambreen Tariq, the founder of Brown People Camping partnered on an event focused on diversifying the use of the park’s 3.5-mile fall foliage. Tariq and members of Brown People Camping led newcomers on a hike through Rock Creek Park’s beautiful parkland and supplied first-time hikers with boots provided by Merrell footwear.

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