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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

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The World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Index details the ways that migratory freshwater fish species are under threat from habitat loss, exploitation, pollution and climate change. (Adobe Stock)  The World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Index details the ways that migratory freshwater fish species are under threat from habitat loss, exploitation, pollution and climate change. (Adobe Stock)
Study shows precipitous drop in US, global migratory fish populations

A new study shows since 1970, more than 80% of the global populations of freshwater migratory fish have declined significantly. The report calls …

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A study by the advocacy group Inseparable showed one in five adults said at any given time, they consider their mental health to be either 'fair' or 'poor.' (Adobe Stock)
A push to expand access to mental health care

Mental health care advocates are encouraging federal agencies to adopt a proposed update to regulations which would expand access to psychological car…

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A new report finds the shortage of mental health care practitioners means many people who seek treatment have difficulty finding and affording that care. (Adobe Stock)
Report cites major mental-health issue: Getting access to care

A new report contended only one in three people with commercial health insurance and a mental health condition is able to find proper mental health ca…

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If a Republican wins the White House in the future, the Heritage Foundation has a plan to overhaul such federal agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to operate under conservative regulation. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)
Conservative groups write 'game plan' for U.S. government takeover

By Carrie Baker for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Mark Richardson reporting for the Ms. Magazine-Public News Service Collaboration Wealthy right-…

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A police officer stands in the doorway of the Washington Surgi-Center during the clinic blockade on Oct. 22, 2020. (We Engage)
On Roe v. Wade anniversary, investigation into abortion clinic violence

By Amanda Robb for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for the Ms. Magazine-Public News Service Collaboration At 9:05 a.m. on Thursday…

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Experts suggest starting with the American Association of Consumer Credit Professions (AACCP) when shopping for a reputable credit-repair company. (Adobe stock)
Consumers warned of the menace of rogue credit-repair firms

Just in time for the new year, scammers have found a new way to dupe consumers. The American Association of Consumer Credit Professionals - best …

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Cybersecurity was the third-largest economic risk facing companies, significantly rising from 32% in the fall 2022 survey to 52% in fall 2023. (Adobe Stock)
Survey: U.S. economic outlook improved in fall 2023

A new biannual survey shows some perceptions of the economy are improving. The Center for Audit Quality's fall 2022 Audit Partner Pulse Survey found …

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