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Health Care, Industry

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

October 22, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. The shots could begin […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

California plan to ban community oil drilling far from final

October 22, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Environmental groups were cautiously optimistic about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to ban new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of schools and homes, but the oil industry and labor allies warned the plan would raise California energy prices […]


Education, Health Care, Industry

The Federal Government Gave Billions to America’s Schools for COVID-19 Relief. Where Did the Money Go?

October 21, 2021

Via: Government Executive

After the pandemic shut down schools across the country, the federal government provided about $190 billion in aid to help them reopen and respond to the effects of the pandemic. In the year and a half since millions of children […]


Industry, Workforce

Apple will have strict Covid testing rules for its unvaccinated employees

October 21, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Bloomberg reports that the daily testing will apply to employees who decline to report their vaccination status to Apple. Vaccinated staff, in contrast, will be required to take rapid tests once per week. Only Apple’s unvaccinated corporate employees will be […]


Health Care, Industry

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

October 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused and ensuring a […]


Health Care, Industry

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

October 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Philadelphia releases update on the successes, challenges of city’s transportation plan

October 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (OTIS) recently released a report that examines progress toward goals it set in 2018. “In 2018, I committed my administration to work towards a future where our transportation system benefits everyone,” said Mayor […]


Industry, Workforce

Gov. DeSantis announces $6M Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for Sumter County

October 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the state had awarded Sumter County a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to complete a one and a half-mile road expansion serving a 300-acre industrial park. The road expansion will create […]


Health Care, Industry

US regulators lay out plan for over-the-counter hearing aids

October 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Health regulators on Tuesday unveiled their proposal to allow Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription, a long-awaited move intended to make the devices more accessible to millions of people with hearing problems. The Food and Drug Administration said […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Transportation & Infrastructure

Massachusetts DOT launches Infrastructure Funding Program

October 19, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) recently launched its 2021-2022 Infrastructure Funding Program through its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. “This program serves as a great resource for school communities to ensure that key infrastructure is in place to […]