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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 […]


Cybersecurity

Cities employed new cybersecurity strategies during the pandemic

October 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Digital government “exploded” in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether or not cities were prepared to flip themselves into offering online suite of services and information. But the massive surges in constituents seeking new services online — provided by city […]


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 […]


Industry, Workforce

‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

October 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Postal Service, ramping up its workforce for its peak holiday season and looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s widespread mail and package delays, still faces a critical employee shortage as well as persistent challenges retaining new hires. […]


Health Care, Industry

FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

October 13, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. The voluntary goals finalized Wednesday […]


Federal, Policy

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

October 12, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger issues warn that the situation for millions of families remains extremely fragile. […]


Federal, Policy

House returns to stave off default with debt limit vote

October 12, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington on Tuesday to approve a short-term lift of the nation’s debt limit and ensure the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December. The $480 billion increase in the […]


Health Care, Industry

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

October 11, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon to the world’s arsenal against the pandemic. If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration — a decision […]


Federal, Policy

Democrats clash over aid for first-time homebuyers

October 11, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Democrats and advocacy groups are at odds over how to help first-time homebuyers as part of a massive social spending package, clouding the fate of housing proposals floated as part of the $3.5 trillion budget bill. Powerful Democratic committee chairs […]