Passenger rail keeps chugging forward during Infrastructure Week
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by Daniel C. Vock
35m ago
Efforts to expand rail have reached significant milestones in recent weeks, from construction on the Northeast Corridor to new funding on Colorado’s Front Range ..read more
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City tackles first responders’ opioid compassion fatigue
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by Kaitlyn Levinson
35m ago
When physically and emotionally exhausted emergency personnel started saying, “Let them die.” Officials in Huntington, West Virginia, knew they had a problem. They also had a solution ..read more
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Clean needles save lives. In some states, they might not be legal.
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by Ed Mahon and Sarah Boden, KFF Health News
4h ago
In Pennsylvania, where 5,158 people died from a drug overdose in 2022, the state’s drug paraphernalia law stands in the way of harm reduction programs that distribute sterile syringes ..read more
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To help address teens’ mental health needs, state to launch Youth Mental Health Corps
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by Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat
8h ago
Colorado's program will train young adults ages 18 to 24 to connect middle and high school students to needed mental health supports and resources ..read more
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These federal grants can help ease multiplying election threats
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by Chris Teale
1d ago
Cyber and physical threats are some of the biggest issues local election officials face ahead of the November presidential contest. Researchers said while there is a finite amount of funding, federal grants can help ease the pressure ..read more
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Why Washington Metro’s leader is ‘bullish’ on post-pandemic transit
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by Daniel C. Vock
1d ago
Faced with a drop in riders and major budget shortfalls, Randy Clarke doubled down on providing more service to D.C.-area riders. It seems to be working ..read more
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How ‘kitty cats’ are wrecking the home insurance industry
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by Jake Bittle, Grist
1d ago
Supercharged thunderstorms and tornadoes are ravaging the Midwest, driving insurance costs to record highs ..read more
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Housing boom in most of the US could ease shortage, but cost is still a problem
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by Tim Henderson, Stateline
1d ago
There are 5 million new housing units since 2020, mostly in the South and West, but supply has still not caught up with demand ..read more
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With the rise of AI, workforce planning is critical. But many governments don’t do it.
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by Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene
2d ago
That’s a problem when state and local government officials are seeing daily evidence that the nature of their workforce is quickly changing ..read more
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From foster care to secure housing: How vouchers help young adults build self-sufficiency
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by Kaitlyn Levinson
2d ago
While some first-time renters rush to thrift stores to find eclectic pieces to decorate their new apartments, for adolescents leaving the foster system, the experience of moving out is often much bleaker ..read more
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