Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Massachusetts steps up for Puerto Rico, the White House convenes its first hunger conference in more than 50 years, and hydroponics could be the future of tomatoes in California.

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Arizona's Sen. Kyrsten Simema defends the filibuster, the CBO says student loan forgiveness could cost $400 billion, and whistleblower Edward Snowden is granted Russian citizenship.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

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The California Rebuilding Fund estimates that every $1 it makes in loans to small business generates $2 in economic activity. (Daniilvolkov/Adobestock)

Monday, September 26, 2022

CA Small Business Fund Revitalized by $15 Million Infusion

A renewed lifeline for small business owners still struggling after the pandemic - as the California Rebuilding Fund has announced it is making an add…

The Yuman and Mojave peoples believe that all life began at Spirit Mountain, known as Avi Kwa Ame. (Ken Lund/Flickr)
Celebrate Public Lands Day In the Great Outdoors

This week you can visit a sacred mountain, help clean up a park, and more to honor Public Lands Day, which is this Saturday. Conservation groups are …


This year, more than 70% of attempts to restrict library resources targeted multiple titles. (Adobe Stock)
Banned Books Week Observed in Wisconsin Libraries

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …

This year, more than 70% of attempts to restrict library resources targeted multiple titles. (Adobe Stock)
Banned Books Week Highlighted in NH Libraries

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …


The American Library Association estimates between 82 and 97 percent of book challenges go unreported. (Adobe Stock)
Censorship in VA Highlighted During Banned Books Week

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …

The total number of books challenged in 2022 is set to exceed the record set last year. (Adobe Stock)
Ohio Libraries Observing Banned Books Week

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …


Three in four good-paying jobs in Colorado require a college degree or other post-secondary credentials. (Adobe Stock)
Deep Data Dive Finds Cost Biggest Barrier for Native Students

The biggest obstacle facing Indigenous students completing college degrees is cost, according to a new collaborative study by the National Native …

The new Indian Youth Service Corps enlists Indigenous youths for paying jobs that include trail restoration, habitat surveys, climate mitigation, watershed restoration and other culturally important tasks. (Kristi Rugg/National Park Service)
Indian Youth Services Corps Offers Jobs in Conservation, Preservation

Indigenous youths have been enlisted in the Southwest, including New Mexico, to help conserve natural and cultural resources on tribal lands as part …


in the late 1800s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture began sending
Historic Arboretum Cracked Code to Growing in Wyoming

Before the invention of refrigerated shipping, people living across the High Plains had to grow their own food. As Europeans migrated into the region…

Artist Stella Nall made this painting of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, located in north central Montana. (Montana Conservation Voters)
'Remember Our History': Artists Paint MT National Monuments

Artists in Montana have recently immortalized the state's national monuments on canvas. At "Pint Night" events put on by the Montana Conservation …


The Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act builds on protections passed by Congress in 1978 by clarifying state policies and procedures regarding implementation of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. (Adobe Stock)
Brief Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Indian Child Welfare Act

The ACLU of Nebraska has joined a national brief filed in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a 1978 law passed by Congress aiming to …

A new Indigenous academy in South Dakota, geared for younger students, says it wants the kids to have a deep sense of belonging, higher engagement and motivation. (Adobe Stock)
New SD Tribal Academy Readies for Fall Start

Organizers behind a new Indigenous school in western South Dakota hope they can give young Native American students a more optimal learning environmen…


 

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