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Air pollution linked to coal plants more deadly than previously thought; Israel-Hamas truce extends as aid reaches Gaza; high school seniors face big college application challenges.

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House Republicans differ on January 6th footage, Speaker Johnson says any Ukraine funding must include changes to border policy and former New Jersey Governor Christie says former President Trump is fueling anti-Semitism and hate.

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Rural low income youth, especially boys, experience greater economic mobility than those in cities, a new government rule should help level the playing field for small poultry growers, and the Kansas Governor wants her state to expand Medicaid.


A 2023 Air Travel Consumer Report finds that in 2022, U.S. airlines mishandled 11,389 wheelchairs and scooters that were loaded onto planes. (Adobe Stock)
Despite progress, air travel still poses challenges for people with disabilities

Ahead of the holiday season, advocates are calling on Congress to increase disability access in air travel. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics …

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Business leaders have reported workers with disabilities bring a strong sense of positivity and ownership of their work. (Adobe Stock)
Diversifying the workforce can change companies for the better

By Ramona Schindelheim for WorkingNation.Broadcast version by Eric Galatas for Wyoming News Service reporting for the WorkingNation-Public News Servic…

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Congress averted a government shutdown in September by approving a temporary spending plan. But time is running out to come up with long-term appropriations, and political observers say a lot of uncertainty looms over budget talks. (Adobe Stock)
Wisconsinites warn of negative outcomes if federal programs are cut

Congress has one week to approve a new federal spending plan or risk a government shutdown, and some Wisconsinites are calling on lawmakers to keep …

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Each polling place must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the New Hampshire building code, ensuring accessible parking spaces and building entrances as well as tabletop voting screens, which allow a voter to sit at a table and mark a ballot. (Adobe Stock)
NH voters with disabilities encouraged to make a voting plan

Advocates for people with disabilities in New Hampshire are encouraging them to make a voting plan ahead of tomorrow's election, by locating the …

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Stroke is ranked as the second leading cause of death worldwide, with an annual mortality rate of about 5.5 million people. (Irina Strelnikova/Adobe Stock)
For World Stroke Day, learn how to spot a stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke - so learning how to spot one can be vital in saving your own life or someone else's…

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A Brennan Center for Justice report finds 58% of early voting polling places surveyed didn't have proper signs prohibiting parking in access aisles for wheelchair users to get in and out of their cars at parking spaces. (Adobe Stock)
NY disability advocates want more accessible polling places

New York disability rights advocates are working to make polling places more accessible. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds 25% …

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Around 8,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while another 77,000 are currently not in the workforce, according to the State of Nevada. (Adobe Stock)
State works to step up employment for Nevadans with disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and one Nevada organization says about 70% of people with disabilities who would like to …

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Michigan's Voting Rights Act would provide curbside voting and establishes protections for voters with disabilities. It also allows organizers to arrange rides to the polls for voters during elections. (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)
Michigan voting rights advocates push for lifting language, other barriers

Michigan lawmakers are set to consider a new Voting Rights Act for the state by next week. Introduced in June, Senate Bills 401, 402, 403 and 404 …

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The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council is a big part of
'Civics in Action' exhibit honors Iowans with disabilities

The State Historical Society of Iowa has opened a new exhibit in its Des Moines museum. "Civics in Action" focuses on Iowans who've made …

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The Healthcare Association of New York State found people with complex care cost hospitals $169 million in unreimbursed costs. (Adobe Stock)
Report: NY can do more for people with complex needs

A recent report found New York State can do more to bolster health care for people with complex needs. The Rockefeller Institute report detailed how …

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A recent Career Launchpad workplace readiness session focused on allied health. (Career Launchpad)
New career pathway program helps CA students with disabilities

By Laura Aka for WorkingNation.Broadcast version by Suzanne Potter for California News Service reporting for the Working Nation-Public News Service Co…

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Nevada's bullying laws do not apply to children in pre-kindergarten or to incidents that occur from one adult to another adult in a school setting, according to the Nevada Department of Education. (Adobe Stock)
NV father speaks out against bullying of special-needs son

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and one Nevada father is speaking out after his special-needs son endured a traumatic incident…

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