Friday, October 7, 2022


Following a settlement with tribes, SD phases In voting-access reforms; older voters: formidable factor in Maine gubernatorial race; walking: a simple way to boost heart health.


Biden makes a major move on marijuana laws; the U.S. and its allies begin exercises amid North Korean threats; and Generation Z says it's paying close attention to the 2022 midterms.


Rural residents are more vulnerable to a winter wave of COVID-19, branding could be key for rural communities attracting newcomers, and the Lummi Nation's totem pole made it from Washington state to D.C.

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The U.S. Postal Service expects this year it will deliver more than 12 billion letters, cards and packages between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. (lovelyday12/Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 7, 2022

Postal Workers Brace for Rush of Holiday Packages, Letters

The U.S. Postal Service is hiring 28,000 seasonal employees ahead of the surge in end-of-year holiday letters and packages for facilities in Michigan …

The U.S. Postal Service has more than 650,000 employees nationwide. (Adobe Stock)

Friday, October 7, 2022

Worker Safety at Forefront as Postal Service Beefs Up Hiring

The U.S. Postal Service is hiring an additional 28,000 seasonal employees for the holidays. It coincides with more demands within the nation's labor …

Grocery stores participating in the Double Up Food Bucks program in Oregon stretch from Astoria to Ontario. (olinchuk/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Some OR Farmers Markets Pack Up, But Fresh Food Program Still Available

As the weather gets cooler, some farmers markets in Oregon are winding down. But a program which incentivizes buying fresh fruits and vegetables is …

Not all states have updated their laws to allow public employees such as teachers to qualify for Social Security benefits. Wisconsin is one of the states to have taken such action. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 6, 2022

WI Educator: Social Security Vital for Eligible Teachers

Wisconsin is one of 33 states allowing Social Security benefits to be extended to teachers. As the future of the program is debated, a retired …

Critics of Arizona's long-term care system are pushing state legislators for more money and staff for the state Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. (godfather/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, October 6, 2022

AZ Seniors List Social Security, Long-Term Care Among Top Midterm Issues

New polling has revealed older Arizonans, who make up more than half the state's registered voters, are more likely to support candidates with strong …

Americans have had to pay two to three times more for their medications than people in other countries pay for the same drugs. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Lower Drug Prices Expected After Biden Medicare Move

Some 930,000 Colorado Medicare recipients will save money on medications starting next year, thanks to provisions in President Joe Biden's Inflation …

More than 65 million people, or more than one in every six U.S. residents, collected Social Security benefits in January, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. (Nick Youngson/Pix4free)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Social Security Benefits Expected to Increase, But Challenges Remain

Social Security benefits could see their highest increase in several decades, but those advocating for beneficiaries say there is still plenty of …

KFF reports MO HealthNet covers two thirds of all Missouri nursing home residents. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Advocates: Missouri Medicaid Expansion Helping Citizens, Saving Jobs

With health care as a hot topic of debate in the contest for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat, attention is being drawn back to the state's Medicaid …

The manufacturing sector currently employs nearly 475,000 people in Wisconsin. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

WI Manufacturing Gains Cheered, With Calls for Policy Commitments

Wisconsin has enjoyed a rebound in manufacturing jobs, and business owners and advocates hope policies they deem effective are prioritized to keep …

Around 41,000 part-time Postal Service employees have converted into career roles in January. (Atomic Taco/Flickr)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Postal Workers in Ohio Brace for Seasonal Ramp-Up

Ahead of the peak mailing season, the U.S. Postal Service is going through a "ramp up" period of hiring. Because of the COVID pandemic, postal …

In recent years, a range of studies and reports show Minnesota has some of the worst racial disparities in the nation, including in the areas of homeownership and education. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

MN Groups Brainstorm Ways to Address Poverty Disparities

On the heels of a regional conference, multiple groups are working on new solutions for reducing the poverty gap in Minnesota. Nonprofits, …

At the beginning of 2023, lawmakers will head to Olympia for their long, 105-day session. (SeanPavonePhoto/Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

College Staffers Lay Out Priorities for WA Legislative Session

Community and technical college faculty members are preparing for the legislative session in Olympia, and among the top priorities for the American …


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