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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

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With the End-of-Life Options Act, Delaware would join ten other states and Washington, D.C., that have authorized medical aid in dying. (Adobe Stock)
DE Legislature approves End-of-Life Options Act for terminally ill patients

The Delaware General Assembly has approved legislation to allow terminally ill adults access to prescription drugs so if they are suffering, they can …

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The Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed 22% of Delaware children living in households with a high housing cost burden in 2022, an improvement from 28% in 2019. (luckybusiness)
DE kids rank lower in education, higher in economic well-being

Delaware is ranked 31st in the nation for the overall health and welfare of children but its education ranking is much lower at 45th, according to …

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Delaware House Bill 140, the Ron Silverio/Heather Block End-of-Life Options Act, was introduced by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark. The bill has a record-high 16 co-sponsors, including all members of the Democratic legislative leadership. (motortion/Adobe Stock)
Delaware advances medical aid-in-dying bill

Advocates supporting the legalization of medical aid in dying in Delaware are optimistic following the recent passage of House Bill 140. It is now …

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The White House says it plans to boost investments in child care, since costs have increased 26% in the last decade, and skyrocketed 200% in the last three decades. (Adobe Stock)
Report: DE Needs Increased Education Investments for Kids

A new annual report suggests Delaware needs further investments in areas affecting children and young families, particularly in education. This …

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