In a news release, Carper pointed to the delay in dispatching the National Guard to quash the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as another reason for DC statehood, since, unlike other states, D.C. has to rely on the White House to mobilize its National Guard unit. … [Read more...] about Dem senator introduces DC statehood bill — but effort faces uphill battle
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Air pollution has been falling in the U.S., its plunge accelerated by Covid-19 lockdowns. But a recent study from the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air estimates pollution was accountable for 230,000 premature deaths in 2018 and about $600 billion in economic damages and health care costs. Around 425,000 have died from coronavirus since March. … [Read more...] about What about COVID? Biden aide says climate change ‘most significant public health challenge of our time’
"The office will be responsible for managing President Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism," a statement read. … [Read more...] about Trump and McCarthy set up face-to-face meeting as Dems weigh impeachment trial options.
“We want to renew and repair the pipes that need to be fixed, and not the ones that don’t ... it’s a pipe-by-pipe problem. Just because a pipe is 100 years old it doesn’t mean it will fail, but it also might not make it to 100 years,” he said. … [Read more...] about Unknown condition of wastewater pipes a ticking time bomb for Wellington
He told Sky News on Tuesday: 'There will be an announcement on this issue later on today, so I can only say to you that it is the right thing to do, because I am the Vaccines Minister, that as we vaccinate more of the adult population, if there are new variants like the South African or the Brazilian variants, we need to be very careful. … [Read more...] about Holidaymakers vow to get around new quarantine rules by driving from Portugal to Spain so they can dodge 10-days isolation in a hotel when they return to the UK