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14 may 2020

16:40
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed House Bill 2412 on a concurrence vote today and the bill now moves to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. The bill, introduced by Rep. Todd Polinchock (Bucks), would allow some level of in-person real estate services...

16:28
As the House of Representatives is on the verge of acting on H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, the nation's charitable nonprofits strongly urge leaders in both the House and Senate to take swift action to ensure that nonprofits of all sizes receive critical...

16:04
American Jewish Committee (AJC) applauds the Missouri Legislature for passing today SB 739, the "Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act." The bill will prohibit the State of Missouri and its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts worth...

15:26
The Teamsters are taking aim at new truck driving hours-of-service rules released today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), saying they would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large....

15:00
The Alliance Party, the national organizational arm of a political reform movement, with affiliates and candidates in two dozen states, is calling on the states to enact legislation allowing voters to provide electronic signatures on petitions to...

11:58
Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked the Trump Administration for issuing a newly updated hours-of-service rule aimed at providing professional drivers more flexibility, without sacrificing safety....

11:16
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at NYU Langone Health and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health, is co-chairing a newly-created...

10:28
One of the nation's leading construction workers' unions is offering the recently introduced HEROES Act a warm welcome, and will be mobilizing its members across the country to promote its passage in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. With hundreds of...

09:30
The judge in a June 8 federal court trial in San Francisco has cleared the way for three international experts in neurotoxicity to testify on the risks of fluoride in public water supplies, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) reports. In addition, the...

09:15
Long Island, New York has the third highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the country; to get a sense of scale the total cases in both Nassau and Suffolk counties exceed those of the entire state of California. In light of these startling...

09:00
Today Lax Kw'alaams Mayor Garry Reece and Metlakatla Chief Harold Leighton are again calling on Premier John Horgan to prioritize First Nations health and meet with them to discuss banning non-essential travel to isolated regions, in order to lower...

08:13
A car rally, scheduled for today, to protest the closure of the intensive care unit by Steward Healthcare's Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) has been postponed after members of the hospital's ICU staff, who had been redeployed to work at another...

07:00
NCSBN's International Center for Regulatory Scholarship (ICRS) is offering an invaluable series of free online COVID-19 courses for health care professionals. Three of the four courses offer continuing education credit upon completion....

06:00
Scientists and citizens groups from across Canada are demanding the right to say "No" to 5G in their neighbourhoods. Twenty four Canadian groups are banding together and appealing to the Trudeau government for a national moratorium on 5G roll out,...

05:30
Today, Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, which is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and working with them to create a kinder and braver world, and Jack.org, the only Canadian charity training and empowering young leaders to...


13 may 2020

21:29
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® commends the state Senate for passing House Bill 2412 today. The bill, introduced by Rep. Todd Polinchock (Bucks), would allow some level of in-person real estate services in all counties in Pennsylvania....

13:52
In a letter to BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked the firm to divest its customer's money from the 137 Chinese companies currently listed on American stock exchanges. Of the 137, eleven are at...

13:43
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today announced that it filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on dumped and subsidized passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) tires with the Department of Commerce and the International...

11:45
According to the final analysis from a nationwide survey of women, visible minorities, indigenous, LGBTQ+, refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs, there has been a greater economic impact from COVID-19 on these underrepresented business owners in Canada...

11:27
Anterix today announced that the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") has voted unanimously to adopt a Report and Order ("R&O"), "Transitioning the 900 MHz Band to Enable Broadband Deployment." The R&O was adopted during the FCC's May 13 Open...

10:28
According to a new AARP Pennsylvania survey, two in three people (67%) rely on peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms to transfer money in a relatively quick and easy manner. The poll also found that almost three in five (57%) believe they are able to...

10:15
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and its Provincial and Territorial Organizations (PTOs) today filed an urgent court application over the federal government's inadequate and discriminatory funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The shocking...

09:57
O'Hare Airport is a major hub for both business and leisure travel, and the hotel industry is the lifeblood of the Rosemont area. Hotels in the O'Hare and Rosemont area provide an economical and safe place to stay for travelers on business and with...

09:05
Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new strategy, Healthy People in Healthy Places Equals a Healthy Economy, intended to leverage LEED and the community implementing the rating system to support buildings and communities in a...

09:00
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association (RMIA) are partnering to warn Coloradans about "storm chasers."...

09:00
Following Steward Healthcare's closures of two local ICUs just prior to the surge of COVID-19 patients into area hospitals, the local communities near Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC), as well as nurses from Steward Holy Family Hospital in...

07:31
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed several shortcomings in the U.S. healthcare system along with new opportunities. The question remains, what have we learned about the healthcare system's capabilities or lack thereof during the coronavirus crisis...

07:00
The paralysis of Cirque du Soleil's activities due to the pandemic has been making waves, and for me, has triggered a flood of emotions. Even though I'm no longer the company's owner, I will always be its founder; I have devoted half of my life to...

06:00
For several years, there has been talk of electrifying the entire Quebec economy. The Montreal Economic Institute is releasing a publication today that presents the province's energy profile, quantifies its hydroelectric potential, and identifies...


12 may 2020

20:29
Earlier today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the "Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions" (HEROES) Act. The bill provides $3 trillion in economic relief for those affected by COVID-19, including a temporary boost to SNAP benefits...

20:01
An additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weaken health systems and disrupt routine services, UNICEF said today....

19:18
Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, one of Ontario's largest construction unions, is extremely disappointed with the Ontario Government's wrongful decision to cancel the procurement for the Halton Region Consolidated...

19:00
Recent government orders have caused confusion among businesses, leading many owners to ask, "Can I re-open?" Medical spas are caught in a gray area and, unfortunately, in states such as Illinois, very little guidance is available. Illinois Governor...

18:36
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett on the Heroes Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package introduced today by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which allocates $187.5 billion for...

18:25
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement today in response to the Wolf Administration's plans to increase testing and public reporting of COVID-19 cases in the state's long-term care facilities. "At AARP,...

16:46
Today Women Employed joined our partners in the Illinois Paid Sick Days Coalition to deliver a petition, signed by more than 2,000 Illinois residents, to Illinois leaders urging them to pass a paid sick time law covering hundreds of thousands of...

16:30
Today the National Grange, National Rural Education Association and RetireSafe sent a letter to leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives urging action on critical issues in rural America In it, the groups write, "As many Members of Congress...

16:08
With the House returning at the end of the week, the Teamsters are urging lawmakers to take quick action and pass new broad stimulus legislation that would boost the broken multiemployer pension system, improve the health and safety of all essential...

15:37
As part of it's COVID-19 response measures, Head & Hands teamed up with a group of students from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine to create Never Alone, a bilingual chat line for youth in Montreal available via text, online chat, and phone. ...

14:42
Given the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the case for a Federal Jobs Guarantee (FJG) has become so robust that it may become possible to get it passed without an FJG proponent in the White House. The proposal boasted support of 78% of the...

13:00
The United Steelworkers (USW) today proudly and enthusiastically endorsed Theresa Greenfield to be the next U.S. Senator from Iowa....

11:48
Wildlife trade has become big business and the subsequent exploitation of wild animals puts our health, economies and biodiversity at risk, says World Animal Protection as it launches a global campaign today, targeting G20 leaders to support a...

11:43
Declaring the COVID-19 pandemic the ultimate failure of our world's leaders to address our greatest collective threats?including deadly pandemics, climate change, ecosystem destruction, and proliferating weapons of mass destruction?citizens of 43...

11:30
United with more than 25 million Americans living with rare diseases, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) today launched its COVID-19 Premium & Medical Relief Program to provide vital support to members of the rare disease community...

11:20
With widespread recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated children's risk online, BBB National Programs' Vice President Dona Fraser, who leads the non-profit organization's Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), today issued the...

10:18
COVID-19 in Ontario is a tale of two pandemics. One is the management of the spread in the general population and its containment though physical distancing, self-isolation and hospitalization, when necessary. The second tale of COVID-19 is the...

10:15
PROFESSOR DR. ERNST VON SCHWARZ--one of the most published and recognized cardiologists in the world and director of the Southern California Hospital Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA--is sharing his expert viewpoints on the decline of heart attacks...

10:00
As Ontarians near the Victoria Day long weekend amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER is encouraging all road-users to continue to exercise good judgement and safe motor vehicle operation....

09:51
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO thanks the members of the Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee (AQTAC) for hearing the concerns of working people in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) enrollment.  Union workers from the...

08:57
In recognition of National Nurses Week, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the "International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife," and the unprecedented challenges facing nurses and healthcare professionals, the Massachusetts...