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12 may 2020

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...

08:38
The state of Georgia should be a model for other states to follow when it comes to reopening businesses and jump-starting their economies, according to Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS). The non-profit group dedicated to preserving American citizens'...

07:00
Negative Population Growth has released a new Forum paper by Michael G. Hanauer exploring mainstream silence on overpopulation. Titled "The True Environmental Disaster ? The Silence on Our Growing Overpopulation: Where We Are, How We Got Here, Can We...

06:30
After eight long weeks, most of us in North America are now shifting our mindset from crisis mode to recovery mode. Governments and health authorities are releasing reopening plans for our communities. And everyone is feeling the responsibility of...

06:00
Economies shutting down, healthcare services in dire straits and physical distancing became our new reality with COVID-19. The origin of the pandemic likely can be traced to a market that sells wildlife in China, where a wild animal transmitted the...


11 may 2020

21:36
In a first-of-a-kind, collaborative, virtual solutions workshop, NewSpace New Mexico hosted the State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 from May 4-7, as a follow-up to the 2019 in-person meeting.  The virtual workshop brought together over 150...

19:50
The National Lifeline Association (NALA) applauds a recent announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will continue to suspend involuntary disconnections from the Lifeline program and that it will accept unemployment...

18:33
The Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation (CFC Foundation) called on the Department of Insurance to order GEICO to refund at least $210 million that it is overcharging auto policyholders who are driving less and filing fewer accident...

16:07
While much attention has been paid to the devastating impact of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities and corrections facilities across the state of New Jersey, NASW-NJ reports that many of the most vulnerable individuals continue to be exposed. In...

15:49
Union Officials say workers at the American Bottling plant in Ottumwa, Iowa are planning to strike at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 if the company doesn't back off its proposal to terminate the employees' current healthcare plan in the next contract. The...

14:44
Today, in a virtual briefing, more than 125 participants from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), members of their staff and others, discussed with Israeli elections officials how to keep polling places safe, and ensure voter...

14:32
Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that today employs over 350 people in the Miami area ? including 56 pilots represented by the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 ? will liquidate as early as this...

13:51
A new report reveals that Stanford Health Care received more money from the federal CARES Act stimulus package than any other health system in California ? $102.4 million ? more than twice what they are estimated to be saving by cutting frontline...

13:40
The access-to-information system, an essential service providing Canadians information about the internal workings of government, is at a near standstill. Delays have produced huge backlogs that are overwhelming departments. This comes at a time when...

11:53
The Alzheimer's Association is sounding the alarm and releasing important guidance today urging policymakers to implement new policy solutions to address the dramatic and evolving issues impacting nursing homes and assisted living communities during...

11:32
On Monday, May 11th, Foodora Couriers will work their last day as the company will officially exit the Canadian market. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is fighting to ensure Foodora takes responsibility for its workers and demands that...

10:38
Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched the Mayors COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker, a resource that provides accounts from 150 individual cities of the significant revenue losses cities are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis....

10:18
The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) announced the appointment of Kelsey Erickson Streufert to Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy. TRA represents the state's $70 billion restaurant industry with more than 50,000 locations and 1.4...

10:05
TransMedia Group said it was retained by New Journey PAC to show that Republicans and conservatives in general are hardly the enemy of minorities as Democrats portray them. "Our media campaign will enlighten and engage minority voters nationwide as...

10:00
The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) commissioned a provincial study recently with Angus Reid that measured public sentiment about nurses. It found that more than half of Ontarians had intended to send a special thanks to a...

09:45
Viewers across the United States, and in at least 45 other countries around the world, are logging on to watch AJC Advocacy Anywhere, which begins its eighth week of conversations with diplomats, political figures, policy analysts, and AJC staff...

09:33
Today, Argentum, the leading national association serving senior living providers, has called for transparency in COVID-19 reporting among the states by releasing the following statement and call to action: ____________________ Openness and...

08:00
The havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic is twofold: in addition to suffering direct effects of the virus, the world is grappling with the challenge of social distancing. The mental and physical toll of this practice may be particularly profound...

03:00
The havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic is twofold: in addition to suffering direct effects of the virus, the world is grappling with the challenge of social distancing. The mental and physical toll of this practice may be particularly profound...

03:00
Hundreds of voters in California's May 12 Congressional District 25 and State Senate 28 elections appear to have been mailed two or more ballots each, according to Election Integrity Project, California (EIPCa). These special elections were declared...


10 may 2020

12:04
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Sunday, May 10, there are 67,996 COVID-19 cases, including 4,728 deaths. More than 31,600 or 47% of...


9 may 2020

17:16
Today, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced that its member carriers are supporting the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to begin checking the temperature of the traveling...

13:47
Today, on behalf of the nation's mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and...


8 may 2020

21:23
Leaders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) issued an action alert May 8, encouraging members to contact lawmakers about improving access to quality care for the nation's veterans....

19:41
Crowdfunding platform Crowdpac announced today that it launched a fundraising campaign to support the family of slain Georgian Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was shot and killed on February 23 while jogging in Brunswick, GA....

19:01
Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that continues to shut down most in-person real estate activities for the vast majority of Pennsylvanians during the pandemic. Every other state in the country has recognized that real estate...

18:38
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five independent civil rights organizations, celebrates a new documentary series, ASIAN AMERICANS, debuting on May 11 and 12, that examines the history, contributions, and complexities of Asian...

17:52
Today former State Senator Janet Nguyen joined with Images Luxury Nail Lounge, National Asian American Coalition, Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California, Vietnamese Community in Los Angeles, Coalition Against Communist and Agents,...

16:35
Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) appreciates the announcement made by the federal government for the $252 million emergency fund for farmers due to COVID-19, however, TFC is concerned the announcement does not fully address difficulties faced by...

16:29
The restaurant industry lost more than three decades of jobs in the last two months, according to National Restaurant Association analysis of preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today. Eating and drinking places ? which...

16:24
Word of Faith Christian Church in Southfield, Michigan is pleased to learn of the arrest of the two (2) men who allegedly shot and killed jogger, Ahmaud Arbery.  We are looking forward to the start of the investigation into his murder, and we would...

15:33
EchoStar Corporation and its Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) business segment join with Intelsat today in support of the draft Regulatory Fee Order under consideration by the Federal Communications Commission for its May 13, 2020, Open...

10:30
Toronto resident Janet Fanaki created the website RESILIENT PEOPLE out of her own story of resilience.  "In 2016 my husband was...

08:34
Registered nurses who work for Cape Cod Health Care, including nurses at Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals and the Cape Cod VNA, are alarmed and outraged by the decision announced today by CEO Mike Lauf that he plans to furlough up to 600 workers in...

08:00
May is Sex Ed for All Month, an initiative spearheaded by a coalition of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice organizations committed to ensuring all young people have access to the education and health care they need to secure the...


7 may 2020

21:53
The Assembly Insurance Committee voted today to allow insurance companies to raise rates on homeowners and renters in violation of voter-approved Proposition 103.  The bills would force unjustified insurance rate hikes on homeowners in the very...

19:41
On April 28, Election Integrity Project, California (EIPCa) sent notice to California's Secretary of State (SOS) of the state's failure to comply with federal voter list maintenance laws. EIPCa's report, based on its analysis of California's official...

16:30
Given safety and health guidelines in place due to COVID-19, it is more important than ever for people who are deaf and hard of hearing to be able to communicate effectively using the phone. However, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC)...

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