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COVID task force issues recommendations for small businesses

Jan. 17, 2022 17:46 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A task force created to consider how to help Missouri's small businesses recover from the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic issued several recommendations on Monday. The Show Me Strong Recovery Task Force, created by Gov. Mike Parson last...

Biden backers 'not seeing the results' a year into his term

Jan. 15, 2022 13:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Just over a year ago, millions of energized young people, women, voters of color and independents joined forces to send Joe Biden to the White House. But 12 months into his presidency, many describe a coalition in crisis. Leading voices across Biden's diverse...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

New Hampshire committee takes up competing vaccine bills

Jan. 13, 2022 13:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vaccination against COVID-19 would be either outlawed or encouraged under competing bills heard by a Senate committee Thursday. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a public hearing on a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools or day care centers...

Child care officials say they are facing a staffing crisis

Jan. 10, 2022 16:02 PM EST

Connecticut child care providers said Monday the state needs additional federal resources to help address the industry's longstanding staffing challenges, which have been exacerbated by the uptick in COVID-19 cases and the overall labor shortage. David Morgan, president and CEO of...

Vermont to provide COVID rapid tests to child care centers

Jan. 09, 2022 08:55 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be providing free rapid COVID-19 tests to the state’s regulated child-care centers. The “Tests for Tots” program, which was announced Friday, is designed to allow the centers to test children and staff when a positive...

Test-and-stay program coming to child care centers

Jan. 06, 2022 09:02 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will offer a version of its school coronavirus “test-and-stay” program for child care centers in the upcoming weeks to help keep preschool children in classrooms and allow parents to work. “We know that our families are relying on child care to go...

Texas day care gets reprieve after drilling plan is rejected

Jan. 06, 2022 00:08 AM EST

Parents who send their children to a day care center in Arlington, Texas, will be able to breathe easier after the city refused to let a major energy company drill more gas wells a few hundred feet from the center's playground. The Arlington City Council voted 5-4 on Tuesday night to...

Texas day care gets reprieve after drilling plan is rejected

Jan. 05, 2022 18:51 PM EST

Parents who send their children to a day care center in Arlington, Texas, will be able to breathe easier after the city refused to let a major energy company drill more gas wells a few hundred feet from the center's playground. The Arlington City Council voted 5-4 on Tuesday night to...

Rhode Island nonprofits share in $5.4M in relief grants

Dec. 26, 2021 08:50 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 160 nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing $5.4 million in federal coronavirus relief funding for housing, behavioral health services, health care, job training, food pantries and child care for those hardest hit by the pandemic, the Rhode Island Foundation...