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California likely to extend paid sick leave amid pandemic

Jan. 25, 2022 17:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California workers would get up to two weeks of paid time off if they get sick from the coronavirus while businesses would get up to $6 billion in tax cuts and other assistance under a proposal endorsed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top legislative...

$500K in grants available for Vermont specialty crops

Jan. 23, 2022 15:28 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets has announced $500,000 in federal grant funds available to boost the state's specialty crop industries. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture crops and nursery crops,...

DA's office gets $1.2M grant to aid drug-endangered children

Jan. 23, 2022 09:43 AM EST

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The Plymouth district attorney’s office has received a nearly $1.2 million federal grant to help its ongoing efforts to assist children facing danger because of adult drug use. The money from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid,...

Rating upgrade clears way for $10B Hudson tunnel project

Jan. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators announced a key approval Thursday for a planned $10 billion train tunnel under the Hudson River, marking another milestone for a long-delayed project that is the centerpiece of an effort to transform rail travel in the Northeast. The Federal...

Tennessee has $1M available for volunteer fire departments

Jan. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has $1 million available for firefighting equipment for the state's more than 500 volunteer fire departments. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office announced on Tuesday they had begun...

Habitat for Humanity gets $2M grant for home repair needs

Jan. 15, 2022 09:09 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Habitat for Humanity of Michigan has received a $2 million federal grant to address home repair needs of 160 low-income families. The funding is from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes Production Grant Program, Habitat for...

Network helping ex-inmates stay out of jail gets $750K grant

Jan. 14, 2022 16:27 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston nonprofit that convenes resources to help people who have been in jail or prison to stay out has gotten a $750,000 federal grant. The Maine Prisoner Reentry Network will use the funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to expand its work, the Bangor...

Ex-official convicted of misconduct loses acquittal bid

Jan. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has rejected a post-trial motion for acquittal filed by a former council president in Delaware’s largest city who was convicted of official misconduct. Former Wilmington council president Theopalis Gregory was found guilty of the charge in November...

New payments for Vermont farmers to manage phosphorus

Jan. 08, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new program for Vermont farmers will provide nearly $5 million to farms that successfully manage phosphorus. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets said Saturday it has opened applications for the Vermont Pay for Phosphorus program. The agency...

NFL players, owners help 'Inspire Change' for social justice

Dec. 31, 2021 12:05 PM EST

The NFL is highlighting its Inspire Change social justice initiative in stadiums and during game broadcasts during the final two weeks of the regular season. Video content will be used to amplify the impactful social justice work done by NFL players, clubs, league, and social justice...