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Half of NY's $2.4B in rent aid held up 6 months after launch

Nov. 26, 2021 08:02 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $1 billion meant to cover back rent for New Yorkers who suffered economic hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic still hasn't made it into the hands of tenants six months after the program launched. That's led to exasperation, especially...

Rhode Island seeks to relicense part of psychiatric hospital

Nov. 24, 2021 16:28 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will apply to relicense a portion of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital in part to make it easier to comply with Medicaid billing rules that apply to facilities that treat psychiatric patients. Gov. Dan McKee said Tuesday that...

No. 8 Mississippi, Mississippi St match high-speed offenses

Nov. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EST

No. 8 Mississippi (9-2, 5-2 SEC, No. 9 CFP) at Mississippi State (7-4, 4-3), Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Mississippi State by 2 ½ according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook. Series record: Ole Miss leads 63-47-6. WHAT’S AT...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 24, 2021 13:33 PM EST

(Columbia) The State. Nov. 23, 2021. Editorial: Ending tenure at South Carolina’s universities will harm students Academic freedom isn’t some new concept in this country. In 1819, however, when former President Thomas...

Plan to cut food waste will send blueberries to food banks

Nov. 24, 2021 10:16 AM EST

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine nonprofit group is working with blueberry farmers to cut down food waste and provide fruit to food pantries in the state. Healthy Acadia, based in Ellsworth, will work with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to...

Beyond Manchin: Dems' $2T bill faces Senate gauntlet

Nov. 24, 2021 01:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk. ...

Judge: Iowa Medicaid denial of sex change surgery unlawful

Nov. 22, 2021 18:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday. Judge William Kelly ordered the Iowa Department...

Louisiana launches $11M housing program for Hurricane Laura

Nov. 22, 2021 17:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly 15 months after Hurricane Laura struck, Louisiana is kicking off $11.3 million in housing repair and rebuilding programs for the southwestern city of Lake Charles while it waits for hundreds of millions in promised federal aid to arrive. ...

Report: Food insecurity remains high in Rhode Island

Nov. 22, 2021 10:49 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — About one out of every six Rhode Island households struggles to put enough food on the table, significantly lower than during the height of the pandemic last year, but higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to a report released Monday. Black...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 22, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska educators, worn down in the COVID era, need relief This school year, many thought, would be a time when Omaha-area schools would make major strides toward getting back to “normal” in the wake...