Texas Earthquakes Prompt New Fracking Rules

Texas Earthquakes Prompt New Fracking Rules

This post was originally published on this siteFrackers will have to find a new home for wastewater as the state acts to stem rising seismic activity, adding to drillers’ costs.

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School districts shift to remote learning as COVID-19 cases spike among staff: Updates

School districts shift to remote learning as COVID-19 cases spike among staff: Updates

This post was originally published on this siteSchool districts shift to remote learning amid worsening teacher shortages. Latest COVID-19 updates.     

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Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

This post was originally published on this siteAn agreement between a coalition of state attorney generals and Navient, one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S., resulted in a settlement that will forgive loans for 66,000 borrowers. The agreement announced on Thursday concludes…

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Virginia Bill Would Require Rules “for the Prevention of Inequities Involving the Use of Hate Speech or Ethnically or Racially Insensitive Expressions”

Virginia Bill Would Require Rules “for the Prevention of Inequities Involving the Use of Hate Speech or Ethnically or Racially Insensitive Expressions”

This post was originally published on this siteThe full text reads: § 22.1-271.9. High school interscholastic athletic and academic competition; prevention of hate speech and ethnically or racially insensitive expressions. A. With such funds as may be appropriated by the General Assembly for such purpose pursuant to the general appropriation...

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College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

This post was originally published on this siteTotal undergraduate enrollment has dropped by about 1.2 million students since the fall of 2019, researchers say.

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Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

Texas-style abortion bans proliferate as court battle looms

This post was originally published on this siteState legislators who oppose abortion rights are preparing legislation to mirror a Texas law passed last year that would allow residents to sue doctors who perform abortions, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers striking down or undermining the half-…

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Abortion rights jumps to a top priority for Democrats in a new poll

Abortion rights jumps to a top priority for Democrats in a new poll

This post was originally published on this site The number of Democrats citing abortion rights as a top priority for the federal government to address jumped from less than 1% in 2021 to 13% in a new poll. (Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP File Photo)

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Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) is proposing that the government create a new inter-agency commission to improve digital literacy nationwide. The Digital Literacy and Equity Commission will be helmed by the secretary of Education, or a delegate…

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Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

Senate passes bill to honor Emmett Till and his mother

This post was originally published on this siteThe teenager’s mother insisted on an open casket to demonstrate the brutality of his killing, which galvanized the civil rights movement.

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