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The federal No Surprises Act went into effect in January and enacts new medical billing regulations aimed at curbing surprise billing in certain settings. more
Two years of pandemic disruptions have put a spotlight on shortcomings in the U.S. housing market. Some of these shortcomings have their origins in federal and local policy decisions made decades ago. But there are also positive examples of cities making zoning decisions that work to create affordable housing. more
I push as often as I can for people to read history, any history. more
March 1 is the 150th anniversary of the opening of Yellowstone National Park, our country’s first national park. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of America’s National Park System and the National Park Service. more
Russian President Vladimir Putin should suffer sanctions regardless of whether he pulls back from attacking in Ukraine. He has already violated his neighbor and an attack will be additive. His tyrannical bullying has to be addressed now — and later. more
Presidents Day, which originated in the 1880s, will be observed on Feb. 21 this year. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of America’s presidents and the American presidency. more
For Floridians, the promise of cost-effective and reliable solar energy from the grid started like small ... more
U.S. officials ordered most of the U.S. embassy personnel in Kyiv to evacuate on Feb. 12, as they warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could come any day. President Joe Biden cautioned Russian President Vladimir Putin of “swift and severe” costs of any such invasion. more
Today is officially Darwin Day, and while there are countless holidays that pay tribute to men and women who have shaped history and our understanding of the world, few can match the impact of Charles Darwin. more
When his barber asked a fellow stylist to make change for a $20 bill Bagwell was paying with ... more
It is challenging to perform yoga poses with weights, as it is a discovery of muscle strength and yoga form. more
Imagine the impact you can make in 2022 by helping people that just lost everything to a disaster. As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, you can... more
There is precedent. When President Joe Biden declared that he would name a black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, some Americans recoiled. How dare he be race-specific. more
The National Housing Law Project and the National Low Income Housing Coalition applaud Human Rights Watch for its new report, “The Tenant Never Wins: Private Takeover of Public Housing Threatens Right to Housing in New York City.” more
With persistent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in Arizona and nationwide, some traditionally in-person activities — work, school and social interactions — will likely remain remote more often than usual for the foreseeable future. more
The fight against human trafficking demands our attention. In well-appointed homes, on farms, in factories and in restaurants in the U.S., thousands of people, even children, work long days cleaning homes, picking crops, making products, washing dishes, busing tables and serving customers. more
On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 21), we pay homage to trees as work horses, not show horses. more
Entering the new year, Americans are increasingly divided. They clash not only over differing opinions on COVID-19 risk or abortion, but basic facts like election counts and whether vaccines work. Surveying rising political antagonism, journalist George Packer recently wondered in The Atlantic, “Are we doomed?” more
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — On this holiday, we celebrate one of the great civil rights leaders of the 20th century. The Rev. King challenged Americans to uphold the Declaration of Independence’s promise “...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” more
Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet. more
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