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Tag Archives: Pandemic

Florida Sues The Federal Government Over No-Sail Order

Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that the state of Florida filed a lawsuit against the federal government. Florida is looking to get cruise ships back on the waters immediately. “We don’t believe the federal government has the right to mothball a major industry for over a year based …

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Infrastructure Proposal Includes $5 Billion For Violence Prevention Programs

President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure initiative, the “American Jobs Plan,” includes a $5 billion investment towards community-based violence prevention programs. “The crisis on gun violence has destroyed Black and Brown communities for decades. Our pain, our trauma and our lives have been lost for too long without action,” the Community …

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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Lifts COVID-19 Mask Mandate

Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is lifting the state’s mask mandate despite President Joe Biden’s plea not to relax on safety measures. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky supported President Biden’s pleas with data. “We made our decision in Arkansas based upon the criteria we set,” the governor said. “This is …

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CDC Has Extended National Eviction Ban Through June 30

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the national eviction ban through June 30. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, said. “Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless …

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Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Households Approved By FCC

The Federal Communications Commission approved a new broadband subsidy program to help low-income households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program gives up to $50 per month in credit for internet bills to struggling families. The program also provides families with $100 credit …

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