Millions of Texans must boil water, hundreds of thousands still without power due to winter storm

Power was restored to more homes and businesses in Texas on Thursday after a deadly blast of winter this week overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold. But the crisis is far from over, with many people still in need of safe drinking water.Donated water is distributed to residents in Houston…

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Medical pot should fund Medicaid expansion, governor says

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing that Kansas legalize marijuana for medical use to generate revenues that would finance an expansion of the state’s Medicaid health coverage for the needyBy MARGARET STAFFORD and JOHN HANNA Associated PressFebruary 1, 2021, 11:45 PM• 5 min readOVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly proposed Monday that Kansas…

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Local news could disappear if Canada doesn’t stand up to tech giants, Winnipeg newspaper publisher says

Days after Canada pledged to make Facebook pay for news content amid an ongoing media battle with tech giants, a Winnipeg newspaper publisher is warning local news could be in trouble if the government doesn’t take bold action.Local news in Canada could be in further peril if the federal government doesn't stand up to tech…

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Latah credit union Pension funding, COBRA coverage survive aid bill’s ‘Byrd bath’

Senate Democrats won two procedural battles Monday on a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package they hope to pass by week’s end.The chamber’s parliamentarian said funding to shore up failing union pension plans and to subsidize health insurance for jobless workers do not violate the "Byrd rule," which limits what can be considered under budget reconciliation…

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