Tag: Government programs

Biden signals equity focus with new AmeriCorps leader choice

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President Biden plans to nominate Michael Smith to lead AmeriCorps, sending a strong signal of an intent to focus on racial equity at the...

In California, get a vaccination, ride a roller coaster

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is giving away more goodies to people who get coronavirus vaccinations and plans to make it easier to show who...

UK govt urged to extend worker support after reopening delay

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LONDON — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers who will suffer financially from its...

To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance

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WASHINGTON — Democrats are committed to passing legislation this year to curb prescription drug prices, but they're still disagreeing on how to cut costs...

2 women vie to make history as Virginia lieutenant governor

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RICHMOND, Va. — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office. ...

Food allergies complicate hungry Americans’ search for meals

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SACRAMENTO, California — When Emily Brown, a Kansas City mother, couldn’t find foods that her 2-year-old with multiple food allergies could eat at a...

Nevada becomes 2nd state with ‘public option’ insurance law

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday signed into law a bill that paves the way for Nevada to become the second...

EXPLAINER: How will insurers cover a new Alzheimer’s drug?

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Federal regulators have approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, leaving patients waiting to see how insurers will handle...

AP analysis: COVID prolonged foster care stays for thousands

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SEATTLE — Leroy Pascubillo missed his daughter’s first step, her first word and countless other precious milestones. After being born addicted to heroin, she...

ProPublica: Many of the uber-rich pay next to no income tax

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WASHINGTON — The rich really are different from you and me: They’re better at dodging the tax man. ...