(The Center Square) – New unemployment filings dropped last week to their lowest level since the second week of March 2020, right before stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 were put in place across the country.
The public is well-aware, by now, of the health-related diseases associated with high-fat, high-sodium processed foods -- but how concerned do we really need to be? The FDA is concerned enough to change their policies on sodium levels in food production.
This article was originally published on the Chesapeake Bay Journal, a public service journalism publication. Bay Journal writes on environmental issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
(The Center Square) – A new analysis of President Joe Biden’s tax plan raises concerns about its impact on the economy both now and in the future.
(The Center Square) – While much attention has been focused on the fallout of increased illegal immigration and crime at the southern border, Customs and Border Patrol agents also say they are routinely finding packages shipped from China containing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.
(The Center Square) – New national research shows that parents fear students who lost time in school during the pandemic shutdowns could experience long-term effects on their learning and career opportunities.
(The Center Square) – Since March of 2020, nonessential land travel for friends, family and visitors between the United States and Canada has been shuttered.
37-year-old Hector Reyes lives with his wife of 13 years and their five kids on Weaversville Road in East Allen Township.
(The Center Square) – Texas was the first state to sue the Biden administration in January, and it isn’t stopping, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said at a Tuesday news conference in the border town of Del Rio.
State College -- New voting legislation has reached the state legislature in direct response to voting issues brought to light by the 2020 general election. Rep. Scott Conklin proposed the legislation on Monday, claiming that it would improve voting and voter access across Pennsylvania. As a former Centre County Commissioner and election board chair, Rep. Conklin said he is well aware of many of the issues local election officials ran into in the unprecedented 2020 general election.
(The Center Square) – Louisiana’s two U.S. senators are raising concerns about a provision in the proposed $3.5 trillion congressional budget reconciliation bill that would allot billions in direct government loans to small businesses.
(The Center Square) – Gas prices nationwide have skyrocketed even as the Biden administration considers new energy regulations, raising questions about the energy markets and the federal government’s role in protecting consumer costs.
(The Center Square) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., doubled down on the inclusion in a spending bill of a Democratic provision that would require banks to report to the IRS transactions for accounts holding over $600.
Residents across the East are about to experience a burst of out-of-season warmth that will make it feel more like late August or early September.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the Social Security Administration made billions of dollars in improper payments, including overpayments, to SSI beneficiaries despite having for years been instructed to make reforms.