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New Jersey moving forward with $190 million renovation project for Newark Penn Station

New Jersey officials are moving forward with a five-year, $190 million renovation of the historic Newark Penn Station on the busy Northeast Corridor. N.J. Transit has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for master planning, design and construction assistance for the 86-year-old station. Newark Penn Station opened in March 1935 and is the seventh busiest rail station […]

Sports betting could be available in Maryland by end of NFL season

Maryland residents may be able to bet on their favorite team before the NFL season ends, according to Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) announced this week that the online licensing portal for the 17 companies approved to offer sports betting is open. The Sports Wagering […]

UTSA stopped displaying “Come and take it” flag at football games and now faces criticism from its Board of Regents

The University of Texas at San Antonio is taking heat from the UT System’s board of regents for its recent decision to stop displaying the famous “Come and take it” flag at football games after some in the university community argued the slogan has a racist history. Regents Chair Kevin Eltife said in a statement […]

Groups Fighting Anti-Asian Hate Still Waiting for Funding Albany Pledged in Spring

Six months after New York State passed a budget establishing a historic $10 million emergency fund to combat violence against Asian Americans, community organizations say they’re still waiting for the money. The fund is the first to directly support Asian American/Pacific Islander communities in addressing hate crimes and racially based violence, amid a 356% spike […]

Pew’s new global survey of climate change attitudes finds promising trends but deep divides

People’s views about climate change, from how worried they are about it affecting them to how willing they are to do something about it, have shifted in developed countries around the world in recent years, a new survey by the Pew Research Center finds. The study polled more than 16,000 adults in 17 countries considered to be advanced economies. […]

As U.S. football season kicks off, climate change threatens the game

For many in the United States, the first sign of fall is the start of football season. College students are back on campus and broadcasting networks are gearing up for the usual Thursday-to-Monday coverage. But the impacts of climate change have undeniably worsened in recent years, converging in a cluster of disasters each summer and fall […]

Knudsen joins trans lawsuits in Tennessee and Arkansas

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen last week signed on to a Tennessee lawsuit challenging federal protections for transgender people issued by the Biden administration in June. Twenty Republican attorneys general including Knudsen are seeking to strike down directives by the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies that extend anti-discrimination protections to transgender workers and students. Those […]

West Virginia receives $1 million for projects to stop violence against women

In the effort to curtail domestic violence and sexual assault, West Virginia was awarded more than $1 million in federal funding through the STOP Violence Against Women grant program. Nearly $1.086 million in funding will fund 26 projects throughout the state. Funds will be used to provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance and information systems […]

An entire generation of Americans has no idea how easy air travel used to be

During the mid-1990s I traveled between Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., twice a month during the school year as half of a commuting couple. I could leave Dayton by 5:15 p.m., drive nearly 80 miles to the Columbus airport during rush hour, park my car in the economy lot, and still get to my gate […]

Washington high school shelves tracking monitors

A high school in the greater Seattle area has suspended a plan that would have required athletes and coaches to wear tracking monitors that trace possible exposure to the coronavirus. Eatonville High School had earlier said it would provide the devices, also known as proximity monitors, to athletes who participate in high- and moderate-contact sports […]