Medicaid work requirements to cause over 5,000 low-income Arkansans to lose health care

In Arkansas, residents on Medicaid need to report 80-hours-a-month of work or service online to keep their health insurance under new requirements. So far, more than 5,000 people have failed to do so, jeopardizing their continuous coverage. About 5,426 people who qualify for the public…

Hundreds attend funeral of Antwon Rose Jr., Black teen shot in the back by Pittsburgh cop

Hundreds gathered Monday to pay their respects at the funeral service of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr., a Black teenager who was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop last week. The funeral, held at Woodland Hills Intermediate School, where…

First application to drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge fails to look at wildlife impacts

The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service issued a scathing response to the first permit application to begin seismic testing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), submitted by two Alaska Native corporations and a small oil services firm. The seismic work application is the…

Pennsylvania regulators suspend service again on troubled pipeline over safety issues

Pennsylvania regulators ordered the owner of a natural gas liquids pipeline to suspend service on its existing pipeline and stop work on two proposed pipelines along the same route in Chester County, Pennsylvania where sinkholes appeared earlier this year. An administrative law judge at the…

Gillibrand’s post office banking bill bypasses years of careful, quiet work to kill payday lending

The popular progressive idea of using the United States Postal Service to help families struggling with their finances escape the trap of predatory payday lending got a renewed bounce this week from a prominent senator widely expected to run for the White House in 2020….

On Holy Week, faith leaders wash refugees’ feet to bring attention to resettlement numbers

Ahead of Maundy Thursday, faith leaders held a foot washing service for refugees in front of the White House “to raise the importance of servanthood and hospitality,” according to organizers. During Wednesday’s press conference, faith leaders knelt down on cobble steps in Lafayette Park to participate…

Mulvaney, Acosta personally intervened to cover up how much proposed tip sharing rule would cost

A Trump administration policy that could cheat food service workers out of hundreds of millions of dollars in income was knowingly misrepresented by White House leaders over the objections of career staffers, casting doubt on the reliability of the facts and figures the president’s team…