Residents of Jackson are without running or clean water as severe flooding from Pearl River further damages water plant, exacerbating systemic issues. State and city officials move to distribute water to city residents as shortage expected to last several days.
American Rescue Plan is easing the burden on local school districts and augments local efforts to make up for teacher shortages resulting from poor working conditions and low salaries in some regions.
A new study shows how rising temperatures and associated droughts, floods, and fires displacing animals and humans alike, increase the chance for pathogens to jump from animals to humans. Effect could lead to spread of diseases like Covid-19 regularly
Shifting focus onto avoiding severe illness rather than preventing transmission, new Covid guidelines eliminate need for quarantines for unvaccinated after exposure and will help minimize disruption on schools and businesses.
In an interview, Dixon says she agrees with a 1931 Michigan law that means a 14-year-old who had been raped by her uncle would not be allowed access to an abortion.