Water Emergency Declared in Mississippi as Floods Exacerbate Existing Problems at Water PlantResidents 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.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff This Monday, August 29th, city officials in Jackson, Mississippi declared a water system emergency as severe flooding in the Pearl River caused damage to the…


CDC Eases Covid Guidance, Acknowledging the Virus to Be a Fact of LifeShifting 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.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff On August 11th, in a move that was welcomed by many health and education professionals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened many Covid-19…



Study: Climate Change Likely to Accelerate Spread of Highly Infectious Diseases Like Covid-19A 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

By Main Street Sentinel Staff Climate change is usually associated with major catastrophic upheavals like floods, droughts, fires, and hurricanes. However, a new study published in the scientific journal Nature…


Gov. Whitmer’s Education Budget Investing In Classrooms Praised By Republican and Democratic LawmakersWhitmer’s $19.6 billion investment in education is being used to improve the quality of schools, enable critical building repairs, and ensure access to books and supplies critical for learning.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff This summer, experts noted that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the largest investment in K-12 education in the state’s history – a record $19.6 billion…


Governor Whitmer Announces Support For Inflation Reduction Act, Citing Lower Prescription Drug & Energy Costs For MichigandersExperts say the new law brings cost of living down for Michigan families by reducing insurance premiums, energy bills and prescription drug costs with a deficit reduction and without a tax increase for family incomes under $400,000.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff In August 2022, congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act which experts say will bring down cost of living for Michigan families and help the economy…


Gov. Whitmer Signs Education Budget Recruiting Teachers for MichiganExperts say the 2022-23 budget increases Michigan’s competitiveness in teacher training and retention through $530 million in support for aspiring teachers and over $20 billion in broader education funds –without raising taxes.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an education budget for 2022-23 that experts say will help recruit and train teachers, improve the quality of schools, fund…



California Mulls Extending ‘Last-Call’ to 4 AM, Boosting Night-time Economy

California Mulls Extending ‘Last-Call’ to 4 AM, Boosting Night-time Economy Pilot law taking effect in 2025 would allow 7 cities to extend the cut-off point for selling alcohol from 2 to 4 a.m., providing a much-needed boost to small-businesses and nightlife venues struggling to recover from the pandemic.

By Main Street Sentinel Staff A proposed law in California heralds good news for nightlife venues struggling to recover from the pandemic and for transplants from the “city that never…



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