Vermont lawmakers are hearing testimony on two bills designed to establish legal protections for providers of abortions and sex change procedures.
Month: January 2023
Energy & Environment — Biden administration blocks Pebble Mine
The Biden administration is blocking the construction of a gold and copper mine over concerns about impacts to an Alaska salmon fishery. Meanwhile, six states are saying they found a compromise on water cuts amid a drought along the Colorado River, and ExxonMobil reports record profits. This is Energy & Environment, your source for…
Trail Blazers’ Anfernee Simons flashes improvement born from simplification
The Blazers guard has averaged nearly seven assists over the team’s last three games.
House Votes to End Covid Precautions as G.O.P. Uses Pandemic in Political Attacks
Republicans in Congress are seeking to capitalize on discontent about the federal coronavirus response while the party’s presidential contenders are vying to be the biggest foe of restrictions.
The Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes — by the numbers
The Federal Reserve is set to raise interest rates after seven hikes last year, as the central bank tries to tamp down inflation while avoiding a recession. The Fed’s monetary policy committee is meeting in the nation’s capital Jan. 31-Feb. 1 for its first meeting of 2023. The country continues to grapple with economic issues as…
A Longtime Server at Kenny’s Noodle House Is Now Selling Cantonese Roasted Meats and Congee at Her Own Joint
It’s been less than six months since Corina Wang opened Fortune BBQ Noodle House in a strip mall at the corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and East Burnside Street, and the place is thriving.
Why the Fed faces new risks in its inflation fight amid recession fears
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter-percentage point at its meeting on Wednesday, entering a high-stakes chapter in its battle against high inflation. The central bank is on track to issue its smallest rate hike since March 2021, when the Fed began aggressively boosting borrowing costs and slowing the economy…
SEA Crab House, a Quickly Growing Chain That Started on the Coast, Is Opening in Beaverton
A restaurant specializing in Southern-style boils that began in Seaside has quickly and quietly become a mini-empire with its first metro-area location scheduled to open this week.
San Francisco Official Says $5 Million Reparations Payment and Total Debt Forgiveness For Longtime Black Residents is Not Enough
San Francisco Council President Shamann Walton California was never a slave state, but the San Francisco “Reparations Committee” is proposing to pay each longtime black resident $5 million and grant them total debt forgiveness for suffering decades of “systemic repression.” “While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets…
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