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Native Hawaiian Education to Receive $28 Million in Federal Grant Funding

The US Department of Education is awarding more than $28 million in 35 grants through the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP). Grants are being awarded to various Native Hawaiian educational organizations, Native Hawaiian community-based organizations, and other similar organizations. “This funding will support Native Hawaiians across our state by providing support for Native Hawaiian students, …

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Tory whips accused of threatening rebels with loss of local funding | Conservatives

Government whips have been accused of threatening to withhold funding from Conservative MPs’ constituencies in a bid to clamp down on rebellions in key votes. Some of Boris Johnson’s backbenchers also claimed that would-be rebels who risk losing their seat in an upcoming parliamentary boundary review were warned they might not automatically be selected elsewhere. …

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Local leaders call for federal funding to prevent potential MTA fare hikes

News 12 Staff Sep 14, 2021, 9:25am Updated on: Sep 14, 2021, 9:25am After Hurricane Ida, the MTA is being called to stop potential upcoming transit cuts. Local leaders, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are holding a rally in Queens today to call for federal funding. They say that if funding isn’t provided to the MTA, …

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Remarks by President Biden in Briefing with Federal and State Fire Agency Officials

12:08 P.M. MDT  MR. BEEBE: Mr. President, on behalf of the wildland fire community, I’m proud to welcome you to the National Interagency Fire Center — or NIFC, for short. And we always say NIFC is a place, not an organization. THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.) MR. BEEBE: We’re incredibly proud of it. Thank you for coming. We’re honored you’re the …

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Congress tries to pass Biden economic plans, fund government, raise debt ceiling

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer attend a news conference with mothers helped by Child Tax Credit payments at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., July 20, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters President Joe Biden‘s massive economic agenda, the full faith and credit of the United States, …

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BMA to issue damning critique of government over Covid crisis | Coronavirus

Chronic neglect of the NHS, poor pandemic preparedness and flawed government policies have contributed to the appalling impact of the Covid-19 crisis in the UK, according to a damning assessment from the British Medical Association. More than 130,000 people in the UK have died from coronavirus since the pandemic began, with non-Covid excess deaths up …

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Democrats aim to expand Medicare despite looming trust fund insolvency

FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images It’s a situation that appears incongruous: Congressional Democrats want to expand Medicare’s benefits while a trust fund that supports the program is facing insolvency. Indeed, some Republican lawmakers have seized on that looming problem as a reason to oppose a proposal to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to …

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Minority-owned businesses face an unequal recovery; an underfunded federal agency could change that

The United States is seeing a disturbingly inequitable economic recovery. One survey found that more than a quarter (27 percent) of minority-owned small businesses remained closed, compared to 18 percent of other small businesses. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for Black Americans increased to 8.8 percent in August, nearly double the 4.5 percent unemployment rate for …

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Bishop of Armagh calls for Government funding for Family Addiction Support Network in Dundalk

All LMFM News A fundraiser has been set up by the group to keep their doors open beyond September. The Bishop of Armagh has called on the Government to keep the Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) in Dundalk operating into the future. It comes as a fundraiser has been set up in recent days by …

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