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Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

Labor shortage compounds federal firefighters' staffing woes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighter groups are applauding the Biden administration's steps to raise pay but warn that the temporary wage hikes won't be enough to combat staffing problems, as federal agencies compete with local fire departments and big box stores in a tight labor market.
"It's an effort and an attempt to ... (full story)


Shifting assets

Q. Is it good to move money into bonds when stocks fall, and vice versa? -- L.T., Warsaw, Indiana
A. Not necessarily. Instead, you might just figure out what portion of your assets you want to invest in bonds and stick with that until you have a reason to change your asset allocation, such as if five or more years have passed si ... (full story)


Local


What are PFAS, and why is the EPA warning about them in drinking water?

(THE CONVERSATION) "PFAS? What's PFAS?"
You may be hearing that term in the news as the federal government considers new rules and guidelines for the chemicals. Even if the acronym is new to you, you're probably already familiar with what PFAS do. That's because they're found in everything from nonstick cookware to car ... (full story)


State funds for students at religious schools? Supreme Court says 'yes' in Maine case – but consequences could go beyond

(THE CONVERSATION) For nearly three-quarters of a century, one issue in education has come up before the Supreme Court more than any other: disputes over religion.
Carson v. Makin, a case about Maine's tuition assistance program for students in districts without high schools of their own, continues the pattern – with poten ... (full story)


State


'Heightened alert': Abortion providers brace for ruling

'Heightened alert': Abortion providers brace for ruling

In her first week on the job at a Philadelphia abortion clinic, Amanda Kifferly was taught how to search for bombs. About a year later, protesters blocked the entrances and exits of the The Women's Centers, at one point pulling Kifferly into something resembling a mosh pit, where they surrounded her and shoved her around.
And on ... (full story)


Deshaun Watson settles 20 civil suits, faces NFL suspension

Deshaun Watson settles 20 civil suits, faces NFL suspension

HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension, a person familiar with the league's investigation told the Associated Press recently.
Watson has been accused by massage therapists of ... (full story)