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Economy Jun 16Millions fear eviction as housing crisis worsens
Two studies released Wednesday found that the nation's housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic.
Politics Jun 04WATCH: Pence says he’ll likely never see eye to eye with Trump on Jan. 6
Former Vice President Mike Pence says that he isn't sure that he and former President Donald Trump will ever see "eye to eye" over what happened on Jan. 6 but that he would "always be proud of what we accomplished…
Nation May 05Federal judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium, appeal expected
The Justice Department announced it would appeal the ruling Wednesday from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., so there likely won't be any immediate impact.
Economy Mar 30States struggle to get rent relief to tenants amid pandemic
Many tenants were helped with more than $3 billion in federal coronavirus relief. But housing advocates said many programs fell far short of their goals.
Economy Mar 26The eviction moratorium is expiring. What will Biden do?
Housing advocates are expressing confidence that the ban running through March 31 will be extended. But they also warn that the existing moratorium hasn't been a blanket protection and that thousands of families have still been evicted.
Nation Nov 24EPA finalizes water permit to help cleanup the Great Bay in New Hampshire
Federal officials have finalized a plan to reduce pollution in one of the largest estuaries in the Northeast with an approach that gives surrounding communities greater flexibility to address the problem.
Economy Sep 02Critics say temporary eviction ban will only delay wave of homelessness
The order announced Tuesday stops many evictions until the end of the year. But housing advocates say that without rent relief and billions of dollars for landlords, it only delays a wave of debt and homelessness.
Nation Aug 24Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic
The AP's findings run counter to statements in late June by Susan Bodine, EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement, who told lawmakers the pandemic was not causing "a significant impact on routine compliance, monitoring and reporting" and that industry wasn't widely…
Health Apr 23VA medical facilities struggle to cope with the coronavirus
The Department of Veterans Affairs is struggling with shortages of workers at its health care facilities as it cares for veterans infected with the coronavirus.
Nation Apr 22Earth Day turns 50, and the green movement faces fresh challenges
Black, brown and poor communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms larger than anything that came before.