Sanders, Warren Call for Guaranteed Employee Pay in Next Coronavirus Bill

The government should guarantee the paychecks of all employees up to $100,000 a year and provide free health care, free child care and hazard pay to essential workers, Senator Bernie Sanders and other leading progressives in Congress agreed in a livestream Thursday designed to put forth a coherent agenda for the next coronavirus relief package.

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Disaster-Relief Funds

A federal court in California ruled against environmental groups’ that claimed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development used outdated environmental impact statements when it approved the use of disaster relief funds for a logging project and a new biomass plant. The court denied the groups’ motions for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order, finding the alleged environmental injuries do not “necessarily outweigh the economic concerns.”

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Pipeline Fights Class Certification in California Oil Spill Suit

A company responsible for an oil spill that dumped more than 123,000 gallons of crude oil off the California coast in 2015 asked a judge Monday to decertify a federal class action brought by beachfront property owners and business owners seeking damages from the environmental disaster.

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Hurricane Recovery Slow for Devastated Florida Panhandle

On any given night, volunteers with the Grace Project prowl the streets of Panama City, armed with cages and bags of food. They drive past the motel missing its roof and the tent city behind the furniture store before turning into a neighborhood rendered desolate by Hurricane Michael – the third most powerful storm on record.

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Trump Indicates He Won’t Declare Emergency ‘So Fast’

President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued on Friday.

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