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Colville Tribes sue U.S. government, seeking damages for failure to manage forests that burned in massive 2015 wildfires

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government on Wednesday, alleging federal agencies failed to fulfill their legally required duties before, during and after the 2015 wildfires that burned more than 240,000 acres and turned parts of the reservation into a “moonscape.”
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Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

The U.S. nursing home industry’s resistance to forcing workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that too many of them might quit began to crack this week when its biggest player announced its employees must get the shot to keep their jobs.

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Bill repealing Iraq war powers advances in Senate

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to finally repeal two decades-old measures giving open-ended approval for military action in Iraq, an early round of action in a growing Democratic push to reclaim congressional say over U.S. military strikes and deployments.
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After decades in woods, New Hampshire man forced from cabin

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. He has grown his own food, cut his own firewood, and tended to his cat and chickens. But his off-the-grid existence appears to be at risk.
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CDC issues new eviction ban for most of U.S. through Oct. 3

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 3, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic.
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Tennessee won’t incentivize COVID-19 shots but pays to vax cows

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 3, 2021

Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle against respiratory diseases and other maladies over the past two years. But Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who grew up on his family's ranch and refers to himself as a cattle farmer in his Twitter profile, has been far less enthusiastic about incentivizing herd immunity among humans.