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News >  Nation

President Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

HARTFORD, Conn. — President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal.
News >  Education

Seattle schools suspending over 100 bus routes

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

Beginning Monday, Seattle Public Schools is suspending 142 school bus routes. The cuts are necessary because of a national bus driver shortage and because some drivers are declining the state-mandated coronavirus vaccine for public employees, district officials say.
News >  Nation

Climate activists resume weeklong protest at Capitol

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Indigenous groups and other environmental activists marched to the Capitol Friday as they continued a weeklong protest demanding that Congress and the Biden administration stop new fossil fuel projects and act with greater urgency on climate change.