Mon
Nov 29 2021
04:52 pm

Today, CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are 18 years and older. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine.

The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker who is 5 to 11 years of age and who has received at least their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, may enter their child for a chance to win one of 50, four-year, full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any two-year or four-year New York State public college or university.

'Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate'

Under multimillion-dollar pilot programs made available by the $1 trillion infrastructure law and other federal spending, visitors to national parks could see self-driving shuttle buses, along with electric scooter or bike stations and electric charging stations for zero-emission cars.

US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Fri
Nov 19 2021
12:32 am

CVS Health is closing 900 stores over the next three years, amounting to nearly 10% of its footprint, in response to the changing of "consumer buying patterns."

CVS is closing 900 stores

Less than 24 hours after the Tennessee university system lifted its mask mandates, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville said it has reinstated its mandate Tuesday to comply with the federal executive order requiring federal contractor buildings to follow CDC mask guidance.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville reinstates mask mandate to comply with federal funding after lifting it less than 24 hours ago

Tue
Nov 16 2021
09:48 pm

60 Minutes follows the U.S.' struggling supply chain, from choked ports on the West Coast, to packed rail yards in Chicago. Along the way, we found finger-pointing, huge profits, and massive losses.

What's caused America's supply chain crunch?

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Klebl and his team of architects strategically crafted every inch of Geos and its first 28 homes.

Because sunshine means warmth and energy, homes were laid out in a checkerboard-like pattern so one doesn't cast a shadow over the other. Along with solar panels on each roof, Klebl included energy-efficient washers and dryers, triple-paned windows for insulation, LED lights and double garages with charging stations for electric vehicles.

Some houses use geothermal heat pumps, which harness energy from the earth to heat their homes during the winter.

There's a herd of goats that roam a section of the neighborhood -- natural lawn mowers.

This Colorado community was proof an all-electric, net-zero future is possible. Now that vision is under siege

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Tue
Nov 9 2021
08:58 pm

What are the photos on display within the Krutch Park Extension?

In the third quarter of this year, there are more than 1,500 people living on the streets in Knoxville — an increase of nearly 700 people from just a few months ago.

Within those 1,500 people, there are 375 seniors, 235 Veterans, and 196 minors. While this is the street-homelessness count, the total population of people experiencing homelessness was reported to be around 3,656.

Around 700 more people living on the street in Knoxville over last 3 months

These days, workers who refuse to get vaccinated against covid-19 may face financial repercussions, from higher health insurance premiums to loss of their jobs. Now, the financial fallout might follow workers beyond the grave. If they die of covid and weren't vaccinated, their families may not get death benefits they would otherwise have received.

Families could be denied death benefits if their unvaccinated loved one dies

Wed
Nov 3 2021
09:59 pm

According to the Living Wage site at MIT the current Living Wage for a single adult in Knox County is $13.01 per hour

Living Wage Calculation for Knox County, Tennessee

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The wage increases are partly being fueled by an increasing willingness by workers to seek out higher-paying jobs. Workers who switch jobs are seeing some of the sharpest income gains in decades. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in September job-switchers saw their pay jump 5.4% compared with a year earlier. That’s up from just 3.4% in May and the biggest increase in nearly 20 years. For those who stayed in their jobs, pay rose 3.5%.

Wages jump by the most on records dating back 20 years

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Wed
Oct 27 2021
10:12 pm

This speaks for itself...

You may in particular want to see what starts at 1:32 mark ...

It would be interesting to see video of the other senators in attendance when this person speaks

GOP senators erupt at Garland in heated hearing. Cooper says they misrepresent the facts

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But even fewer people will pay the sticker price for 2022 coverage thanks to the enhanced premium subsidies. The average lowest-priced plan for federal exchange enrollees will cost $41 a month after assistance, compared to $441 without subsidies. Many lower-income enrollees can pick policies with no monthly premium or ones costing just a few dollars.

Four out of five consumers will be able to find coverage for $10 or less, after enhanced subsides, according to the agency.

Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies

"Palm trees do not sequester carbon at the same rate as our native canopy trees and do not provide shade, cool down streets and sidewalks to help counter the urban heat island effect that canopy trees do," said Penni Redford, the Resilience and Climate Change Manager for West Palm Beach.

Florida is ditching palm trees to fight the climate crisis

Frank reported Thurman after he recognized the 72-year-old came back and attempted to vote again with a "dark baseball hat and Ray Ban sunglasses." Thurman pleaded guilty and was sentenced in September to three years probation, according to court documents. Frank noted he wasn't supposed to be at the polls the day of the election but was asked to fill in last minute by his father, an election judge.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pays out $25,000 to Democrat who reported Republican voter fraud

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

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