Can a Trillion Dollar Coin End the US Debt Ceiling Crisis? | Federal Reserve

Picture this: the debt ceiling debate is at the eleventh hour and the US is about to default. Members of Congress march around the US Capitol, giving press conferences and getting into arguments. As Republicans and Democrats attack each other, an unexpected savior emerges. A platinum coin is minted as a machine stamps it “a … Read more

The wave of nursing home closures in rural areas is increasing amid the employment crisis

Written by Tony Lees Wacon, Iowa – Marjorie Kreuger She was shocked to learn last fall that she would have to leave the nursing home where she had lived comfortably for six years. Officials told Kruger and 38 other residents in September that the Good Samaritan Society’s facility in Postsville, Iowa, would close. The facility … Read more

Two people in a crisis were shot dead by police, two years apart. Will Massachusetts rethink its armed response to mental health emergencies?

Almost two years later, another police shooting occurred with terrifying similarity in Cambridge. on January 4th Twenty-year-old Syed Faisal was shot and killed by police after authorities said he had hit them with a knife. Officials said the Boston University student in Massachusetts was using a knife to cut himself before officers approached him. Both … Read more

Why desert golf courses and man-made lakes remain untouched by the Colorado River Crisis

The Golf Club at Terra Lago in Indio, California borders the desert. As the Colorado River crisis worsens, some residents say the Coachella Valley should start reducing water use for golf courses and lakes. (Caroline Cole / Los Angeles Times) Golf courses. puddles. acres of grass. Cascading waterfalls. Showcasing aquatic extravagance slips by day when … Read more

UK wildlife ‘devastated by a series of weather swings’ in 2022 | Climate crisis

A leading conservation charity said this year’s turbulent weather – including severe storms, scorching heat and deep cold – has destroyed some of the UK’s most precious flora and fauna. The harsh conditions have made survival very difficult for animals from frogs and bats to birds and butterflies, and from large trees to meadow flowers. … Read more

With state funding, Burlington is close to launching a mental health crisis response team

Burlington is close to launching a new crisis response team to be run by the Howard Center. Photo by Patrick Crowley/VTDigger With the guarantee of a government grant, Burlington is close to rolling out a Crisis Response Team this year to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to City Council Monday night … Read more

The Chief Justice calls on the state to “join forces” to solve the homelessness and mental health crisis

Mark Rechtenwald, president of the state court system, has called for more funding for conversion programs. Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Rechtenwald compared the looming challenges of resolving the state’s mental health and homelessness crises to the giant North Shore waves faced by Eddie Aikau, whose namesake surfing competition was held for the first time in … Read more

With state funding, Burlington is close to launching a mental health crisis response team

Burlington is close to launching a new crisis response team to be run by the Howard Center. Photo by Patrick Crowley/VTDigger With the guarantee of a government grant, Burlington is close to rolling out a Crisis Response Team this year to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to City Council Monday night … Read more