Staten Islanders say their calls for help in natural disasters are not being heard, regardless of the threat of climate change in the area becoming more intense.
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While AmeriCorps leaders fumble finances, members prioritize strength on the ground
After AmeriCorps failed numerous financial audit reports, House lawmakers call into question the agency’s endurance.
Supreme Court weighs public safety in New York gun rights case
The high court’s decision is likely to be a major ruling on gun rights, potentially hinging on the justices’ understanding of the history of gun regulations in the U.S.
Firefighter advocates speak out on ‘grueling’ conditions
As the wildfire season becomes more frequent and severe, House lawmakers push to increase federal firefighter pay and offer additional health benefits.
Supreme Court considers Boston Marathon bomber’s death penalty sentence
Justices to decide whether to reimpose a lower court’s decision on the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber.
Communities outside New Orleans say government is not doing enough after Ida
Parts of Louisiana not protected by post-Katrina infrastructure catch the brunt of Hurricane Ida, Army engineers tell the Senate.
Capitol Hill residents brace for ‘Justice for J6’ rally this weekend
The rally supporting the Jan. 6 rioters on Saturday, Sept. 18 is on the Capitol’s West Lawn, where the Jan. 6 riot took place. By Vanessa Montalbano Fencing around the U.S. Capitol is set to be reinstalled late this week in preparation for Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally, organized in support of those who wereContinue reading “Capitol Hill residents brace for ‘Justice for J6’ rally this weekend”
Supreme Court hears tech case in decade-long battle over copyright
The oral arguments in Google vs. Oracle center on whether Google violated copyright law involving computer code. By Vanessa Montalbano The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Google LLC V. Oracle America, Inc., pitting the two tech giants against each other as to whether Oracle can claim copyright protections for its Java SEContinue reading “Supreme Court hears tech case in decade-long battle over copyright”
Four D.C. police officers provide powerful testimony about Jan. 6 riot ￼
Four officers described the emotional and physical assaults they endured from the Jan. 6 insurrectionists. By Vanessa Montalbano The House select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol heard from four police officers on July 27, who described the violence they faced from the mob that stormed the building. TheContinue reading “Four D.C. police officers provide powerful testimony about Jan. 6 riot ￼”
The construction of a new bike lane is underway on 9th street (Broadcast News Package)
The District Department of Transportation plans to add 30 miles of bike lanes throughout the city over the next three years…reporters Shelby Fishman and Vanessa Montalbano say one of those bike lanes is under construction now…on 9th street.