February 22, 2024 9:51 pm

Reproductive-Rights Supporters See Path to Victory: Letting Voters Decide

When Kansas forcibly rejected an amendment this past August that would have removed the right to abortion from the state’s constitution, the country was stunned-and abortion-rights advocates were ecstatic, seeing in this victory a way forward to secure new and greater protections for abortion access and bodily autonomy by enshrining the right to abortion into state constitutions.

US Senate postpones winter break as lawmakers try to craft an immigration deal

Jennifer Shutt & Ariana Figueroa, Michigan Advance December 15, 2023 WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. House headed home Thursday for a three-week winter break without completing work on several must-pass bills, but senators are now scheduled to return to Capitol Hill on Monday as leaders in the upper chamber and the White House look for …

Winter brings more than just ugly sweaters – here’s how the season can affect your mind and behavior

Michael Varnum, Arizona State University & Ian Hohm, University of British Columbia What comes to mind when you think about winter? Snowflakes? Mittens? Reindeer? In much of the Northern Hemisphere, winter means colder temperatures, shorter days and year-end holidays. Along with these changes, a growing body of research in psychology and related fields suggests that winter also brings some profound changes …

U.S. Job Market Surges as Unemployment Drops to 3.7%

According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States gained 199,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent. Average hourly wages rose 4.0 percent over the past year and increased by 0.4 percent, or 12 cents, compared to October. The most notable job gains were observed …