Joe Biden, Dejoy, Maliki Akini discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

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Bitcoin cash local dot. You're listening to the heartland newsfeed radio network lie and hotlanta newsfeed dot com. This stream is supported by advertisers and contributions by follow us on facebook twitter and instagram. The public service door newscast avoid the twenty fifth. Twenty twenty one by kissing a bill advancing in the minnesota would establish a statewide paid family. Leave program are mike. Bowen reports the first time lawmakers have considered the idea but backers. Say the timing is right. Tell households of ended by the pandemic house file. Twelve hundred would create a statewide fund for employers and their staff to pay into representing roughly two to three dollars. A weekly earnings. The plan would then cover twelve weeks of wages for a worker dealing with a serious illness or caring for a newborn or another loved. One northfield city council member jessica. Petersen white says like many people. She's to make difficult choices. Juggling a young child and her job because of the pandemic mann maternity leave lasted a little more than a week. And then i was working harder than ever before it's makes Survived twenty twenty supporters. Say the fun would help. Working families deal with term effects of the crisis and could help reduce staff turnover but senate republicans at the cost for small business owners and note that many employers offer their own plans. The bill also opposed by the minnesota chamber of commerce cleared a house committee this week while the minnesota house version is seeing some movement. It's unclear whether the companion bill in the senate will get a hearing. Louis dejoy the battle postmaster. General said wednesday. He's not going anywhere as he faces. Withering criticism of his leadership of the us postal service and calls for president. Joe biden to oust him from political testifying at a house. Oversight and reform committee meeting dejoy said he intended to be around a long time. Get used to me. He said politico notes joys resolve may be put to the test soon as by nominated three people to fill open seats on the board that determines he posts pastors fate. Would that come see opportunity to get rid of dejoy. An election in washington's largest city and making elections better reflect the will of voters is getting some new funding born that from iraq ticket off the center for election. Science is making a seventy thousand dollar grant to seattle approves and for other groups around the country. Seattle approves wants to change the city's primary elections so that voters select the candidates they support rather than just one. Logan bowers ran for seattle city council and two thousand nineteen. He saw voters struggle with a crowded field of candidates and thanks approval. Voting would make the process easier to candidates that have similar view. They don't have to worry that they're going to be split. And then both candidates will lose and so the net was also. That is the candidates that make it through tend to be favored or approved by war. Voters voting reform groups were also chosen in the san francisco bay area austin texas missouri and utah. This is p. ns federal regulators have issued a preliminary permit now for a pumped. Hydropower project using water for blink powell but conservation groups say climate change could make that plan unsustainable. The project would pump water from the lake. Drain it downhill to a generator and send the power to massive batteries for storage. The twenty two hundred megawatt project supply cities in arizona. California nevada over lines previously used by the retired navajo generating station but gary with the group saved. The colorado says falling water levels will make the colorado river basin an unreliable source of water starting to build billion dollars with the infrastructure in this lake in the system that is clearly in severe decline range way to try to generate a lot smarter faster easier ways. The generous than from stories hydro. The permit gives the developer daybreak power. The go ahead to negotiate for land use rights and finalized plans for the project but conservation groups say the three point. Six billion dollars would be better invested in solar and wind power projects mark. Richardson reporting data. She was a big drop just over nine percent. In the number of indiana students apply for federal student aid this year. Experts say that could mean a big red flag for college enrollment. The national college attainment network cracks festivus free applications for federal student aid. Morally keller is network director of technical assistance if the fastest running just under ten percent behind and faxes are very strong indicator about the likelihood to enroll in college. We may be getting set up for another significant drop in college. Enrollment this fall one speculations. Many students are holding off waiting to hear whether their preferred college will offer in person instruction next semester. And finally our lily bulky tells us a cohort of white people of means are transferred well to black lead food and land organizations across the nation as a form of reparations and restorative justice at the detroit black community food security network executive director maliki akini says woman from california called last year saying she wanted a sizeable portion of her inheritance to go to the organization. He akini recalls. She felt there was some lack of justice in how the money was acquired and she wanted to redirect it in the community one of the fundamental reasons that black brown and indigenous communities suffer food insecurity is because of dispossession of land. One of the things that gives the community. The ability to feed itself is having access to land to grow produce food. According to recent data white people own ninety eight percent of us farmland though. Many black americans have deep roots in farming. The story was produced with original reporting for ruth. Terry for yes media. This is mike clifford. Four public news service member allaster.

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