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This stream is supported by advertisers and contributions by follow us on facebook twitter and graham 's the public service newscast february the twenty fifth twenty twenty one by a bill advancing in the minnesota house would establish a statewide paid family. Leave program are mike born 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 partial 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 your bookstore survive. Twenty twenty supporters say the fund would help working families deal with long term effects of the crisis and could help reduce staff turnover but senate republicans site the cost for small business owners and note that many employers offer their own plans. The bell 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 that from politico 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 bhai nominated three people to fill open seats on the board that determines post pastors fate. Would that come see opportunity to get rid of the joy and an election. In washington's largest city aimed at making elections better reflect the will of voters is getting some new funding. Worn that from eric. Take it off the center for election. Science is making seventy thousand dollar grant to seattle approves and four other groups around the country. Seattle approves wants to change the city's primary elections so that voters select all the candidates they support rather than just one. Logan bowers ran for seattle city council and twenty 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 their votes going to be split and then both candidates will lose and so the net was also that if 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 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 bake 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 would supply cities in arizona. California nevada over lines previously used by the retired navajo generating station but gary wachner with the group save. The colorado says falling water levels will make the colorado river basin. An unreliable source of water is trying to build billions of dollars worth the infrastructure in this lake in the system. That is clearly in severe decline. It's strange way to try to generate with years murder faster easier ways generous than from stories hydro. The permit gives the developer daybreak. 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 new data. Shows 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 networks director of technical assistance if the fastest already 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. When speculation as many students are holding off waiting to hear whether their preferred college will offer in person instruction 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 detroit black community food security network executive director maliki akini says a white woman from california called last year saying she wanted a sizeable portion of her inheritance to go to the organization keeney recalls. She felt there was some lack of justice in how the money was acquired and she.

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