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2022-08-15 22:17:51
by Kate Michael
Analysts Consider Areas of US-Japan Collaboration for Energy, Environmental Risk Reduction

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are two countries known for protecting and promoting leading-edge technologies, but given lessons... Read More

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are two countries known for protecting and promoting leading-edge technologies, but given lessons learned over the past few years, “just having innovation is not sufficient,” according to Tatsuya Terazawa, chairman and CEO of... Read More

2022-08-15 20:37:02
by Tom Ramstack
FBI Warns of Violent Threats After Search of Trump’s Home

WASHINGTON — The FBI is warning this week about the increased risk of politically motivated "violent threats" following the Aug.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The FBI is warning this week about the increased risk of politically motivated "violent threats" following the Aug. 8 search of former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. Many of the threats are directed at law enforcement and government... Read More

2022-08-15 19:43:36
by Dan McCue
$44M Available From DOE for Innovation in Geothermal Sector

WASHINGTON — Up to $44 million is being made available for projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation... Read More

WASHINGTON — Up to $44 million is being made available for projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation in enhanced geothermal energy systems, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday. The funding opportunity is being managed by the... Read More

2022-08-15 19:00:44
by TWN Staff
REPORT: Health Equity Depends on What Happens at the Ballot Box

The Tennessee Justice Center has authored a policy brief that explains the cyclic relationship between voting and health, as well... Read More

The Tennessee Justice Center has authored a policy brief that explains the cyclic relationship between voting and health, as well as the impact of politics on health care.   According to the brief, voting creates a sense of belonging to... Read More

2022-08-15 18:50:30
by Dan McCue
Comment Period Extended on Gulf Wind Energy Proposal

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the deadline to make comments on two potential wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the deadline to make comments on two potential wind energy areas in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf to Sept. 2. Previously the deadline for responses and comments had... Read More

2022-08-15 18:23:53
by Dan McCue
Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy... Read More

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy and sets limits on fossil fuel use. The Massachusetts state Legislature passed the bill at a time when the federal... Read More

2022-08-15 16:30:33
by Dan McCue
Ford Makes ‘Largest Renewable Energy Purchase’ With DTE Energy

DETROIT — The Ford Motor Company has signed an agreement to purchase 650 MW of solar power from Michigan utility... Read More

DETROIT — The Ford Motor Company has signed an agreement to purchase 650 MW of solar power from Michigan utility DTE Energy in a bid to make the car maker’s Michigan operations carbon free by 2025 — a full decade... Read More

2022-08-15 16:19:46
by Dan McCue
Schatz, Case and Tokuda Prevail in Hawaiian Primaries

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Ed Case, incumbent Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz, and Hawaii’s current Democratic Lt. Gov.... Read More

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Ed Case, incumbent Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz, and Hawaii’s current Democratic Lt. Gov. Josh Green won their respective primary contests on Saturday. The state’s top vote getter on Saturday was Schatz, who was... Read More

2022-08-14 14:24:41
by Dan McCue
Gunshots, Suicide Roil East Capitol Street Sunday Morning

WASHINGTON - A Delaware man drove his car into the vehicle barricane at East Capitol Street and Second Street early... Read More

WASHINGTON - A Delaware man drove his car into the vehicle barricane at East Capitol Street and Second Street early Sunday morning, firing several shots into the air before turning his weapon on himself. The man has been identified as... Read More

2022-08-13 23:15:23
by Dan McCue
Alaskans to Get First Taste of Ranked Choice Voting

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure... Read More

WASHINGTON — Alaskans heading to the polls for the state’s primary election on Tuesday will get their first, limited exposure to ranked choice voting in a special House election taking place the same day, and featuring Republicans Sarah Palin and... Read More

2022-08-13 16:22:05
by Dan McCue
Cheney Continues to Fight Long Odds Heading Into Wyoming Primary

WASHINGTON —If the polls are right, this primary Tuesday will be Trump retribution day in Wyoming. By a quirk of... Read More

WASHINGTON —If the polls are right, this primary Tuesday will be Trump retribution day in Wyoming. By a quirk of the calendar and fate, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is the last of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach... Read More

2022-08-13 15:42:42
by Dan McCue
House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Sends on to President

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday afternoon gave its approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, delivering a significant victory to President Joe Biden. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. In a tweet from... Read More

2022-08-13 15:40:46
by Madeline Hughes
More Broadband Money Goes to Tribal Lands

WASHINGTON — Five Native American tribes in New Mexico received $146 million Thursday to expand broadband to their residents. “This... Read More

WASHINGTON — Five Native American tribes in New Mexico received $146 million Thursday to expand broadband to their residents. “This award will provide vital infrastructure and will allow Santo Domingo Pueblo community members to have access to critical infrastructure needed... Read More

2022-08-12 21:16:25
by Dan McCue
FBI Seized ‘Top Secret’ Documents from Trump Home

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in South Florida unsealed the search warrant that initiated a law enforcement raid on former President Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home on Monday, revealing for the first time that the FBI is investigating him for... Read More

2022-08-12 21:10:09
by Tom Ramstack
Mistrial in Michigan Water Contamination Lawsuit Blamed on Jury Stress

FLINT, Mich. — A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in a lawsuit over contamination of the Flint, Michigan, water... Read More

FLINT, Mich. — A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in a lawsuit over contamination of the Flint, Michigan, water supply after jurors who were unable to reach a verdict told him they were too stressed to continue. After nearly... Read More

2022-08-12 21:05:37
by Dan McCue
What the Latest COVID Guidance Means for Back to School

WASHINGTON — A hit in the early 1970s featured children in its final refrain singing, “no more pencils, no more... Read More

WASHINGTON — A hit in the early 1970s featured children in its final refrain singing, “no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks.” If the song were updated this year, Alice Cooper might be tempted to have... Read More

2022-08-12 21:02:38
by Dan McCue
Dominion Energy Pilot Project Advances Solar With Storage Technology

POWHATAN, Va. — Dominion Energy successfully completed an energy storage pilot project last week that could extend the reach of... Read More

POWHATAN, Va. — Dominion Energy successfully completed an energy storage pilot project last week that could extend the reach of solar power in the mid-Atlantic region. The pilot project was carried out at the Scott Solar facility in Powhatan, which... Read More

2022-08-12 18:13:45
by Madeline Hughes
DC Circuit Court Upholds FCC Spectrum Reallocation

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday solidified the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to reallocate spectrum that... Read More

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday solidified the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to reallocate spectrum that went largely unused. "I am pleased with the court's decision, which upholds the FCC's broad authority to manage the nation's... Read More

Trump Home Search: Judge Deciding on Unsealing the Warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge was to decide as soon as Friday whether to grant the Department of Justice's... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge was to decide as soon as Friday whether to grant the Department of Justice's request to unseal the warrant that authorized the FBI to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. Attorney General Merrick Garland... Read More

2022-08-11 21:38:00
by Madeline Hughes
FTC Probes Stricter Data Privacy Rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is asking the public if they’d like more privacy shields to protect them from... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is asking the public if they’d like more privacy shields to protect them from “commercial surveillance” and poor data security. The commission announced an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Thursday that kicks off the... Read More

2022-08-11 20:44:57
by Tom Ramstack
US-Iranian Relations Strained by Alleged Assassination Plot

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged an Iranian citizen Wednesday with trying to murder former National Security Advisor John Bolton... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department charged an Iranian citizen Wednesday with trying to murder former National Security Advisor John Bolton in a dispute once again inflaming tensions between the United States and Iran. The murder-for-hire plot was retaliation for the... Read More

2022-08-11 20:41:53
by Dan McCue
CDC Streamlines COVID Guidelines, Dropping Quarantine, Other Recommendations

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping its recommendation that Americans quarantine... Read More

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping its recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. Instead it is urging those who know they’ve been... Read More

2022-08-11 20:38:59
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Files Motion to Unseal Search Warrant, Receipt From Trump Raid

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Monday’s raid on the Palm Beach, Florida, home of former President Donald Trump, announcing that the Justice Department has filed a motion in the federal court in South Florida to... Read More

2022-08-11 19:38:30
by Dan McCue
Three Firms Share in $500K Prize Aimed at Harnessing Energy From the Sea

WASHINGTON — Maiden Wave Energy, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of three winners of a federal contest to come up... Read More

WASHINGTON — Maiden Wave Energy, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of three winners of a federal contest to come up with unique ways to capture marine energy to power hurricane-monitoring systems. The company, which filed its first patent for an... Read More

2022-08-11 17:20:56
by Dan McCue
Administration Directs $2.2B to Help Urban and Rural Communities Upgrade Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced this morning that it is directing $2.2 billion in grant money to urban and rural communities to help foster their efforts to modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports and intermodal infrastructure. The money is... Read More

2022-08-11 13:00:28
by Tom Ramstack
White House Revises Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy

WASHINGTON — The White House is rearranging its monkeypox response with a strategy for stretching the supply of vaccines and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The White House is rearranging its monkeypox response with a strategy for stretching the supply of vaccines and with new leadership on its task force. The new strategy announced Tuesday calls for two injections of the vaccine but... Read More

2022-08-11 12:59:18
by Madeline Hughes
FCC Rejects Subsidies for Musk’s Starlink, LTD Broadband

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission officially denied applications from SpaceX to deploy Starlink satellites to help bridge the broadband... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission officially denied applications from SpaceX to deploy Starlink satellites to help bridge the broadband gap and from another company, LTD Broadband, that would expand its wireless internet. “After careful legal, technical and policy review,... Read More

2022-08-11 12:58:01
by Dan McCue
Hawaiian Voters to Punch General Election Tickets on Saturday

HONOLULU — Though no one expects Hawaii to reject its deep blue heritage on Saturday and send a crop of... Read More

HONOLULU — Though no one expects Hawaii to reject its deep blue heritage on Saturday and send a crop of Republicans on to electoral glory in November, Saturday’s primary does have an air of change about it.The decision by Rep.... Read More

2022-08-11 12:55:50
by Alexa Hornbeck
Some in Drug Industry Fear Inflation Reduction Act Could Hinder Drug Innovation

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed the roughly $740 billion tax, climate and health care package known as the Inflation Reduction... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed the roughly $740 billion tax, climate and health care package known as the Inflation Reduction Act on Aug. 7, by a vote of 51-50. The massive package includes provisions to reduce drug costs for patients... Read More

2022-08-10 16:06:29
by Dan McCue
Trump Pleads Fifth in New York Deposition

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump invoked his right against self-incrimination Wednesday during a deposition in the New York... Read More

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump invoked his right against self-incrimination Wednesday during a deposition in the New York attorney general’s office. Trump traveled to New York City from his home and golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to... Read More

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