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Comment: You know whose deposits aren’t safe? The unbanked.
Some 6 million Americans have no access to bank services. A new federal program is working to change that.
Comment: AI, deepfakes may offer advantage to old-school media
With deepfakes raising doubts about social media, the is ‘legacy’ media’s chance to regain lost ground.
Comment: Nonprofit offers access to free, low-cost medications
A program, created by the state Legislature, assures low- and moderate-income patients get the medications they need.
Comment: State must bolster poorly funded public defense system
Sixty years after the Gideon decision, funding and support for the right to counsel is failing in Washington state.
Comment: McCarthy pushing U.S. closer toward debt ceiling cliff
The House Speaker’s vague letter to President Biden seems to want Biden to guess at GOP demands.
Comment: What corporate America gets about ESG that GOP doesn’t
A credit rating agency may soon downgrade companies that aren’t prepared for climate change. It’s all about business.
Comment: Another shakeout is coming for shopping malls
Problems for regional banks could make things more difficult for debt-laden mid-tier malls.
Comment: The kids are not all right; improve mental health care
More teens and pre-teens are being admitted to acute care facilities at a time of shrinking resources.
Comment: Israel’s democracy faces more tests ahead
Protesters, institutions and business have shown democracy’s strength, but Palestinians are still left out.
Comment: Twitter’s ‘Chief Twit’ taking gamble by not paying rent
A company that stops paying its bills — such as $14 million in back rent — takes a significant hit to reputational capital.
Comment: Lawmakers risk second lawsuit over special education
Legislative funding proposals for special education fall far short of what school districts are due.
Comment: SNAP food aid needs reforms; work mandate isn’t one
Adding older Americans to its work requirement won’t save much money and won’t prompt many to find work.
Comment: UN should call out Putin’s move of nukes to Belarus
China’s Xi, who just met with Putin, can’t be happy that Russia is escalating the stakes over Ukraine.
Comment: Republican’s patience with Trump may not be assured
Depending on which charges he faces and the reaction to them, his support could ebb, starting with independents.
Comment: We need to stop trying to beat computers at their game
We can’t match the machines on output or speed. And we shouldn’t try. Let humans do the human stuff.
Comment: Why Trump’s detour in the bosom of chaos matters
Porn star Stormy Daniels may come out of this with more integrity than Trump could ever muster.
Comment: Yours is not your father’s climate change
Your experience of climate change depends on your generation and that of your children and grandchildren.
Comment: Hydro remains key to our next ‘Great Electrification’
Moving to a carbon-free electrical grid will rely on all sources of clean energy, especially hydropower.
Comment: Legislation could threaten access to telehealth
A bill to protect consumers’ health data could inadvertently undermine teleheath services.
Comment: Arkansas makes it easier to hire kids at slaughterhouses
When teens as young as 13 were found cleaning meatpacking plants, Arkansas eased its child labor laws.