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Funds for clean school buses coming to hundreds of districts, White House says 

The Biden administration has announced nearly $1 billion in funding to help 530 school districts across 47 states and the District of Columbia purchase over 3,400 clean school buses, with a significant portion directed toward low-income, rural, and tribal communities to improve air quality and create economic opportunities.

‘Are nursing homes our only option?’ These centers offer older adults an alternative.

PACE centers, like Ascension Living Alexian PACE in Chattanooga, Tennessee, offer government-funded medical care and social services to older adults, allowing them to remain at home while receiving comprehensive support, a model that’s gaining traction nationwide for its potential cost savings and enhanced quality of life compared to traditional nursing home care.

March jobs report shows strong labor market with job gains in health care and government

In a robust continuation of economic growth, the U.S. economy added 303,000 jobs in March, sustaining an unemployment rate below 4% for 26 consecutive months, signaling enduring strength in the labor market. Analysts highlight the significant job gains in healthcare and government sectors and celebrate the return of the hospitality and leisure sector to pre-pandemic employment levels, marking a milestone in the ongoing recovery.

NC presidential pardon highlights marijuana reform

A man from North Carolina serving a long sentence for selling drugs has received a presidential pardon, which sparked discussions about long sentences for marijuana-related offenses. As President Joe Biden grants forgiveness to James Michael Barber, advocates for changing the current drug laws emphasize the need for broader reforms for marijuana-related charges.

Paul Armentano, deputy director of the advocacy group known as NORML, said the significance of presidential pardons is important.