Republicans have been using the issue to hit at Democrats for weeks, pointing to data suggesting that many schools are safe to open now and charging that the Biden administration is siding with teachers’ unions over science and the needs of American families.
A winter storm warning and advisories that reached all the way from the Mexican border to the Washington, D.C., area included most of Louisiana and Mississippi, northwestern Alabama and slivers of northern Georgia and South Carolina.
The storm that overwhelmed power grids and immobilized the Southern Plains carried heavy snow and freezing rain into New England and the Deep South and left behind painfully low temperatures. Wind-chill warnings extended from Canada into Mexico.
A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees advancing measures that will soon be combined into a single bill expected to clear the full House by the end of February.
President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, resetting his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a news release that an indictment accuses McCoy of letting a family member use a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe owned by the city. The indictment also charges the mayor with using his position to obtain extensions or waivers of $43,302 in utility charges and using a city account to make personal purchases valued at more than $643.
The U.S. Census Bureau said Friday it won't be delivering data used for redrawing congressional and state legislative districts until the end of September, causing headaches for state lawmakers and redistricting commissions facing deadlines to redraw districts this year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Unusually cold temperatures and slippery road conditions prompted officials in the Deep South to urge people to stay home Monday as the winter storms shut down roads, caused dozens of traffic accidents and claimed the life of a Louisiana man who fatally slipped on ice. A winter storm that brought...