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Brent Woodie

Management

Education Department to Conduct Thorough Title IX Review, Propose Changes

The process aims to address sexual assault, gender equity and LGBTQ rights as well as amendments issued by the Trump administration, officials said.

Health & Human Services

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Vetoes Anti-transgender Bill

The legislation would prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth.

Tech & Data

Report: Small Landlords Face Dramatic Drop in Rent Payments

In a study of two cities, 60% of renters paid in full in June 2020 compared with 77% the same month in 2019.

Tech & Data

29% of Adults Have Debt in Collections, Report Finds

An analysis by the Urban Institute shows a disproportionate amount of debt in collections is held by communities of color and residents of southern states.

Public Safety

Survey: 22% of Americans Have Experienced a Hate Crime

Although Americans of all races report experiencing hate crimes, Black and multiracial people experienced the most and white respondents the least, according to a new report.

Tech & Data

Which States Have the Lowest and Highest Tax Burdens?

The state with the largest total tax burden has more than double the smallest, a new ranking finds, but there is great variation in tax collection throughout the states.

Public Safety

Georgia Senate Approves Bill to Ease Gun Restrictions

The bill, which comes just two weeks after mass shootings at spas in the Atlanta area, would allow people from outside Georgia to carry concealed weapons in the state.

Finance

Survey: Half of Black and Latina Women on the Brink of Poverty

Women of color said they have had barely enough to pay for food, housing and child care during the pandemic.

Finance

Gallup: Americans’ Anxiety About Energy Prices, Supply Sharply Rises

In the organization’s latest poll, 73% of those surveyed say they worry a “great deal/fair amount” about the availability and affordability of energy.

Tech & Data

U.S. Homeownership Rate Rising, But Still Lower Than Peak

After years of declines in the wake of the Great Recession, homeownership rates rebounded in recent years, according to Census Bureau data.

Management

Share of Remote Workers Comfortable Returning to Office Rises, Survey Finds

But the results also suggest most people want to see their coworkers vaccinated before going back.

Health & Human Services

Americans Grow More Confident in Safety of In-person Religious Services, Poll Finds

But the number of people attending church on Easter Sunday in early April will likely be down compared to normal, the results also show.

Health & Human Services

A Troubling Rise in Drug Overdose Deaths Among Latinos

New research finds drug-related fatalities have been climbing for Latinos nationwide and in California and suggests policymakers should focus more on the issue.

Tech & Data

Survey: White Parents Less Optimistic Than Others About Outlook for Kids in U.S.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation poll also found that relatively few parents of any race or ethnicity believe all kids have equal opportunities to succeed and thrive as adults.

Management

New Connecticut Law Will Ban Discrimination Based On Hairstyles

The state is the eighth to enact legislation to address hair discrimination historically associated with race.

Tech & Data

Poll: Over Three-Quarters of Parents Support School Reopening

The finding comes as many students across the country have not regularly attended in-person classes since early last year.

Tech & Data

Poll Finds Distrust in Covid Information From State Leaders

It also suggests few people rely on state and local government websites as primary sources of information about the pandemic.

Finance

The Cities Where Americans Paid Off the Most Credit Card Debt Last Year

As the pandemic put a damper on many activities, people reduced balances by a record sum, a new study finds.

Tech & Data

The Hours Americans Reclaimed by Sitting Less in Traffic

As the pandemic cut the amount of commuters and other motorists on the road last year, drivers nationwide saved over 3 billion hours compared to 2019, according to new estimates.