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$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that they need time to digest the massive bill.

With evictions resuming, tenants scramble for assistance

BOSTON (AP) — The eviction system, which saw a dramatic drop in cases before a federal moratorium expired over the weekend, rumbled back into action Monday, with activists girding for the first of what could be millions of tenants to be tossed onto the streets as the delta variant of the coronavirus surges.

CDC can’t stop evictions, as Biden calls on states to act

The White House said Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was “unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium” and asked that states and local governments put in policies to keep renters in their homes.

6 local things our editors love this August

Nonalcoholic beer, a new book, vegan conchitas, espresso lemonade and more in this month's hot list.

Nonalcoholic beer, a new book, vegan conchitas, espresso lemonade and more in this month's hot list.