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SBA program upended in wake of Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

A judge struck down a provision of a federal program meant to help minority-owned businesses, a ruling that could imperil other programs that benefit underrepresented groups

Is Broadband Affordable for Middle-Class Families? How’s Your State Doing?

Maps show that the availability of low-cost options varies across the U.S.

An Eastern Oregon effort to join Idaho reflects the growing American divide

12 counties want to become a part of Idaho, where the legislature may sign on.

CBS Sunday Morning – Plying their trades Not everyone is interested in a white collar job or college degree (or in racking up student loan debt).

“Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel meets plumbers, apprentices and mechanics about their chosen professions, who talk about their blue collar work and how it’s perceived by others.

The movement to shrink Oregon and expand Idaho

In a state dominated by progressive politics, some residents in rural Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains want to move the border so that their counties become part of Idaho, a more conservative state that more closely aligns with their values.

Proposed Overtime Rule Could Cost Businesses Up to $664 Million

The rule is a win for employees: Millions of new workers would be eligible for overtime. But it’ll come at a cost to businesses.

A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

The results show the power of cash transfers to reduce homelessness.

Emergency child care funding is about to end. Expect more daycares to hike prices, close.

Child care has long been unaffordable and inaccessible for many Americans, costing parents over $10,000 per year on average while more than half of the population lives in “child care deserts” with insufficient supply.

Pod save (rural) America: Megan Torgerson is reframing the place she grew up in – Dagmar, Montana

Reframing Rural’s mission is to share stories of people and places in rural America in an effort to celebrate culture, preserve history and cultivate curiosity and conversation across geographic, class and cultural divides.

EDA receives 378 applications for Tech Hubs competition

In total, 48 states and three territories submitted 378 Tech Hubs Phase 1 applications.