Finally: Blumenthal, Murphy Call For Infrastructure Spending — CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are calling for major federal spending on roads, bridges, highways, rails, ports, and public transportation. The Democrats are planning to join with construction workers and businesses Monday to highlight the kinds of jobs they say will help support families. The press conference is scheduled…

via US Sens. Blumenthal, Murphy Call For Infrastructure Spending — CBS Connecticut

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Rocky Mountains ski resorts delay Thanksgiving openings — KRQE News 13

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Ski resorts in Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have been forced to delay opening for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend or have few ski runs open because unseasonably warm weather limited their ability to make man-made snow. In Wyoming, resorts at Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole were not predicting Wednesday…

via Rocky Mountains ski resorts delay Thanksgiving openings — KRQE News 13

Watch out for counterfeit bills as you shop for the holidays — WKRN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – With the holiday shopping season approaching, merchants and even consumers may want to make sure the money they are receiving is real. Counterfeit cash is on the rise in Middle Tennessee. Bogus bills have been dropping like leaves. Tony Gaines, owner of Sweet T’s BBQ & Catering, told News 2 he…

via Watch out for counterfeit bills as you shop for the holidays — WKRN.com

Trump’s Obamacare repeal: What’s in and what’s out — KRQE News 13

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) — Republicans have voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times since it passed in 2010, but President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to be the man who finally declares the program dead. In fact, Trump promised during the campaign to undo the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on day one in office. After the…

via Trump’s Obamacare repeal: What’s in and what’s out — KRQE News 13

150 customs agents deployed to Texas border

(CNN) — US Customs and Border Protection is sending 150 extra agents to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas as authorities report a surge in the number of undocumented children and families trying to cross into the United States from Mexico, the agency said Saturday. In October, 46,195 people were apprehended on the border,…

via 150 customs agents deployed to Texas border — WQAD.com

Miami Considering Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes In Zika Fight — CBS Miami

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Officials in Miami trying to stop the outbreak of Zika are exploring the use of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that prevent the insects’ ability to transmit the virus. CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald reports that Florida’s surgeon general has been notified that Miami-Dade County may try using mosquitoes infected with…

via Miami Considering Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes In Zika Fight — CBS Miami

Trump Win Fuels Birth Control Donations at Planned Parenthood — Finally a solid reason to GIVE BACK !

Planned Parenthood is reporting a spike in donations and demand for long-acting contraceptives since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president while abortion foes hope to gain momentum in their quest to cut public funding to the women’s health organization. Officials with Planned Parenthood said its patrons are worried about the impact of a Trump presidency…

via Trump Win Fuels Donations, IUD Demand at Planned Parenthood — Fortune