Carpool lanes in California will no longer be available to clean-air vehicles

In a significant shift from a policy initiated in 1999, California’s carpool lanes may soon revert to being exclusive for vehicles meeting traditional carpool criteria, marking the end of a progressive era that championed clean-air vehicles. By September 30, 2025, the familiar maroon, green, and yellow stickers that have granted access to these lanes for … Read more

Lawmakers in New York, Illinois, and California Want to Increase Taxes

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau highlights a continuing trend: states like California, New York, and Illinois are witnessing a population exodus to red states such as Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia. The allure of lower taxes, affordable housing, and safer living conditions seems to be drawing Americans away from historically blue states, … Read more

The richest retirement community in America is a California city, according to a research

In a recent study released by Go Banking Rates in March, Rancho Palos Verdes emerged as the premier destination for affluent retirees, securing the top spot as America’s richest retirement town. Nestled along the picturesque coast near Torrance, Lomita, and San Pedro in Southern California, Rancho Palos Verdes boasts a median household income of $166,747, … Read more

US mortgage amounts have increased most in Maryland, according to a survey

In a recent conversation with WTOP’s Mike Murillo, WalletHub analyst Cassandra Happe sheds light on the dynamic mortgage landscape in Maryland. The state witnessed its average mortgage balance swell by 1.23% in the final quarter of 2023, marking the most significant quarterly increase across the United States. This surge propelled Maryland’s average mortgage balance to … Read more

The Maryland Job Ad Pay Transparency Bill is on its way to the governor’s desk

Maryland is poised to take a significant step towards addressing gender and racial wage disparities through a groundbreaking bill mandating pay transparency in job advertisements. This legislative move, aimed at enhancing wage equity, has received final approval and is now awaiting the signature of Governor Wes Moore (D). The bill, if enacted, positions Maryland alongside … Read more

Data problems for FAFSA? A lot of schools say they can’t handle information on time.

In a recent survey, a significant majority of colleges and universities expressed concerns about their ability to process student financial aid information due to ongoing delays with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The survey revealed that two-thirds of the institutions doubt their capability to manage the processing of financial aid data in … Read more

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Sawfish are spinning and dying in the water off of Florida as the search for survivors starts

In a striking development that has caught the attention of marine biologists and conservationists, the endangered smalltooth sawfish is exhibiting unusual behaviors and experiencing significant mortality rates in Florida’s waters. Known for their distinctive elongated snouts adorned with teeth, these ancient marine creatures, which have remained largely unchanged for millions of years, are now the … Read more

Missing Everett boy’s mother was charged with his murder

In a heartrending development out of Ridgefield, Washington, the mother of a 4-year-old boy, who had been reported missing from Everett, has been arrested in connection to the tragic death of her son. Janet Garcia, 27, of Lynnwood, Washington, faces severe charges including first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and first-degree assault of a child. Earlier the … Read more