Springfield schools allow police real-time access to security cameras; critics say deal ripe for abuse, surveillance

An agreement narrowly approved by the Springfield School Committee in April will give city police the ability to view live footage from school security cameras. The city is working to finalize the agreement, which proponents argue will give police a critical, real-time window into the schools in an emergency situation […]

Better ‘net access on the way across Vigo County

May 7—A collaborative effort involving the Vigo County School Corp., local and state government as well as private business will mean improved internet access for students countywide as well as the community overall. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was among the local and state dignitaries attending Thursday’s broadband infrastructure groundbreaking at […]

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Dakota Access pipeline to remain in operation despite calls for shutdown | Biden hopes to boost climate spending by $14B | White House budget proposes $1.4B for environmental justice

TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, your source for the day’s energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rachel Frazin at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin. Reach Zack Budryk at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter: @BudrykZack. Signup for our newsletter and others HERE.  Today the Biden […]

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn’t shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country

HAPPY TUESDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin. Signup for our newsletter and others HERE.  HOW […]

Amid access hurdles, grassroots efforts underway to get COVID-19 vaccine to at-risk people of color

Donis Hernández spent three hours Wednesday trying to register his 77-year-old father for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The Las Vegas construction worker and his dad have been waiting for this moment. Hernández works at construction sites, where four of his co-workers have contracted COVID-19. He worries about his dad, who […]

Missouri lawmakers ask state education leaders to ‘step up’ when it comes to making sure students have internet access

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) – There are thousands of Missouri students attending class this fall online, either because it’s their only option, or it’s the choice their family made because of the pandemic. Lawmakers grilled state school leaders Thursday about what they’re doing to help make sure those students have […]