Amtrak to furlough 2,000 employees in October, members of Congress urge to stop it

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Illinois Congressman Daniel Lipinski says he’s upset by how Amtrak is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. “Amtrak’s announcement that they will furlough over 2,000 employees on Oct. 1 is extremely disappointing,” Lipinski said. Lipinski says his fellow lawmakers need to act. “Congress needs to act quickly to prevent furloughs and avoid long […]

Cindy McCain details husband’s friendship with Biden for DNC

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close friendship with her late husband, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. She’s just the latest Republican to join in the convention, after […]

Biden, once an orator, reaches for rhetorical flourish again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early months of Joe Biden’s third White House bid were marked with uneven debate performances and winding town halls in Iowa and New Hampshire. That contrast to the loquacious, eloquent young senator who first sought the presidency 33 years ago, struck even some friendly Democrats and fed the Republican narrative that […]

Delaware thrust into unlikely starring role in 2020 campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware isn’t a swing state. It has three electoral votes. Driving its entire length, from Pennsylvania to Maryland, takes only a little more than an hour and a half. But the state has an unexpected starring role in the presidential race as the coronavirus keeps presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden away […]

Freebie Friday: Free programs to look into this summer

From landing a job to summer travel, there are some great free programs to be aware of this summer. We are stretching your dollar this Freebie Friday with a look at what’s happening.

Amtrak to cut back on its longer routes because of virus

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Amtrak will cut service later this year on most of its long-distance routes nationwide to three times a week instead of the current daily service because ridership has fallen significantly during the coronavirus pandemic. Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said Wednesday that the cuts will take effect Oct. 1 and remain in […]

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