Amanda Peacher

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Biden wants to give workers more flexibility to change jobs or move between states

Jul 8, 2021
The White House says noncompete agreements affect more than 30 million people.
The administration wants to curtail what are called noncompete agreements, contracts that bar employees from going to work for the competition.
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Some teachers say they're too burned out to teach summer school

Jul 7, 2021
Some programs are offering bonuses to try to lure teachers back to the classroom this summer.
What might that mean for teacher retention in the fall?
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Ticket sales return to help zoos, aquariums pay bills

Jul 6, 2021
When zoos and aquariums closed their doors because of COVID, they still had to cover the cost of feeding and caring for animals.
Facilities that feature animals had to keep functioning during the pandemic, even though ticket sales stopped.
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In Vienna, public housing is affordable and desirable

May 3, 2021
Nearly 3 in 5 Viennese live in "social housing," and many say it's one reason the city ranks high in quality of life.
Social housing is subsidized by a tax on every Austrian paycheck, amounting to the equivalent of almost $300 million a year for Vienna.
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The government dropped grazing fees again. Are ranchers getting a good deal?

Mar 5, 2019
Grazing fees on public lands were dropped to the lowest amount allowed under federal law.
Grazing fees on public lands were dropped to the lowest amount allowed under federal law.
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