State relief plans take shape at New Mexico Legislature

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An economic relief package is taking shape at the New Mexico Legislature as a Senate panel endorsed a $600 rebate to low-income workers and a separate bill that would waive licensing fees on liquor stores.

Coast Guard searching Washington waters for downed plane

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) – A search is underway for a small plane that reportedly crashed Tuesday in the waters near Port Angeles, Washington, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard said on Twitter that a Cessna 170 with one man aboard was flying from Ketchikan, Alaska, …

Cal State won’t hike tuition amid pandemic hardships

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – The California State University says it won’t increase tuition this year amid pandemic-related hardships and adequate funding from the state, according to a newspaper report Tuesday. Chancellor Joseph Castro said at a meeting of the board of trustees that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal …

Federal food safety policy and personnel changes underway at FSIS, FDA, and CDC

Changes in federal food safety policy and personnel are occurring with the new Biden Administration — officials are talking about some, but not others. They left it to Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund to announce that the Biden government has officially withdrawn a pending rule by the previous administration that would have permanently allowed chicken……