As many of our readers noticed, The NewStandard has had trouble sending the Daily Dispatch over the past several days. This was due to an unforeseen critical problem with our mail server following a major upgrade meant to make the mailings go much smoother. We believe we have everything in working order now, so there should be no further disruptions of the Dispatch, which most of you have missed.
But this whole time, we've been publishing away, so if you haven't visited the site, you've missed a lot. Here's a clipping from our archives to help you get caught up:
A health-policy organization is warning that millions of seniors and people with disabilities will soon be hit with high out-of-pocket drug expenses under the new Medicare plan.
Constitutional law experts and civil rights advocates are slamming the latest legislative proposal from US Senator Arlen Specter to address the governmentâ€™s warrantless wiretapping program.
A congressional investigative report yesterday implicated several federally funded organizations in offering bad information about supposed "dangers" of abortions.
Long denied the protections and benefits of employment, â€œindependent contractors,â€� on whom the shipping company has imposed an â€œentrepreneurial spirit,â€� say theyâ€™ve had enough hampered independence.
Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, union and wage stories... @ Flight attendants threaten â€œCHAOSâ€� @ CA newspaper staff walks out @ Sate minimum wage raises @ Mine safety position questioned
Starting next year, Illinois will provide additional tax breaks to companies that build near affordable housing units or public-transportation routes, in a move legislators say will continue to attract new companies and new jobs to the state while also reducing sprawl.
The top one percent wealthiest Americans enjoyed an increase in income far greater than the rest of the populationâ€™s from 2003 to 2004, according to an analysis released this week by a progressive think tank.
Sierra Club is going after the EPA for easing the restrictions the Agency imposes on municipal waste combustors that emit dangerous toxins.
Youth- and civil-rights advocates are speaking out against the rising presence of cops on campuses and administration complicity in what critics call a school-to-prison pipeline.
We also published many dozens of In Other News bulletins, including daily coverage of the Israel-Lebanon crisis.