An updated report shows that a third of COVID-19 deaths in Alabama were associated with high community rates of uninsured, while a separate report shows that Black Alabamians and women make up a disproportionate percentage of low-wage workers without health insurance.
Alabama is one of 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid, and if the state were to do so, approximately 204,000 more, or nearly half of the state’s total uninsured, would gain health insurance, studies have estimated.
When Rachel Blakely talks about the day her house burned down in Malden, she has a good sense of humor.
She jokes about how she didn’t think the fire would get to town, how her son burned the tread off his tires going back into town too soon to see if their homes had survived, and how “stupidly” her little shed survived when everything around it burned.
But that humor goes away when she talks about the days after, when everything was uncertain, when she only had the clothes on her back, when she realized she didn’t have a home.
Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print.
With 17 reporters and editors, the department is one of the largest business-news operations at a newspaper in the country. Kim is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.
“Courtnay is a thoughtful, aspirational editor who knows our community well and wants to serve it with the best journalism,” said Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president of the Star
LONG GROVE, Illinois (WBBM) — What started out as a plumbing nightmare dragged on to an insurance nightmare – and now, a Long Grove family is suing their insurance company because they say they can’t get straight answers about their repairs.
They told CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas all about the stinky situation.
The Clays thought they had moved into their dream home.
“I thought that it was great,” said LaShawn Clay. “It was spacious enough for my family and I.”
But they say the seller never mentioned the septic problem that would rain on their parade a few
Mold can be hazardous to your health and your finances. (iStock)
Mold is a kind of fungus that grows when it’s around moisture. People are exposed to mold and its spores on a daily basis but that exposure is typically harmless in small doses. But if your home becomes a haven for mold, it could increase your risk of getting sick, especially if you’re allergic.
If mold is in your home, it’s often found in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, basement or crawl space. Unlike mildew, mold isn’t easily cleaned up with household cleaning products. Once you find
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