^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Despite being the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado still doesn’t have a certified marijuana workers’ union. That could change, though, if a National Labor Relations Board hearing goes […]

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks to a news conference as the Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws for LGBTQ people, a top priority of President Joe Biden, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. […]

Text size Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Kevin Dietsch -Pool/Getty Images Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday that the recovery has “a long way to go,” though economists are focused on how much stimulus could be too much. The Fed has used its policy arsenal—setting short-term rates near […]

Instacart says it’ll provide a $25 stipend to workers who get the COVID-19 shots. And Trader Joe’s said employees get two hours’ pay for each shot. As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots. Instacart Inc., the grocery […]

FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo the Dollar General store is pictured in Luther, Okla. As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots. Dollar General is one of the first major companies to announce extra pay […]

ATLANTA – Campaigns and outside groups are making a final push to turn out election-weary Georgians whose votes will determine control of the U.S. Senate. More than 2.3 million people — nearly half the turnout of last month’s presidential election — had already cast their ballots early, in person or […]

Vice President Pence will travel at least five days a week and ramp up to at least two campaign rallies each day as part of a “very aggressive schedule” in the final days before the election, Pence chief of staff Marc Short told reporters on a call Monday. Pence will visit seven […]

(Bloomberg) — Florida reported its highest-ever increase of Covid-19 cases, 15,300, or a 6% rise compared to a 4.8% average over the last week. Reported deaths dropped to 44, from 95 the day before. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school […]

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country. New York reported 677 new cases, in line with daily rises in the last week, and five deaths. South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the […]