Bill for $18 minimum wage clears first hurdle

State legislators voted Monday to pass a historic bill raising the minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2026 through the Senate Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, the first step in a long process to make to bill a reality.

Record COVID-19 case counts prompt DOH pivot

Faced with record COVID-19 case counts, the state Department of Health is temporarily limiting release of the data they collect and suspending the processing of negative cases.