Emily Boucher, a nurse in Abingdon, became the first person in Virginia's Appalachian region to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of Ballad Health; Graphic by COURIER.
‘An Incredibly Hopeful Day’ : Ballad Distributes First Vaccine Batch in Abingdon

ABINGDON- The pandemic isn't over but Tuesday was a step in the right direction.

Rep. Golden Announces New Veteran Care Program Coming to Maine

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) advocated to get a new 24-bed program that can help veterans with rehab in-state.

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Rep. Andy Kim Calls for Ballots Drop Boxes to Keep All Voters Safe

New Jersey voters can drop their ballots in drop boxes this election. While the coronavirus pandemic in the United States slowly improves every day, the country isn’t out of the clear just yet. But with the general election less than two months away, how will people cast their votes without catching COVID-19? Rep. Andy Kim...

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Rep. Finkenauer Announces Nearly $14 Million for Iowa Airport

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) said the funding would be used for repairs and would help create new jobs during the pandemic.

Virginia Advances Legislation to Make It Easier to Cast an Absentee Ballot

The General Election is only 71 days away and Virginia is expecting a major increase in mail-in ballots.

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Rep. Rouda Helping Veterans Claim Delayed Benefits During Pandemic

The Orange County Veterans Service Office (OCVSO) has been severely understaffed during the coronavirus pandemic, with only three out of seven staff positions filled. That has led to long wait times for veterans trying to claim their benefits.  Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) has teamed up with other legislators to express their concerns, sending a letter...

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Rep. Underwood Introduces Bill to Help Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine

Immunization rates have dropped to dangerously low levels during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Rep. Lauren Underwood has teamed up with other lawmakers to reverse this decline.  Underwood introduced legislation that would prepare for the eventual creation of COVID-19 vaccine and encourage the community to use...