As California struggles to contain the largest fire in state history, more than 2,000 inmates have volunteered to fight the flames. Offering just $1 an hour, the state has long encouraged low-level prisoners to risk their lives and serve alongside professional firefighters, who earn nearly $74,000 a year on average. Firefighting, along with less life-threatening trades like plumbing, welding, and cosmetology, is one of ...read more.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order Monday prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any "entity," including employers, if someone objects to the... read more .