As crimes rise, battles rage on about police funding

(WASHINGTON) -- When President Joe Biden said "the answer" to nationwide crime surges was to fund police, he reignited intense debate on defunding police departments."The answer," Biden said in his State of the Union speech on March 1, "is not to defund the police.... Read More.

Bill backs up new 988 suicide prevention line with funding

(WASHINGTON) -- In advance of the rollout of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's new three-digit number, legislators have announced a bill to help fund its implementation.The bill includes federal funding and guidance for states and localities preparing for the July launch, including mental health... Read More.

Vice President Harris boosts HBCU funding following bomb threats

(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Kamala Harris is set to announce that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be eligible for new grant funding following a series of bomb threats made against them.The Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program under the Department... Read More.