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Unemployment benefits will run out for millions of American workers now that Congress failed to pass an extension for another year. The Labor Department estimates that 635,000 people could lose all benefits by December 11th with more than 1.6 million losing them by Christmas. The Unemployment Bill, along with an extension of the Bush tax cuts, is among the hottest issues in the lame duck session of Congress that started on Monday. Extending unemployment benefits would have cost the country another $12 billion. The tax cut extension could cost $3.7 trillion over the next decade.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.