Commission asks lawmakers for upgrades in antiquated emergency system

A statewide commission is urging state lawmakers to approve a package of bills upgrading the state’s 9-1-1 system which is now over 50 years old.

Federal contract workers say the continuing government shutdown is taking a toll

Federal contract employees such as janitors and security guards don’t receive backpay. This means that once the government shutdown is over, they won’t receive any form of payment.