Hasty Senate Vote on Inflation-Reduction Bill - Amid heated arguments and recriminations, Democrats in the U.S. Senate are rushing to push through a vote on the inflation-reduction bill. The vote is planned for the next few hours, in time for summer recess. Although Democrats believe they have the votes to pass it, there is still jockeying in among ranks over taxes on big business. José López Zamorano brings us the details from Washington.
Farmworkers March Across California for Voting Rights - Dozens of agricultural workers are beginning a 24-day trek to Sacramento, California’s capital. The miles-long march, which follows in the footsteps of Delano’s historic 1966 pilgrimage to Sacramento, is geared to pressure Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill that would give farmworkers the option of voting by mail in union elections. Esther Quintanilla, a reporter for KVPR public radio in Fresno and part of the Central Valley News Collaborative, reports from the kickoff of the march in Delano.
Volunteers Go Through Speedy Training to Put Out Wildfires in Colorado - Pressed by a season of extreme heat and drought, a group of volunteers are doing urgent training in the mountains of Colorado to prevent and fight wildfires. The federal government is providing millions in funding to improve the nation’s emergency response to weather disasters based on the idea that more disastrous wildfires are inevitable. Rossana Longo-Better visited the training center and reports from Boulder, Colorado.