Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Inflation Is On the Rise in the U.S.

Friday, July 16, 2021

As cities and states across the country reopen, inflation is on the rise.


Tigray Rebels Gain Ground in Ethiopian Conflict

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Earlier this week, rebel forces claimed that they captured Alamata, the major town in the southern part of Tigray.


Pollution from the Cane Sugar Harvest in Florida is Making Residents Sick

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Residents in western Palm Beach Country are challenging sugar companies with a lawsuit in federal court claiming that pollution from cane burning is damaging their health.


A Record Number of Rural Hospitals Closed During the Pandemic

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Since 2010, 138 hospitals in rural communities have closed, and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed them to the brink with a record 19 closing last year alone.


Trump Organization Charged with Tax Scheme

Friday, July 02, 2021

On Thursday morning, Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg turned himself in to New York prosecutors.


Ethiopia Declares a Ceasefire in the Tigray Region

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Ethiopia’s government has declared an immediate ceasefire in the Tigray region, where a conflict has been raging since last November. 


Vaccine Diplomacy on Display at the G7 Summit

Monday, June 14, 2021

Efforts to end the pandemic and distribute vaccines globally were a top agenda item for leaders at the G7 summit in England. 


NYC Food Waste Fair To Take Place Virtually And In-Person

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The annual event aims to put a dent in the city's massive food waste problem.


U.S.D.A. Plans to Pay Debt Relief for Minority Farmers After Months of Delay

Monday, June 07, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to start paying off loans for Black farmers and other farmers of color. 


What New Yorkers Are Saying About Social Anxiety And Their Workplace Returns

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Workplaces are moving back to face-to-face interactions. Here's how to regain those dormant social skills.

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The Status of Laws and Policies Targeting the Transgender Community

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Across the country, state legislators have introduced bills that target members of the transgender community.


The Mystery Behind Havana Syndrome

Monday, May 24, 2021

More than 100 U.S. diplomats and officials have been affected by this mysterious illness, but there’s no consensus about where it's coming from.


New York Attorney General Announces Criminal Investigation Into the Trump Organization

Friday, May 21, 2021

The criminal probe means the AG’s office will work alongside the Manhattan District Attorney to investigate possible fraud in the Trump Organization's business dealings.


Netanyahu Says No Clear End in Sight for Israel-Palestine Conflict

Monday, May 17, 2021

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been raging for more than a week now. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has killed close to 200 people, including 58 children.


Women Lawyers Report Suffering More Mental Burnout, Risky Drinking During Pandemic: Study

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A new study shows women are significantly more likely to contemplate leaving the legal profession than men because of mental health issues, burnout or stress.


The Role of Environmental Regulations in the Fight Against Cancer

Monday, May 10, 2021

President Biden recently announced that he wanted to boost funding for research on cancer and other diseases.


Epic Games Challenges Apple in Antitrust Suit

Thursday, May 06, 2021

A lawsuit against Apple related to the videogame Fortnite began this week. 


How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

As teachers are trying to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and privilege with their students, some critics are trying to stop them. 


The Civilian Climate Corps and Colorado's Wildfires

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

President Biden has allocated $10 billion for the Civilian Climate Corps as part of his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, could the program mitigate Colorado's disastrous wildfires? 


Proposed Voting Restriction Laws in Arizona Supress Native Communities

Monday, May 03, 2021

Arizona has introduced 23 voting restriction bills so far this year. Advocates worry this will make it harder for Native communities to vote.