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Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - cyber security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Archive: August 12, 2016

In Arkansas, African Americans' median incomes are 42 percent lower than whites'. (Brandis Griffith Friedman)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If current trends continue, a new study says it would take the average African-American family 228 years to accumulate the amount of wealth the average white family has today. It will take the average Latino family 84 years to do the same. The "Ever-Growing Gap," a report by the ...Read More

Iowans with autism and potential employers are meeting up in West Des Moines today. (AutismIA.com)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - About 8,000 Iowans have autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their advocates say it's hard to pin down exactly how many are available for jobs, because once they leave school, they're no longer tracked by the state, although it's estimated to b ...Read More

The Agricultural Clearance Program connects local farmers' excess fresh produce with hungry Ohioans who need it. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The value of fresh, local food is being celebrated during National Farmers Market Week, but lower-income Ohioans are often unable to partake in nature's harvest. Lora Davenport, community relations manager for The Food Bank in Dayton, explained fruits and vegetables are often expen ...Read More

Connecticut can no longer require ballot petition circulators to be state residents. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Third-party candidates should have an easier time getting their names onto Connecticut ballots after a ruling in federal court. Connecticut is one of the few states that has kept a ban on people from out-of-state collecting signatures to put candidates on election ballots. But thi ...Read More

Roxana Giron, a low-wage, home-health worker from Nevada, is attending the national

LAS VEGAS - Nevada workers are among the thousands of low-wage employees gathering today for the first-ever national Fight for $15 conference in Richmond, Virginia. Nevada's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for jobs that offer health insurance, and $8.25 an hour without it. Roxana Giron is a a home-h ...Read More

Minnesota's new voluntary free pre-K is being called a step in the right direction, but perhaps not enough to help rural and lower-income working families. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton's move this week to provide free pre-kindergarten for thousands of four-year-olds is being called a good step by child-care proponents, who also say the state needs to do a lot more. Minnesota lawmakers okayed about $25 million to fund free pre-K, for about 3,300 ...Read More

RGGI states have been working to reduce carbon emissions from power plants for 10 years. (Dori/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - A new Sierra Club poll shows New Yorkers overwhelmingly support the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and also support doubling its annual carbon-reduction goal. The RGGI turns 10 years old next week. Nine northeastern states, including New York, agreed to reduce their carbon em ...Read More

A public-policy think tank is holding a three-day forum to analyze the issues surrounding legalization of recreational marijuana in Arizona. (Morguefile)

PHOENIX - A public-policy think tank at Arizona State University (ASU) is holding a Citizens Initiative Review (CIR) this weekend to analyze the issues that surround legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona. The group said its goal is to provide Arizona voters with a fact-based guide to the issu ...Read More

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