Friday, January 21, 2022

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Despite a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate, more than 200 business owners call for federal reforms to strengthen election laws, and the U.S. Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers.

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President Biden gets cheers and jeers as he marks his first year in the White House, the Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from Ivanka Trump, and the Supreme Court rejects another challenge to the Texas abortion law.

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Expanded broadband akin to electrification in rural America 80 years ago; small Wyoming grocery store survives monopolization; revitalized Kansas town gets national recognition; and Montana's Native communities look for voter suppression work-arounds.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Report: Use PA's Big-Box Store Rooftops to Boost Solar Energy

As Pennsylvania continues to grow its solar-energy capacity, a new report found the roofs of big-box stores present a big opportunity to increase …

  Emily Scott, Producer

Friday, January 21, 2022

North Dakota has returned a significant portion of the rental assistance provided by the federal government in the pandemic, but groups working …

Friday, January 21, 2022

Nearly 1,200 Hoosiers are about to have some of their student-loan debt forgiven, as part of a multistate settlement with the student-loan-servicing …

Friday, January 21, 2022

After a defeat on Wednesday, Democrats in the U.S. Senate say they'll keep trying to pass voting-rights legislation, and one Wisconsin group wants …

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Social Issues   Friday, January 21, 2022

A wave of new Arizona voters in the 2020 election changed the normally conservative state to one where progressive candidates and ideas have a fightin…


Environment   Friday, January 21, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to use federal funds for a project to help keep invasive carp out of the Great Lakes. It is proposing using …


Social Issues   Friday, January 21, 2022

Healthcare workers at an Oregon hospital have achieved what they say is a "win" after several strikes in recent months. Nearly 300 workers and …


Social Issues   Friday, January 21, 2022

If Iowa wants to create healthier outcomes for its residents, advocates say there are steps policymakers can take right now to make it happen…

Social Issues   Friday, January 21, 2022

Bridgeport is one of six U.S. cities selected for an 18-month project kicking off this month, to create more education and career opportunities for …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 20, 2022

By Frank Hopper for Yes! Media.Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Washington News Service reporting for the YES! Media/Public News Service …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 20, 2022

During Wednesday's State of the State address, Gov. Mike Parson discussed his priorities for Missouri in the next year, including the supplemental …

Environment   Thursday, January 20, 2022

Wildlife advocates see Teton County's upcoming revised Lands Development Regulation on feeding wildlife as an opportunity to set a national standard f…


Thursday, January 20, 2022

UNLV Moves Toward Open-Source Textbooks to Cut Student Expenses

Open-source textbooks, free for anyone to use, are a rising trend at colleges and universities looking for a way to make higher education more …

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Environment   Thursday, January 20, 2022

Minnesota is seeing a flurry of utility rate hikes either being considered or taking effect. Those who support renewable energy warn there's some …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 20, 2022

Critics of Gov. Pete Ricketts' call for the Nebraska Legislature to fund a new prison argue the money would be better invested in programs with …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 20, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 20, 2022

As Gov. Larry Hogan revealed his proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget in Annapolis yesterday, the People's Commission to Decriminalize Maryland announced …

Health and Wellness   Thursday, January 20, 2022

With costs growing, health care is set to be a major theme in Olympia this year. Sam Hatzenbeler, health policy associate for the Economic …


Social Issues   Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Mexico's families of color, Hispanic families in particular, have been hit hardest by income losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to …


Health and Wellness   Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Social Issues   Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The State of California is launching a new program that will pay college students $10,000 to volunteer doing public service work for a year. …

Environment   Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A coalition of more than 50 local elected officials is pleading for action on the Public Lands Act, a bill that would add protections for more than a …


Social Issues   Wednesday, January 19, 2022

It's been nearly a year since North Dakota began collecting racial data on people accused of committing crimes - a process that paves the way for a re…

 

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