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Republicans have put Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress; state legislatures are missing people from working-class jobs, and FDA has advised for formulation of vaccine for new COVID strain.

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House Republicans vote to hold AG Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. The Senate battles it out over federal protections for in vitro fertilization. North Dakota becomes the first state to impose an age cutoff to run for Congress.

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Rural America's job growth is up, but still hasn't recovered from the pandemic, about one in five rural Americans lives in a town with a prison, rural women seeking birth control have a new option, and dark skies beckon as summer arrives.

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Iowa Hunger Coalition pushes back on SNAP cuts in Farm Bill

One version of the Farm Bill being debated in Congress would cut billions of dollars in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits from agricu…

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The University of Wyoming is scrambling to address a major funding cut state legislators passed in a footnote to the state budget. During this …

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Summer temperatures are one more reason for concern by environmental groups about the nuclear waste stored along the Great Lakes. There are three …

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Walk through a store or schools, and there's a chance the overhead lighting will come from long fluorescent tubes. Minnesota is taking steps to phase …

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Social Issues   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Alabama groups are empowering residents to influence community policies with a new training program. Alabama Arise and Alabama Values are launching …


Health and Wellness   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Teens and young adults in Texas who have disabilities have an opportunity to get a paid internship this summer. The Texas Workforce Commission …


Social Issues   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Kentucky is set to spend $12 million over the next three years to boost internet access in communities across the state. The funding will go toward …


Social Issues   Monday, June 10, 2024

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Teachers across South Dakota tuned into a virtual training last week to learn new ways to integrate technology in the classroom. More than 400 …

Environment   Monday, June 10, 2024

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New York State's legislative session has ended with climate bills a top priority. Legislation such as the Climate Change Superfund Act awaits Gov…

Environment   Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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About 1.6 million acres of Great Plains grasslands were destroyed in 2021 alone, according to a recent report, an area the size of Delaware. One …

Social Issues   Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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Help is available for people looking to break out of a low-wage, "go-nowhere" job because the nonprofit Merit America is expanding its training …

Social Issues   Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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Federal student loan interest rates have surged to their highest levels in over a decade, posing yet another challenge for Missouri students and …


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NC woman highlights role of family history in heart health play audio

A North Carolina woman is highlighting how important knowing your family history can be in matters of the heart. According to the American Heart …

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Social Issues   Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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New Hampshire ranks first in the nation for overall child well-being but trauma and pandemic-related learning loss continue to impact students…

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Despite a handful of concerning results for child well-being in Minnesota, one policy expert says the state is well positioned to make structural …

Environment   Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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Critical minerals are crucial for the United States' clean energy future. But civil society and environmental groups are raising concerns about the …

Social Issues   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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California anti-hunger groups are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to preserve funding for Market Match, a program helping low-income families buy fruits and …


Environment   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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State lawmakers are considering a bill which would require two public pension systems to pull about $15 billion in combined investments from the fossi…


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By Steve Mencher for Next Avenue.Broadcast version by Chrystal Blair for Michigan News Connection reporting for the Solutions Journalism Network-Publi…

Social Issues   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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The economic well-being of kids in Maine is improving, but chronic school absence is impacting learning, according to a new report. The 2024 Kids …


Environment   Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Federal New Market Tax Credits are helping transform abandoned areas and boost local communities in North Carolina and across the nation. In …

 

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