Thursday, January 27, 2022

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The Indiana House passes a controversial bill barring schools from teaching about Critical Race Theory; and President Biden pledges to place a Black woman on the Supreme Court for the first time.

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Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces his retirement; the Dept. of Education will help students who fell behind during the pandemic; and AZ lawmakers consider a bill granting them control over elections.

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Free COVID tests by mail but some rural Americans need to go the extra mile; farmer storytellers join national campaign to battle corporate consolidation; specialty nurses want more authority; and rare bat gets credit for the mythic margarita.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

WA Project Highlights Work Conditions for Custodians

By Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano for Yes! Media.Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Washington News Service reporting for the YES! Media-Public News …

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

When the Pueblo Community Health Center opened its 14,000 square-foot facility in 2003, Pueblo's east side, home to mostly minority residents…

Thursday, January 27, 2022

New research suggests Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction event, on par with the one that ended the age of dinosaurs, already is under way. Noah Greenwald…

Thursday, January 27, 2022

As Wisconsin pushes through the Omicron surge, AARP is urging people to ensure their loved ones in assisted living facilities are protected. …

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Environment   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A bill to require big corporations to be transparent about their own carbon footprint needs a vote in the California Senate by the legislative deadlin…


Social Issues   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

When people complained about errors on their credit reports last year, the big three credit-reporting agencies provided relief in just 2% of cases …


Social Issues   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

It's been two months since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes reforms that aim to bring down …


Health and Wellness   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

As COVID hospitalization in Arkansas hit their highest levels of the pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking the state Legislature to allocate funds …

Social Issues   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

What is a riot, and what's a protest? That was the question before the Wisconsin Legislature on Tuesday, as lawmakers debated and passed a bill to …

Health and Wellness   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Death rates in Maine have been on the rise among people who use drugs, not only from overdoses but also complications due to injection drug use…

Social Issues   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Election authorities in Iowa and around the country are calling attention to the need for more poll workers. Tuesday was National Poll Worker …

Social Issues   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

ND Organizers: Keep School Lunches Healthy

First in a two-part series this week on access to healthy school meals. The pandemic has put a spotlight on food insecurity, including access to …

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Social Issues   Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Around 125 gun-law reform advocates and gun-violence survivors rallied in Annapolis Tuesday, less than a week after gun deaths across Baltimore and a …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

Parents' rights groups are praising a plan to extend paid sick leave for many California workers, which is now on a fast track to pass. Gov…

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

Minnesota is building on efforts to meet the needs of its growing population of older adults, now becoming the 10th state to join AARP's network of …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

The past year saw American workers reassessing their jobs. However, those shifts did not result in higher union membership at the national level…


Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

This summer, a key initiative to boost school meal access during the pandemic will expire. In North Dakota, those working at the community level say …


Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

Home-based care advocates say they are confident measures outlined in President Joe Biden's now-stalled Build Back Better Act will move forward in som…

Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

There's another chapter in Ohio's redistricting saga. Several groups filed legal challenges asking the Ohio Supreme Court to declare revised state …


Social Issues   Thursday, January 27, 2022

With new restrictions in place, Texans will vote March 1 in the nation's first primary to choose candidates for the Nov. ballot. Republicans and …

 

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