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Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.

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Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: January 15, 2007

Economic times may be better in Montana, but it hasn't translated into better health coverage for kids, according to a University of Montana report. The report finds a recent surge in the number of kids without insurance. It's news that comes at the same time as a federal proposal to cut funding fo ...Read More

Montana's voter-approved Medical Marijuana Law may be getting a tune-up in the state legislature. Paul Befumo with the Medical Marijuana Policy Project of Montana says technicalities in the law make it impossible to follow every legal detail, so the legislature is being asked to fine-tune the law t ...Read More

A new national campaign offers new ways to fill the gap of over 180,000 Colorado kids that are without health insurance. According to Marian Wright Edelman with the Children's Defense Fund, the goal is to combine the dual bureaucracies of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S ...Read More

Massachusetts is on pace to run out of federal funding for children's health insurance months before it gets more money. Massachusetts will need an emergency appropriation from Congress, otherwise thousands of state children could lose health coverage as early as May. To address such problems, the ...Read More

Child advocates in South Dakota are giving a thumbs-up to a plan to expand healthcare coverage and access for the nation's uninsured children. Legislation proposed by the Children's Defense Fund would streamline, simplify and consolidate coverage provided by Medicaid and the State Children's Health ...Read More

The state of Iowa is one of the few that provides children in low-income families free or reduced-priced health insurance through the Hawk-I program and Medicaid, but there are still an estimated 63,000 who remain uninsured. The Children's Defense Fund is releasing a plan this week calling on Congr ...Read More

Fossil fuels are considered a leading cause of global warming, and that has some questioning why the U.S. government gives the oil industry billions of dollars in tax breaks. This week, Congress votes on rolling back those tax breaks and putting the money toward the development of clean, renewable ...Read More

Farm advocates say one of the hottest new agricultural fuels, called "cellulosic ethanol," has promise to reduce the need for oil imports, help consumers, and boost farm income and the rural economy. Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson claims the technology could produce double the ener ...Read More

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