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Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; social-service organizations brace for a surge in homelessness.


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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: November 5, 2007

Des Moines, IA – It's being called an "inconvenient truth" about childbirth. Every year in Iowa and the rest of America, an increasing number of women are convinced to have a Cesarean birth, and Jennifer Block, author of "Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care" wi ...Read More

Las Vegas, NV – This week's rising cost of oil could end up costing Nevada commuters more at the pump, but a bill in Congress could spell some relief in that department, with an increase in fuel efficiency that supporters say will save money for Nevada drivers. Congress is looking at an incre ...Read More

New York, NY - With oil prices nearing $100 per barrel, Congress is poised to decide whether the time has come for American vehicles to get more miles per gallon. According to Jason Babbie, of the New York Public Interest Research Group, concerns over rising heating costs and prices at the gas pump ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM – Gold and uranium may no longer be "free for the taking" on public lands in New Mexico and elsewhere in the West. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill reforming a 135-year old mining law, which includes a new funding source to clean up abandoned mine sites. Jere ...Read More

Cheyenne, WY – Perhaps the oil and gas industry should follow the same environmental rules as other businesses. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is taking a closer look at public health concerns related to accelerated drilling activity, in Wyoming and other states. T ...Read More

Cheyenne, WY – The numbers of same-sex couples in Wyoming, and throughout the Rocky Mountain West, are up by close to 700 percent, and rising at a pace much faster than overall population growth, according to new analysis of U.S. Census numbers released today. Lee Badgett, of the Williams Inst ...Read More

Boston, MA – Linda Mason of Belmont says the troubled nation of Niger isn't racked by violence on a daily basis, and that, ironically, could be part of the country's problem. Mason is vice chair for Mercy Corps, which considers the country a "silent disaster." Devastated by constant drought cy ...Read More

Helena, MT – Sore throats, sneezing and coughing in Montana aren't always the result of colds or allergies. According to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, these also are common reactions to chemicals released in oil and gas drilling operations. Congress is considering re ...Read More

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