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Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: November 5, 2007

Boise, ID – It's being called a "population explosion." The number of same-sex couples in Idaho has increased by almost 700 percent, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today. Lee Badgett, who helped analyze the data for the UCLA Law School's Williams Institute, says a ...Read More

Nashville, TN – "Loopholes" in federal environmental protection laws may also be having ill effects on the health of Tennesseeans. 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 Tennesse ...Read More

Los Angeles, CA - The Southern California wildfires have many asking how wild lands can be better managed to prevent more fires. Jon Keeley with the U.S. Geological Survey says what works in other parts of the state won't work in Southern California, where most of the region is covered with a dense ...Read More

California's two senators will have a chance to reveal exactly where they stand on the renewal of the U.S. Farm Bill, which is expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate as early as today. The five-year, $288 billion bill would continue to pay out large subsidies to farmers who grow corn, cotton, wh ...Read More

Lyons, NE – The Senate starts work today on a new, multi-billion dollar Farm Bill. Dan Owens with the Center for Rural Affairs believes one priority for Minnesota and the Midwest is changing the current policy of providing subsidies to the largest farm operations. He says that could be a hot i ...Read More

Columbus, OH - About 70 Ohio schools have been cited for high dropout rates in a recent national report, and the state is looking for ways to improve student performance and retention. Some school districts believe what happens after school is just as important as classroom time in improving the num ...Read More

Teshekpuk Lake, AK – Bird watching, and hunting seasons for geese in some areas, kick into high gear this month in Washington. Sportsmen and bird-watchers alike are being asked to get involved in efforts to save the biggest "bird nursery" in the country, a remote lake in Northern Alaska. Many ...Read More

Charleston, WV – West Virginia kids may spend more time in a new classroom – the Great Outdoors. A provision in the "No Child Left Behind" Act, now up for renewal in Congress, would include grants and other support to help schools teach about the environment. The plan is being called "No ...Read More

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