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The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: August 9, 2007

It's "show and tell" time at the Iowa State Fair. Most Iowans have never seen a real wind powered electric turbine in operation, but starting today, those attending the fair will have a chance to see what many are calling Iowa's "energy future." A full-scale wind turbine has been set up to power th ...Read More

The U.S. House today holds a hearing in Minnesota on the growing number of foreclosures, especially in urban areas. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says the Committee on Financial Services wants to get testimony on the causes, the impact and possible solutions. "These foreclosures have happened ...Read More

A plan to make it easier to set up uranium mines may be hard to swallow in New Mexico. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is holding a public meeting in Albuquerque today, and the topic is a process that involves injecting chemicals into an aquifer to strip uranium from surrounding rock and di ...Read More

Heat advisories were up again Wednesday for much of New York, making things uncomfortable for most, but dangerous for some. The very young, the very old, people with health conditions, and even people on certain medications are all particularly vulnerable to heat stroke. Lois Aronstein is with AARP- ...Read More

That cool burst of air conditioning at the office or shopping mall may be a nice relief from August heat, but it comes at a cost. A new lawsuit is calling on the U.S. Department of Energy to require higher energy efficiency for new air conditioners and heat pumps in commercial buildings. Tim Ballo ...Read More

Gov. Kulongoski is signing the "Healthy Kids" bill today. The Healthy Kids Plan would provide health care for the over 100,000 uninsured children in Oregon. But if voters don't approve Measure 50 this fall, the state won't have the funding to put it into effect. Dana Hepper with Stand For Children i ...Read More

A pay raise is on the way in Virginia. Fairfax County has adopted a living wage policy that will bump per hour pay to $12.75 for county employees. The Board of Supervisors doesn't think the recent federal minimum wage hike went far enough. Clayton Sinyai with the Campaign for a Living Wage says ther ...Read More

A cool, air-conditioned office or shopping mall may be a nice break from August heat, but it comes at a cost. A new lawsuit is calling on the U.S. Department of Energy to require higher energy-efficiency standards for new air conditioners and heat pumps in commercial buildings. Tim Ballo with Eart ...Read More

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