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Three out of four legal scholars say a Trump impeachment is justified; 700,000 to lose food assistance; and documents show the coal industry knew about climate impacts in the 1960's.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Archive: December 18, 2008

Denver - A "state of emergency" has been declared in Colorado. Rising unemployment, foreclosures and overall tough economic times have led to a big jump in homelessness. Colorado Coalition for the Homeless President John Parvensky declared the emergency at a press conference Wednesday, citing this ...Read More

Madison, WI - President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture would not have been the first choice of many in the organic and sustainable agriculture movement. The former Iowa governor has been criticized by some environmental groups hoping for a "greener" ch ...Read More

New York, NY — New York seniors soon will feel the sting of Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget cuts--at the pharmacy counter. Paterson is proposing elimination of prescription drug wrap-around coverage under the state's Elderly Pharmaceutical Prescription Drug Program (EPIC). Bill Ferris ...Read More

New York, NY — Gov. David Paterson's proposed budget could affect hospital care for New Yorkers on several levels, with predictions of service losses in some cases and layoffs in others. State University of New York (SUNY) hospitals are taking an especially hard hit, because earlier this year ...Read More

Bismarck, ND – Stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Dakota and one of the leading causes of disability. A report just out in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that stroke patients do much better in hospitals that have adopted an American Heart Associa ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – Full-day kindergarten makes a tempting target for Arizona lawmakers struggling to close a billion dollar-plus budget hole. OutgoingDemocratic Gov. Janet Napolitano has been able to defend the program against cuts, but with a Republican taking over, "all-day K" faces an uncertain ...Read More

Des Moines, IA –The new head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be a former two-term Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. He is known as a strong proponent of renewable energy and supports developing the nation's alternative fuel industry. The choice is being commended by many Iowa agr ...Read More

Huron, SD - The South Dakota Farmers Union is giving high marks to President-elect Barack Obama for picking former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as the next Secretary of Agriculture. State Farmers Union president Doug Sombke says the nomination shows the President-elect wants an agricultural leader who will ...Read More

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