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Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response; and lingering concerns about U.S. Census participation.

2020Talks - February 27, 2020 


House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn endorsed former VP Joe Biden, ahead of South Carolina's primaries. Super Tuesday states, including North Carolina, are also voting soon, but campaigning there is different.

Archive: April 23, 2008

Chicago, IL – Illinois "citizens-in-waiting" are marching to the front door of the regional citizenship office in Chicago today, asking for answers about why it's taking so long to process paperwork for prospective new Americans. Flavia Jimenez with the New Americans Initiative says thousands ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota's lowest-paid workers would be taking home a bit more money if legislation passes that's currently pending at the State Capitol. House sponsor Tom Rukavina wants to raise the state's minimum wage, starting this summer. The bottom line, he says, is that people should be ...Read More

New York, NY - The U.S. Senate may vote as early as today on legislation aimed at protecting workers who discover too late that they have been victims of pay discrimination. The "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act" would reverse a Supreme Court decision, Ledbetter v. Goodyear, in which a six-month time li ...Read More

Columbus, OH – Cancer takes a heavy toll on Ohio's minority communities, and during "Minority Cancer Awareness Week" a national expert says it's largely because they don't have sufficient access to quality healthcare. Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, ...Read More

Tonasket, WA – A mining company and conservation groups have reached an agreement that keeps them out of court and allows gold mining in the Okanogan Highlands of North Central Washington. The company, Crown Resources, is a subsidiary of Kinross Gold, an international mining firm based in Cana ...Read More

Charleston, WV – Providing help to returning West Virginia veterans and their families is a top concern being addressed at a social workers' convention that begins today in Charleston. Keynote speaker Hilda Heady is a social worker at West Virginia University. She'll discuss a recent survey of ...Read More

Cheyenne, WY – First, Wyoming parents found out that many over-the-counter cough and cold medicines they were using had never been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for kids. Now, they're learning that wasn't the whole story - that most medicines prescribed by doctors als ...Read More

Albany, NY - The New York Commission on Property Tax Relief holds its final hearing in Albany today to work out a plan to reduce property taxes for homeowners hit hard by the economy. The Commission's challenge is to reduce taxes without cutting essential services for the local school districts, whi ...Read More

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