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Despite Trump threat NV Governor Sisolak signs expanded vote-by-mail into law; Trump wants Treasury to get percentage of any TikTok deal.

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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: August 8, 2008

Washington D.C. - Lawmakers in Washington have left hundreds of North Dakota children in the lurch. Congress was set to pass a bill that would help children in foster care find permanent homes or transition out of foster care - but instead has left on vacation for five weeks. That means the lives o ...Read More

Nashville, TN – The recently-passed Long Term Care Choices Act of 2008 is being hailed as landmark legislation that will keep people in their homes and communities. But advocates say TennCare is planning to cut funding to the most medically- fragile elderly – a move they say will cost ta ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - Toys sold in Michigan could be a little safer very soon. The President is expected to sign a bill that would ban several types of phthalates, chemicals used in plastic toys and many other products, which are suspected of causing cancer and other health problems. Andy Igrejas, ma ...Read More

Madison, WI – Wisconsin conservation groups have joined others in the Great Lakes region in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to toughen its proposed rules for dealing with ballast water from ocean-going ships. Andy Buchsbaum, with the National Wildlife Federation, says the EPA prop ...Read More

Columbus, OH – Several Ohio sporting and conservation groups want to see stronger policies from the Environmental Protection Agency for keeping invasive species of animals and plants out of the Great Lakes. They have asked for a tough rule dealing with ballast water discharged by ocean-going s ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico youth organizers plan a surprise demonstration at the Coronado Mall Saturday to help high school graduates understand the options they have open to them - besides joining the military. The demonstrators argue that military recruiters too often target minority and low-inc ...Read More

Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Court of Appeals has struck down a City of Albuquerque ordinance that empowered the city to forcibly medicate people with mental illness. City officials say they needed the law for public safety reasons, but the appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that al ...Read More

Coos Bay, OR – Operators of Oregon's adult foster homes will be voting this month on whether to ratify a contract with the State of Oregon. If they do, they'll be the first adult care providers in the nation to be working under a collective bargaining agreement. Foster caregivers have argued ...Read More

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