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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: December 10, 2009

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - While it may seem to some that the health care debate has come to a standstill, it's still very much alive, according to AARP. The national seniors advocacy organization, which endorsed the health care reform bill passed by the U.S. House last summer, is not ready to take the sam ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Opponents say telephone deregulation may not be the right call for landline telephone customers in Ohio. According to a group of consumer organizations, House and Senate bills under consideration threaten to reduce many current customer protections and would be most harmful to the 6 ...Read More

CHICAGO - Cold weather and snow are finally here, and with them comes an increasing demand for a warm place to sleep. The growing need for affordable housing has propelled advocates into action. They want Congress to send $1 billion to the National Housing Trust Fund by year's end. Housing Action ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As many Minnesota farmers hunker down for survival during what amounts to a financial crisis, a new assistance program has opened to provide advice and support. The Minnesota Farmers Assistance Network (MFAN), announced by Gov. Pawlenty in August, has launched and is providing ment ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One question many new parents ask is whether it is safe for mothers and their babies to sleep in the same bed. A recent Time magazine article questioned the safety of the practice. Barbara Nicholson, co-founder and president of Attachment Parenting International, Nashville, wants ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - On International Human Rights Day, some in Oregon can see the possibility of immigration reform in Congress, including the faith community. At interfaith candlelight vigils this evening in Portland and across the country, religious leaders will make the point that it makes more sens ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - 'Happy Holidays' is not exactly the message delivered by Gov. Chris Gregoire in her proposed state budget. 'Lean and mean' hardly describes the deep cuts to social services and education, according to some. But, she is required by law to present a budget based on the state's current ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One in five Florida children comes to school hungry, even more kids are on free and reduced lunch programs, and many are just too hungry to learn. That's according to a new report from Share Our Strength, a nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The report author surveye ...Read More

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