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44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Archive: March 20, 2009

Nashville, TN – Tennesseans losing their jobs are claiming discriminiation in record numbers. Lawsuits filed against employers are at an all-time high, but the Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ) reports workers still are having a difficult time proving discrimination actually occured. D ...Read More

Santa Fe - As New Mexico public schools struggle with the current budget crisis and a recent history of underfunding, a recent poll shows a majority of New Mexicans are willing to pick up the tab to help fill in the gap. The poll found nearly 60 percent of voters support a three-quarters of one-perc ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – One of the fastest-growing groups of uninsured Iowans, according to a new AARP report, is those aged 50 to 64. On Monday, Des Moines will host a White House Summit on Health Care Reform, which will explore health care access for all citizens, including those in that age group. ...Read More

Pierre, SD – When Governor Mike Rounds signed House Bill 1240 into law Thursday, South Dakota joined two dozen other states that have become smoke-free. A key sponsor of the legislation that becomes effective July 1 is House Majority Leader, Rep. Bob Faehn (R-Watertown). Faehn, who sent a lett ...Read More

Albany, NY — Advocates for low-income, disabled and senior New Yorkers are asking Governor Paterson and legislative leaders today to pass a law that would prevent stimulus checks from having an unintended negative consequence for thousands of New Yorkers. Some worry the checks could put many o ...Read More

Olympia, WA - This year's Hunger Action Day at the Washington Legislature may seem more like standing in place than action, as advocates for children, senior citizens, working families and food banks visit the statehouse to urge lawmakers not to cut current funding levels for anti-hunger programs. T ...Read More

Floridians have a chance to visit panther country on Saturday, as part of the Governor’s proclaimed Save the Panther Day. It will wrap up a week of activities devoted to raising awareness of rescuing the state animal from the threat of extinction. Saturday's open house will take place at the R ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – A new report finds a second year of increases in the state’s teen pregnancy and birth rates; a trend that has teen advocates worried. A study by the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting shows the state’s teen pregnancy and birth ra ...Read More

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