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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: January 4, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's poorest could be hit the hardest three months from now when it comes to health coverage. In March, General Assistance Medical Care - called GAMC - is expected to run out of money. GAMC covers more than 35,000 Minnesota adults who earn less than $8,000 a year - many are home ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - While unemployment continues to stay high across the country, there are some groups getting hit harder than others. South Dakota State Federation of Labor President Mark Anderson says younger people are having an especially difficult time. "Unemployment is at 10 percent, but for ...Read More

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Focusing on a financial future of stability and savings is the goal of a Charlottesville program on helping Virginia families rise out of poverty. Karen Shepard, who heads the Monticello Area Community Action Agency, says people who live paycheck to paycheck often get involved ...Read More

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Federal funds originally destined for bank bailouts are now heading to weatherization projects like the ones run by the Lynchburg Community Action Group. Tom Daniel, the group's vice president and housing director, says that weatherization goes beyond replacing windows and insulatin ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Federal stimulus money flowing from Washington to Frankfort is helping hundreds of Kentuckians either to stay in their homes or avoid becoming homeless altogether, to the relief of housing officials in the state. Carrie Stith-Webster, AmeriCorps program director for the Homeless a ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - If you've made the decision to stop smoking in the new year, there is no reason to go it alone. The American Lung Association in Wisconsin has a new tool for those hoping to stub out the smokes: "Quitter in You." This program offers support to those who have tried and failed in the p ...Read More

SEATTLE - Washingtonians are being asked to stand up and be counted, as part of the 2010 national census. This week, the U.S. Bureau of the Census launches regional Road Tours around the country to acquaint people with what will be asked on the census forms, and why. Each regional tour is a large, ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Research for a recent New York "Times" article finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans using food stamps are unemployed and have no other income or assistance. In Tennessee, the report says the number of food stamp recipients living in households with no other income rose by 66 ...Read More

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