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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: August 10, 2010

PHOENIX - Arizonans will decide in November whether to reverse their 2006 decision to tax cigarettes an extra 80 cents a pack for early childhood health and education programs; lawmakers want that money to instead help remedy the state's continuing budget shortfall. A ballot measure would abolish th ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - A check-up on the health of Social Security shows the long-range outlook is still sunny, but the recession has affected the short-term prognosis. That's according to the annual report released by the Social Security Board of Trustees. The Trustees project that program costs will exc ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - The cops are coming and the kids are thrilled. At pre-K centers on Long Island and in Buffalo and Troy over the next two weeks, police chiefs and sheriffs will be the guests of honor. They'll read stories, tell the children all about their jobs, and answer their questions. Katie Roc ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut was among the first states to require insurance companies to include eligible young adult children on their parents' insurance plans. Now the new federal health reform law will greatly expand that coverage. The Connecticut law applies to full-time students living in or ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's a diamond anniversary this week for a program that continues to deliver on its promise to millions of Ohioans. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935, and for 75 years, working Americans have paid into the system, knowing that their ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is in the final months of its first-ever formal plan to end long-term homelessness. But the ambitious six-year plan is falling short of its goal of providing 4,000 housing opportunities. The initiative was actually ahead of its goal in 2008, but progress started slowing l ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - A chronic problem of sewage overflows in the Great Lakes region is revealed in a new report from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. The very same communities that rely on the Great Lakes for drinking water and recreation also dump billions of gallons of untreated sewage ever ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. - This year, Oregon's unemployment rate has hovered around 10.5 percent. But when other groups affected by joblessness are added in - like those who have quit looking altogether and those who have accepted part-time work - the total is just over 20 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statisti ...Read More

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