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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 25, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. - Education activists, parents, teachers and legislators today are launching a statewide drive to send their message that the $1.4 billion slashed from education programs last year was "enough, already," and that more cuts would be "devastating." The budget expected to be introduced by ...Read More

DENVER - Coloradans needing a helping hand to pay their winter heating bills may find it comes from an unusual place - the energy companies. Corporations such as Xcel Energy and Atmos Energy have teamed up with nonprofit Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) to offer assistance to needy residents. The com ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - State legislators are considering an exit from a 10-state carbon cap-and-trade program, but its supporters say such a pullout would hurt the environment and the state's economy. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which passed in 2008, has been targeted by some Republica ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - State budget plans call for eliminating up to 10,000 state jobs and 100,000 positions in public schools. But a budget analyst warns that cutting public-sector jobs results in the loss of private-sector jobs, too. Economists call it the "multiplier effect." Eva Deluna Castro, senio ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota schools may not be making the grade in the number of low-income children who participate in school breakfast, according to a new national report, and that means the state could lose millions in federal dollars. While the number of children eating school breakfast has increas ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida union leader hopes to debunk what he sees as myths about the state's public pensions system that are being circulated by some legislators. Legislative leaders have made no secret that they are considering radical changes to the system in the upcoming session. However, ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Only a few days remain to lock in today's prices for tomorrow's college education. Open enrollment ends next Monday, Jan. 31, for the Florida Prepaid College Plan. This year's plans can be used at one or a combination of Florida's 11 state universities and 28 colleges. Duane Ot ...Read More

SANTA FE, N.M. - More than one in four New Mexico children live in poverty, according to the new "Kids Count" report issued today, and one in five have no health insurance. But Christine Hollis, New Mexico Voices for Children's "Kids Count" director, says lawmakers and the state can take steps to im ...Read More

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