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The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

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Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Archive: March 11, 2011

HELENA, Mont. - Pressure to cut state spending has landed on the doorstep of the Montana State Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. An amendment to the spending bill for state services would cut funding to the home by $2.2 million and encourage the Department of Public Health and Human Services to turn ...Read More

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota schools are embracing locally produced food, according to a new report. The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) study shows a dramatic increase in Farm to School initiatives in Minnesota. A survey of 165 school districts - half those in Minnesota - found that t ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans starting their spring-cleaning rituals are being reminded that some chemicals and other items don't belong in the trash. Half-filled bottles of everything from cleaners to paint often lurk in garages, basements and under sinks. Amy Hock, Metro Waste Authority public relati ...Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Conservation groups are giving a lukewarm reception to the proposed planning rule that guides U.S. Forest Service policy and will affect much of Oregon when it becomes final. The agency held a forum on Thursday in the nation's capital to discuss a draft of the rule, which some sa ...Read More

SEATTLE - Three state agencies have been slapped with a lawsuit charging that they're not doing enough to curb greenhouse gas pollution from five oil refineries in Washington. The groups that brought the suit in U.S. District Court in Seattle say some of the refineries are operating without current ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - Thousands of school employees and their supporters from around the state are preparing to converge on the Capitol this weekend, hoping to convince lawmakers that growing numbers of Texans will not accept looming cuts to public education. Jason Sabo decided to get active when Austin' ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation repealing the death penalty this week, and Kentucky abolitionists are hoping lawmakers here are paying attention to what they see as a nationwide movement away from capital punishment. The Rev. Patrick Delahanty, who chairs the Kentucky Co ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Older Californians are falling in line with a new national survey that finds a growing number who are concerned about having access to health care as they age. According to the AARP survey, 90 percent of those surveyed say adequate health coverage is critical, yet only one in f ...Read More

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