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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: March 16, 2011

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's system of mandatory minimum sentences for criminal cases has not done what its backers promised. That's the finding of the nonpartisan Oregon Criminal Justice Commission in a new report about Measure 11, the mandatory sentencing law passed in 1994. Measure 11 was touted as a ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - "All children are our children." A nationally-recognized leader on children's issues delivered that message to Idaho on Tuesday at the Strengthening Families Training Institute conference. David Lawrence has successfully spearheaded funding for early childhood programs in Miami for m ...Read More

RALEIGH, N. C. - It's a 21st Century way to stress the importance of early learning. An interactive, multimedia exhibit visited Raleigh for a day, offering North Carolina lawmakers a chance to gain greater understanding of the benefits of early childhood education. The "Invest in Us" exhibit includ ...Read More

LOS ANGELES - Actor Jeff Bridges and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are among those who will be on hand today in Los Angeles to kick off the Share Our Strength "No Kid Hungry" campaign. The private-public partnership is designed to connect more Los Angeles children to school br ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Legislation to remove the 12-month age limit for children who can be breastfed in public is up for debate this week in a Tennessee Senate committee. Tennessee is among 44 states with laws allowing a woman to breastfeed in public, although it is the only state that includes an age ...Read More

LAS VEGAS - Nevadans will soon have a new place they can turn to learn about consumer experiences with products found harmful because of defects, and where they can file their own safety alerts, as well. The new Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, is now online a ...Read More

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has approved a master site plan for a Northern Arizona regional shooting range near Flagstaff's Walnut Canyon National Monument. The location is controversial because gunfire from the range would be heard by visitors to the canyon and its ancie ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - Hundreds of Connecticut residents are using their own experience with the existing health care system to press for passage of the state's health care reform law, known as SustiNet. Steve Jennings, a retired teacher from North Haven, is one of them. Jennings says he got a wakeup ca ...Read More

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