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44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

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Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Archive: May 18, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A unique group of Minnesota students will graduate today from a program that helps Spanish-speaking child-care providers better prepare Latino children for school. Cory Woosley, Eager to Learn program manager for the Minnesota Child Care Resource & Referral Network, says the "SEED ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The state Legislature's Health and Human Services conference committee has proposed repealing health-care coverage through Medical Assistance for more than 100,000 Minnesotans, part of an "all cuts" budget being pushed by the Republican leadership. Among those who rely on the prog ...Read More

GAYS MILLS, Wis. - Organic and sustainable farmers are worried about losing one of their best resources if funds for a key information source are slashed. Wisconsin farmers rely on Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) every day for information and help they can't get anywhere els ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida is set to become the first state to pass a law that would limit doctors' ability to counsel parents about gun safety in the home. Pediatricians who decry the law as wrongheaded are backed by statistics that suggest the law will kill children. The state Legislature last w ...Read More

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fort Bragg is one of many military bases and installations working toward higher energy efficiency and independence. The Army base is using cutting-edge technology including solar power, biofuels and thermal-energy storage. Former Sen. John Warner, R-Va., toured the Fayettevill ...Read More

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The swollen Mississippi has received a special mention as a "river at risk" in this year's newly released "Most Endangered Rivers" list. The report, issued by the group American Rivers, cites "outdated" flood-management strategies and over-reliance on levees as problems that contrib ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan businesses are looking forward to recently approved tax breaks, but organizations that help struggling families say that without investment in what they call "human capital," those reduced taxes aren't likely to help move the economy forward. Michigan League for Human Serv ...Read More

DENVER - A coalition of environmental and recreation groups is calling on the Obama administration to rethink the Colorado roadless rule proposal for Forest Service land. Under the current proposal, more than 500,000 acres of Colorado's roadless public forest land - about 13 percent of the total - ...Read More

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