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Archive: September 20, 2011

BOSTON - Should Massachusetts be rolling the dice when it comes to casino gambling? The state Senate is expected to answer that question later this month after the House approved Las Vegas-style gaming last week. Supporters say legalized gambling would be an economic shot in the arm, while detracto ...Read More

DENVER - "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is history. The controversial law requiring gay military members to stay closeted in order to serve expires today, bringing cheers from many veterans. Luiza Fritz, who spent 13 years in the National Guard and is an Iraq War veteran, was forced to resign when a new ...Read More

CHICAGO - Illinois parents are being advised to seek help if economic problems seem to be leaving them with less patience for their children. A new study in the journal Pediatrics has found a 65 percent increase in the number of traumatic brain injuries, such as shaken-baby syndrome, among infants ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the fall season sweeps into North Carolina, it will take a while for the summer of weather extremes to be forgotten. Much of the state began the season with a drought and ended with flooding caused by extreme rainfall, in addition to the impact of Hurricane Irene. Scientists say ...Read More

JEAN, Nev. - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in southern Nevada today to check the progress of a solar-energy project being built along Interstate 15 at the California border which has put 200 people to work. Sportsman's groups say they're also watching the Silver State North Solar project, ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - Farm conservation programs were cut by a half-billion dollars last year, and this year, the U.S. House is looking at another 20 percent reduction to programs which help landowners preserve soil and water. Cuts of that magnitude will hurt Wisconsin's land-based economy and damage the ...Read More

ARLINGTON, Va. - Scrutiny is strong for federal response to natural and man-made disasters, but local government personnel are there first - and last. Thousands of city and county emergency management experts are meeting this week in Milwaukee to talk about preparedness, efficiency and public educa ...Read More

PHOENIX - In the next two years, Arizona will consider creating a state health-insurance exchange, potentially to help 1 million Arizonans obtain affordable health coverage. A coalition of 40 community groups is calling for the exchange to be as consumer-friendly as possible. Matt Jewett, health po ...Read More

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