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West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Archive: October 1, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking, is happening in Indiana. Abby Kuzma, director of consumer protection for the Indiana Attorney General's office, says they're seeing cases of labor abuses and sex trafficking. "One of the things that's really important for people to know is th ...Read More

PHOTO: Man in a deer stand. Photo credit: Steve Maslowski, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

DENVER - In just a few states this election year, the nation's public lands are part of the political debate. But they're on the minds of millions of hunters and fishermen, according to poll results from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) that include sportsmen in Colorado. Conservation is jus ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report by the Missouri Budget Project finds the current rate of recovery from the recession just too slow for Missouri school children. Copyright: iStockphoto

ST. LOUIS - The State of Missouri is not recovering from the recession fast enough to to keep up with the needs of school children, according to a new report by the Missouri Budget Project. It says that years of budget cuts have really hurt schools. Classrooms have lost thousands of teachers, and sc ...Read More

PHOTO: Painting of Afghanistan Mountain and Child from

CHICAGO - As Sunday's 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war approaches, more people in Illinois and around the nation are questioning whether it's really worth the cost. According to the latest polls, 60 percent of Americans want to bring the troops home as soon as possible. Michael McConnell, G ...Read More

PHOTO: Tilian residency farm manager Rachel Beyer. Courtesy of: Tilian Farm Development Center.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A growing number of Michiganders get fresh meat and produce directly from farms in their area. The newest CSAs, consumer-supported agriculture farms, face an uncertain future because the Farm Bill expired Sunday. In Ann Arbor, the local food movement got a jump-start two years a ...Read More

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's being called the "Silver Tsunami," and advocates for Washington's over-50 crowd say the state had better be planning for a spike in the senior population, because it's already under way. Today in Mercer Island, the second of five public forums gives older voters a chance to hea ...Read More

PHOTO: For the first time since the Great Depression, farmers are operating without the safety net of a federal Farm Bill.

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the first time since the Great Depression, Iowa farmers are operating without the safety net of a federal Farm Bill. Congress was unable to agree on one before its election recess, so the existing Farm Bill simply expired at the end of September. This leaves a lot of programs ...Read More

PHOTO: Patient during a doctor visit. Courtesy of usa.gov

MISSOULA, Mont. - Getting a second opinion is standard procedure when facing health problems, and a local consumer advocate wants the same standard in place for health insurance rate hikes. Steph Larsen, an assistant director for the Center for Rural Affairs in Missoula, says oversight can save Mo ...Read More

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