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Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

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Archive: June 6, 2012

Redesign of NC specialty plates to address readability concerns

RALEIGH, N.C. - For thousands of people in North Carolina, what license plate is displayed on the rear of their car is almost as important as what they're driving. Since 1999, the state's specialty-tag program has raised more than $10 million for the state and 75,000 drivers have purchased the tags ...Read More

The U.S. Senate is taking up the Farm Bill, which will set the nation's food policy for the next five years. The legislation's title - the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 - includes the word "reform," although some California farmers question the amount of reform it contains. Dave R ...Read More

The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to allow an independent panel of scientists to evaluate key plant and animal species in the Sierra Nevada forests. The agreement settles a legal dispute over management of ten national forests, including Eldorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia, Sierra, Stani ...Read More

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House committee today takes up a bill that would allow investment advisers to police themselves, through what's called a self-regulatory organization (SRO). Critics of the idea say that's like putting a fox in charge of the henhouse - and it's the same system that has failed to ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A federal Environmental Protection Agency objection to 36 coal mining permits issued in Kentucky is being backed by health-care groups, families and some state lawmakers. Together, they turned up in Frankfort on Tuesday, to rally behind the agency's health and environmental concerns ...Read More

LAS VEGAS - Congress is ready to debate the new Farm Bill, and some in Nevada believe the current version does not have a lot to offer farmers in the state. As the Senate takes up the legislation this week, Bonnie Bobb, director of the Western Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, says the bill ma ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While state unemployment has dropped nearly 2 percent since this time last year, the latest KIDS COUNT report shows that Tennessee children have greater needs for support. One in four Tennessee families lived in poverty in 2010 - a 4 percent increase since 2007 - according to the ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - The most contentious and expensive election in Wisconsin history is over, and Governor Walker has survived the recall. Mike McCabe, the executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says it will be a while before the healing begins. "I think it's just going to ...Read More

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