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A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Archive: July 20, 2012

Secretary of State Sam Reed says he is a fan of civility training. Photo courtesy WA Secretary of State's office.
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BELLEVUE, Wash. – Less than three weeks before Washington's primary election, accusations are being hurled in campaign ads that can make a person wonder, 'Whatever happened to civility?' It's a question the League of Women Voters of Washington is asking, in seminars beginning Saturday in Bell ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon's new Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program went into effect last week - maybe just in time to keep a few older homeowners from losing their property. A new report from AARP's Public Policy Institute says more young homeowners may be delinquent on their mortgages - b ...Read More

PHOTO: Man with map and telephone.

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a story that's hard to tell. A phone company is taking the rare step of challenging a request for customer records, saying the FBI is overreaching. Matt Zimmerman is a lawyer representing the company, which he cannot identify. In fact, his lips are sealed about almost everythin ...Read More

PHOTO: Child in wheelchair.

RALEIGH, N. C. – A complaint filed Thursday against Wake County Public Schools alleges the school system continues to violate the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. According to the complaint, the state's largest school system, serving 146,000 students, fails to support stude ...Read More

PHOTO: Mailboxes may become a thing of the past.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) says a bill awaiting a vote in the U.S. House would all but guarantee a future collapse of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Mike Zagaros is president of NALC Branch 9, based in the Twin Cities. He says HR 2309 would end deliv ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An animal advocacy group says Walmart is quickly becoming the lone major corporation that still allows its pork suppliers to use gestation crates. Nathan Runkle, executive director of Mercy for Animals, says the video his group released this week shows the crates in use at M ...Read More

Enivronmental Group letter on Beetle/Fire Bills

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – The scenes are dramatic - fires destroying homes and forests across Colorado, at times just miles from trees killed by bark beetle infestations. Some in Congress have come up with a plan they say will help prevent future fires. The Healthy Forest Management Act (HR 6 ...Read More

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