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

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


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: July 30, 2012

PHOTO: Health insurance a huge issue.

MEDFORD, Ore. - More than 98 percent of Oregon home-care workers have voted to ratify their new union contract with the state. And for the first time, the contract covers about 7,500 caregivers who work with people with mental-health issues and developmental disabilities. Medford caregiver Rebecca ...Read More

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some children with special needs in Ohio are learning how to quickly ditch their training wheels and enjoy riding a bicycle on their own. At the Lose the Training Wheels camp, which kicks off in Akron today, children will learn the seemingly impossible task of independently riding a ...Read More

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Twenty mothers and 23 high school students participated in a recent project called Opportunities Start Here, and last week the graduates celebrated with a pool party and open house in Albuquerque. The program offers financial education and matched savings for single, immigrant mo ...Read More

PHOTO: All across the nation the rising health care costs is a challenge for many.

BOSTON - Happy Birthday, Medicare! On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed into law the bill providing low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for America's seniors. You'd have to look hard to find a more ardent supporter of Medicare than 81-year-old John Bennett, a retired educator living ...Read More

Artist Rendering, Mariposa Redevelopment (2nd phase), opening Summer 2013, Denver Housing Authority.
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KEYSTONE, Colo. - Build it and they will come . . . and they'll be healthy. That's the idea behind the "built communities" movement. Think walkable neighborhoods, easy access to mass transit, multi-use buildings, and nearby groceries and farmers' markets. Dr. Richard Jackson of the UCLA Fielding S ...Read More

PHOTO: Almost three months after the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, thousands of residents are still trying to understand the impact the

RALEIGH, N.C. - Almost three months after the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, thousands of residents are still trying to understand the effect the "Marriage Amendment" will have on them. The measure amends the state's ban on same-sex marriages, and at least potentially has consequences f ...Read More

PHOTO: Barred Owl housed at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute, Picture provided by Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute

BANNER ELK, N.C. - Over the weekend, dozens of wild animals and birds were brought in to rescue shelters suffering injuries they received from being caught in the busy mesh of human activity. It's particularly a problem in western North Carolina, say animal rehabilitators, where the large amount of ...Read More

PHOTO: Wind turbines

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With final approval for the project in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, construction is set to begin next year on the final leg of the CapX2020 transmission line. It'll run from near Hampton in Dakota County down to Rochester and then over to LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Once it's complete, ...Read More

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