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A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; Students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Archive: August 20, 2012

PHOTO: With congress dragging it's feet on renewing the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for alternative energy, the uncertainty has prompted wind-related businesses to slow their pace and/or look at other countries for opportunities to grow. (Image is public domain)

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Like the wind itself, the wind energy industry has blown hot and cold in Oregon. Some blame the lack of effort in Congress to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for alternative energy, set to expire in about four months. The standstill affects businesses like Met One Instru ...Read More

PHOTO: Tammy Gallow, RN, RD

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Wisconsin schools will soon be open, and parents are reminded that eating right is important for children's bodies as well as their brains. Tammy Gallow is a registered nurse and registered dietitian with ProHealth Care, Waukesha. She says it's absolutely critical to get a student' ...Read More

PHOTO: Aerial crop-spraying in northeast Washington. Photo credit: Ron Nichols, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

SEATTLE - A new look at the effects of a common farm pesticide on children has stepped up calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further restrict, or even ban, its use. The farm insecticide chlorpyrifos is in wide use on Washington farms and feedlots, and it's on the hot seat again, ...Read More

PHOTO: As New Hampshire high school students get ready to return to class, some will have additional help to reach out to, if they feel depressed or at risk for suicide. Fellow students have been trained to get them to the help they need.

CONCORD, N.H. - In the county with the highest suicide rate in the state, many New Hampshire high school students will have someone to turn to if they feel depressed or suicidal this fall: specially trained fellow students. Stephen Brooks, the Kiwanis Club of Colebrook advisor, says most young peopl ...Read More

It has been two years since New York passed the Wage Theft Protection Act, but immigrant advocates on Long Island say the law has failed to put a damper on the crime. Image by  Royalty-Free/Corbis

NEW YORK - It has been two years since New York passed the Wage Theft Protection Act, but immigrant advocates on Long Island say the law has failed to put a damper on the crime. Liz O'Shaughnessy is president and program director of the nonprofit group CoLoKi, which operates a trailer for day labore ...Read More

Last year the Missouri River flooded. This year it's at it's lowest level in more than 20 years. Climate change and the change in water usage makes for an uncertain future for the river, and environmentalists are urging residents to pay attention.  Photo by Robert Linder

ST. LOUIS - Last year the Missouri River flooded. This year it's at it's lowest level in more than 20 years. Climate change and changes in water use make for an uncertain future for the river, and environmentalists are urging residents to pay attention. On Wednesday the Army Corps of Engineers is ...Read More

RALEIGH. N.C. - Even as efforts to involve Latinos in North Carolina's political process are ramping up, hundreds of young undocumented workers who meet certain qualifications in the state are taking advantage of President Obama's deferred immigration program to avoid deportation. Applications are b ...Read More

PHOTO: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, Courtesy Christina Evans

VERO BEACH, Fla. - There are more than 50 Florida animal species listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, and several of them have seen sharp declines in recent years. The Florida panther and manatee are well-known creatures on the list, but there are dozens of lesser-known, ye ...Read More

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