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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: September 10, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - Senior centers in Indiana are transforming to meet the needs of aging Hoosiers. Bob Pitman, director of the new Mill Race Center in Columbus, Indiana, says the word "senior" is not in his center's title. "There's an awful lot of denial that's going on about aging, you know. So many p ...Read More

PHOTO: Ellen Rosenblum spoke at the PSJ statewide gathering.

KEIZER, Ore. - A weekend conference focused on rethinking Oregon's justice system, to invest fewer dollars in prison beds and more for services to help victims and prevent crime. About 200 people gathered in Keizer, near Salem, south of Portland, to voice their support for a new campaign, called "St ...Read More

Percent of state and local taxes graphic    credit: milhs

LANSING, Mich. - The subject of who pays taxes comes up a lot in this year's election campaign rhetoric, and sometimes stereotypes stick. For example, Michiganders who have heard it said that "half the Americans pay no taxes" may conclude that poor people don't pay taxes. Gilda Jacobs, president o ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - In a nation that increasingly turns to the medicine cabinet for solutions, experts warn that unused medicines can be a source of trouble - and even suicide. Today is New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Day, and New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Tom Andrew says one step everyone c ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - Time is running short until Election Day, and with just 57 days left to go, local voter advocates say there is some confusion in the Nutmeg State over voter identification rules. Pat Donovan, director of voter services with the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, says the contro ...Read More

PHOTO: Media Tools  Photo credit: Mark Scheerer

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Move over, Drudge and Huffington. The "Woodward and Bernstein" generation is going to be using blogs and social media tools to report the news - news by and about Maine baby boomers. It's called the Maine Boomer Reporting Corps. Thanks to a matching grant from the Knight Foundat ...Read More

PHOTO: Breast cancer survivor Debbie and family. PHOTO CREDIT: James Meierotto.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesotans can get a bit casual at the office next month as part of a national fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer. The effort, Lee National Denim Day, has workers paying $5 or more to be able to wear jeans one day on the job. Laurie Rappa, who handles corporate relat ...Read More

PHOTO: Mother shopping with child. Courtesy of Share Our Strength

BALTIMORE, Md. - Buy this, not that. On Saturday, Sept. 15, Share Our Strength is partnering with Walmart stores throughout the state to offer free "shopping matters" tours. Their goal is to help people stretch their food budget while focusing on fruits, vegetables and whole grains - no matter where ...Read More

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