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Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: September 17, 2012

PHOTO: Dr. Sharon Meieran. Courtesy of Oregon Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Federal health authorities say prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem. This week, doctors and nurses working in Oregon hospital emergency rooms have adopted new guidelines to try to curb the abuse of prescription painkillers. They say that every day, th ...Read More

PHOTO: Dr. Dustin Hammers is the keynote speaker at the Memory Loss Awareness Conference. Photo courtesy of University of Utah.

ST. GEORGE, Utah - This Saturday, September 22, is World Alzheimer's Action Day. In Utah, caregivers will hear from experts at a free Memory Loss Awareness Conference and town hall meeting in St. George. They'll discuss research and therapy techniques for people with Alzheimer's disease and other fo ...Read More

PHOTO: Diane Breneman, Attorney at Law

MADISON, Wis. - Every year, dozens of people, many of them children, are severely burned or killed when plastic gas cans explode. Attorney Diane Breneman represents several victims of such explosions, and says these tragedies could easily be prevented. "It's a huge problem. There are millions of th ...Read More

PHOTO: Elk graze along the Snowcrest Range on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Photo credit: Zack Porter

BUTTE, Mont. - Boots, bullets and guns translate into millions of dollars for southwest Montana. An analysis of six years of data from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows big game hunting is a multimillion dollar recreation industry in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest region. Hunting expe ...Read More

Recent polls show major opposition to cutting food assistance programs like SNAP.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Recent polls show major public opposition to cutting food assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, local religious leaders in Florida are concerned that some lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are not getting the message. Michael Mc ...Read More

PHOTO: If you purchase a dog in a pet store or online, you are running the risk of purchasing a sick puppy.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida ranks number one in a new study for the number of complaints about purchases of puppies that are in poor health. The findings point to the need for buyers to be more careful about where their new pets come from, says Melanie Kahn, senior director of the Puppy Mills Campai ...Read More

PHOTO: Signs at Albuquerque Third Street Charging Station. Photo credit: Beth Blakeman.

SANTA FE, N.M. - While the ever-fluctuating price of gas keeps commuters on their toes, electricity offers a less expensive option that is growing in popularity. This is the second year of "EV Plug-In Day," co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, to help promote electric vehicle use in New Mexico. The even ...Read More

PHOTO: Keep the cap on that plastic bottle now when you recycle it.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Plastic caps and lids may not be very big, but when hundreds of thousands of them end up in landfills, they make a big impact. The caps have not been part of the recycling process until now. Reo Menning with Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines says a change in recycling technolo ...Read More

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