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Archive: September 5, 2012

PHOTO: DNC Women's Caucus. Photo by Stephanie Carroll Carson.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As they prepare to unite behind President Obama as their candidate, members of Democratic caucuses and others gathered Tuesday in Charlotte to advocate for issues important to their supporters. At the Women's Caucus, hundreds of delegates discussed the need for access to health ca ...Read More

Photo: Woodrow Wilson casts his ballot in presidential election, 1916. Courtesy: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Archives

ALBANY, N.Y. - State officials and nonprofit advocates are watching closely to see if New York's Latino voters are treated fairly at their local polling places this fall. The state attorney general's office has sent letters to administrators in 10 upstate New York counties advising them to accommod ...Read More

PHOTO: A packed house at the Democratic Women's Caucus in Charlotte, N.C.  Photo credit: Stephanie Carroll Carson, Public News Service.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Women's issues are in the forefront of the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, D-Fla., chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, told the crowd of women delegates from Michigan and around the nation to be proud of the Affordable Care Ac ...Read More

PHOTO:  Some Iowa farmers warn they may not survive this year's drought, but there are methods to minimize damage.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Some Iowa farmers warn they may not survive this year's drought, and others will have to rely on federal crop insurance as a fall-back. Not so for one Boone County farmer. Dick Thompson says he doesn't have crop insurance and never has. Instead, he depends on old-fashioned diver ...Read More

PHOTO: Mark Pocan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - State Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, on Tuesday addressed the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus at the Democratic National Convention. Pocan, who is openly gay, is running for the state's 2nd District congressional seat, which is being vacated by Democrat Tammy Baldwin in ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Pat Quinn addressing the Democratic National Convention. Photo credit: Stephanie Carroll Carson.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats have been defending President Obama's record on health reform, welfare and jobs at the Democratic National Convention. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was one of the first. Quinn told the delegates that the Republican attacks on the president were untrue, and gave Obama credit f ...Read More

Phil Oliff. Photo credit: Doug Ramsey

PHOENIX - Arizona has made the deepest cuts to elementary and secondary education of any state in the nation during the past five years, according to a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Report co-author Phil Oliff says Arizona cut education spending ...Read More

PHOTO: An emerald ash borer Photo credit: USDA

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the state fair ended and cooler temperatures in the forecast, folks across Minnesota who will soon be rounding up firewood are being urged to "keep it local" to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer. Transporting firewood is one of the ways the destructive beetle gets arou ...Read More

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