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Protests as Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court; New York targets transportation, the state's biggest source of carbon pollution.

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U.S. Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote. GOP Sen. Susan Collins, up for reelection, is the lone vote against.

Archive: January 31, 2013

Photo: Aerial view of UNC Animal Research Facility, Courtesy: Preserve Rural Orange

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Today is the deadline for the University of North Carolina to respond to a request from the state's Division of Water Quality to disclose pollutants and chemicals being disposed of from the school's animal research facility in southwest Orange County. Laura Streitfeld, spokeswom ...Read More

PHOTO: The new CFED report says 35 percent of Oregonians don't have enough savings to last three months, and that 20 percent of households earning $59,000 to $90,000 are also in that boat. Photo by Lozowick via Flikr.

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than one-third of Oregon residents don't have enough money in savings to keep them afloat for three months, according to a new national report, and the average family's credit card debt tops $10,000. The report from the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) m ...Read More

PHOTO: Attorney Ann Jacobs says a new state law about who's responsible for road maintenance in Wisconsin puts travelers at risk.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Since 1849, Wisconsin counties and cities have had a legal duty to maintain roads in a reasonably safe condition. However, a law passed in 2012 did away with that responsibility. Milwaukee attorney Ann Jacobs testified against the bill that changed the 1849 law. Supporters of the ...Read More

Richmond Justice Initiative works to end Human Trafficking.

RICHMOND, Va. - It's a $37 billion industry in the United States - the buying and selling of people for profit. Also known as human trafficking, it's happening here in Virginia. Human trafficking can involve people who are forced into labor situations, as well as men, women and children who are tra ...Read More

Community action agencies operate VITA sites around the state. List courtesy of the West Virginia Alliance For Sustainable Families.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Working families can get free help with their taxes, and the Community Action Agencies that operate the service say it's an excellent opportunity for families who could use a boost. Last year, West Virginia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance helped file nearly 19,000 returns, savin ...Read More

TAMPA, Fla. - Florida is one of three states in the country that takes away the right to vote of a person convicted of a felony. Civil rights groups have been fighting the policy for more than 10 years. Although felons' voting rights can be restored through a lengthy process, people like Joyce Ham ...Read More

PHOTO: Piggy banks and coin jars aren't getting much attention in Arkansas homes. A new CFED report says 52 percent of Arkansans don't have emergency savings to last three months.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than half of Arkansas residents do not have enough savings to keep them afloat for three months in case of a job loss or other costly emergency - and even those at higher incomes are not immune. That's one finding of a new report that makes recommendations about what states ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP tax-aide volunteers are ready to help Ohioans. Photo courtesy of iStock.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Filing taxes can be a complicated and sometimes costly process, but AARP volunteers are ready to help crunch the numbers for many Ohioans who need help. The AARP Tax-Aide program is providing free assistance for moderate- to low-income Ohioans in filing their federal, state and loc ...Read More

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