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Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: October 10, 2013

Photo: Colorado is behind in per-pupil spending compared to most neighboring states. Courtesy:

DENVER – This month, Coloradans can begin to cast their vote on the state's new education plan – Amendment 66. Voters will choose whether to fund the measure in the upcoming election, and it's not just education advocates stepping up in favor of the plan, which will reduce class sizes, ...Read More

PHOTO: Educating women about early prevention and detection is the focus of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Nevada and nationwide. Image courtesy of the American Cancer Society.

LAS VEGAS – This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an effort to promote early detection and prevention for a disease that killed more than 39,000 American women in 2012. Cari Herington, executive director of the Nevada Cancer Coalition, says early detection is key. She says w ...Read More

PHOTO:  Luring visitors to the foothills of east Kentucky - with the region's beauty and Appalachian heritage on display.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. – The idea is to use the fabric of the region to draw tourists to an economically strapped part of east Kentucky. So today and Friday, a nonprofit eco-agritourism organization, known as FEAT, is conducting a tour through Carter, Elliott and Morgan counties. FEAT director ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah physicians want ban on wood burning in populated areas based on research they say shows wood smoke is more toxic than cigarette smoke. Image courtesy of the U.S. Government

SALT LAKE CITY – Wood smoke is a major cause of pollution and more toxic than cigarette smoke, according to Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE). The group is calling on the state to ban the burning of wood indoors and outdoors in the most densely populated areas year-round. In ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the cool autumn air settles in, weatherization work is ramping up in Ohio. From insulating attics and sidewalls to sealing windows and doors, crews are busy helping low-income residents stay warm in their homes and save money. Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance progr ...Read More

PHOTO: Lisa Lamkins of AARP-Wisconsin says Social Security payments don't just benefit Wisconsin's senior citizens.

MADISON, Wis. – According to a new study from AARP, Social Security payments have a huge impact on Wisconsin's economy. Not only do the payments help sustain the state's senior citizens and others, Lisa Lamkins, federal advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin, says there is a multiplier effect. ...Read More

PHOTO: Two oil shipping terminals proposed for Grays Harbor on the central Washington coast are on hold. Their permits are being reversed for further environmental study of possible risks associated with increased oil shipments by rail and tanker traffic by sea. Photo credit: Grays Harbor Tourism

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Plans for two new terminals to store oil and pump it into tankers in Grays Harbor are on hold after the Quinault Indian Nation and several conservation groups challenged the permits. Washington state’s Shorelines Hearings Board reversed the permits that already had bee ...Read More

PHOTO: Immigrants now make up 6 percent of Michigan's population and account for growing shares of the economy and electorate. Photo credit: Mona Shand

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A coalition of ethnic, civic and business groups says that if Michigan's leaders really want to spur population and job growth, they need to look to the state's immigration policies and programs. The importance of creating an immigrant-friendly environment was on th ...Read More

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