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Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Archive: December 4, 2013

PHOTO: Bowen Close of the REAP Food Group says it can be challenging to connect local farmers with school lunch programs, but a USDA grant will help REAP accomplish that goal. (Photo used with permission)

MADISON, Wis. - Madison-based REAP Food Group has been awarded two U.S. Department of Agriculture grants totaling more than $100,000 to enhance its program of connecting area farmers to the Madison school district. REAP spokesman Bowen Close called it a win-win. "We're able to supply kids with an ...Read More

PHOTO: The cost of electricity would go up $25 to $30  a month for residential customers across much of western Kentucky if Big Rivers Electric gets the rate hike it is asking for.  Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

HENDERSON, Ky. - More than 100,000 electric customers across western Kentucky face significant spikes in their energy bills if Big Rivers Electric gets its way. Big Rivers is seeking a $70.4 million increase from the Public Service Commission. The proposed rate hike would increase the average resid ...Read More

Photo: Brunswick County Schools recently considered removing

BOLIVIA, N.C. - Civil rights groups are reading between the lines and say the academic freedom of North Carolina students is being threatened by efforts to remove some award-winning literature from school reading lists. The Brunswick County Board of Education is the most recent to consider removing ...Read More

PHOTO: Murphy's Tree Farm and Nursery is the in the process of getting certified as organic. Photo courtesy of Douglas Murphy.

SPARTA, N.C. - The smell of pine and trails of needles will make their way into thousands of North Carolina homes this weekend, and a growing number of families are looking for trees that are green inside and out. At least 11 Christmas tree farms across the state are growing organic and "low-spray" ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana state health leaders are developing a new initiative and collaborating with health and community groups to address the problem of infant mortality. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS - A new effort is under way to ensure that more Indiana babies are blowing out a candle on their first birthday. The state's infant mortality rate is 25 percent higher than the national average, and Dr. William VanNess, commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, said his d ...Read More

PHOTO: A program of the Tennessee Disability Coalition is helping more folks in the state land jobs without losing the security of some of their benefits such as health care, which many of those coping with disabilities rely on. CREDIT: Photologue NP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many looking for work - especially those with disabilities. However, the number of success stories in Tennessee is growing. Brad Henson of Knoxville will celebrate his five-year anniversary of working as a peer- ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds that while fracking has created jobs and helped some drilling-intensive areas from the worst effects of the recession, the actual number of jobs is far below industry claims. Photo courtesy of Environment Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Job creation from shale drilling is not all that it's cracked up to be, according to a new six-state study. The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, a group of state-level research organizations tracking the impacts of shale drilling, found shale drilling has produced far fewe ...Read More

PHOTO: Heang Tan is project director and editor for the website Health Justice CT, sponsor of a Wed. night forum in New Haven about improving the health of Connecticut's lower-income populations. Photo courtesy Health Justice CT.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - People at a forum in New Haven tonight will explore both access to health care and the underlying issues that still get in the way of some low-income Connecticut residents achieving better health. Societal problems - from gun violence to poor neighborhood air quality and lack of ...Read More

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