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Archive: March 25, 2013

PHOTO: President Obama signs an order today establishing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Historical Monument on the shores of eastern Maryland. After nearly 30 years as a slave, Tubman escaped and then, risked her life time and again to help lead others to freedom. Credit: Library of Congress/Public Domain

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - President Obama signs an order today establishing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Historical Monument on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Tubman was a slave who escaped, and then helped free fellow slaves as well. Kristen Brengel, legislative director with the National Parks Cons ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - More than two million women and teenaged girls in Florida lack access to health care. It's a problem women's health advocates say should be a priority for state lawmakers. But in the House, lawmakers are pushing ahead with a bill that would give a non-viable embryo the same legal ...Read More

PHOTO: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decides this fall on another rate hike request for Xcel Energy. Xcel wants $285 million; the Minn. Dept. of Commerce says the request should be reduced by two-thirds. CREDIT: John Michaelson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - State officials say Xcel Energy's math doesn't add up in the company's latest request for a rate hike. The utility is seeking an increase that would raise customer rates by 12 percent, or about 10 dollars a month on average. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has analyzed the r ...Read More

PHOTO: North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill to fund CPR training for high school students. Bystander CPR can double or even triple survival chances for cardiac arrest victims. Courtesy American Heart Assn.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The goal is for all high school graduates in North Dakota to have a life-saving skill on their résumés. A bill that would fund CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training in schools is now under consideration by the State Legisla ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Local consumer watchdog groups are hoping the New Hampshire House will reject a bill that passed the Senate last week. It would do away with paper paychecks in the Granite State. Zandra Rice-Hawkins, founding executive director of the group Granite State Progress, said direct-depos ...Read More

PHOTO: West Virginia lawmakers are considering the

Charleston, WV - The West Virginia Buy American Act of 2013 - now before the State Legislature - would require the use of U.S.-manufactured products in taxpayer-funded projects in the state. Comments from Randy Moore, sub-district director for the United Steelworkers. A bill now in the Legislature ...Read More

Photo: President Obama will officially designate the Ohio home of Col. Charles Young a national monument. Courtesy of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.

XENIA, Ohio - Almost 40 years ago, the Wilberforce, Ohio, home of Col. Charles Young was named a national landmark. Today, it will be given an even greater honor. President Obama will officially designate the site as a national monument, becoming part of the National Park system. Dr. Floyd Thomas, ...Read More

PHOTO: Meagan McKay at Montana Women Vote, wearing one of the T-shirts that hundreds will don today at the Capitol. Courtesy of Montana Women Vote.

HELENA, Mont. - The debate about whether to expand Medicaid is hot at the Capitol today. The Montana Human Rights Network is busing hundreds of people in from around the state for a hearing, a rally, and meetings with lawmakers, making the case that expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act i ...Read More

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