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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: April 23, 2013

PHOTO: Despite the failure of the Ohio House to move forward with Medicaid expansion, supporters are optimistic state leaders will keep the discussion alive.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans from all walks of life are speaking out in favor of the expansion of Medicaid, and many are featured in a new video urging such action. While lawmakers in the Ohio House did not act on the plans of Gov. John Kasich to expand Medicaid, they sent their budget bill to the Senat ...Read More

PHOTO: Counselors who have worked in North Dakota for decades say there is a growing trend of prescription drug abuse, but alcohol is still the most commonly abused. CREDIT: Jason Scrags

BEULAH, N.D. - Trends in drug abuse in the nation are continually changing, but one constant over the decades has been that alcohol is the most commonly abused substance. In North Dakota, the drinking culture is an even bigger problem, according to addiction counselor Darlene White. "Alcohol is al ...Read More

PHOTO baby in crib: Photo Credit: Nadeau

NEW YORK - Children are the people most susceptible to harmful effects from toxic chemicals, and that's why advocates across New York are using Earth Day to press New York lawmakers to take action on the Child Safe Products Act. The grassroots lobby's agenda is clear, according to Saima Anjam, gov ...Read More

PHOTO: A hiking guide recommends putting together an

HELENA, Mont. - The late snows in most of the state mean spring hiking will begin a little later than usual. According to expert hiker Roger Jenkins with the Montana Wilderness Association, that means more time to put together a kit that includes what he calls the "10 essentials," no matter if you'r ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For outdoors enthusiasts, the new buds on trees and fresh blooms on flowers mark the transition to spring. For allergy sufferers in Pennsylvania, the scenario is bittersweet. According to Dr. Amanda Staudt, climate scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, a changing clima ...Read More

PHOTO: Ariel view of Grays Harbor. Photo Credit: Quinault Indian Nation

SEATTLE - Tens of millions of barrels a year: that's how much crude oil is projected to be rolling by rail to Washington state under a proposal that's being challenged by local tribes and community groups. According to Tyson Johnston, First Councilman with the Quinault Indian Nation, his tribe wan ...Read More

PHOTO: The Humane Society says the

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A coalition of animal-rights and public-interest groups is urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the so-called "ag-gag" bill. The legislation would require any video footage of abuse on a farm or livestock operation to be turned over to authorities within 48 hours. Supporters say that w ...Read More

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