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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


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: April 25, 2013

PHOTO: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Hurtado, 366th Security Forces Squadron, plants pinwheels near the main gate at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Photo credit: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho - The entry to Mountain Home Air Force Base is lined with 200 blue and silver pinwheels. The toys mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month - and represent the 200 babies born at the base last year. Connie Powers, family advocacy outreach manager for the 366th Medical Operatio ...Read More

Governor Brown's proposed Local Control Funding Formula would give K-12 school districts greater control over how they spend their money, while also directing more funds to districts that serve poorer students.

California lawmakers are trying to overhaul the state's school-financing system and divert more money to districts that serve low-income and English-learning students. Senate Democrats today will unveil a plan billed as an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed Local Control Funding Formula, bu ...Read More

PHOTO: Keeping nitrogen where it can do its work has long baffled farmers. But there are new techniques that can help.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Boone River watershed has lost more than $630,000 worth of fertilizer in the past 20 days, in the form of nitrate leaching into the Des Moines River. Much of it eventually winds up in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates 630 tons have washed into the river ...Read More

PHOTO: Teresa Huizar, National Children's Alliance, has traveled from Arkansas to Washington, D.C., this week to ask members of Congress to support funding the Victims of Child Abuse Act. Courtesy of National Children's Alliance.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Congress is getting visits today from people concerned that funding for child abuse survivors and investigators is falling by the wayside in federal budget negotiations. The Victims of Child Abuse Act has been "zeroed out" in President Obama's 2014 budget proposal. The same thing ...Read More

PHOTO: Sybil and Gambler (colt) rescued by Front Range Equine Rescue in Larkspur, CO.<br />Courtesy:Front Range Equine Rescue.

ROSWELL, N.M. - Agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a walk-through of Valley Meat Co. on Tuesday, days after the Humane Society of the United States and Front Range Equine Rescue submitted a notice of intent to sue if the agency agrees to provide inspections required for the facil ...Read More

PHOTO: Thursday is the second biennial Texas Food Policy Day at the State Capitol. About 20% of families in Texas are currently food insecure. CREDIT: USDA

AUSTIN, Texas - The number of Texans who have trouble feeding their families has been growing for years, and the issue takes center stage today at the State Capitol. This is the second biennial Texas Food Policy Day. One focus is legislation (SB 376) that aims to increase the number of students acce ...Read More

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