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Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.

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Archive: April 29, 2013

GRAPHIC: Colorado ranks 20th in the in nation in access of 4-year-olds to preschool and 10th in the nation for access of 3-year-olds. Graphic courtesy NIEER.

DENVER - A dismal picture of the state of preschool in the United States is painted by a new report on the subject. The National Institute for Early Education Research 2012 Yearbook found, on average, that there's less access to preschool programs, and funding is down. Just twelve states increased f ...Read More

MAP: Volunteers are needed to work on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail this summer. Five Montana breweries are hosting events to spark interest in the projects. Map courtesy of

HELENA, Mont. - "Bottoms up," for the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, known as the CDT. Five craft beer breweries around the state are holding events this week to help recruit volunteers to work on the northern section of the trail this summer. Shannon Freix of the Montana Wilderness Ass ...Read More

PHOTO: The Fallen Workers Memorial on the State Capitol Mall is the site of Monday's Worker Memorial Day ceremony. Courtesy of NW Labor Press.

SALEM, Ore. - Today at noon, a ceremony takes place in Salem to honor Oregonians who have lost their lives on the job in the last year. Workers Memorial Day includes military casualties, as well as workplace deaths. Oregon OSHA administrator, Michael Wood, said it is not only important to show sup ...Read More

PHOTO: 23 workers who died on the job last year are being honored today for Wyoming Workers Memorial Day. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CASPER, Wyo. - Twenty-three men and women are being honored today in Casper on Wyoming Workers Memorial Day. That's how many lives were lost on the job last year. Wyoming has been noted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health for its high worker-fatality rate over most of the last ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Children  and adults  are urged to resist the tantalizing images on entertainment screens for one week, starting April 29th. Courtesy CCFC.

BOSTON - Today is the first day of Screen-Free Week, an annual effort by children's advocates to get kids free from the grip of electronic devices - if only for a few days. Started in 1996 as "TV Turnoff," it's now hosted by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) and promoted ...Read More

Photo: Pete Street hands-on training Courtesy: Pete Street and Clean Energy Durham

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - As temperatures begin to rise, so do the utility bills of North Carolina residents as they try to cool their home. For the last two years, an increasing number of communities have participated in the Pete Street program. The energy-savings education program offers hands-on worksh ...Read More

PHOTO: The proposed Arizona Sonoran Desert Heritage Act would protect flight corridors for Luke Air Force Base training missions. CREDIT: City of Goodyear.

PHOENIX - Nearly a million acres of public lands, mainly in western Maricopa County, which has Phoenix as its seat, would be preserved as wilderness, national conservation and special management areas under a bill introduced by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva. According to Grijalva, the measure ...Read More

PHOTO: Iowa Community Colleges are going to provide more classes in the areas where the state's employers say they need skills.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The job prospects for this year's graduating seniors from high school and college is somewhat better than last year, but employers continue to complain that those fresh out of school don't have the problem-solving skills they need. To try to improve that situation, the state's ...Read More

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