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44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

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Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Archive: May 15, 2013

The Wisconsin Budget Project suggests it's time to start putting more money in the state's budget cushion.

MADISON, Wis. - About a decade ago, Wisconsin lawmakers passed legislation to raise the required minimum balance in the state's general fund, but lawmakers have postponed implementing it four times. Other states do much better in saving for a rainy day, said Jon Peacock, director of the nonpartisan ...Read More

PHOTO: This cow, unable to walk, was discovered in a Humane Society of the United States investigation. Courtesy HSUS

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is the 11th state this year to consider legislation that would make it illegal to conduct private investigations into agricultural practices in the state. The so-called "Ag Gag" bill is opposed by some animal- and consumer-rights groups, who argue the investigations a ...Read More

Photo: The National Wildlife Federation is calling on Virginians to create their own wildlife habitats in yards and neighborhoods. Courtesy of NWF.

RICHMOND, Va. - The National Wildlife Federation is calling on Virginians to turn their backyards into thriving wildlife habitats. May is "Garden for Wildlife" Month, and the federation's message is that it's easy to create a welcoming home for wildlife. People can create a certified habitat by pro ...Read More

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Hearings were held this week in Kent and Moses Lake about proposed budget cuts that would affect training and support services for people who provide child care for school-age children. Many providers couldn't attend, however, since the Department of Early Learning (DEL) held the ...Read More

Pinned locations show resident odor complaints outside the one mile radius MCE says it is not meant to be a scientific analysis.  Courtesy of: MCE

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Attorney General's Office has reached an agreement with the company that runs the Bridgeton landfill on how to control the stench from its underground fire. The agreement calls for Republic Services to cap the landfill, but first company officials say they'll need to remove ...Read More

PHOTO: Lucky Penny Creamery in Kent is launching a new product, as a result of funding from a Farm Bill program. Credit: Tammi Mitchell.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Congress works this week on a new Farm Bill, Ohio farmers say policy changes are needed to support practices that improve public health, spur the rural economy and enhance natural resources. Programs they say are critical to the success of sustainable farming could be cut, inclu ...Read More

PHOTO: A new federal bill would phase out

NEW YORK - Whether they buy "cage-free," "free range," "pasture-raised" or just "eggs," a growing number of people are concerned with where and how their food is produced. A new bill in Congress would make egg-labeling mandatory, as well as adding more humane living standards for millions of egg-lay ...Read More

PHOTO: The question is no longer whether Minnesota will increase the minimum wage, but how much. A conference committee is trying to reconcile a Senate proposal of $7.75 and a House proposal for $9.50 an hour. CREDIT: J. Wynia

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A raise in the minimum wage is coming to Minnesota, but just how much still needs to be determined as Monday's legislative deadline to adjourn approaches. The Senate voted to increase the minimum to $7.75 by 2015. The House bill would increase the minimum to $9.50 in that time fra ...Read More

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