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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.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 

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: May 16, 2013

PHOTO: Seniors meet Gov. Inslee for a walk around the State Capitol grounds today (Thurs.) in Olympia. He'll read a proclamation for Older Americans Month. Courtesy of Access Washington.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Today, Gov. Jay Inslee celebrates Older Americans Month by walking with seniors around the State Capitol campus. However, inside the Capitol, the legislature's inability to agree on a budget poses a threat to many programs and services that help older Washingtonians. Ingrid McDonal ...Read More

Photo: Red drum caught in a fishing net. Courtesy: NCWF

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Recreational anglers in North Carolina are hoping to reel in the commercial fishing of three popular fish. State lawmakers are considering House Bill 983, which would specify that red drum, striped bass and spotted sea trout could be caught only by hook and line. While the law e ...Read More

Photo: Momsrising celebrates new Maryland gun law.(Members shown here delivering petitions to the NRA) Photo credit: Momsrising

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After watching a string of disappointments from Congress, a national women's grassroots organization is celebrating Maryland's new gun law. Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley signs legislation banning 45 types of assault weapons. It also limits gun magazines to 10 bullets and requires toug ...Read More

PHOTO: More Virginians received free tax-filing assistance and larger refunds this year. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

RICHMOND, Va. - Free tax preparation services are paying off for Virginians. This year, trained volunteers across the state helped more than 26,000 people with incomes under $50,000 prepare their taxes, according to Carolyn Spohrer, deputy director, Virginia Community Action Partnership. "We had ab ...Read More

Photo: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Courtesy:

ORLANDO, Fla. - Immigration advocates are turning up the heat on Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., asking him to stand strong in his support of what they call "compassionate" immigration reform. The Florida AFL-CIO and other groups this week are running a media campaign to ask Rubio to continue his initial ...Read More

Kate Busch Gervais

HARTFORD, Conn. - Health-care reform at the state level is moving forward, as a program to be rolled out this summer will help residents sign up. The Navigator and Assister Program is a federal effort "that is designed to bring insurance enrollment directly to the people and to neighborhoods," said ...Read More

PHOTO: Farmers and ranchers from around the state are touring wind farm operations today, and learning about how to incorporate wind into their production. Powering pivot irrigation systems is one avenue. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

SHELBY, Mont. - A show-and-tell tour is under way today to inspire farmers and ranchers from around the state about how to help their bottom lines - and boost rural economies. Montana Farmers Union and the city of Shelby are sponsoring a bus trip to the Rimrock and Glacier 1 and 2 wind farms. MFU e ...Read More

According to a new report, central Appalachian coal production is down and will keep falling, but mine jobs will rise. CHART by Downstream Strategies, based on federal and other figures.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - For the next two decades, more miners will be digging less coal in West Virginia, according to an in-depth report. Morgantown consulting firm Downstream Strategies analyzed federal and other figures and pins the cause on thinner coal seams and, to a lesser degree, cheap natural ...Read More

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