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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 2, 2013

PHOTO: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs death penalty repeal today (Thursday). Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature, Maryland becomes the sixth state in six years to abolish the death penalty. Shari Silberstein, executive director, Equal Justice USA, said more lawmakers across the country are starting to realize capital punishment is not working. "They're se ...Read More

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CATRON COUNTY, N.M. - Just as the Mexican Wolf Recovery program was finishing its 15th year, a Mexican gray wolf was shot and killed by a federal Wildlife Services agent. At almost the same time, the release of two pairs of Mexican wolves was announced. The shooting, which took place on Jan. 19, was ...Read More

PHOTO: A Kentucky Senator attempts to fast-track coal mining permits through congressional legislation. Environmentalists say that is a bad idea.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky's top Republican politician wants to force the Environmental Protection Agency to start acting on coal-mining permits or they would be approved automatically. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is trying to fast-track permits, claiming the federal agency's inaction is costing th ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. - One of the big remaining tasks for Oregon lawmakers this session is deciding what to do with the recommendations from the Governor's Commission on Public Safety. A new poll offers clues about how their constituents might handle it. Just last week, 600 Oregon voters were asked if they ...Read More

Image: Proclamation from Governor Mike Pence naming May

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's aging population is being recognized this month with a proclamation by Gov. Mike Pence. Events focusing on keeping older Hoosiers well and active are happening during May's "Older Americans Month." The 10th Annual Aging Well Conference will be held May 23 at Ball State Univ ...Read More

PHOTO: The nomination of Tom Perez as Labor Secretary will go up for a vote next week in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A confirmation vote on Thomas Perez, President Obama's nominee for Labor Secretary, now is set for next week. As an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, Perez is noted for his work to make sure people with disabilities have equal a ...Read More

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Lawmakers take up landmark legislation today that would allow Nevadans to vote to repeal tax protections for the mining industry in the Silver State. Bob Fulkerson, state director, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), says one sure sign that the mining industry needs t ...Read More

The national media has spent much of this week focused on the gun safety debate thatís playing out in the Granite State, and this weekend, locals have a chance to discuss ways to take action on that issue, and more.

CONCORD, N.H. - The national media has spent much of this week focused on the gun-safety debate that's playing out in the Granite State, and locals this weekend have a chance to discuss ways to take action on that issue and more. This year's New Hampshire Progressive Summit will be held this weeken ...Read More

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