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Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: May 24, 2013

PHOTO: Petroglyphs and pictographs of past centuries are among the attractions at Dinosaur National Monument. This pictograph is in the McKee Springs area. Courtesy of National Park Service.

KANAB, Utah – Memorial Day is the start of what's expected to be another busy summer for the National Park Service. And even when park rangers hang up their ranger hats, they don't leave behind their passion for protecting their turf. Some have organized to keep an eye on energy development ...Read More

PHOTO: Hoosier Army veteran Tom Harris is concerned Social Security and veteran's benefits will be negatively impacted by the use of the

INDIANAPOLIS – Memorial Day is set aside to honor fallen veterans, but one Hoosier veteran is concerned the country will do a disservice to those who survive if the president and Congress change the way cost-of-living adjustments are made to veteran's benefits and Social Security. Army veter ...Read More

PHOTO: Lawsuit filed to get arsenic out of animal feed.<br />Courtesy: USDA

PHOENIX – The Food and Drug Administration is facing a lawsuit because it continues to allow arsenic in animal feed given to chickens, turkeys and hogs. The suit was filed on behalf of a handful of advocacy groups, including the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Dr. David Walling ...Read More

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new survey of voters over 50 in two Oregon counties offers some hints about what kinds of changes communities may have to make to allow people to age comfortably and as independently as possible. Jackson and Josephine counties in southwest Oregon have some of the largest pe ...Read More

PHOTO: As Mid-Atlantic states develop wind energy, there are concerns about the protection of the critically-endangered North Atlantic right whale. Photo credit: NOAA.GOV

RICHMOND, Va. – This is a story about the wind and the whale. Virginia's Offshore Wind Development Authority met in Richmond this week to talk about advancing wind energy production off the state's coast. Justin Allegro, who manages the National Wildlife Federation’s Renewable Energy ...Read More

Parts of Fire Island which were heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy seven months ago will have copper telephone lines replaced by a wireless phone service offered by Verizon. Consumer advocates say it’s unfair to make victims of natural disasters unwilling ‘beta testers’ for new technology. Photo credit: Christopher Ragazzo/FEMA<br />

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. – Verizon, one of the nation's largest phone companies, is planning to replace traditional phone lines destroyed by Hurricane Sandy with an alternative, wireless system. But some critics are saying, "Hold the phone!" Instead of replacing old, copper-wire land lines in sto ...Read More

PHOTO: Hispanic organizations in New Mexico are expressing support for an Organ Mountains Desert Peaks national monument.<br />Courtesy of:  Mike Groves.<br />

DOÑA ANA COUNTY, N.M. – Members of the New Mexico Hispanic community are expressing their appreciation for the national monuments honoring César Chávez and protecting Rio Grande del Norte, and they'd like the same status awarded to the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. Once ...Read More

Photo: March Against Monsanto taking place on Saturday, May 25th. Courtesy: March Against Monsanto

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Saturday, thousands of North Carolinians will start their Memorial Day weekend by speaking up against an international company. The March Against Monsanto is taking place in seven cities in the Tar Heel state and 243 other cities around the world. Monsanto makes genetica ...Read More

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