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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: June 27, 2013

PHOTO:  Jack Burch, who has battled the plague of poverty throughout his career, is retiring this week. Courtesy Community Action Council.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky's statewide network of community action councils loses its longest-serving executive director this week. Jack Burch, who runs the office serving low-income residents in Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties, retires Sunday. Involved and impacted by the civil rig ...Read More

PHOTO: CREDIT: Kate Ter Haar

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - After being pulled from the table over legal concerns, a proposed plastic bag ordinance in Corpus Christi is expected to be back before the city council before the end of summer. The plan was set aside this spring with worries that it could get caught up in a lawsuit against ...Read More

Walmart is installing solar power generating systems in several locations in California and Arizona. The majority of these sites will utilize thin film panels as seen on this Mountain View, Calif. store.  Image courtesy of Walmart

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It isn't often that the Sierra Club and Walmart are on the same side of an environmental issue, but that is the case with President Obama's announcement to step up the nation's fight against carbon pollution and address climate change. Some Arkansas congressmen who disagree with ...Read More

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Blackhawk helicopter pursues suspects on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Courtesy: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Senate today is expected to push through the final hurdles of the Immigration Bill. A last minute add-on to the bill is the Hoeven-Corker Amendment, which would increase border security at the Mexican border. Opponents of the amendment question the effectiveness of border securi ...Read More

Photo: Bobby Hill and Mark Arrington (L to R) have been together for 28 years. Courtesy: Arrington

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - It will take federal action before North Carolina same-sex couples benefit from the U.S. Supreme Court decisions handed down on Wednesday overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. The ruling opens the door for same-sex couples to file taxes jointly and ...Read More

PHOTO: Virginia supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate DOMA decision at the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, Diane Ullius and Rhonda Buckner, Arlington, Va., celebrated a landmark victory for same-sex couples. They have been together for 33 years. Even though their marriage is not legally recognized by the state of Virginia, they said the Supreme C ...Read More

PSE now can

OLYMPIA, Wash. - It can be tough for a utility company to champion energy efficiency when it makes less money as people use less energy. A decision on Wednesday by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission allows Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to work around that - and step up its energy-effi ...Read More

PHOTO: Maryland couple Michele Horrigan and Deb Gardiner celebrate DOMA decision at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Washington, D.C. - Michele Horrigan and Deb Gardiner, Gaithersburg, Md., are getting married. Even though same-sex marriage is legal now in Maryland, they were waiting to get engaged until the United States Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage ...Read More

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