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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.

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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: August 26, 2013

Photo of voter registration drive at Wilton High School. The League of Women voters is using the 93rd birthday of the 19th Amendment to highlight voter outreach. Photo Credit: Young-Kleinfeld

HARTFORD, Conn. - The 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote, turns 93 today, and Connecticut voting rights advocates say this a good day to take note of some voting-related changes in laws and regulations. Carole Young-Kleinfeld with the League of Women Voters of Connecticut noted that state law ...Read More

Dr. Erin Silva, an organic production scientist at UW-Madison, will talk about cover-cropping at a research field day sponsored by Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

EAST TROY, Wis. - All farmers and producers, both conventional and organic, are invited to learn more about cover-cropping at a research field day to be hosted by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. The field day will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., near East Troy. Dr. Erin S ...Read More

Photo: Etheridge preparing for silent vigil at Guildford College. Courtesy: American Friends Service Committee

GREENSBORO, N.C. - This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (Aug. 28), and several communities in North Carolina are remembering the day with silent vigils. Guilford College will be the site of one of the events taking place on Wednesday. Student Jodie Geddes will be partici ...Read More

PHOTO: An analysis on comments about the future of the Shoshone National Forest show strong conservation support. Photo courtesy of NFS

LANDER, Wyo. - The future of the nation's first national forest is being debated, and an analysis of public comments has shown a skew toward conservation. Connie Wilbert, associate field organizer for the Sierra Club-Wyoming Chapter, helped analyze more than 23,000 comments on the Shoshone National ...Read More

PHOTO: The Center for American Progress says there's a different type of nest egg for retirement that doesn't have to involve the high fees and uncertain returns of IRA and 401K plans. Photo credit:

SEATTLE - Many people are not saving enough for retirement, and even those who are saw their savings take alarming dips during the recession. Now, a new report calls the traditional IRA and 401K plans inefficient and risky - and suggests a different kind of retirement account. The Center for Ameri ...Read More

PHOTO: A first-of-its-kind Discovery Hill Outdoor Learning Center is now serving as a classroom for the Austin Independent School District. The habitat will be used for both teaching students and training teachers. CREDIT: NWF

AUSTIN, Texas - Most students across Texas are now back in class, but some of them will still get plenty of time outside. In the Austin Independent School District, the Discovery Hill Outdoor Learning Center is now open and serving as a classroom. It is the first Outdoor Learning Center to be instal ...Read More

PHOTO: The Montana Wilderness Association set up a website,, to gather essays, poetry, photos and videos from Montanans about their favorite outdoor places. Photo of the Centennials courtesy of BLM

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Wilderness support is being crowd-sourced in Montana. The Montana Wilderness Association set up a website called Bring Them Together to collect essays, poetry, photos and videos from Montanans about their favorite outdoor places. According to MWA wilderness campaign director John ...Read More

Photo: Local California farmers say proposed new rules under the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Food Safety Modernization Act may come down unfairly on sustainable and organic producers and on farmers who sell locally through farmersí markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs), and farm stands. Photo credit: Full Belly Farm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Some California farmers are voicing concerns over the FDA's proposed implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. They say the rules are excessive and may put small farmers out of business. Judith Redmond, the co-owner of Full Belly Farm in Guinda, sells her organic frui ...Read More

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