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44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

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Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Archive: August 6, 2013

PHOTO:  With implementation of the Affordable Care Act drawing near in Kentucky, a series of educational forums are under way in Louisville to help consumers learn more.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Enrollment for health-care coverage through the Affordable Care Act begins October 1 in Kentucky with coverage available in January. In the Commonwealth it's being called the Kentucky Healthcare Exchange. To help both citizens and social-service providers with some of the basic "wh ...Read More

PHOTO: CREDIT: Hamish Darby

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a vast array of known benefits from the age-old practice, the number of mothers who first turn to breastfeeding in this country is on the rise. The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, according to International Board-Certified Lactation Consu ...Read More

Photo: Vollmer on his farm in Bunn. Courtesy: Vollmer Farms

BUNN, N.C. - With thundershowers forecast for much of the state this week, North Carolina farmers are holding their breaths once again. They are waterlogged from a rainy spring and summer, and already down many thousands of dollars in income. Parts of the state have seen double the average amount of ...Read More

PHOTO: The federal Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign to encourage pedestrian safety.

RICHMOND, Va. - It's safer to be a pedestrian in Virginia than in most other states. A new report from the federal Department of Transportation finds less than ten percent of traffic fatalities in Virginia involved pedestrians, compared with 21 percent in neighboring Maryland and 20 percent in Washi ...Read More

According to the USDA the average Illinois food stamp benefit is $139 per month per person or $285 per family. Courtesy of: usda.gov

CHICAGO - It's that time of year, the August congressional recess when lawmakers meet with constituents, and Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin is mincing no words over proposed food stamp cuts. House Republicans had separated the food stamp program, SNAP, from the Farm Bill and now they are ta ...Read More

Bears in the Sandia Mountains are entering towns looking for food during the long New Mexico drought.<br />Courtesy of: Jim Robertson.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - What is being portrayed by some as an infrequent and humane response to hungry bears entering towns looking for food, is actually quite another matter, according to Jan Hayes founder of Sandia Mountain Bear Watch. Hayes is looking for the state to institute stopgap diversionary ...Read More

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