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More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 

Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Archive: September 20, 2013

PHOTO: Kathy Pillow-Price with the Arkansas Home Visiting Network says home visits return $7 to the state for every dollar invested, by helping struggling parents with one of the world's toughest jobs - raising kids.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Advocates for Arkansas families and children hope home visits can make a big, positive difference for the state. This summer, trained home visitors worked with nearly 10,000 families around the state, and Kathy Pillow-Price, director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network, ...Read More

PHOTO: Can Washington voters talk calmly about gun rights and responsibilities, and focus on fact rather than emotion? The League of Women Voters is counting on it at a series of forums. The first is this Sat. (9/21) in Bellingham. Photo credit:
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BELLINGHAM, Wash. – It's a topic many neighbors either don't discuss – or can't discuss without raising their voices. On Saturday, the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Bellingham/Whatcom County hosts the first of a series of statewide "civil discussions" about responsible gun ownership, ...Read More

IMAGE: The Ohio Sierra Club has launched an aggressive grassroots campaign, claiming that FirstEnergy is attacking the state’s energy efficiency and clean energy standards. Courtesy Ohio Sierra Club.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One of Ohio's largest utilities is facing the ire of environmentalists. The Ohio Sierra Club's grassroots campaign accuses FirstEnergy of failing families in the areas of energy efficiency, clean energy jobs and public health. Rashay Layman, associate organizing representat ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of children living in poverty in Minnesota declined in the latest analysis, but the number is still much higher than it was at the turn of the century. CREDIT: VA State Parks

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Minnesota is making some progress in reducing childhood poverty, but it still remains a much larger issue than in the past. Elaine Cunningham, director of outreach with Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, says the numb ...Read More

PHOTO: Anti-hunger groups say 42 percent of SNAP recipients in Maryland are children. Photo credit: Share Our Strength

BALTIMORE – The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to strip $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. And anti-hunger groups say if the legislation becomes law, nearly 4 million people will be booted off food assistance ne ...Read More

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