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Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: September 27, 2013

PHOTO: Colors are changing with the seasons in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Courtesy Blue Ridge Conservancy.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The cool, crisp nights in the North Carolina mountains are quickly turning the leaves to orange and red - and bringing the annual influx of tourists to soak up the season. North Carolina's public lands play a large part in that, although state funding for protecting those lands has ...Read More

BEND, Ore. - More than 300 Oregon union members gather today in Bend, and one of the things they say might surprise first-timers to their convention is the diversity represented there. The Oregon AFL-CIO Convention theme is "The New Face of Labor." Workshops will focus on strengthening alliances wit ...Read More

PHOTO: An increase in fertilizer run-off from agriculture, along with more severe weather is leading to a larger number of reports of toxic algae blooms in the U-S. The algae can make people ill and kill animals or pets. CREDIT: Ben Townsend

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new analysis shows a growing scourge of harmful algae blooms across the country. Andy Buchsbaum directs the Great Lakes office of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which studied the issue. He said 21 states issued health warnings about toxic algae this summer, covering abou ...Read More

PHOTO: National Public Lands Day is Saturday. Fees to parks and refuges are waived, and hundreds will be volunteering in Wyoming to spiff up public areas. Photo courtesy USFS.

DUBOIS, Wyo. - A weekend of fun and work is on the agenda for hundreds of Wyomingites taking part in National Public Lands Day on Saturday. Admission fees to parks and refuges are waived, and for those willing to roll up their sleeves, there are plenty of projects to be completed. Sarah Walker, Sh ...Read More

PHOTO: Open enrollment for the Affordable Care health exchange starts October first. Photo courtesy of HHS

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Whether Missourians like it or not, the Missouri Health Exchange will open for business on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has been telling them to skip signing up for coverage. However, others wonder why anyone would not shop for a good deal on health insurance. Health and ...Read More

PHOTO: A Northern California federal judge has ruled the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to protect marine mammals when it approved the Navy's use of sonar along the California coast. Photo credit: NMFS

Thousands of whales, dolphins and other sea mammals are getting a "silent" victory. A federal judge has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) failed to protect the marine mammals from the Navy's use of sonar during training exercises along the California coast. Hawk Rosales is th ...Read More

PHOTO: After months of work, individuals and advocacy groups have presented a bundle of ideas to lawmakers on how to deal with child poverty in West Virginia. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Legislative leaders say proposals for fighting child poverty presented to lawmakers this week have a real chance of making a difference - in part, because they started at the grassroots. Individuals and advocacy groups have shared their ideas on a broad range of children's povert ...Read More

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