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Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

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Archive: November 10, 2014

PHOTO: Food banks say much of the produce left behind after a harvest would rot or be plowed under if farmers aren't allowed to deduct at least some of their costs of picking and transporting it for donation. Photo courtesy Oregon Food Bank.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The future of some types of charitable deductions is on the line as Congress returns to work this week and an Oregon senator may hold the key. Oregon Food Bank is one group awaiting action on the America Gives More Act. It's a package of provisions that includes reinstating federa ...Read More

PHOTO: A 58,000-acre parcel of public land, Sutton Mountain could be protected as federal wilderness now that local government has signed off on a plan that includes adding amenities to Wheeler County services. Photo credit: Copyright Jim Davis. Used with permission.

MITCHELL, Ore. – A potential new wilderness area for Wheeler County appears to have the support it needs to get it to Congress after a decade of discussion, but no legislation. The Sutton Mountain area near the town of Mitchell is adjacent to the Painted Hills and John Day Fossil Beds Nation ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP is launching a campaign calling for the creation of a standardized way for Kentucky workers, who do not have an employer-backed retirement plan, to save. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In an effort to help give Kentuckians choice and control over their financial future, AARP is launching a campaign for what it calls work and save. Tihisha Rawlins, associate state director of AARP Kentucky’s Grassroots Initiatives, says creating a standardized way to ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota's uninsured rate is at a historic low, but there are still a quarter million people in the state without health coverage. Photo credit: Jennifer Murrow/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The annual open enrollment period for MNsure begins later this week and while there have been major struggles along the way, a look back over this past year also shows significant progress. Since the launch of MNsure last year, around 370,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in co ...Read More

PHOTO: Winter is returning in a big way today, with six and 12 inches of snow expected across much of central and southern Minnesota. Photo credit: Liz/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's first big winter storm of the year has shovels quickly coming out of sheds and garages, along with some important advice for those who'll be clearing the sidewalks and driveways. Dr. Scott Mikesell, interventional cardiologist at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, says for ...Read More

PHOTO: Pat Hillmann of Milwaukee, who never was a smoker, is undergoing lung cancer treatment right now, says Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a time for women to understand lung cancer rates are actually increasing among women in Wisconsin, and lung cancer can strike anyone, not just smokers. Photo courtesy American Lung Association - Wisconsin.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Early in 2009, Pat Hillmann, an executive with a large insurance company in Milwaukee, had a cough that wouldn't go away. She had never been a smoker, but knew something wasn't right. "I went to an allergist thinking maybe it's allergies," Hillmann says. "He did a series of tests ...Read More

PHOTO: The Texas Supreme Court is making an appeal for more state support for veterans and their need for legal help with VA pensions and benefits, employment, housing and family issues. Photo credit: Patrick Feller/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – They have put their lives on the line for the freedoms in this country, and among those pushing Texas to make sure the promises made to veterans are kept are the most powerful judges in the state. For many service members, the move back into civilian life can present barriers ...Read More

PHOTO: Vietnam veterans in New Mexico and across the U.S. may enjoy Veterans Day now, more than during the many years since their military service ended. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Veterans Day is Tuesday, and for Vietnam veterans in New Mexico and across the U.S., it may be a more pleasant experience than in years past. "The treatment for veterans up until about five, six years ago was not all that great,” says Mike Schramski, a Vietnam veter ...Read More

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