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Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: December 2, 2014

PHOTO: Iowa law enforcement has already seized some 64,000 grams of methamphetamine in 2014, marking a nine-year high. Photo credit: Nathan Jongewaard/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - There are changing trends when it comes to the scourge of methamphetamine in Iowa, but the drug's dangerous and deadly grip remains tight in communities across the state. Thanks to laws on psuedoephedrine and meth precursor ingredients, there has been a dramatic drop in the numbe ...Read More

PHOTO: #GivingTuesday donations can benefit organizations like the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which works with groups like the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, pictured here. Photo credit: Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Now that the flurry of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has passed, North Carolina nonprofits are reminding residents about the chance to give to the greater good. Today is #GivingTuesday, and the goal is to inspire consumers to contribute to their communities in the form of charitable ...Read More

PHOTO: Along with making charitable donations, those who participate in #GivingTuesday are encouraged to post photos dubbed

LANSING, Mich. - After several big shopping days, Michiganders have the opportunity to shift the focus away from consumerism today by making a charitable donation on what has been dubbed #GivingTuesday. Bill Gesaman, director of stakeholder engagement with the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), ...Read More

PHOTO: The FDA is taking comments on its redraft of key provisions in the Food Safety Modernization Act, but some small Ohio farmers say the revisions could hurt smaller producers. Photo credit: Kakisky/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With changes made to key provisions of the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerns are mounting the newly redrafted food safety rules could place an unfair burden on small, organic, and family farms in Ohio. Amalie Lipstreu, p ...Read More

GRAPHIC: #GivingTuesday is meant to balance out the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by calling on people in Arizona and elsewhere to give back to their communities. Photo credit:

PHOENIX - Following the massive consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today's #GivingTuesday campaign is calling on Arizonans to support a variety of charities and nonprofits in their own communities. Arizona's Children Association is one of several nonprofits in the state partnering on #Gi ...Read More

GRAPHIC: As part of #GivingTuesday, the #ILGIVEBIG initiative is aimed at raising $12 million for Illinois nonprofit organizations in one day. Graphic courtesy of the Donor Forum.

CHICAGO - With Black Friday and Cyber Monday receding in the rearview mirror, today marks a day dedicated to giving back as Illinoisans are encouraged to join a new tradition of generosity on #GivingTuesday. Nonprofit organizations around the state are working to raise $12 million in one day throug ...Read More

PHOTO: A Dora backpack is among two dozen toys named as potential hazards for children in the latest edition of the annual

INDIANAPOLIS - A rubber duck, a shopping cart playset and a tambourine are among the toys on store shelves that contain potential hazards, according to the 29th annual Trouble In Toyland report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Pam Clough, campaign organizer with PIRG, says more ...Read More

PHOTO: One important aspect of planning a charitable food drive is determining how to get heavy barrels from the donation site to the local food bank. Photo courtesy Community Connection of Northeast Oregon.

MEDFORD, Ore. - It's the time of year when generosity comes to the forefront, and if a charitable food drive is on the list for your business, church, or city, there are some good ideas around the state for making it work. Carmen Gentry, food bank manager at Community Connection of Northeast Oregon ...Read More

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