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President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.

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A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Archive: December 8, 2014

PHOTO: A new book from a Wisconsin author says bullying has become epidemic, and while educators and young people search for dealing with the issue in an effective way, no one needs to live by someone else's definition of who they are. Photo credit: For A Better School Climate.

MADISON, Wis. - A new novel called "Double Exposure" about an intersex teen athlete, explores bullying, and Wisconsin author Bridget Birdsall says the story is based on real experiences. The main character was born with ambiguous genitalia and raised as a boy. At age 15, to escape bullying, the y ...Read More

PHOTO: There are about 500,000 family caregivers in the state, many of whom could use a helping hand this time of year. Photo credit: AARP.

DES MOINES, Iowa – For the hundreds of thousands of unpaid family caregivers across the state, the best gift this holiday season may not come wrapped in a bow. Many caregivers already may be overwhelmed with their daily responsibilities on top of helping keep loved ones at home and independe ...Read More

PHOTO: A big win for rural communities. That's how one advocate for rural Kentucky views President Obama's call for the FCC to treat broadband service like telephone service. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - "A big win for rural communities." That's how the National Rural Assembly views President Obama's endorsement of treating broadband service like telephone service. Edyael Casaperalta coordinates a national coalition of groups that advocate for those who live in rural areas. She says ...Read More

PHOTO: It's estimated as many as one-in-five workers in the Texas construction sector aren't paid the proper wages as required by law. Photo credit: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - It happens every month of the year, but the issue of wage theft in Texas is even more acute around the holidays, as impacted workers step up during the busy season but don't receive the pay they're due. Hector Guzman Lopez, coordinator with the Fuerza del Valle Workers' Center makes ...Read More

Photo: Outfitters and recreation enthusiasts continue their fight for national monument status for Browns Canyon. Photo courtesy: Mason Cummings

BUENA VISTA, Col. - Browns Canyon has provided the gift of beauty and recreation for centuries - and now outdoor enthusiasts and others want to give the region the protection they believe it deserves. Keith Baker, executive director with the Friends of Browns Canyon, explains why they believe the a ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevadans are being encouraged to test for the potentially deadly radon gas, which research shows is at an unsafe level in one in four homes in the Silver State. Photo courtesy of the University of Nevada-Reno.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Deadly radon gas is found at an unsafe level in one in four Nevada homes, but residents can get a free test kit that could end up saving a life, according to Jamie Roice-Gomes, radon education coordinator at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. Roice-Gomes poin ...Read More

PHOTO: Baby Carson, shown here with his mother, was among the first infants born with a single ventricle defect to successfully test the new Cardiac High-Acuity Monitoring Program, or CHAMP, app from Children's Mercy. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For babies born with certain heart defects, every second and every detail can be critical, and now a new app is helping families collect and instantly send potentially life-saving information to doctors. Each year, 3,000 babies in the U.S. are born with a single ventricle heart de ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental advocates are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to make a resolution for 2015 and to get back to

NEW YORK - It's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions, and local environmental advocates would like to see Governor Cuomo resolve to get back to science when it comes to climate change. Peter Iwanowitz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of New York, credits Cuomo with ta ...Read More

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