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The Trump Administration reverses course on international student rule; the ultra-rich keep getting richer; and rental costs are burdens for low-wage workers.

2020Talks - July 15, 2020 

Biden follows up on a climate policy plan from his task force, made up of his and Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters. Alabama, Maine and Texas had elections; new data from California's March presidential primary show 1.5% of returned absentee ballots rejected.

Archive: December 8, 2014

PHOTO: Getting more people in Utah's Hispanic community insured through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the goal of several organizations in the state. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

SALT LAKE CITY - There's a growing focus by some Utah organizations to reach out to the state's Hispanic population in hopes of increasing their health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Randal Serr, director with Take Care Utah, which helps enroll people in the ACA, says his organi ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds the amount of gas drilled on federal leases in North Dakota that's royalty-free, consumed or flared by operators, is equal to more than 40 percent of the total volume sold. Photo credit: Merlin/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state's natural gas and oil boom is bringing in the dollars, but a new report says North Dakota and the nation are missing out on millions due to decades-old rules for drilling on federal lands. Ryan Alexander, president with Taxpayers for Common Sense, says their study found $3 ...Read More

PHOTO: If GMCC doesn't reach its fundraising goals by Dec. 29, President Noya Woodrich will get into a treehouse and stay there until the goal is met. Photo credit: GMCC

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's economic rebound has led to a years' low jobless rate and a budget surplus of a $1 billion, but for many of the state's families on the edge financially there's been very little, if any, improvement. Noya Woodrich, president and CEO with the Greater Minneapolis Council ...Read More

PHOTO: Republican supporters of the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act say it adds another layer of protection to First Amendment free exercise rights, but opponents say it is a pathway to legalized discrimination. Photo credit: M. Shand.

LANSING, Mich. – With just a handful of legislative days left before the end of the year, some civil rights activists fear lawmakers are using the lame duck session to legalize certain forms of discrimination. Brooke Tucker, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michiga ...Read More

PHOTO: Teachers such as Virginia Education Association president Meg Gruber says teachers are very happy with what they're seeing from proposed reforms to the state Standards Of Learning. Photo from the VEA.

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia educators say they're happy with what they see as common sense, bipartisan reforms to be proposed for the state's Standards of Learning (SOL). The SOL Innovation Committee has been meeting for about six months and is about to report its reform plan to lawmakers and t ...Read More

PHOTO: Congress is considering whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development, but some say the measure does not address the long-term needs of wind energy production. Photo credit: Kevin P./morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois has grown to be the fourth-largest state for wind energy, and a new report finds with continued growth, the carbon pollution from 16 coal plants could be eliminated. According to the advocacy group Environment Illinois, continued rapid development would allow win ...Read More

PHOTO: Medical personnel say it's important to always follow directions when using cold medications, and only treat the symptoms you have. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

INDIANAPOLIS – Most adults will get one to three colds every year, and medical personnel say there are some things to keep in mind before heading to the drug store for treatment. Most over-the-counter medications can relieve the symptoms of a cold, but not always without risk. Joan Duwve, ...Read More

PHOTO: The Are You Covered? campaign provides counselors and navigators throughout Ohio who can talk one-on-one with applicants to ensure they are finding a marketplace plan that best suits their needs. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Open enrollment for health coverage through the Marketplace for 2015 is under way, but there's just one week to register for coverage beginning Jan. 1. A statewide network of organizations is connecting Ohioans with resources that will help them make informed decisions regar ...Read More

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