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New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

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It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Archive: February 14, 2014

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A mysterious and sudden epidemic is hitting sea stars along the West Coast from Alaska to San Diego. Scientists call it sea star wasting because the starfish can literally disintegrate into goo in a matter of days. Pete Raimondi, a biologist and professor at University ...Read More

PHOTO: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and UW-Madison graduate student Eric Luckey is proud that Wisconsin is again the top provider of Peace Corps volunteers in the nation. (Photo provided by UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. – Since President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, Wisconsin has been among the top 10 states in providing Peace Corps volunteers. Earlier this week it was announced that UW-Madison is back in the number one spot, with 90 alumni currently serving overseas. Eri ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State government workers say their retirement security is at stake with legislation in the Washington Senate. It would create a new type of 401(k) plan for new hires at state agencies – when the workers contend the state pension system works well and no new plan is neede ...Read More

PHOTO: Marriage equality is an issue that, even within the faith community, elicits widely varying views in Indiana. Photo credit: morguefile.com.

INDIANAPOLIS – Arguments of morality and belief are at the forefront of the debate in Indiana over same-sex marriage. The Rev. Melody Merida, chairwoman of the Interfaith Coalition on Non-discrimination, says each religious group has its own interpretation of the Bible, and in her view, the ...Read More

PHOTO: Nonprofits compete for funding at the First Annual Social Investors Forum, in Salt Lake City today. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

SALT LAKE CITY – Some local nonprofit groups have a chance to swim with the sharks and perhaps win $50,000. The Community Foundation of Utah has organized a competition similar to the business reality television show "Shark Tank," and the finalists have been selected to compete for a cash pr ...Read More

PHOTO: The harsh winter has been enough to freeze Lake Michigan, but scientists say that could actually be a good thing, come spring. Photo credit: M. Shand

EAST LANSING, Mich. – With snow banks piled sky high, sub-zero wind chills closing schools and four of the five Great Lakes now frozen over, it's hard to think of this year's winter as anything but miserable. But scientists promise there is a silver lining. Jeff Andresen, Michigan’s s ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll shows a strong link between New Mexico voters and political candidate positions on public lands. Photo courtesy U.S. Nat'l. Park Service.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new poll links support from New Mexico voters to a candidate's position on conservation issues in the Land of Enchantment. The annual Conservation in the West poll shows voters in New Mexico and five other Western states are far more likely to support candidates who are in ...Read More

PHOTO: The latest

PHOENIX – Residents of the Rocky Mountain states want their public lands protected, and say candidates' positions on conservation and land use could decide votes in this year's elections. The latest Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College shows strong support in Arizona and the I ...Read More

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