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A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000. Housing advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 

Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Archive: February 7, 2014

PHOTO: Tom Beebe of the Institute for Wisconsin's Future says the system of funding public education in Wisconsin is broken. (Photo provided by IWF)

MILWAUKEE – Tom Beebe, project director of the Institute for Wisconsin's Future, says state funding for special education programs has been steadily cut, and a newly introduced bill would reverse that trend by using some of the newfound surplus money. Beebe says in 1975 the state reimbursed ...Read More

PHOTO: There's majority support for moving the country

FRANKFORT, Ky. – There's majority support in the U.S. for moving the country entirely away from coal, according to a new nationwide survey commissioned by the Sierra Club. The poll finds that 57 percent of those questioned support the idea. "These results serve as a strong reminder that whe ...Read More

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – President Barack Obama signs the farm bill today at a ceremony in Michigan. The legislation was hotly debated last year, with the U.S. House passing it in two pieces. Alan Merrill, president of the Montana Farmers Union, says despite discouraging signs, the end result ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon lawmakers are being asked to reinstate a crop-donation tax credit for farmers who grow extra produce for food banks and other nonprofit hunger-fighting groups. Photo credit:

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are being asked to revive a charitable tax break for farmers who grow crops to donate to their local food banks and other nonprofit groups. The state used to offer a 10 percent tax credit for crop donations, but it wasn't enough to cover costs of harvesting the ...Read More

PHOTO: A statement made in President Obama's recent State of the Union address is giving hope to supporters of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands who want to see the 1,600 acres made part of the California Coastal National Monument. Photo credit: Scott Chieffo Photography.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – President Barack Obama is indicating he's willing to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect more federal lands. His statement in the State of the Union address is energizing groups along the Mendocino coastline in Northern California. Supporters of Point ...Read More

IMAGE: The competition is under way as about 500 campuses nationwide take part in RecycleMania, with victories coming by reducing, reusing and recycling. Image credit: RecycleMania

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Hawkeyes could have a real shot at the Big Ten title this year, but the competition includes all students and staff, not just athletes. The University of Iowa is among the roughly 500 campuses nationwide taking part in RecycleMania. It's an eight-week long competition ...Read More

PHOTO:February is Heart Month, and today Illinoisans are encouraged to wear red to support awareness about cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Photo courtesy of AHA.

CHICAGO – You may see a lot of red at the office, school or market today. Illinoisans across the state will be wearing red to raise awareness about heart disease. The American Red Cross began the National Wear Red for Women event more than a decade ago. And Elizabeth Flores, chairwoman fo ...Read More

Supporters of raising Minnesota's minimum wage say that would help working families. GRAPH by EPI, based on federal figures.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Momentum is building behind raising the state minimum wage to at least $9.50 an hour and pegging it to the cost of living. Mayors and city councils in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Hibbing are coming out in favor. They, along with public officials from smaller communities, a ...Read More

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