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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: March 28, 2014

PHOTO: Stark beauty and solitude is what Oregon Badlands fans say is the appeal of this 29,000-acre wilderness area. Photo credit: Greg Burke.

BEND, Ore. – This weekend marks five years since the Oregon Badlands near Bend and Spring Basin near the John Day River were designated as federal wilderness areas. For its fifth birthday, the Badlands have a new Wilderness Management Plan from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), outlining ...Read More

PHOTO: Many in Michigan don't have adequate savings or even access to a savings account, according to the 2014 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard. Photo credit:

LANSING, Mich. – If a personal emergency hit tomorrow, nearly 40 percent of Michigan residents would have little or no savings to cover the costs, according to a 2014 Assets and Opportunities Scorecard, which ranks the state 27th in the nation for household financial security. Ken Ross, exec ...Read More

LOGO: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a new scam involving fictitious unclaimed lottery winnings.

MADISON, Wis. – There's a new twist to a scam making the rounds in the state, according to Sandy Chalmers, the state administrator for Trade and Consumer Protection. Chalmers warns that callers tell consumers they're eligible for unclaimed Powerball prizes – but the caller doesn't ask ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada's colorful history is on display at UNR as the state celebrates 150 years of statehood this year. Photo courtesy U.S. Library of Congress.

RENO, Nev. – Much of Nevada's colorful history is on display at the University of Nevada-Reno as the state celebrates 150 years of statehood this year. Jacquelyn Sundstrand, a librarian at UNR, says the Changing Faces and Places: Making Nevada exhibit at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center fe ...Read More

PHOTO: California Federation of Teachers President Joshua Pechthalt speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles on Thursday. Closing arguments have wrapped up in Vergara vs. California, a case that challenges the state's employment protections for teachers. Photo courtesy California Federation of Teachers.
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LOS ANGELES – The fate of California's teacher tenure laws is now in the hands of a judge. In closing arguments Thursday, the attorneys for the Vergara vs. California plaintiffs argued the laws protect so-called bad teachers, while attorneys for the state said they're needed to be able to at ...Read More

PHOTO: While the vast majority of people gamble responsibly, experts say 2 to 3 percent of the population has a gambling addiction. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A spin of the roulette wheel or a throw of the dice at the craps table can be a good time for many Illinoisans who enjoy gambling now and then. But it can lead others down the wrong path. According to the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, 2 to 3 percent of the popul ...Read More

PHOTO: Adam Reynolds works at the Science Center of Iowa and spends time volunteering and giving back to the community. Photo credit: John Michaelson.

DES MOINES, Iowa – They are friends, family, neighbors and co-workers, and Iowans with developmental disabilities are being recognized for making a difference in communities across the state. Rik Shannon, policy manager of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, says all of the efforts ...Read More

PHOTO: Today is the last chance for public comments regarding

MIAMI – Lolita is a captive whale at the Miami Seaquarium who has been performing tricks for 43 years – and she could get a shot at retirement. Today is the last day the U.S. Government takes public comments on the matter. Lolita was captured off the Pacific coast of Washington in 19 ...Read More

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