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Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: April 10, 2014

PHOTO: Waterloo is one of three cities in the state being lauded for making development decisions with all modes of transit in mind, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Photo credit: David Wilson

WATERLOO, Iowa – It's a tale of two travels in Iowa, as some communities have made the list of cities dealing with the most sprawl, while others are being honored for their work on transportation that includes options for pedestrians and bicyclists. Those being recognized include Cedar Falls ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill passed by the Minnesota House, as part of the Women's Economic Security Act, aims to provide workplace protections for family caregivers. Photo credit: Deb Hilstrom

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Legislation that aims to give more support to those providing care for family and relatives has passed the Minnesota House and is moving on to the Senate for a vote. The bill from state Rep. Carly Melin requires equal treatment for all employees, regardless of family caregi ...Read More

PHOTO: Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey

GILLETTE, Wyo. - Powder River Basin coal is singled out in a report released today by the Sierra Club that tracks carbon pollution across the country. The basin, in northeastern Wyoming, contains the largest coal reserves in the continental U.S. suitable for mining. The country has depended on the r ...Read More

PHOTO: The ACLU of Nevada says Washoe County commissioners have reversed a budget-cutting measure that would have reduced the early-voting schedule for the upcoming primary election. Photo courtesy Mahoning County, Ohio.

RENO, Nev. - Nevada's Washoe County, which includes Reno, has reversed a proposed budget cutback that would have reduced the early-voting schedule for the upcoming primary election, according to the ACLU of Nevada. Vanessa Spinazola, legislative and advocacy director at the Nevada ACLU, said Washoe ...Read More

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DANBURY, N.C. – It took about two months for more than 39,000 tons of coal ash to leak into the Dan River from Duke Energy's retired coal-fired power plant, but cleanup is expected to take much longer than that. The hold-up goes beyond the large task ahead, and extends to the state's courtro ...Read More

PHOTO: Several Illinois cities are receiving high rankings in a new national report comparing sprawl vs. connectivity. Photo credit: D. Harder.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With the nickname Prairie State one may think community connectivity is hard to come by in Illinois. But new data finds that's not the case. The report from Smart Growth America, examined development patterns in 221 metropolitan areas to see which ones are more compact a ...Read More

PHOTO: There are 1 million individuals with disabilities in Tennessee, and one of their biggest struggles is finding housing that is both affordable and accessible. Photo credit: David Antis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Finding affordable housing is a struggle for many across Tennessee, but for people with disabilities the barriers are even higher, and a forum Friday looks to make some inroads on the issue. According to Emily Hoskins, independent living specialist at the Center for Independent ...Read More

PHOTO: Participants at the NYS Interfaith Convocation for Immigration Reform started a week of activities that culminate with today's National Day of Action. Photo credit: C. Bonawandt, Long Island Wins

NEW YORK - New York supporters of immigration reform are sending messages to the White House and Congress today that Washington needs to step it up and take action. In fact, today has been declared a National Day of Action regarding immigration reform. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director ...Read More

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