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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: April 23, 2014

PHOTO: The American Lung Association in Wisconsin reminds people to follow all local laws and regulations regarding open burning to keep Wisconsin's air clean. (Photo by T.J. Morrissey)

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - With spring comes an increase in open burning, with bonfires, campfires and burning yard waste. Dona Wininsky, director of public policy and communications for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, acknowledged that woodburning is a Wisconsin tradition, "but there are righ ...Read More

PHOTO: Sharlene Geraghty of Hastings was honored by AARP with the 2013 Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service. Nominations for the 2014 award now are being accepted. Photo courtesy AARP Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The search is on to find and honor those older Minnesotans who are making a difference in their communities through their volunteer work. Jay Haapala, associate state director for community outreach at AARP Minnesota, said the organization now is accepting nominations of those peo ...Read More

ILLUSTRATION: April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month is focused on preventing violence on campuses, while recognizing that assaults can be more than physical in nature. Groups are calling out behaviors and instances that attempt to

BOISE, Idaho - It's back to school for April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Idaho. While awareness is important, Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence said "action" is the focus as her group works with college and university campus leaders ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado's advancements in transparency in government spending have earned the state high marks in a report by CoPIRG. Photo courtesy Colorado Fiscal Institute.

DENVER - For government transparency, Colorado gets high marks in a new national evaluation of state spending by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group. The state went from a grade of D-plus to a B for 2013, earning recognition for greater online access to how public money is spent. CoPIRG dir ...Read More

PHOTO: The

DENVER - It's not a bandwagon - it's a bus onto which Coloradans are hopping to promote a higher minimum wage. State leaders, low-wage workers and advocates are to meet at the Colorado state Capitol today for the "Give America a Raise" Bus Tour to voice support for HR 1010, federal legislation whic ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky's health exchange, known as

FRANKFORT, Ky. - About one in 10 Kentucky residents has signed up for insurance coverage under the state's health-benefit exchange known as "kynect." The raw numbers: 413,410 Kentuckians, including Beth Moore from Louisville. She signed up when she became self-employed in January, she said, and in ...Read More

PHOTO: A closer look at Washoe County's new electric buses is part of the University of Nevada-Reno's Earth Day events on campus this week. Photo courtesy Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County.

RENO, Nev. - Earth Week is a chance for the University of Nevada-Reno to show people what the school has been doing to "go green." Sustainability is the focus of educational programs and demonstrations, said Su Hoon Tan, programming coordinator at the University, citing examples of campus and commu ...Read More

GRAPHIC: New annual

INDIANAPOLIS - Hunger continues to plague Indiana, according to a new study breaking down food insecurity data by county. "Map the Meal Gap 2014," released by Feeding Indiana's Hungry, found that more than 1 million people, including nearly 346,000 children, don't know when or from where their next ...Read More

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