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President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

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Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh on why he's challenging President Trump; and how Iowa keeps its status as the first caucus of primary season.

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PHOTO: With Proposal 2 now upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, higher-education leaders say the state's focus should be on improving educational opportunities for Michigan's children long before they begin the college application process. Photo courtesy of hmm360/morguefile.com.

LANSING, Mich. – Education leaders in Michigan say following this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the state's ban on race-based preference in college admissions increasing diversity on the state’s college campuses needs to begin in elementary school. Michael Boulus, executiv ...Read More

PHOTO: A new program from the University of Utah offers discounts on solar products for those associated with the school. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy.

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah is partnering with a nonprofit organization to get more homes solar-powered. The program with Utah Clean Energy is called U Community Solar. Kate Bowman, solar project coordinator at Utah Clean Energy, says university faculty, students, staff and oth ...Read More

Photo: Gardening is growing in popularity in North Carolina and the rest of the country, including the practice of urban farming, where little, or not, land is used. Photo courtesy of Ashevillage Institute

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – This weekend, thousands of North Carolinians are expected to roll up their sleeves and spruce up their yards as the weather warms. Many of them also are looking towards plants of an edible variety. According to the National Gardening Association (NGA), 35 percent of Americ ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of payday loans in Minnesota has more than doubled over the past five years, with the average borrower taking out 10 loans. Photo credit: Teresa Boardman/Flickr

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are expected to take up legislation today to reform the rules around payday lending in the state. Supporters say the proposal would help protect consumers from over-the-top interest rates and fees, which can leave them in a spiral of debt. It's somethi ...Read More

PHOTO: Health officials hope the DEA's Prescription Drug Take-Back event helps reduce the state's high rate of deaths linked to prescription drugs. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – About 500 people die from overdoses each year in New Mexico, according to state health officials who are hoping that events such as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday help the state lower that overdose death rate. Melissa Heinz, prevention coordinator for th ...Read More

PHOTO: As the nation celebrates Earth Week, New York conservation advocates are applauding a new move by the Governor to improve groundwater protection, an effort dealing with the number one threat to the drinking water, bays and harbors on Long Island. Photo credit: Ryssby/Wikimedia Commons.

NEW YORK – As the nation celebrates Earth Week, New York conservation advocates are applauding a new move by the governor to improve groundwater protection – even during super storms. Marci Bortman, director of conservation programs for the Long Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy, ...Read More

Lawmakers from both parties are joining efforts to get Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider cuts to family and children programs. PHOTO of the Capitol rotunda copyrighted by the state Legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State lawmakers from both parties are asking Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to let them consider restoring money cut from programs for children and families. The governor cut $1 million from safety-net budgets, including those for child advocacy, in-home family education and suppo ...Read More

PHOTO: Connecticut is not cost-effective turf for natural-gas

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut may not be the most welcoming or cost-effective state for natural gas fracking, but conservation advocates are nevertheless sending an Earth Week message to ban fracking waste from entering the state. It has been a busy week for John Calandrelli, program director ...Read More

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