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Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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PHOTO: Observers say lawmakers should set aside dedicated revenue to pay for repairing the state's roads, now that Minnesota has become what they call the

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are considering bonds to pay for road repairs and other infrastructure needs. Critics say that's basically a Band-Aid approach. Much of the state's transportation system was built in the 1960s and 1970s, and it's wearing out now. According to Jennifer Munt with ...Read More

PHOTO: Breastfeeding moms are fighting for protections that would allow them to nurse babies publicly in Michigan, and hope the screening of a documentary on May 22 will help further that goal. Photo courtesy of Breastfeeding Matters.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It's supposed to be one of the most natural acts in the world, but some Michigan moms are working to change the many cultural and political obstacles breastfeeding mothers face. Barbara Robertson owns the Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, which will host a screening of the docume ...Read More

PHOTO:  A leading advocate for rural America, Dee Davis, says potential FCC rule changes to the Internet could be another blow to those regions of the country still waiting for affordable broadband service. Photo: Greg Stotelmyer/Public News Service.

WHITESBURG, Ky. - The FCC's proposal to push the Internet toward a "pay to play" system similar to cable television has stirred a public outcry. Dee Davis, founder of the Center for Rural Strategies, says while the potential changes are "subtle," he fears they would be another blow to areas of the c ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Susana Martinez, reportedly being groomed as a possible Republican presidential candidate, may not appreciate all of the national media coverage coming her way. Photo courtesy Martinez.

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez continues to garner national media attention. However, the Republican lawmaker with an emerging national political profile may not appreciate all of the coverage. The national online publication "Truthout" recently reported about former New Mexico E ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA is fining Chevron $875,000 for two spills in Utah involving diesel fuel and oil. Photo courtesy Utah State Law Library.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is levying an $875,000 penalty against Chevron Pipe Line Company, a division of Chevron Corp., for spills involving oil and diesel fuel in Utah. Cynthia Peterson, EPA community involvement coordinator, says the settlement is for the Red Butt ...Read More

PHOTO: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday. She becomes the first openly gay woman to lead the lower house of the California Legislature. Photo courtesy California State Parks Dept.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - History is being made at the state Capitol again. Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was sworn in as the new Speaker of the Assembly on Monday, becoming the first openly gay woman to head the lower chamber of the legislature. She succeeds Democrat John Perez, the first openly ...Read More

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