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Negotiations to resume today on a COVID-19 relief package; advocates brace for surge in homeless Americans.

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Concerns about U.S. Postal Service delays and voter intimidation from voting rights advocates. Plus, Joe Biden calls for emergency housing legislation.

Archive: June 11, 2014

PHOTO: The National Wildlife Federation's Sportsmen's Outreach Campaign says hunters and fishers are among the first to see the effects of climate change, such as in this pristine Wisconsin stream. (Photo courtesy of Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. - The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of proposed new rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants brought swift reaction. Environmentalists applauded the move, while business interests said the new rules will bring about higher energy costs. Veteran sportsman and ...Read More

PHOTO: Pain management clinics in Oregon are working with other medical providers to help people learn to manage chronic pain without prescription drugs. The newest clinic opened this month in Astoria. Photo credit: BVDC on
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ASTORIA, Ore. - A new pain-management clinic in Astoria is the latest step in a statewide effort to curb an epidemic of pain medication abuse in Oregon. The state is ranked first in the nation in deaths from pain prescription overdoses. Many drugs prescribed legally for chronic conditions lead to a ...Read More

PHOTO: Inside the Supreme Court building, the justices are looking at a case union officials say could be of vital importance to vulnerable women workers. Photo by Franz Jantzen, courtesy Supreme Court of the United States

ST,. PAUL, Minn. - A soon-to-be-decided Supreme Court case could set back some of the nation's most vulnerable workers, union officials say. Harris vs. Quinn could stop home-care workers and child-care providers from joining public-sector unions that automatically include employees in paying dues a ...Read More

PHOTO: Bill Midcap with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will be at the final day of the Western Governors' Association meeting, hoping there will be an in-depth discussion about Greater sage-grouse. Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The final day of the Western Governors' Association meeting in Colorado Springs may be the toughest day. Topics being covered today at a roundtable include drought, wildfire, endangered species and invasive plants. Bill Midcap, director of external affairs for the Rocky Mo ...Read More

IMAGE: New research finds that applying lessons from brain science can help economic self-sufficiency programs better support clients and reduce their reliance on public assistance. Image courtesy National Housing Conference

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans' success using housing assistance programs to get back on their financial feet may not depend entirely on their work ethic. A new report from the National Housing Conference found that poverty and stress can trigger a biological response in some people that creates d ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says he and his staff have analyzed the Good Driver Discount Bill and believe it will lead to higher auto rates for motorists. Photo courtesy North Carolina Department of Insurance

RALEIGH, N.C. - The rates North Carolina drivers pay for car insurance could go up, and it wouldn't be because of a person's driving record under legislation being proposed in Raleigh. State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin isn't a fan of what's being called the "Good Driver Discount Bill" circ ...Read More

PHOTO: Veterans in New Mexico wait an average of 46 days for their first medical visit at a VA hospital, according to a government audit released this week. Photo courtesy Women Veterans of New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New patients in New Mexico wait 46 days on average for their first primary-care visit at a Veterans Administration medical facility, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The audit of hundreds of VA hospitals and clinics also found that new patients ...Read More

PHOTO: State leaders are requesting ideas about how to craft effective energy-efficiency policies for Indiana. Photo credit: David Wilkerson/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - What should Indiana's energy-efficiency programs look like? State leaders are requesting ideas about how to craft effective energy-efficiency policies. The Citizens Action Coalition is weighing in, and its executive director, Kerwin Olson, is convinced the best path forward is to rep ...Read More

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