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The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Archive: June 23, 2014

IMAGE: Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the many Colorado recreation areas supported by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. CREDIT: National Park Service.

DENVER - Monday marks the start of 'America's Great Outdoors Week.' Many of Colorado's most popular natural landmarks are funded in part by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In the last five decades, the state has received more than $231 million from the fund, which is set to expire next year i ...Read More

Photo: Some members of the Women Advance chapter in Robeson County are in Washington today at the White House Summit for Working Families. Courtesy: Women AdvaNCe

WASHINGTON – Today the subject of working families will be top of mind in Washington, and more than two dozen North Carolina women will be among those taking their concerns to the White House. Today President Barack Obama is hosting the White House Summit on Working Families. Raleigh resid ...Read More

PHOTO: New York gets a B-minus in a new report analyzing how each state supports - or doesn't support - new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study's release was timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. While advocates had hoped that the Empire State would become the fourth state in the nation to provide ...Read More

Advocates argue that getting the EPA back into the business of protecting small rivers and streams is crucial to all living creatures in New York state. Image by Suandsoe/Wikimedia

NEW YORK CITY - It's decision time this week for the federal budget. But there's concern among some that opponents of restoring tougher clean water regulations will try to knock out Environmental Protection Agency funding that impacts drinking water in New York state. Judy Einach is executive direc ...Read More

Maine gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn’t support – new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study is timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. The report, from the National Partnership for Women and Families, acknowledges where Maine goes beyond ...Read More

PHOTO: San Francisco Bay Bridge. A settlement reached over Plan Bay Area will ensure the public has a chance to chime in when it comes to future transportation and housing developments. Credit: Sutterstock

SAN FRANCISCO - Bay-area residents will get a lot more information about housing projects and freight trains moving through their communities. A settlement reached last week over Plan Bay Area will ensure the public has a chance to chime in when it comes to future transportation and housing developm ...Read More

PHOTO: Do you know what's in the water? According to a new report, millions of pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into Missouri waterways in 2012. CREDIT: Environment Missouri.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's lakes, rivers and streams have helped shape the state's history. But a new report is warning their future could be in jeopardy, thanks to a toxic brew of chemicals. The research and policy organization Environment Missouri found that in 2012, industrial facilities d ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Koch Brothers' complex political network is advertising heavily in West Virginia. CREDIT: Robert McGuire/Center for Responsive Politics.

CHARLESTON, W.Va - The billionaire Koch brothers' political organizations, Americans for Prosperity and the American Energy Alliance, are running a flood of campaign ads in West Virginia. Some observers say the oil and chemical billionaires benefit from the deregulation of chemical safety rules, som ...Read More

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