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Archive: July 16, 2014

GRAPHIC: Operation Wisconsin Dawn Thursday at 7 a.m. will simulate a bombing at Camp Randall Stadium on the UW Campus, and will involve hundreds of law enforcement personnel, medical first responders and volunteer victims. (Logo courtesy of UW Police Department.

MADISON, Wis. – They're calling it Operation Wisconsin Dawn. Thursday at 7 a.m., Camp Randall Stadium on the University of Wisconsin campus will be the scene of a simulated bombing, involving hundreds of law enforcement personnel and emergency responders. UW Police spokesman Marc Lovicott ...Read More

PHOTO: Summer heat has always been part of the Grand Canyon experience, but the National Park Service says the impact of climate change is being felt around the park system and is taking steps to deal with its effects on wildlife and park visitors. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

PHOENIX – The U.S. National Park Service says it's making plans to prepare and react to the effects of climate change at the Grand Canyon and in all national parks. Nicholas Fisichelli, an ecologist with the National Park Service, co-authored a recent study that shows that the Grand Canyon a ...Read More

PHOTO: Concern over cell towers and their potential impact on real estate values have some New Yorkers pushing back against installing them in or near residential areas. Photo credit: National Institute for Science Law and Public Policy.

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. - Property owners around the state are casting wary glances at neighborhood cell towers, antennas and other installations that emit electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF. A recent survey by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy showed that 79 percent of the pa ...Read More

PHOTO: Finding out about candidates and initiatives on any ballot in Washington state is possible by entering the voter's address on the website Photo credit: scyther5/
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SEATTLE - It takes time to figure out who to vote for in next month's primary election in Washington. Often, the political ads sling more mud than they do facts. But there is one research option that its creators say is nonpartisan, and lets the candidates speak for themselves. is a web ...Read More

PHOTO: The Florida Legislature said on Tuesday it will not appeal the Leon County Circuit Court ruling overturning district lines drawn in 2012. Photo credit: Jenn Greiving.

TALLAHASEE, Fla. - Florida's Legislature will not repeal last week's court ruling that struck down the state's Congressional map that were drawn in 2012. Last week, a Leon County Circuit Court judge found the current district map unfairly favors Republicans. Lines will be redrawn, but it's still no ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico supports new legislation in the U.S. Senate to reverse the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows companies to not include certain types of contraception in their employees' insurance coverage. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is among those supporting proposed legislation that could be voted on as early as today that aims to counteract a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The so-called Hobby Lobby decision allows companies to not pay for insurance coverage for ...Read More

PHOTO: Friendly faces and competent care are what people in need get from the 201 Community Health Centers across Tennessee. But dozens might have to close their doors with a major source of federal funding set to expire in 2015. Photo courtesy United Neighborhood Health Services.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than a quarter-million Tennesseans without health insurance could also lose access to primary care, with Community Health Centers across the state now looking down the edge of a looming fiscal cliff. Funding to help the centers expand reach and capacity was part of the Affor ...Read More

PHOTO: The Alliance for a Better Utah says the arrests of two former Utah attorneys general, John Swallow (right) and his predecessor Mark Shurtleff (left), shows the need for state lawmakers to pass tougher ethics laws and tackle other reforms. Photo courtesy State of Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - The arrests of two former Utah attorneys general show the need for stronger ethics laws, and campaign finance and election reforms, according to the Alliance for a Better Utah. The nonpartisan government watchdog group filed the election-law complaint that ended in former Attorney ...Read More

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