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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: July 28, 2014

PHOTO: The EPA is holding public hearings this week on its proposed tougher carbon emission standards - a controversial proposal here in coal-producing Kentucky. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Proposed carbon emissions standards would cut carbon pollution in the power sector by 30 percent compared to 2005 levels. The proposed rules, which the Environmental Protection Agency rolled out June 2, are controversial in Kentucky, one of the top coal-producing states in t ...Read More

PHOTO: The keynote speaker today at Edufest in Boise is Temple Grandin, Ph.D. She is considered the most well-known person in America with autism, and she'll focus on connecting with kids who are considered gifted, as well as having a disability. Photo credit: TED 2010.

BOISE, Idaho - Parents and educators from throughout the Northwest are in Boise for the "Edufest" gifted and talented education conference. Those attending will learn about ways to motivate students and offer differentiation in the classroom - even under Common Core guidelines. Today's keynote spea ...Read More

PHOTO: Florida faces a lawsuit from the Florida Education Association because of its Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Photo by: Jenn Greiving

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill signed into law this summer expands Florida's Tax Credit Scholarship program, but the Florida Education Association has sued the state, challenging the voucher program. More than 2,6 million children attend Florida public schools, but only a fraction - 50,000 - take advan ...Read More

PHOTO: There are efforts in Ohio to make this August the first ever  Autism Acceptance Month. Graphic courtesy of Autism Society of Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Autism is a reality of life for an estimated one in 68 people. And while annual observances such as Autism Awareness Month in April have increased recognition of the disease’s prevalence, some say better understanding also is needed. Andie Ryley, board chair of the A ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters of limits on carbon pollution say they will have significant health benefits; detractors say they'll slow the economy. Both sides weigh in at EPA hearings this week. Photo courtesy of the Sierra Club.

RICHMOND, Va. - The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on rules designed to cut carbon pollution from power plants by nearly one-third from 2005 levels. Supporters say the new regulations also would save thousands of lives a year - and critics say the carbon pollution limits ...Read More

PHOTO: Microphone in hand, Royce Markley addressed policymakers at a luncheon last week. Members of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection shared their views about problems with the foster care system and outlined possible solutions. Photo credit: Nathaniel Schwab, Children First For Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. - Copies of the new Oregon Bill of Rights for Foster Children are being sent to every foster home and group home this week, and given to foster children and the people who work with them. Now, the same team of kids who developed it is making new recommendations to policymakers. They ...Read More

PHOTO: The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and CoPIRG submitted a petition of more than 700 signatures to Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar, left. It asks the Division of Insurance to more closely scrutinize insurance companies' rate filings to protect consumers. Photo courtesy CCHI

DENVER - The glass is either half empty or half full with Colorado health insurance rates, depending on the type of coverage. The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative just completed an analysis of the 2015 insurance rates filed with the state's Division of Insurance. While some Coloradans are paying ...Read More

PHOTO: A study by UW cancer researcher William Fahl has found a promising way to prevent hair loss for chemotherapy patients, which is headed for clinical trials. Photo courtesy UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. – A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study offers great hope for saving the hair follicles of patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new kind of vasoconstrictor – a drug that narrows blood vessels – could be the key. Hair loss, or alopecia, is one of the most drea ...Read More

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