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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: August 25, 2014

PHOTO: Jeremy Murphy of Chicago's South Side says he's had little support from the community as he tries to recover after being shot on two occasions. Photo credit: Carla Murphy/Colorlines.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A national debate over racial injustice is heating up following the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., and Chicago's violent summer. Amid all the finger pointing, there are forgotten victims, left alone as they face the financial, physical and emotional toll of violent crim ...Read More

PHOTO: It was a full house earlier this year for Kitsap County's first Suicide Prevention Forum, part of an ongoing effort to reduce the county suicide rate. Photo courtesy League of Women Voters of Kitsap County.
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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - An epidemic is what the League of Women Voters in Kitsap County says it discovered looking into deaths statewide, and found suicides top the list. In Kitsap County, more than 80 percent of gun deaths are people taking their own lives. That statistic has prompted a Suicide Prev ...Read More

PHOTO: The state-issued driver's license will bear a slightly different banner than the standard Colorado driver's license. Courtesy: CO DMV

DENVER - The Colorado DMV is chipping away at the estimated 45,000 immigrants who are now eligible for a state-issued driver's license. It's been almost a month since the state began issuing driver's permits to them, and members of the state's insurance industry say immigrants aren't the only people ...Read More

PHOTO: Rescue inhalers are an important part of the life of a child with asthma. The American Lung Association says it's important to have an asthma action plan for your school-age child, and to discuss it with the school nurse. (Photo courtesy of American Lung Association)

MADISON, Wis. - As children start a new school year, it can be particularly challenging for parents of kids with asthma. Kathleen Shanovich is a former school nurse and a pediatric Nurse Practitioner for University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. "What is really helpful for sch ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds certain pesky insects and plants are thriving because of the changing climate. Photo credit: Daniel X. O'Neil/Flickr.<br />

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The outdoor experience in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and across the nation is changing, and not for the better, as a new report finds certain pesky insects and plants are thriving because of climate change. The study points to everything from ticks and mosquitoes to algae blooms ...Read More

PHOTO: Improvements in identifying and treating high blood pressure have helped with the decline of deaths and hospitalizations from cardiovascular disease. Photo credit: American Heart Association.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in the state and the nation, but the latest study shows that progress is being made, and health professionals credit ongoing initiatives in North Dakota. Shelly Arnold, manager of trauma, stroke and cardiac care at Sanford ...Read More

PHOTO: Efforts are expanding in Ohio to educate social services agencies on trauma-informed practices. Photo credit: grietgriet/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Children who have been traumatized can face a lifetime of behavioral, mental and physical health problems, and there are efforts in Ohio to better help these children recover. Traumatic experiences include physical abuse, exposure to addiction and parental separation. Dr. ...Read More

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