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Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Archive: September 10, 2014

PHOTO: What's happening on Main Street in Whitesburg is one example of economic diversification being highlighted at the Appalachia's Bright Future event this weekend. Photo courtesy of Art of the Rural.

HARLAN, Ky. - When Whitesburg business owner Josh May sees eastern Kentucky's future, he sees a "blank canvas" for diversifying the region's economy. The Letcher County resident says the state's mountain communities are making the transition from what some call a "mono-economy," which has been depen ...Read More

PHOTO: This image, from a presentation by Michael Hansen of Consumer Reports, shows the label of a candy bar sold in Europe, where food companies already are required to label their genetically-engineered ingredients. Photo courtesy Michael Hansen.

MEDFORD, Ore. - Backers of Measure 92, to require labeling of genetically-engineered ingredients in foods sold in Oregon, are getting some help this week from one of the "big guns" in the food labeling debate nationwide. Michael Hansen, senior scientist for Consumer Reports, is in Oregon making sev ...Read More

PHOTO: Four out of five Arizonans support revenues from renewable-energy development in the state benefiting conservation projects on public lands impacted by development, according to a new poll. Photo credit: U.S. Energy Department.

PHOENIX - Four out of five Arizonans support revenues from wind-and-solar energy development in the state benefiting local and state governments, as well as funding conservation projects on lands impacted by development. That's according to the "Multi-State Western Survey" released today. Ian Dowd ...Read More

PHOTO: States that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a surge in the number of parents with health insurance, while the increases in other states, including Texas, are much smaller. Photo credit: Images Money/Flickr
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AUSTIN, Texas - When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. A new report finds states with expanded Medicaid have seen the insured rate for ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah is not among the states that expanded Medicaid. A new report says the states that opted for the expansion are now experiencing a significant increase in the number of parents with health insurance. Photo credit: California Environmental Protection Agency.

SALT LAKE CITY - Many states are seeing a significant drop in the number of parents without health insurance but, according to a new report Utah isn't one of them. The report says there's a stark contrast between the results in states that have opted to expand Medicaid, compared to those that have n ...Read More

PHOTO: New research from the Urban Institute reveals a growing disparity between the number of insured parents in states that opted for federal expansion of Medicaid, versus those that turned down the federal money. Photo credit: Bart Everson/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Parents in North Carolina are among those feeling the effects of the state's decision to turn down federal dollars to expand Medicaid. A new report released this week by the Urban Institute examines the impact to the more than 300,000 North Carolinians who fall into the coverage gap; ...Read More

PHOTO: North Carolina voters have until Oct. 10 to make sure they're properly registered in their home precinct in order to vote in the November election. Photo credit: Tom Arthur/Wikimedia Commons.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina voters have one month left to make sure they're registered to vote in their home precinct. Changes to the election laws brought about by the state's new voting law passed last year eliminate same-day registration, and also a voter's ability to cast a ballot in a precin ...Read More

PHOTO: The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act would redirect some of the profits from renewable energy generation on public lands to land and wildlife conservation efforts, an idea a new poll says a majority of Coloradans support. Photo courtesy Colorado Wetland Information Center.

CENTER, Colo. - It's back to work for Congress this week, and according to a new bipartisan poll, Coloradans want Washington to continue work on legislation that supports renewable energy and public lands. The poll found that 69 percent of voters in western states support responsible renewable-ener ...Read More

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