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U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.

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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Archive: December 14, 2015

Construction is nearing completion on the Northeast Biodiesel plant in Greenfield. Co-op Power has invested more than $3 million to open the first community-owned biodiesel refinery in the region. (Co-op Power)

BOSTON – Sometime next month a new plant in Greenfield should start cranking out clean biodiesel fuel that is manufactured from recycled cooking oil. Co-op Power CEO Lynn Benander says the plant will take cooking oil waste from restaurants, schools and institutions in the area and convert it ...Read More

2015 was a year of highs and lows in the state Legislature, according to the executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. (

MADISON, Wis. - The executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Matt Rothschild, thinks people will remember 2015 as a year of big victories and big setbacks for democracy in the Badger state. He counts among the biggest victories the quick and huge public pushback, when o ...Read More

Holiday shopping can leave Missourians vulnerable to fraud and identity theft. (earl53/

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Missourians rush to check names off their holiday shopping lists, experts caution they need to ensure they don't compromise their bank accounts or personal information in the process. Research has shown the stress of the holidays can make it tougher to spot scams, which is wh ...Read More

Washington college students have correctly observed that school faculties aren't nearly as diverse as the student body. (Janet Ash/Green River College)

SEATTLE - Thirty-seven presidents of community and technical colleges in Washington have signed a public letter saying they'll stand together to fight religious and racial prejudice. This comes after recent problems of harassment at some schools. Tracy Lai, a longtime American history professor at ...Read More

A new report says states can improve foster care by increasing foster parents' flexibility to help the kids in their care. (cherylholt/morguefile)

SAN DIEGO - Children in foster care need to have the same kinds of life experiences as other kids to increase their sense of success and belonging. That's one conclusion of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Its new report is designed to help state ...Read More

The Don't Be A Drip campaign says excessive lawn watering is just one reason it lists Arizona as the country's biggest Water Hog. (Alvimann/morguefile)

TUCSON, Az. - A campaign to encourage people to conserve water on behalf of wildlife has identified Arizona as one of the top "water wasters" in the country. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity is sponsoring the "Don't be a Drip" campaign to make consumers aware that using too much wate ...Read More

It will soon be easier for gardeners to make plant selections that are less likely to harm North Carolina's honeybee population. (Hiberianscribe/morguefile)

RALEIGH, N.C. – In recent years, winter months have taken a toll on North Carolina's honeybees, but beekeepers across the country are buzzing about a new development. Major retailer Home Depot is phasing out the sale of flowering plants using pesticides that can kill bees. Neonicotinoids a ...Read More

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office urges people to do some research before buying hoverboards to put under this year's Christmas tree. (earl53/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hoverboards sound like a gadget straight out of the old Jetsons' cartoons, but they're being sold in Tennessee stores and many will be under Christmas trees this year. The self-balancing scooters are the latest craze in personal transport, but a growing number of injuries and ev ...Read More

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