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Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Archive: December 3, 2015

Increasing state support for kinship care is a key recommendation in a new foster care issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates. Credit Greg Stotelmyer

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - A leading child advocacy group in Kentucky wants the state to lift its moratorium on new enrollments in its Kinship Care Program so more financial support can go to relatives caring for children who have been removed from their parents. That is one of the recommendations in a n ...Read More

The North Carolina ski industry contributed approximately $197 million last year to the state's economy through recreational skiing, and races like the High Country Race Series, pictured here. Courtesy: High Country Race Series

BANNER ELK, N.C. – Across North Carolina, skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their gear for another season on the state's slopes. While skiers hope for a big dump of snow in the coming weeks, the money they spend is providing a dump of cash into the economy. Last year the total econom ...Read More

Public mass transit jobs are among the fastest growing in Washington, according to a new report on clean economy job growth. Credit: SounderBruce/King Co. Metro Transit on Flickr

SEATTLE - As Gov. Jay Inslee heads to Paris for the global climate conference known as COP 21, he'll have something to brag about in a new report. The "clean economy" has grown 9.7 percent and created a little more than 8,200 jobs in Washington in the last five years, according to new research from ...Read More

New York officials have joined forces with a mobile education company to teach immigrants English as a second language. Credit: koh kellen/

ALBANY, N.Y. – Cell phones – considered a distraction for many students – are the main tool of a free state-run English learning program for immigrants in New York. Participants simply call a phone number to listen to a lesson, which they review by answering questions though text ...Read More

Scientists say the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill was greater than previously thought. Credit: U.S. Navy

FORT MYERS, Fla. – More than five years after millions of gallons of oil flooded into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a clearer picture is developing about the long term impacts to wildlife and their habitats. The comprehensive plan for restoring ...Read More

Tennesseans without health coverage in 2016 will face a penalty under the Affordable Care Act. Credit: MGDboston/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thousands of Tennesseans face penalties in 2016 if they don't have health coverage, and the deadline to apply at is Dec. 15. While some lament the $695 or more fine for those who don't secure coverage, Michele Johnson, executive director of the Tennessee Jus ...Read More

A candlelight vigil at the State Capitol Building will honor lives lost to drunk driving. Credit GaborfromHungary/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS - While the holidays are generally a time of great joy, celebrating the season can be difficult for the victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes. Tonight, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Indiana will honor lives lost by impaired driving with a candlelight vigil during its National ...Read More

Activists join for a climate change rally in New York City in 2014, that was co-sponsored by National Nurses United, which is organizing a similar event today in Los Angeles. Courtesy: Reza Sunshine/National Nurses United

LOS ANGELES – Nurses and a coalition of environmental groups are holding a rally in downtown Los Angeles today to support the climate change negotiations going on this week in Paris. The World Health Organization says 8 million people around the world are dying right now from the effects of ...Read More

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