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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: March 2, 2015

PHOTO: Former police officer Tom Hendershot reimagined his life and is now the owner of Antiquities Company, a Grand Rapids-area business specializing in natural history exhibits. Photo courtesy of T. Hendershot.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As many Michiganders round the corner on the second half of their lives, they're not slowing down, but instead taking off in entirely new directions thanks in part to a program from AARP. It's called Life Reimagined, and the goal is to help people over 50 prepare to wri ...Read More

PHOTO: The Big Brown Barn at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute near East Troy, WI, will be the place for a free screening of the movie

EAST TROY, Wis. - The movie "GMO OMG" deals with genetically modified organisms that are already in our food chain, how they got there, and related issues the filmmakers believe every consumer should be aware of. The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is offering a free screening of this compel ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Oregon schools have joined others across the country offering breakfast during first period so kids don't have to show up early for a cafeteria meal. March 3-6 is National School Breakfast Week. Photo courtesy of Chalkbeat Colorado.

McMINNVILLE, Ore. - This is National School Breakfast Week, and a chance for hunger-fighting advocates in Oregon to push for getting more meals to more kids during the school day. "Let's Do Breakfast Oregon" is a new awareness campaign to encourage more schools to serve breakfast in the first fe ...Read More

PHOTO: North Dakotans will lose an hour of sleep this weekend as clocks spring forward, but for many this will be just be another day in their regular struggle to get enough rest. Photo credit: reynermedia/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Like food, water and oxygen, sleep is one of the basics for human survival, but for many folks, getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis is little more than a dream. It's estimated that more than a third of adults don't always get the amount of sleep they need to feel ...Read More

PHOTO: The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger has helped feed students regardless of socio-economic status through school breakfasts, after school snacks and summer meal programs. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DENVER – There are fewer young, rumbling bellies today in Colorado than five years ago. The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger celebrated its fifth birthday at the governor's mansion in Denver on Friday. The campaign has worked to streamline access to food stamps and expand programs ...Read More

PHOTO: Citrus fruit infected with canker is too unsightly to be sold, and the bacterium that causes it weakens the trees and makes their leaves and fruit drop prematurely. Photo courtesy of

BARTOW, Fla. - Once the centerpiece of agribusiness in Florida, the state's citrus industry is now in crisis. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, crop forecast estimates for oranges, which supply most of the nation's orange juice, call for only 103 million boxes to be produced this yea ...Read More

PHOTO: Photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

POCATELLO, Idaho - Nuclear waste has a complicated history in Idaho, and many of those complications have resurfaced because of the shutdown of a waste storage site in New Mexico and a decision by the Governor to allow Idaho to accept spent nuclear fuel. The Snake River Alliance is holding meetin ...Read More

PHOTO: Kids in a Walla Walla after-school program work on a high-altitude weather balloon. This and other enrichment programs are at risk as Congress considers ending dedicated funding for after-school and summer programs, and lets states spend federal education dollars on other priorities. Photo credit: Brent Cummings, FORWARD Space Program.
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GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. - Congress is expected to take some action this month on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), what many people know as "No Child Left Behind." It could have some big, unintended consequences for after-school and summer learning programs. Washington doesn't provide ...Read More

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