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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: May 28, 2015

Photo: UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden says the Feingold-Johnson race for U.S. Senate will be carefully watched all across the nation. Photo credit: UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. - Former Democratic U.S. Senator Russ Feingold wants his seat in Washington back, and he's announced he'll challenge the man who unseated him five years ago, Republican Ron Johnson. The election isn't until November of 2016, but UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden says ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule yesterday to clarify protections for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nationís water resources. Photo credit: Colin Smith/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule yesterday restoring Clean Water Act protections to more than half of the nation's streams and millions of acres of wetlands. The agencies cited a report summarizing more than 1,200 peer-reviewed, published s ...Read More

PHOTO: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is one species potentially harmed by proposed deep-sea mining.  Photo credit: Damien du Toit/Wikimedia Commons

SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco-based environmental law firm is suing the federal government to stop a deep-sea mining project in the waters between Hawaii and Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity is challenging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's decision to issue permits ...Read More

PHOTO: The sensitive waters surrounding Mackinac Island are the subject of a new report, which examines the safety of the oil pipelines owned by Canadian company Enbridge Energy that run under the straits. Photo credit: M. Shand

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. - It's a state and national treasure, but a ...Read More

PHOTO: The EPA's new rule clarifies which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act. Conservation groups in West Virginia think it could be especially important for rural areas. Photo courtesy West Virginia Dept. of Tourism.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Obama administration has released a new rule clarifying which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act. Many West Virginia conservationists say it's a promising step. Two court decisions have, in a sense, muddied the waters about which protections apply to a numbe ...Read More

PHOTO: A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Midwest/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There are again protections for some vulnerable waters and wetlands in Minnesota and across the country, with the release of a final rule to clarify what is covered by the Clean Water Act. The rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines which streams, tributaries ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for Insure Tennessee are planning a road trip this summer, touring the state to educate citizens about the current health coverage gap after state lawmakers weren't able to pass Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan. Photo credit: wintersixfour/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE – This week, Tennessee Democrats called for a special legislative session to take a full vote on Insure Tennessee. And, since the state is passing up millions of federal dollars, the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) says it is organizing a statewide tour of informational meetings about ...Read More

PHOTO: A civil rights lawsuit claims Texas is denying parents of U.S.-citizen children access to their birth certificates, making it hard for kids to access medical care and enroll in school. Photo credit: FlickreviewR/Wikimedia Commons.
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AUSTIN, Texas - A civil rights case has been filed against the Texas Department of State Health Services and key officials for denying parents without proof of legal immigration status birth certificates for their U.S.-citizen children. The suit claims parents presented their child's hospital bir ...Read More

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