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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: May 7, 2015

AARP Idaho has started an online petition about preserving Idaho's child support enforcement program. Credit: palichka/

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho legislators are scheduled to be back in town May 18 for a special session called by Gov. Butch Otter to address legislation to bring state code regarding child support enforcement up to standards. Without the change, more than $200 million in support payments are at risk ...Read More

PHOTO: With more older people working and looking for work, a new study concludes the experience workers age 50-plus bring to jobs outweighs any potential costs associated with hiring or retaining them. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

DENVER – The trend in Colorado and the nation finds an increase in the number of older workers on the job and looking for work – and a new study finds hiring them makes good business sense. The study from AARP shows that companies look to older workers for their knowledge and managemen ...Read More

PHOTO: Mallory Brown, shown here on a recent service trip to Mexico, is now headed to Nepal to work with different agencies on earthquake relief. Photo courtesy of Mallory Brown.

FERNDALE, Mich. – While thousands of people are fleeing Kathmandu in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake, a 28-year-old Michigan woman is today on a plane headed there, determined to lend a hand. Mallory Brown of Ferndale already had plans and a plane ticket to travel to Nepal be ...Read More

The rate of suicide for Montana children ages 10 to 17 is more than double the national rate, and young people in Montana are most likely to kill themselves with guns. Credit: Montana Kids Count.

HELENA, Mont. – The rate of suicide for Montana children ages 10 to 17 is more than double the national rate, and young people in Montana are most likely to kill themselves with guns. A new report from Montana Kids Count delves into the statistics and makes the case for more education and pr ...Read More

PHOTO: The wind energy industry employs around 6,000 Iowans, and electricity rates in the state are lower than the national average, according to a new report. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The move to more renewable sources of energy is proving to be a breeze locally, with a new study showing that Iowa leads the nation for wind power. Mike Prior is executive director of Iowa Wind Energy Association, which issued the report. He says more than 28 percent of th ...Read More

PHOTO: Health care and other workers in Texas could see a pay raise if new U.S. Labor Department rules for overtime pay are implemented. Photo credit: jaytaix/

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week it was updating rules for paying overtime, a proposal backed by the Obama administration. Current rules exclude overtime pay for a wide range of salaried workers who earn more than $455 a week. Ed Sills, director of communications w ...Read More

PHOTO: After another fiery oil train derailment in North Dakota, some are asking for stronger requirements on the stabilization of oil before transportation, either statewide or nationally. Photo credit: Jennifer Willis/Facebook.

HEIMDAL, N.D. - The calls for more safety precautions and oversight again are being made after yet another fiery oil train derailment in North Dakota. The latest happened Wednesday morning near the town of Heimdal, forcing evacuations in the community and surrounding farmsteads. Don Morrison, ex ...Read More

The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota this week came just days after a new federal rule to boost rail car safety. Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation.

BALTIMORE – The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota Wednesday was the 10th such incident in North America in two years, according to the environmental group Sightline Institute. The safety of the type of rail cars used to ship crude oil was examined at the Maryland Legislature ...Read More

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