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Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

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This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Archive: June 1, 2015

PHOTO: Cats such as Jinx can be fun companions. Shelters around the state are looking not only for permanent homes for cats and kittens, but for foster parents willing to provide temporary care. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

LYNNWOOD, Wa. - Cat lovers will tell you if you've never had a cat in your life, you don't know what you're missing - but this month, you can find out at animal shelters around the state. June is "Adopt a Cat Month," and shelters are offering discounts on adoptions, and also looking for more foste ...Read More

Training taught in schools is increasing the number of North Dakotans who know how to perform hands-only CPR. Credit: John Trainor/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – This is National CPR Awareness Week and in North Dakota the number of people who are able to step up and save the life of someone with cardiac arrest is growing every year. With approval from lawmakers in 2013, North Dakota is now providing funds for CPR training of students ...Read More

PHOTO: Rural water wells on farms can be contaminated by pesticide runoff, the subject of a recent lawsuit to force disclosure of groundwater data. Photo credit: HFK/

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – A Monterey resident and the Environmental Law Foundation are suing the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board because the board is allowing a coalition of growers to keep groundwater data secret. The suit aims to force all growers to publicize which well ...Read More

GRAPHIC: It may seem like a good idea, but Iowans are being reminded that when putting out their recyclables, items must be loose, not contained in a plastic bag. This is because bagged items are pulled from the line at sorting facilities and instead of being recycled, they end up at the landfill. Graphic courtesy Metro Waste Authority.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Efforts to increase the amount of material that is recycled in Iowa are finding success. But one common mistake is leading to a significant number of plastic bottles, cans and newspapers ending up at the landfill. Leslie Irlbeck, program and outreach manager for the Metro ...Read More

PHOTO: Students who rely on free and reduced-priced meals during the school year turn to Summer Food Service Programs. But there are many communities in Ohio where programs are not available or are difficult to access. Photo courtesy Feeding America.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer is a time to take a break from class, but that time away means some children will go hungry. School food programs help Ohio's most vulnerable children access nutritious meals. But only one in 10 of the 780,000 Ohio students who receives free or reduced priced meals du ...Read More

PHOTO: Renewable sources of energy, including wind, are among the topics being discussed as the Ohio Energy Future Tour makes its way around the state. Monday it stops in Cincinnati. Photo credit: Rodney Campbell/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Energy Future Tour is traveling 727 miles around the state to hear from citizens, community leaders and experts about the energy opportunities and challenges facing Ohio. At stops already in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo, spokeswoman Jane Harf says conversa ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinoisans are encouraged to wear orange Tuesday to support the first-ever National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The observance is intended to honor the life of a Chicago teen shot and killed in 2013, and all others whose lives are ended by gun violence. Photo credit: Jim Bumgardner/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The violent death of an Illinois teen is the inspiration behind a new national observance. Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was shot and killed in Chicago just one week after marching in President Barack Obama's second inaugural parade. Colleen Daley, executive director of the Ill ...Read More

PHOTO: The busy summer travel season is known as the deadly 100 days, and it could be even worse than normal in Minnesota this year if trends on traffic deaths continue. There have already been 131 car crash fatalities in 2015 in the state, a nearly 20 percent spike from this time last year. Photo credit: Mick Baker/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After trending down for years, traffic deaths in Minnesota are on the rise, and that has motorists being reminded to keep safety top of mind during the busy summer travel season. There have already been 131 people killed in car crashes in the state this year, a nearly 20 pe ...Read More

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