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A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.

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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Archive: June 4, 2015

Three sisters enjoy a summer lunch at a Beaverton city park. Summer meal programs in Oregon aren't always indoors, and some providers find they can feed more children with mobile meal delivery. Courtesy: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. – This summer, more than 130 sponsors at almost 900 sites across the state are ready to provide nutritious lunches and, in many cases, learning activities for children who would otherwise be on their own when school is out. Annie Kirschner, director of programs for Partners fo ...Read More


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – First they steal your heart, then your wallet. So-called romance scammers robbed people of at least $81 million in 2013, according to the AARP Fraud Watch Network. A campaign starts today to educate seniors using the sites about how to protect themselves, and pressure d ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of children participating in federal Summer Nutrition Programs is on the rise in Michigan and across the nation, but advocates say there are still far too many children going hungry during the summer. Photo credit: anitapeppers/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. – The lazy days of summer are just around the corner, but those can also be the hungriest days for many children in Michigan. That's why there's a campaign to increase awareness and participation in Summer Nutrition Programs. According to a new report from the Food Research ...Read More

A new (FRAC) report find other states are catching up, but Massachusetts still is among the tops in the nation in getting nutritious summer meals to kids. Credit: Michael Dwyer

BOSTON – Summer months can be lots of fun, but efforts are under way to ensure they don't leave more children in the Commonwealth going hungry. Ellen Parker, executive director of the anti-hunger group Project Bread, says a new report indicates that the state slipped out of the top 10 in pro ...Read More

The Snake River Alliance is asking the U.S. Department of Energy to clarify the limits on  spent nuclear fuel being shipped to Idaho from a commercial nuclear power plant in Virginia. Credit: U.S. Dept. of Energy.

BOISE, Idaho – Nuclear waste has long been a hot potato between Idaho and the federal government, and the Snake River Alliance wants the Department of Energy to clarify long-term plans. Twenty-five spent fuel rods from a commercial plant in Virginia may be shipped to the Idaho National Labor ...Read More

Visitors to Theodore Roosevelt National Park are expected to spot the western meadowlark this weekend during the park's 61st Annual Spring Birdwalk. Credit: Kevin Cole/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The western meadowlark is not as common a sight as it once was in North Dakota, but some visitors to Theodore Roosevelt National Park will likely get a glimpse of the state bird this weekend. Eileen Andes, the park’s chief of interpretation and public affairs, says thi ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report shows one in five needy children in California gets free meals in the summer. Communities are coming together to expand the program. Photo credit: Jan Fidler/Morguefile.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nearly one in five low-income children in California gets free meals in the summer – a better rate than the one in six who receive summer lunches nationally. That's according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) that finds that 80 percent ...Read More

MAP: According to an analysis by the ACLU of Pennsylvania, civil asset forfeiture in Philadelphia is costing innocent residents millions in cash and property every year, with an outsized proportion coming from African-American neighborhoods and the city's poorest residents. Map courtesy of the ACLU of Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA – Police departments in Pennsylvania are taking millions of dollars of property every year from people who haven't been convicted of any crime – but lawmakers from both parties are backing legislation to change that. Civil liberties groups say civil asset forfeiture in Penn ...Read More

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