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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: July 20, 2015

Wisconsinites 50 and over are invited to register now for the Wisconsin Senior Olympics. Credit: AARP

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Senior Olympics run from mid-August through mid-September, but the time to register is now, according to Mariann Muzzi outreach director for AARP-Wisconsin. There are 22 events in various age brackets, with traditional sports such as archery, badminton, cycling ...Read More

Patient with health provider. Credit: Colorado Community Health Network.
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DENVER - Reinforcements in the battle against cervical cancer are on their way for women at risk in Colorado. The Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) has been awarded $150,000 to launch a pilot project to improve screening rates at clinics. The federal government recently changed guidelines f ...Read More

July 30th anniversary of social safety net programs Medicare and Medicaid. Credit:

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report shows how many people in New Mexico benefit from Medicaid as the program's 50th anniversary on July 30 draws near. Judy Solomon, vice president of health policy with the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says Medicaid provides health coverage for 576, ...Read More

Salt Lake City, UT - Farmers in Utah and around the country could benefit from a partnership involving U-S-D-A and NASA, which should lead to a better understanding of soil moisture levels as growers continue to deal with historic drought. Comments from Craig Gardner, farmer near Honeyville, Utah; and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Commerce.

SALT LAKE CITY - A partnership involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA could benefit farmers in Utah and elsewhere as the nation adjusts to the impact of climate change. U.S.D.A. Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden says the agreement will expand cooperation on space-borne remote sensing eff ...Read More

Photo: Closing the health care coverage gap is expected to increase the health of North Carolina's working parents and their children, according to a new report. Photo credit: clarita/

RALEIGH, N.C. – Almost one in four North Carolina parents are uninsured – one of the highest rates in the country. A new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the advocacy group NC Child finds that many of those parents would benefit from clos ...Read More

School employees are traveling around the state to support Gov. Tom Wolf budget. Photo courtesy Service Employees International Union 32BJ.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Rank-and-file school employees are on the road rallying to support Gov. Tom Wolf in his budget standoff with the legislature, saying the education of Pennsylvania's children is at risk. On Friday, a bus full of the school workers traveled to the offices of six Philadelphia-area l ...Read More

Health advocates say a stream protection rule proposed by the federal Office of Surface Mining is watered down from past rules, and won’t do enough to protect communities. Photo courtesy of Wild Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - The Office of Surface Mining's (OSM) new stream protection rule shows federal regulators bending too much to the coal industry, according to community and health advocates. Many are still digesting the complex regulation OSM proposed last week. The coal industry's political allies ...Read More

Lessons from organic farming may help solve Ohio’s toxic and unsightly algae problems. Courtesy NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Algal blooms in Lake Erie are predicted to be among the worst in recorded history this summer. And organic farmers say taking a page from their playbook can help state leaders working to address the recurring problem, and other water quality issues. Organic farms are prohi ...Read More

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