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President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Archive: July 6, 2015

Doctors are concerned about a rise in the number of mower-related injuries to kids this year. Credit: Kroesseel/Morguefile

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Broken bones, amputations, and permanent disabilities are among the preventable injuries to children doctors say are on the rise – due to a dangerous mix of kids and lawn mowers. Dr. Dale Jarka, pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Children's Mercy Hospital, says the hos ...Read More

University of Florida research has found the state's rare frosted elfin butterfly population is threatened by controlled burns if those fires are not managed properly and holistically. Credit: Matt Thom, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Controlled burns could wipe out rare north Florida butterflies if they're not done with insect habitat in mind, according to a recent University of Florida study. The research found certain butterflies need fire because they feed on plants that only survive when flames wee ...Read More

With Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative Republicans far apart on education funding, one economic analyst says the GOP is using a budget crisis they helped create to push for sweeping changes. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania House Archives.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Analysts predict Pennsylvania's budget standoff will be short and not too damaging – but they warn that could change if either side holds out for extreme ideological positions. Economist Mark Price, research director at the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, says ...Read More

PHOTO: It's estimated more than two million Ohioans live in areas known as food deserts, with few grocery stories and minimal fresh and affordable food options. Photo credit: James Seeman/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fast food restaurants, gas stations and corner drug stores are all convenient places to grab a quick bite to eat, but for many Ohioans, it's the only nearby food source. According to the Center for Health Affairs, more than two million Ohioans live in areas under-served by gr ...Read More

Some state contractors, including one behind a hotel and condominium complex popular with lawmakers, say West Virginia's prevailing wage should be set with data gleaned from state surveys. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia's prevailing wage should be determined using in-state surveys instead of federal estimates, according to some contractors. The wage law was changed this spring. Republican lawmakers say the state should now use Bureau of Labor Statistics figures to determine ho ...Read More

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