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Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

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Archive: August 12, 2015

As people increasingly pay attention to where their food is coming from and how it's grown, organic farming operations such as Three Brothers Farm near Oconomowoc are holding and supporting farm-to-table events to give people the experience of eating fresh organic produce. Credit: Three Brothers Farm

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. - The farm-to-table approach is gaining momentum in Wisconsin, with the advent of Community Supported Agriculture and a growing concern among consumers about where their food is coming from. An ever-increasing number of people are beginning to care a great deal about where their fo ...Read More

There are calls for more education for those taking care of Minnesota's youngest children. Credit: skynesher.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As children across Minnesota prepare to head back to school, also heading back to class this fall will be some of those who play a critical role in educating the state's youngest kids. With the importance of quality early childhood education for future success, said Valerie Peters ...Read More

Death-penalty debate is back in Colorado. Credit: Andrejs Zemdega.

DENVER - Two high-profile murder cases have brought the death-penalty debate back to life in Colorado. Days after James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people at an Aurora movie theater, all eyes are on the sentencing of Dexter Lewis, who was found guilty in the ...Read More

Raleigh is being recognized for its proactive approach to managing storm-water runoff. Photo credit: kconnors/

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's capital city is becoming a national model when it comes to storm-water management. For the past 25 years, Raleigh has created and operated programs that work to properly handle the influx of storm water during heavy rains and reduce any negative impact on streams o ...Read More

Nevada State Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, accepts the Capitol Caregiver Award at the National Conference of State Legislatures for her work in helping to pass the CARE Act. Courtesy: AARP Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A Nevada lawmaker is being recognized for her work in helping to gain passage of the CARE Act in Nevada, which benefits thousands of unpaid caregivers. State Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, who received the Capitol Caregiver Award at the National Conference of State Legislatures an ...Read More

A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds more frequent rains spurred by climate change are spawning harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Photo courtesy of NOAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One year after an algal bloom tainted drinking water in Toledo, a new report examines the ways climate change is threatening Lake Erie and other bodies of water. According to the findings from the National Wildlife Federation, the Midwest has experienced dramatic changes in climate ...Read More

Health centers often serve populations who struggle to find care from the private sector. Credit: DennisSylvesterHurd/Flickr

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New data released this week by the National Association of Community Health Centers indicate that the centers are serving more patients than ever, at more than 24 million people nationwide. In Illinois, more than 1 million people are served by 450 health center sites. Nicole Ple ...Read More

Tennessee teachers appreciate the support of school supplies and patience from parents as the school year begins. Photo courtesy: earl53/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - School is open for most public- and private-school students across the state. While much is made over supporting your child as he or she returns to school, the teacher group Professional Educators of Tennessee is encouraging parents to keep in mind that support for teachers is jus ...Read More

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