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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: September 10, 2015

According to a new report, Pennsylvania has the widest funding gap between rich and poor school districts in the country. Credit: Campaign for Fair Education Funding.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report from the Campaign for Fair Education Funding says a failure to restore state education funding and implement a new funding formula will only increase the achievement gap between rich and poor districts. The report says Pennsylvania must adopt Governor Tom Wolf's ...Read More

AARP is recruiting volunteers to pack one million meals for hungry seniors on the National Mall on Sept. 11. The Virginia AARP is kicking off a statewide food drive the same day. Graphic courtesy AARP.

RICHMOND, Va. – AARP is marking the 14th anniversary of 9/11 by feeding the hungry in Virginia and in the nation's capital. The Virginia AARP kicks off its 10-day statewide food drive on Friday, and the AARP Foundation is recruiting thousands of volunteers to pack one million meals on the Nat ...Read More

It is World Suicide Prevention Day, and training sessions like this one in Brunswick held by NAMI Maine help people identify the warning signs of suicide and take action. Courtesy: NAMI Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine - Reaching out and saving lives. That's the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day today, and advocates say Mainers need to pay particular attention. Jenna Menhert, MSW, executive director of NAMI-Maine, says the state ranks number nine in the nation for suicide. She says feelings of ...Read More

A newly-proposed bill would require New York state contractors to publicly report wage gaps. Credit:

NEW YORK – Equal pay for equal work – that's what a bill announced this week would require of companies that want to do business with the state of New York. The bill, drafted by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Deborah Glick, would make companies submit equal pay reports – ...Read More

The California state Senate is expected to take up a physician-assisted suicide bill today or tomorrow. Credit: Arne Trautmann/

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Terminally ill Californians may soon have the right to get a prescription to end their lives. The end-of-life option act – ABX2 15 – passed the state Assembly on Wednesday, and now the state Senate has until the end of the legislative session tomorrow night to ...Read More

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