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Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

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Archive: September 22, 2015

Iowans with disabilities are among those being urged to get on the rolls today as the Hawkeye State celebrates National Voter Registration Day. Credit: Steve Shepard/iStockPhoto.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Today is National Voter Registration Day, and Iowans with disabilities are among those being encouraged statewide to get on the rolls for this fall's election. Rik Shannon, project manager with Iowans with Disabilities in Action, says when it comes to elections, people with ...Read More

Family members in Pennsylvania provide care for loved ones worth an estimated $19.2 billion annually. Courtesy: AARP.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Seniors rallied in the Capitol Rotunda this morning, urging senators to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act (CARE). Currently, 1.6 million Pennsylvanians are serving as unpaid caregivers for family members. According to Desiree Hung at AARP Pennsylvania, the bil ...Read More

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether the state is meeting its constitutional requirement to provide a thorough and efficient system of public education. Credit: Ad Meskens/Wikipedia.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A lawsuit challenging state funding for public education is going to Pennsylvania's highest court. According to a coalition of parents, school districts and statewide organizations, the Pennsylvania Legislature has failed to meet its constitutional obligation to adequately a ...Read More

Hundreds of cyclists of all skill levels will ride on Saturday to raise money for the North Carolina Coastal Federation's ongoing restoration and education projects. Courtesy: Sam Bland/N.C. Coastal Federation.

NEWPORT, N.C. – The summer beach season may be winding down along North Carolina's coast, but the work to maintain the health of the shoreline continues year round. Doctor Lexia Weaver is a coastal scientist with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, one of the groups working to restore wetl ...Read More

Supporters of Insure Tennessee say it will reduce the number of unnecessary emergency room visits by uninsured residents, but state politics have delayed its implementation. Credit: Kenn Kiser/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost 300,000 Tennesseans would have access to health coverage if Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan is implemented – but not everyone is happy with the Republican governor's support for expanding coverage. Last week, the state Attorney General determined t ...Read More

In Colorado, where one in four children is overweight, one focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is on greater amounts of physical activity. Credit: IPG Gutenberg UK Ltd./iStockphoto
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DENVER – Children in Colorado and around the nation are the focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. Cate Townley with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says obesity rates increased dramatically from the 1970s through the 90s, but have leveled o ...Read More

Foster parents will be at the Michigan State Capitol today to share their experiences, and offer suggestions for improving the child welfare system with lawmakers. Credit: Rodney Campbell/Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. – It's welcome news for some of the state's most vulnerable residents, as advocates for foster children believe the political climate is favorable for making improvements to the child welfare system. Michele Corey, vice president with the independent policy organization Michiga ...Read More

Arizona is marking National Voter Registration Day with registration events across the state, including at Arizona State University in Tempe. Credit: Kristine Kisky/Morguefile.

TEMPE, Ariz. – Today marks National Voter Registration Day, and civic groups are holding registration drives in libraries and schools across the state, including at Arizona State University in Tempe. Shirley Sandelands, president of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, says it's crucial to ...Read More

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