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A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000. Housing advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 

Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Archive: September 8, 2015

Nez Perce tribal members have completed Stewards of Children training to prevent child sexual abuse. Credit: juanesety/iStock

LAPWAI, Idaho – One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Non-Indian men commit more than 80 percent of sex crimes on reservations. And 90 percent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. Those statistics were part of the Nez Perce tribe's recent Sha ...Read More

More than one-third of Tennessee counties have teen pregnancy rates high enough to mandate Family Life education in their public schools. Credit: grietgriet/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans can now get a clearer picture of teen pregnancies in the state. The State Comptroller's office has released an interactive map that illustrates which counties have high teen birthrates. John Dunn, a spokesman for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, exp ...Read More

Scott Mazzone, a marine biologist with the Quinault Indian Nation, takes water quality samples. Credit: Debbie Ross-Preston, NW Indian Fisheries Commission.

SEATTLE - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to the water quality standards for human health in Washington, after the state has spent years deciding how to create its own standards. At issue are two key components of water quality, the fish consumption rate and the canc ...Read More

Protests began this weekend and culminate today against St. Augustine's 450th birthday celebration. Activists want an old fort and prison, the Castillo de San Marcos, torn down. Credit: Resist 450 Coalition

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Advocates for the rights of indigenous peoples are protesting today in St. Augustine because the city is reenacting the landing, 450 years ago, of Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Menendez's ship brought 800 passengers to establish the continent's first permanen ...Read More

When a person decides to take his or her own life, experts say pain has exceeded hope. Credit: pef/Morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS – No one wants to be nosy, but it could actually save a life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 12 minutes in the U.S. someone takes his or her own life. And a Hoosier teen dies by suicide roughly every two and a half days. Lisa Brattain, are ...Read More

Ohio has lost about 35,000 workers since the start of the recession. Credit: westats/Morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An annual report card on the health of labor in Ohio suggests it's time for some urgent care. The State of Working Ohio 2015 from the policy research institute Policy Matters Ohio finds that from the start of the recession in 2007 until now, Ohio has lost jobs while the nati ...Read More

More than one-in-four students have consumed more than just a few sips of alcohol by the time they reach eighth grade. Credit: 1001slide.

BISMARCK, N.D. – With alcohol being the substance most frequently abused by children and adolescents in the U.S., parents are being urged to talk to their children about the dangers before they take their first sips. According to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, childre ...Read More

Arizonans are among the fire crews with helicopters, engines and heavy equipment from 33 states fighting more than two dozen wildfires in Washington state. Courtesy: National Wildfire Coordinating Group

OMAK, Wash. – Firefighters from Arizona have joined crews from more than 30 states and several other countries to battle wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. It isn't how they'd normally spend a Labor Day weekend, but it highlights the intense collaboration that comes with another intense fir ...Read More

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