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Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Archive: January 11, 2016

A proposal to substantially change Wisconsin's model workers' compensation system is a solution in search of a problem, says the president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. (matt_benoit/iStockPhoto.com)

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – In 1911, Wisconsin passed the nation's first worker's compensation program, and it has remained a model for other states to this day. But legislation has been introduced to substantially change the system – a bill attorney Russ Golla says would tip the balance to ...Read More

Free assistance is available to help Granite State tax filers break a costly habit. Advocates says up to $40 million in tax credits are available, but are being left unclaimed. (Granite United Way)

CONCORD, N.H. – It has proven to be a costly tax season habit in the Granite State – local tax filers leave millions of dollars in tax breaks unclaimed when they file their income tax returns, even though they are eligible. Cary Gladstone, director of asset building at Granite United W ...Read More

Macedonia police agents help a refugee mother and daughter in transit through the European country. (New Partners)

With the refugee crisis expected to grow in Europe this year, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of Macedonia is urging the United States and European leaders to come up with a "more coordinated" plan to help. Gruevski says in 2015 his country helped with the safe passage of more than 600,000 refugees ...Read More

Children are among those most affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria. (Elsa Alaswad)

LANSING, Mich. – The Syrian conflict is a monumental humanitarian crises with decades of social and human development lost since it began in 2011. A Michigan social worker is spearheading a plan to rebuild the country. Social workers are the backbone of civil society, says Marijo Upshaw of ...Read More

The decline in corn and soybean prices, as well as a desire to improve the soil, is leading more Iowa farmers to plant small grains, such as oats. (Practical Farmers of Iowa)

MALLARD, Iowa - Corn and soybean prices are nearly half what they were only three years ago, leading more Iowa farmers to explore other options. Darrin Fehr farms near Mallard in northwest Iowa. He switched to organic farming of oats nearly 20 years ago and says it has environmental benefits, but a ...Read More

One of the major issues facing the Iowa Legislature again this session is funding for K-12 schools. (cynthia357/morguefile)

WATERLOO, Iowa - Last year's extended legislative session led to a bipartisan consensus to provide one-and-a-quarter percent more money for education, plus a one-time funding boost of nearly $56 million. But Gov. Terry Branstad vetoed the one-time spending, which caused local school districts to sla ...Read More

Floridians will mark the opening day of the 2016 legislative session with a series of rallies across the state. (Damien Filer/Progress Florida)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As lawmakers prepare to return to the capitol this week, hundreds of people across the state want to make sure their voices are heard on the issues they believe matter most. From Medicaid expansion to income inequality and immigrant rights, people across Florida plan to voice t ...Read More

Governor Paul LePage issued an apology Friday, but Maine organizers says it fell short of meeting the charge that he had injected race into a critical issue, dealing with the heroin epidemic. (Governor's Office Photo)

AUGUSTA, Maine - Governor Paul LePage says it was a slip of the tongue, but local organizers say his apology falls short when it comes to the charge that he injected race into the discussion of the state's heroin epidemic. Portland human-rights organizer Cait Vaughan says there is a pattern to so ...Read More

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