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Nationwide protests in advance of trial of former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd; judicial districts amendment faces bipartisan skepticism in PA.


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After a whirlwind voting session the Senate approves $1.9 Trillion COVID relief bill, President Biden signs an executive order to expand voting access and the president plans a news conference this month.

Archive: January 19, 2016

State Rep. Joni Jenkins is sponsoring a bill to allow victims of domestic and dating violence to legally break a lease to leave a dangerous situation. (LRC Public Information)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill filed in the Kentucky House would give victims of domestic and dating violence the ability to legally break their home or apartment lease as they leave a dangerous situation. The sponsor of House Bill 41, Rep. Joni Jenkins (D-Shively), says the legislation will be heard in th ...Read More

Hoosiers aren't saving enough money for their

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INDIANAPOLIS - People just aren't saving enough money. As a matter of fact, a new survey released by Forbes says more than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their checking and savings accounts combined. Nearly a quarter have less than $100. The idea of saving for retirement sounds good, b ...Read More

Eligible Ohioans can avoid high tax preparation service fees with help from the Ohio Benefit Bank. (Ohio Benefit Bank)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tax season is here and some Ohioans can get free help crunching the numbers. Low and moderate-income households can avoid high tax preparation service fees through the Ohio Benefit Bank's free tax filing service. Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is one of the Ohio Benefit ...Read More

In 2015, there were more than four million visits to Yellowstone National Park, making it the biggest year on record for the iconic park. (Steppinstars/Pixabay)

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JACKSON, Wy. - Yellowstone National Park hosted a record number of visits last year and 2016 is set to be even busier. Thanks to low gas prices and Wyoming's marketing efforts, the park saw more than 4 million visits in 2015, up over 16 percent from the previous year. Yellowstone Superintendent Da ...Read More

A new report says about 120,000 low-income children in Pennsylvania don't have access to pre-kindergarten programs. (Lochoaymca/Wikimedia Commons)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania needs to increase its commitment to making high-quality pre-kindergarten available to at-risk children, according to a new report. Called The Case for Pre-K in PA from the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, the report says there are more than 175,000 3 year olds ...Read More

Dale Nimrod shows his wife Sonya around the family farm in southwest Iowa. He and his siblings recently sold the land to help a young couple establish their own family farm. (Practical Farmers of Iowa)

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DECORAH, Iowa - The Farmland Owner Award is given annually by the Practical Farmers of Iowa to non-operator landlords who help get the next generation of farmers started on the land. This year's winners, Dale Nimrod of Decorah along with his sister Faith and brother Vance, sold their southwest Iow ...Read More

The Texas Attorney General has formed a new unit to assist law-enforcement agencies with human-trafficking crimes. (southernfried/morguefile)

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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is putting some legal muscle behind current efforts to combat human trafficking in the state. The Texas Attorney General's office has formed a new unit tasked with reducing both labor and sex trafficking and prosecuting the perpetrators. Attorney General Ken Paxton says the ...Read More

The new KIDS COUNT report notes plenty to be cautious about for New Mexico families, including the highest child poverty rate among the 50 states. (Pixabay)

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SANTA FE, N.M. - Despite gains in other areas, New Mexico children are ranked last among the 50 states for their high poverty rate, according to the annual KIDS COUNT report. The latest data, released today, shows that of the 16 factors cited, New Mexico kids made gains in a few areas, including a ...Read More

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