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

2020Talks - September 30, 2020 

Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Archive: February 1, 2016

Several groups of Wisconsin experts have come together to create a new plan to help protect pollinators, with steps to improve their health and survival. (Pacotoscano/

MADISON, Wis. – Pollinators are critical in the chain of elements and events that puts food on our plates, and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has developed a pollinator protection plan that offers science-based recommendations to anyone with land that ca ...Read More

Colorado ranks 46th in the nation connecting struggling families with food stamps, leaving more than $680 million in grocery sales on the table annually. (Hunger Free Colorado)

DENVER – People are at their best when they have enough to eat, but one in seven Coloradans still doesn’t know when or where to get a next meal. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, was created to help struggling families buy groceries. ...Read More

The AARP Tax Aide Foundation is offering free tax help at 62 sites across Tennessee starting today. (eFile989/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Starting today, free help is available for Tennesseans to file their federal and state tax returns. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program has sites across the state staffed with IRS certified tax preparers to provide assistance with tax returns. The service is available t ...Read More

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has proposed raising the minimum wage in order keep up with the costs of essentials like rent and food. (The All-Nite Images/flickr)

SALEM, Ore. – Minimum wage is a top priority for Oregon lawmakers as the legislative session begins today. Hearings are scheduled this week to discuss Gov. Kate Brown's latest proposal to increase the minimum wage over the next six years to $14.50 in the Portland area and $13.25 in the rest ...Read More

Planned Express Toll Lanes on I-77 in Charlotte could end up costing taxpayers additional funds if enough travelers don't opt to take the travel option. (CharlieCowins/

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Plans for the controversial I-77 Express Lanes Project in Charlotte are moving ahead now that the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization has voted in favor of the project. This while a report from the North Carolina Public Interest Research Group called it one of ...Read More

National soil health experts are heading to Minnesota to discuss solutions for farmland water pollution. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Flint, Michigan has garnered a lot of national attention over the water problems there, but water quality is a concern for many states, including Minnesota. Later this month Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a water quality summit, and this week, the Land Stewardship Project is ho ...Read More

New numbers show reports of sex trafficking in North Dakota went up in 2015. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Hotline calls about human trafficking are up in North Dakota. Polaris, a nonprofit group that runs the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, fielded calls on 19 cases in 2015, three more than the year before. This includes calls on 15 cases of sex trafficking ...Read More

Illinois activists say research shows taxpayers are subsidizing low-wage employers.(iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A group of Illinois community activists are continuing their push for the passage of a bill that would force large employers to either pay a livable wage or pay a fine. It's called the Cook County Responsible Business Act. Supporters say the county could lead the way for the r ...Read More

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