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Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: February 12, 2016

Students across Iowa are more likely to participate in a local Safe Routes to School program if their parents are convinced the route really is as safe as possible. (healthieriowa.com)

DECORAH, Iowa - "Safe Routes to School," a movement to get kids to walk or bike to and from school, has been active in Iowa for the past decade. This week, the same cause got a little bit of help from a state Senate panel. The subcommittee approved a bill to make the rules for passing bicycles on I ...Read More

Maine is one state that already is on the path to curbing carbon emissions and plans to continue, no matter what the courts rule about the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (hotblack/Morguefile)

BANGOR, Maine - A state leader says Maine will not back down on its work to reduce the threat of climate change. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan pending a U.S. appeals court review. However, according to Maine Attorne ...Read More

Conservation groups want Montana to rely less on coal-fired power plants such as Colstrip, even though the U.S. Supreme Court put the Clean Power Plan on hold. (Talen Energy)

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation and clean-energy groups are urging Montana to continue its path toward renewable energy despite a setback this week, when the U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan while it's in litigation. Montana is one of 27 states that sued the Environmenta ...Read More

On Saturday, one week before the Nevada Democratic primary, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker will appear at the Nevada Progressive Summit in Reno.(svanblar/iStockphoto)

RENO, Nev. - Issues such as public lands, environmental justice and reinvestment in rural and Native American communities are expected to dominate the debate at a town-hall-style summit on Saturday in Reno. The event, which comes just a week before the Feb. 20 Nevada Democratic Party primary, will ...Read More

President Obama announced the creation of a new Mojave Trails National Monument today, along with two others: Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains. (bryn_jones)

The southern California desert soon will have three new national monuments - Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains. The White House announced today that President Obama intends to use his authority this week under the Antiquities Act to establish the monuments, since Congress has failed t ...Read More

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