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President Donald Trump reverses course on some aspects of his border policy. Also on the Thursday rundown: with the midterms approaching we will take you to a state, you might not expect to be reaching out to Latino voters: and Dan Heyman has a novel angle on the utility of medical marijuana

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Archive: February 3, 2016

The deadline to apply for the Oregon Promise tuition program is March 1. (Oregon GEAR UP)

PORTLAND, Ore. - High school seniors have less than a month to apply for the first "Oregon Promise," a state grant covering tuition for community colleges, including trade and technical education programs at community colleges. . Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher or have pas ...Read More

As New Hampshire voters make their final choices for the primary, two of the state's former members of Congress are speaking out about the influence of money in politics. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - With the nation now focused on the final days of the Granite State primary battle, some former politicians are speaking out about the need to curb the influence of money in politics. Former Republican Rep. Charles Bass said polls show 85 percent of voters from both parties think mon ...Read More

Some senior home-care workers could see a 50 percent pay cut by Friday if Illinois' budget impasse continues. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois' longtime budget impasse means hundreds of senior home-care workers could see their paychecks cut in half as soon as Friday. The state owes about $1 million in payments to Family Home Service in Chicago. Since the impasse began in July, FHS office manager Marsha Holmes ...Read More

More than one-third of Indiana's counties are now participating in the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, which gives judges more choice in sentencing young people. (Cynthia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David calls the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative the "greatest reform" he's ever seen and now, one-third of Indiana's counties are participating. The Annie E. Casey Foundation model is based on the assumption that sometimes, a young per ...Read More

New York officials undertake efforts to revamp training for child-welfare caseworkers. (Griszka Niewiadomski/freeimages.com)<br />

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - The state of New York plans to revamp the way it trains child welfare caseworkers. The Office of Children and Family Services has created a panel to make recommendations for how best to do it, following a federal audit of child-welfare outcomes in which New York did not fare wel ...Read More

New York workers could get 12 weeks of family leave at two-thirds pay to care for a family member. (zstupar/pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. - The State Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to create a system of paid family leave for all New York workers. Its backers said most workers can't afford to take time off for the birth of a child or to care for a sick family member. Eric Williams, campaign director for the New York Pa ...Read More

Steven Avery was ultimately found innocent of a crime he'd been arrested for in 1985. This is the 1985 mugshot. (Manitowoc County Sheriff's Dept./Wikipedia Commons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" might be making a more sympathetic juror. That's the opinion of experts including Mark Rabil, director of the Innocence and Justice Clinic at the Wake Forest School of Law. The 10-part series was filmed over 10 years. It pro ...Read More

A move to legalize growing and selling industrial hemp passes an important hurdle in South Dakota. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - A move to legalize growing and selling industrial hemp passed a hurdle in the South Dakota Legislature this week. A House committee approved a bill that would allow farmers to cultivate the plant, as long as it contains less than three-tenths of a percent of THC, the active ingredient ...Read More

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