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The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Archive: March 25, 2016

A pair of bills in the Kentucky General Assembly would scale back the state's mine safety laws, a move some fear could compromise coal miners. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Legislation that would end mandatory state safety training for mine foremen is just a House vote away from passage in the Kentucky General Assembly. The upper chamber passed Senate Bill 224, 26 to 10, last week. It would allow mine foremen to get safety training from an independ ...Read More

The White House is calling for federal agencies to ramp up coordination with states to meet the challenges of widespread and prolonged drought. (Pixabay)

DENVER - The Obama Administration is calling for national coordinated action to address the growing threats to food supplies and local economies from widespread drought. James Eklund, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, is also Gov. John Hickenlooper's representative for the Colorad ...Read More

Gov. Cuomo’s proposal would raise the minimum wage for all New Yorkers by mid 2021. (governorandrewcuomo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Raising New York's minimum wage to $15 an hour would be a real boon to immigrant workers, according to a new report. The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) says minimum-wage workers would see their annual income increase by almost $5,000. David Dyssegaard Kallick, director of FPI's Immi ...Read More

The Healthy Kids New Mexico program teaches children about fruits, vegetables and even how to make salads in order to maintain a healthy weight. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Health officials in New Mexico say childhood obesity in the state has decreased by 16 percent over the past five years, both in kindergartners and third graders. Despite the progress, however, the state's Department of Health says that means more than one-in-three third graders an ...Read More

The Oregon Department of Revenue flagged nearly one in three state income-tax returns for manual review in February. (cohdra/morguefile)

PORTLAND, Ore. - As income-tax season winds down, some Oregonians who have already filed might be wondering where their state tax refunds are. About one in three returns was flagged for manual review in February, more than double the usual amount. Manual reviews lengthen processing time, in some ...Read More

No Roof Left Behind is a group of roofing contractors who collaborate to make some deserving homeowners dry, warm and very happy. (No Roof Left Behind)

RICHMOND, Va. - What might best be described as a "roofers' charity" is now taking nominations in Virginia for folks who may need a new roof at no cost and the whole process is open and very community-run. No Roof Left Behind is a group of roofing contractors in 70 communities, including two in Vir ...Read More

Public financing may be becoming the norm for candidates seeking seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court. (Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A ruling that two state judicial candidates can use public financing for their campaigns may be a sign that public money is the "new normal" for those races. On Wednesday, the West Virginia Supreme Court cleared the way for Brent Benjamin and Bill Wooten to get $500,000 each to ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Montana Republican Party's request to allow a closed primary in June. (roibu/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. - Progressive voting advocates are praising this week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Montana's Republican primary open, for now. The state Republican party is suing to have a closed primary, in which only registered Republicans could vote. Under current state law, any ...Read More

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