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Despite Trump threat, NV Gov. Sisolak signs expanded vote-by-mail into law; Trump wants Treasury to get percentage of any TikTok deal.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Archive: May 12, 2016

With fewer grocery stores in the state, Minnesota anti-hunger advocates are pushing for more funding for farmers and mobile food markets. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Local anti-hunger advocates are setting up a mobile food market at the state Capitol Complex today as a way to ask lawmakers to consider a program aimed at ending food deserts. Several groups, including the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition, say the Good Food Access Program wi ...Read More

The number of homeless in CT has dropped 4 percent since 2007.  (Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut continues to make progress toward ending homelessness, according to the latest count. The annual survey, released Wednesday, showed a decrease of almost four-percent in overall homelessness compared to last year. That's the lowest since the statewide counts began in 200 ...Read More

An $18.5 million settlement with Peoples Gas over misleading statements is earning praise from an Illinois consumer watchdog. (iStockphoto)

Springfield, IL - One of Illinois' largest gas providers is on the hook for more than $18 million over misleading statements about the costs of upgrading its aging pipe system. This comes after the former owners of Peoples Gas admitted to deceiving customers and state investigators. The company ori ...Read More

Convenience stores may stop accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (SNAP) if a proposed USDA rule goes into effect. (Steve Shepard/iStockphotos)

LOS ANGELES – Your local convenience story may no longer accept cards for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program if a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture goes into effect. Opponents expect the matter to come up at a hearing on the SNAP program today in the U.S. Hou ...Read More

A new report highlights the fight for better conditions waged by families with incarcerated children. (Youth Justice Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - About 225,000 kids younger than age 18 are arrested in California each year, and many end up in a juvenile facility. Now, many of their families are joining a nationwide movement - banding together to demand humane treatment for children behind bars. That's part of a new report ...Read More

A civil rights lawsuit has been filed over a power plant given approval in a predominately black area of Prince George County. (Earthjustice)

Brandywine, MD - The state of Maryland is facing a federal civil rights complaint over approval of a gas-fired power plant in Brandywine. Earthjustice said the state is required under Title VI to consider whether there would be an "unjustified and unequal" impact on the basis of race. Neal Gormley ...Read More

Organizers plan to expand the Green Jobs Campaign to five counties. (Kaytee Ray-Riek/EQUAT)

PHILADELPHIA - Religious leaders, youths and seniors rallied outside PECO headquarters in Philadelphia on Tuesday, singing gospel and labor songs. They called on the utility to create green jobs in low-income neighborhoods by committing to getting 20 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar by ...Read More

More than 350 seniors took part in a day of advocacy. (A Nickerson/LiveOn NY)

NEW YORK - More than 350 seniors and social workers descended on New York City's City Hall Wednesday to demand a fair share of the city budget for services through the Department for the Aging, and more support for family caregivers. Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the city's population ...Read More

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