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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: June 1, 2016

Experts recommend college students begin planning early for future careers, by consulting with professors and finding experiences that will boost a resume. (hmm360/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – With their higher education dreams now fulfilled, many new Michigan college graduates are moving on to their next big step: finding their dream job. Robin Ankton, a regional vice president in Detroit of the staffing firm Robert Half, says while there is a solid job market fo ...Read More

Oil and gas groups have raised more than $6 million to defeat ballot initiatives that would limit fracking. (Pixabay)

DENVER - The oil and gas industry is gearing up to defeat several initiatives headed toward the November ballot that would allow restrictions on fracking. A coalition of industry, business groups and elected officials called Protecting Colorado's Environment, Economy and Energy Independence has for ...Read More

The federal government's plan to add 1,900 new isolation cells at the Thomson Correctional Center is being opposed by some Illinois activists. (Federal Bureau of Prisons)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A group of Illinois activists is taking a 150-mile walk to protest new solitary-confinement cells planned for one of the newest federal prisons in the state. The Federal Bureau of Prisons plans to add 1,900 isolation cells to the Thomson Correctional Center. About a dozen member ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for marriage equality, but LGBT activists maintain there still is work to do.  (Ted Eytan/Wikimedia Commons)

PHILADELPHIA - The oldest summit on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights will gather in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention there next month. Equality Forum will bring together elected officials, newsmakers and experts for four days of panel discussions and commemo ...Read More

A proposed law would put New York on track to achieve 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources by 2050. (Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Hundreds of labor, community and environmental leaders gathered in Albany today, urging legislators to pass the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act. The bill would turn Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive orders on climate change into law. Paul Getsos, interim campaign dire ...Read More

Eight in 10 children who get free lunch at school don't participate in summer meal programs, according to Hunger Free America. (Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Eighty percent of the children who get free lunch at school don't participate in summer meal programs, mostly because their parents and guardians aren't aware of them, according to the anti-hunger group Hunger Free America. Joel Berg, the group's chief executive, is pushing the ...Read More

The AARP's Life Reimagined program helps retirees develop a Life Map to guide them through the rest of their lives. (Spotmatik/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- When people contemplate retirement these days, one thing is almost certain: Their retirement will not be at all like their parents' retirement. That's the message in AARP Utah's Life Reimagined program, a purpose-driven guide designed to help people decide how to spend the latter p ...Read More

Many parents and guardians don't know where children can get free summer meals. (Christine Marie Fletcher)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - About a quarter of a million children in Maryland rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. but when summer rolls around, many of these children go hungry, according to the anti-hunger group Hunger Free America. Meals and snacks are ...Read More

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