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Unsealed warrants show more than 1,000 phone and text contacts between Michael Cohen and a Russian business post-Election Day. Also on our Thursday rundown: More teachers moonlight due to low wages. Plus, get ready for Great Lakes Restoration phase three.

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Archive: June 20, 2016

Health experts are testing a new healthy eating program at the North Dakota State Capitol this summer. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Health experts in North Dakota this summer are bringing a heart healthy food program to the busy State Capitol. The American Heart Association is working with the state Health Department on a pilot program to make healthy eating an easier choice. Research shows most Americ ...Read More

About 2,000 refugees arrived in the Buckeye State in fiscal year 2016. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite divisive political rhetoric over the past year on the issue of international refugees, many Ohio cities are welcoming with open arms those seeking safe haven. Angie Plummer, executive director of Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, says there are ...Read More

New York decreased incarceration by 18 percent and crime fell by 17 percent. (Jayu/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – States that reduce their prison populations are seeing their crime rates go down too, according to the the Brennan Center for Justice. In the 1990s, getting tough on crime led to a rapid rise in the number of people incarcerated. Now, with more than 2 million people behind bars, t ...Read More

Connecticut's prison population fell 17 percent and crime decreased by 25 percent between 2006 and 2014. (my_southborough/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - States that reduce their prison populations are seeing their crime rates go down, too. In the 1990s, getting "tough on crime" led to a rapid rise in the number of people incarcerated. Now, with more than 2 million behind bars, the United States has the largest prison population in ...Read More

Pennsylvania’s prison population grew 12 percent and crime decreased 23 percent, according to a new national report, between 2006 and 2014. (Marduk/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa.- A new analysis shows Pennsylvania is out of step with most states that are reducing their crime rates. Between 2006 and 2014, 27 states lowered their prison populations and saw their crime rates go down. Crime decreased in Pennsylvania in that period too, but the prison populatio ...Read More

Agricultural runoff is the biggest source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. (Nicholas/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is falling behind in its efforts to clean up water flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia are supposed to achieve 60 percent of court ordered Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals by 2017. But according to Harry Campbell, exec ...Read More

More than a quarter of the state of Iowa is experiencing abnormal dryness, more than double the area earlier this month. (droughtmonitor.unl.edu)

DES MOINES, Iowa - At the beginning of June, about 14 percent of the state of Iowa was experiencing abnormal dryness. The latest findings from the Drought Mitigation Center show that percentage has nearly doubled since then, with the southeast corner of the state being the driest. Dr. Deborah Ba ...Read More

A new analysis shows long-term care for Washington's aging population could cost $6.3 billion by 2030. (Pixabay)
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Olympia, WA - A report released today (Monday) outlines some of the roadblocks Washington state faces for funding long-term care for its growing number of older residents. It coincides with a rally at the state Capitol, where speakers will discuss options for funding senior services in the future. C ...Read More

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