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COVID-19 reported to be on the rise in more than 30 states; and will Supreme Court nomination tilt U.S. Senate races?

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Biden pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Trump plans to announce his replacement nominee this week. Plus, early voting in four states.

Archive: July 18, 2016

A grassroots organizer says the problem with Wisconsin politics is that there's no longer any middle ground for politicians. (aquir/iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – As the Republican National Convention gets underway today, the divide between many citizens and the political parties remains huge. Mike McCabe, founder of the grassroots group Blue Jean Nation, maintains people are fed up with not being heard – in Washington, and in Ma ...Read More

A move to allow downstate Illinois energy customers access to their usage data on smartphones and tablets via Smart Meters is being debated this month before the state's Commerce Commission. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois environmental protection group is continuing a push to get one of the state's largest energy providers to adopt new ways for customers to get real-time data on their electricity use. The idea has already been adopted by ComEd, which serves millions of customers in ...Read More

As part of Latino Conservation Week, community members are being encouraged to show their passion for protected areas, including the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Hispanic Access Foundation)

PIERRE, S.D. -- This week marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, and organizers are shining a spotlight on the Latino community's concern for preserving South Dakota's natural resources. Several groups, including the National Park Service, encouraged Latinos to go camping and hiking and ...Read More

An End Poverty Now March outside the RNC will call for higher wages for struggling Ohioans. <br />(Bart Everson/Flickr)

CLEVELAND – While unifying the GOP is on the agenda inside Quicken Loans Arena, ending poverty is the focus for thousands outside the Republican National Convention, which opens today. An End Poverty Now March this afternoon is meant to raise awareness of the need for higher wages for workin ...Read More

Taylor Smoot, in a medically-induced coma after surgery for blood clots caused by a generic drug. (Taylor Smoot)

SAN DIEGO — Under current law, generic drug companies can rarely be sued when their products cause serious harm. Patient advocates are slamming the FDA for dragging its feet on a new rule to fix the so-called generic safety loophole. The FDA recently announced it won't finalize the rule, whi ...Read More

The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice takes place Monday outside the RNC in Cleveland.(End Poverty Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 341 California Republicans, delegates and alternates, are in Cleveland for the start of the Republican National Convention. On their hour-long commute from their hotel, they'll undoubtedly see some protesters. One of those protests is expected to involve thousands of people for ...Read More

Air National Guard workers stack sandbags to minimize damage from floodwaters in 2013. (Wikimedia Commons/Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - As firefighters battle wildfires that have consumed 35,000 acres so far in Colorado, national and state experts in environmental restoration gather in Breckenridge to discuss damage mitigation. One major point of discussion at the Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference ...Read More

Harmful algae outbreaks in Iowa lakes, ponds, streams and rivers are more likely during this time of year. (Lynn Betts/ USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Toxic blue-green algae outbreaks that are harmful to humans and pets aren't limited to Florida where a state of emergency has been declared. It also can show up in Iowa's ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and other waterways. While this year may not reach 2015's record numbe ...Read More

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