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A new report sizes up swing states like Michigan; voters with disabilities face new obstacles in Election 2020.

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Democrats weigh boycotting the committee vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee; and concerns over mail slowdowns in 10 battleground states.

Archive: July 28, 2016

About one in three safety and health professionals has left state service after two years. (Michael Coghlan/flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state employees who make sure workers are safe on the job are rallying today in Olympia for competitive wages. Employees from the Department of Labor and Industries' Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or DOSH, want the state's help retaining more of its w ...Read More

A group of Minnesota delegates poses for a photo during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (Janet Nelson)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This week Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee by a major U.S. party. But some of Clinton's Minnesota supporters hope her speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention will help bridge divides with supporters of Senator Bernie ...Read More

The latest Gallup Poll indicates Hillary Clinton still has a big task ahead convincing Americans that she's ready and able to be their president. (Mark Nozell/Flickr)

DAYTON, Ohio – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes the stage tonight to make her case for the White House. The former secretary of state, first lady and U.S. senator essentially faces reintroducing herself to the country as the person best suited for the presidency. As a ...Read More

Ospreys are being reintroduced in Iowa, thanks to joint efforts with naturalists in Minnesota. (

BOONE, Iowa – The osprey, a fish-eating bird of prey, was once common in Iowa, but populations dwindled with the arrival of European settlers. Close to a half-dozen 40-day-old osprey chicks will be introduced at sites in Clear Lake and Swan Lake this week. They were collected from nests in ...Read More

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., co-founder of the cyber-crime caucus and seen here using Skype, says the DNC hack could have profoundly disturbing implications. (Warner's Office)

RICHMOND, Va. — Charges the Russians may have hacked the Democratic National Committee to help Donald Trump are "extraordinarily disturbing" to Virginia Senator Mark Warner. Warner sits on the Intelligence Committee and co-founded a cyber security caucus. He said we have to be careful not to ...Read More

Wyoming's move to raise wind-production taxes could push companies to do business in other states. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is the only state in the nation to tax wind energy production, and lawmakers recently moved to increase taxes to help fill the gap left by falling fossil fuel revenues. Critics fear higher taxes will push wind development to other states, costing taxpayers more in th ...Read More

Environmentalists are claiming a win now that a federal judge is allowing them to weigh in on the largest U.S. coal producer's bankruptcy hearings. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer in the U.S., reached a deal this week with several states on plans to cover the costs of mine cleanups. Illinois is not among them and environmentalists said that could be a good sign. The company is filing for bankruptcy and has ...Read More

AARP Utah is sponsoring a series of events called CAREversations, designed for people who provide care for others. (bbtomaas/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of programs set for August aims to ease the burden on those who care for others. AARP Utah will sponsor several CAREversations,events targeting the more than 380,000 Utahns who provide unpaid care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones. The events w ...Read More

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