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President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 

Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Archive: September 26, 2016

Wages for contractors at Newark Airport will stay at $10.10 an hour. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Workers at LaGuardia and JFK International Airports will be getting raises soon, but their co-workers at Newark Airport aren't so lucky. Like other workers in New York, those at the New York City airports will start seeing their pay go up later this year. But Rob Hill, vice presi ...Read More

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio for the November election is Oct. 11. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, but volunteers in Ohio already have been pounding the pavement to help get eligible voters on the rolls. The Ohio Organizing Collaborative has registered more than 140,000 voters in 2016, and aims to register 10,000 more before the ...Read More

Students from schools across Maryland are playing a role in helping restore the oyster habitat in Chesapeake Bay. (CCA)

WESTMINSTER, Md. — What started as a small community event to draw people to downtown Westminster has turned into a city-wide effort to protect the oysters of Chesapeake Bay. According to Rick Elyar, regional president of the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland, the purpose of the W ...Read More

Local advocates for renters' rights say far too many Massachusetts residents are living on the edge of homelessness. (RightToTheCity)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Advocates for renters' rights say too many tenants in the Bay State live each day on the edge of homelessness. The median income in Springfield is $35,000, but many residents struggle to pay local housing costs because they earn far less, according to Michelin Bewsee, ex ...Read More

West Virginians will be some of those protesting in favor of the Clean Power Plan outside a courthouse in Washington, D.C., when states including West Virginia sue to stop the plan. (Chesapeake Climate Action Network)

CHARLESTON, W.V. -- West Virginia is one of the states suing the federal government to stop Environmental Protection Agency carbon limits. Arguments will begin this week in Washington, D.C., but some West Virginia residents plan to protest in favor of the Clean Power Plan in front of the courthouse. ...Read More

A survey of Illinois teachers finds children who live in poverty have a hard time focusing in school and often have behavior problems. (Victoria Jordan)

CHICAGO – A new survey has found that poverty, community violence and unstable housing are the largest barriers to good education for Illinois kids. The nonprofit group Communities in Schools asked teachers, principals and school administrators across the country about the obstacles that get ...Read More

A new report says mass deportation of unauthorized immigrants could seriously hurt construction and other industries in Texas and across the U.S. (Josch13/Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas — According to a new report, Donald Trump's proposal to deport all unauthorized immigrants from the country would have devastating effects on the American economy. The study from the Center for American Progress said that removing 7 million unauthorized immigrants from the U.S. ...Read More

Opposition is building to a plan to raise hotel taxes to put $750 million toward a football stadium. (cohdra/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS – Progressive groups are speaking out against Gov. Brian Sandoval's new proposal to raise taxes on hotel rooms in an effort to secure $750 million for a new football stadium he hopes would lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The governor is expected to call a special session of ...Read More

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