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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.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


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: January 6, 2017

An event is planned in Whitefish, Mont., to counteract weeks of harassment of the town's Jewish residents. (-ted/Flickr)

WHITEFISH, Mont. - The community of Whitefish and Montana leaders are sounding alarms about a possible armed march by white supremacists in the coming weeks, and two local groups are responding with an event of their own. Love Lives Here and the Montana Human Rights Network are co-sponsoring the "L ...Read More

Ownership and management of public lands is sure to be a topic as the Idaho Legislature begins its 2017 session next week. (Colleen Bonelli/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho - The debate over transfer of public lands to the states is heating up - both in Washington, D.C., and Idaho - as lawmakers head back to both capitols. The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved a rule-change package that includes a change in how public-land transfers are acc ...Read More

A whistleblower is headed to court over emissions from a coal-fired power plant near downtown Colorado Springs. (Oneillbro/iStockphoto)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Leslie Weise, who blew the whistle on pollution from a coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs, is headed to court today. After a district court accidentally sent Weise an air-quality report, she shared it with the news media. Now, Colorado Springs Utilities, which opera ...Read More

About 19,000 miles of Pennsylvania rivers and streams are damaged by pollution. (Beyond My Ken/Wikimedia Commons)<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Chesapeake Bay is getting healthier, but a new report says Pennsylvania needs to step up its efforts to cut pollution flowing into the bay. The latest State of the Bay report showed that the bay's health index has gone up two points since 2014, from a grade of D-plus to C-minu ...Read More

Nevada's third annual Progressive Summit takes place this weekend in Las Vegas. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS - Nevada progressive groups are gathering in Las Vegas and Reno this weekend to rally the faithful before state legislators convene and ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The third annual Progressive Summit will take place Saturday and Sunday in Las Vegas at the Co ...Read More

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