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President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Archive: January 22, 2018

Helping Wisconsin farmers analyze their finances and making operational recommendations are some of the things the Wisconsin Agriculture Department's Farm Center can do to help farmers succeed. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Even in the best of times, running a successful farming operation is more complicated and demanding than most people realize. It's a tough time for farmers now, and that's why the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture are sponsoring a m ...Read More

The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program promotes advocacy on quality-of-life issues among older adults. (Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – An annual program is looking for folks who can carry the torch on issues that will help create better lives for Granite Staters as they age. The New Hampshire Senior Leadership Program, now in its seventh year, provides training in advocacy and community leadership skills to ...Read More

Until this year, it was illegal in Tennessee for car dealers to sell a vehicle that was under an active safety recall. (Jaxport/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There's one more reason to read the fine print when buying your next car in Tennessee. A new law in the Volunteer State allows used car dealers to sell vehicles that are under a safety recall, as long as the buyer signs a disclosure form. The Motor Vehicle Recall and Dis ...Read More

Two eastern North Carolina counties received more than $640,000 in tax payments from the Amazon Wind Farm. (Avangrid Renewables)

BELVIDERE, N.C. – Money may not grow on trees, but it does on wind farms in North Carolina. This month, the Amazon Wind Farm paid the two counties it calls home – Perquimans and Pasquotank – $640,000. The tax revenue makes the farm, powered by Avangrid Renewables, both counties ...Read More

Advocates say if Hoosiers have to pay more to smoke, they're more likely to quit. (acsan.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers in Indiana are being asked to bump up the tax on cigarettes by $2 a pack this legislative session. House Bill 1380 is authored by Rep. Charlie Brown of Gary, who says the idea is to make smokers feel, in their wallets, the urgency of quitting a very unhealthy habit. ...Read More

Between July 2016 and June 2017, short-term lenders in Florida approved $3 billion in loans to consumers with fees totaling $306 million. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The payday lending industry has filed its first bill in the Florida Legislature in nearly two decades, as it tries to fight federal consumerprotection rules made during the Obama administration. And those lenders could be getting some help from the Trump administration. N ...Read More

Advocates say low-income residents in Illinois are most impacted by pollution from power plants. (sierraclub.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Residents, and health and environmental experts are pushing back against a state government plan to aid Dynegy Coal Plants, claiming the company is being allowed to rewrite clean-air rules.
 Opponents of the plan say efforts to change how emissions are controlled and ...Read More

A South Dakota field specialist suggests farmers aim to reduce costs this year by at least 5 percent, without cutting their yield. (gimplearn.net)

ABERDEEN, S.D. — The farm outlook this year shows cautious optimism, according to one local expert. Jack Davis, field specialist at South Dakota State University, said farmers will need to manage top costs and reduce them by 5-10 percent without cutting yield to be profitable. He said increa ...Read More

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