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Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Archive: January 24, 2018

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Service is marking 50 years as the nation's largest free income tax assistance and preparation service. (Midlibrary.org)

MADISON, Wis. – For a lot of people, filling out the annual income tax return is a chore they don't look forward to. Tax laws are always changing and knowing how to take advantage of the rules can mean a lot more money in your pocket. Now in its 50th year, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide pr ...Read More

Credit union advocates are in Olympia for their annual Capitol day. (Northwest Credit Union Association)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Credit union advocates are in Olympia Wednesday calling for reform to public funding in Washington state. This year, these institutions are pushing for a bill that would lift the $250,000 cap on government agencies' deposits into credit unions. Paula Sardinas, vice preside ...Read More

The House Judiciary Committee in Olympia is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill reforming wrongful death claims for parents. (Steve Voght/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington is one of only three states where the parents of children age 18 and older can't file a wrongful death claim unless they prove financial dependence on their children. Bills in the state's House and Senate aim to change that. In 2016, Kara Caicedo's sister went t ...Read More

State lawmakers hear testimony today about adjusting the income levels for taxing Social Security benefits to keep pace with inflation. (Nebraska Legislature)

LINCOLN, Neb. – A bill that could make Nebraska a more tax-friendly state for retirees is a major topic at the State House Wednesday. The Revenue Committee hears testimony on Legislative Bill 738, a proposal to adjust the income levels for taxing Social Security benefits to keep pace with in ...Read More

A Congressional redistricting bill sponsored by state Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, needs to be approved by Feb. 7 to make it on the May ballot. (Ohio Senate)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers will hear testimony Wednesday on a congressional redistricting proposal that is facing stiff opposition. Republican Sen. Matt Huffman of Lima introduced Senate Joint Resolution 5, which he says is a fair and equitable proposal that ensures districts are compac ...Read More

Michelle Alexander, author of

RALEIGH, N.C. – Late Tuesday, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety lifted a ban on a New York Times best seller – "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness" – just one day after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina said the ban wa ...Read More

Clean energy advocates say the solar market is resilient and growth will survive despite the impact of new tariffs. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The cost of solar energy is expected to spike with the Trump administration's move to impose an immediate tariff of 30 percent on most imported solar modules. Solar experts say the move puts a dark cloud over a booming industry. "We are disappointed that he felt like he ...Read More

Volunteers assist with the Point-in-Time homeless count each year. (Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In past years, volunteers would brave the winter streets with paper surveys to identify the number of people experiencing homelessness for the annual Point-in-Time homeless count. This year, volunteers will be using their mobile devices for a more accurate count. On Wedn ...Read More

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