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A new report says the infrastructure package in Congress would boost the nation's economy and create millions of jobs; Democrats prepared to move ahead with or without GOP.


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Biden and Putin set to meet face-to-face; Schumer moves toward reconciliation for infrastructure; a Juneteenth national holiday in the works; and Republicans call for Fauci's ouster.

Archive: November 15, 2018

Foster homes provide temporary care for children who are unable to remain in their own homes. (chw.org)

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's foster children who lose their support systems at age 18 often struggle with long-term success as adults, according to a new report. The report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a first-of-its-kind data brief that shows why older youths and teens benefit from ex ...Read More

Unlike some other states, Montana doesn't have setback limits mandating how far away wells must be from buildings and homes. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

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HELENA, Mont. – The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday held its only public hearing on a proposal to roll back regulations on methane leaking for the oil and gas industry. The meeting took place in Denver, but advocates for health and the environment traveled to it from around the ...Read More

The holidays can be a stressful time but centering gratitude in one's life can help people mentally and physically. (amyjhumphries/Twenty20)

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SEATTLE – What are you grateful for this holiday season? The answer could be good for your health. An array of studies shows expressing gratitude can reduce levels of stress and feelings of loneliness, which can in turn improve physical health by leading to more sleep and energy or even re ...Read More

Former addicts in West Virginia say making it easier for reformed felons to receive public benefits would help them stay free of drugs. (lechenie-narkomanii/Pixabay)

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Reformed drug felons in West Virginia are blocked from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and some want the Legislature to fix that. West Virginia is one of only three states that has a lifetime SNAP ban for anyone convicted of a drug-related felony. That a ...Read More

The most recent data indicates $11,762 is spent nationally on public education per student, while South Dakota spends $9,176. (heartland.org)

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota's children attend school for 6-to-7 hours each day for 180 days a year, and it takes a dedicated contingent of specialists and support staff to help them learn, keep them safe, and provide experiences for successful adulthood. This is American Education Week, ...Read More

Opponents argue that anti-protest legislation in Ohio would impede the rights of citizens. terimakashi0/Pixabay)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a packed house Wednesday at an Ohio Senate committee hearing on a bill that could silence a form of free speech. Senate Bill 250 would tighten the state's laws regarding trespassing and property damage involving oil and gas pipelines, and other industrial infrastru ...Read More

Appalachian communities are plagued by thousands of coal-impacted sites that were abandoned and never cleaned up, according to the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition, which hopes to clean up these sites across the region. (Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition)

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NORTON, Va. – A new report shows that with a little innovative thinking, there can be life after coal by re-purposing abandoned coal mine sites. It's all designed to help showcase how areas can build a new economy in the decline of the coal industry. The report by Reclaiming Appalachia Coa ...Read More

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