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The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Archive: December 18, 2018

Blocks are a fun toy that can encourage children's creative-thinking skills. (Design_Miss_C/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho — With the winter break from school approaching, parents and kids will have more family time together. But these chilly days also mean families have to find more activities to do if they don't want their kids in front of a screen all break. Hailey Michalk is program director of ...Read More

Minnesota is one of the top recipients of Conservation Stewardship Program funds. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After months of negotiations, Congress has passed the 2018 Farm Bill and it now awaits President Donald Trump's signature. But does the new Farm Bill do enough to fight the impending threat of climate change on farmers? Tara Ritter, senior program associate with the Institu ...Read More

When ordering online presents this holiday season, don't get scammed by thinking amazon-shop.com is the same as amazon.com. (cyber.aspida.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Scammers don't take a holiday, and that means shoppers who don't want to be taken advantage of during this shopping season need to stay vigilant. Leah Ganschow, associate state director of AARP South Dakota, said some scams are seen year after year, while others are more ...Read More

About 95,000 Kentuckians are expected to lose Medicaid coverage under the state's new waiver. (jamiesue/Twenty20)

MANCHESTER, Ky. — Newly crunched data reveals the growing importance of Medicaid expansion for rural Kentucky. Nine of the top 10 rural counties for Medicaid enrollment nationwide are in Kentucky, according to research from the University of North Carolina Sheps Center for Health Services Re ...Read More

Some Nebraska families are just a couple of paychecks away from facing challenges associated with homelessness. (Don Hankins/Flickr)

OMAHA, Neb. — Services are planned this week to honor 87 people, including 11 veterans, who died this year while experiencing homelessness in eastern Nebraska. Omaha joins communities across the U.S. for the annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, set nationally for December 21, the first day o ...Read More

It has been more than three years since PFOA was found in drinking water in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. (Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0)/flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Environmental groups are calling for New York State to establish very low permissible levels of some hazardous chemicals in drinking water. The state's Drinking Water Quality Council is holding meetings this afternoon in Albany, New York City and on Long Island. The council is ...Read More

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