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Jared Kushner finally granted his security clearance. Also on our nationwide rundown: a new lawsuit seeks the release of a gay man from ICE Detention in Pennsylvania; and protecting an Arizona water source for millions near Phoenix.

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Archive: February 2, 2018

Nationwide, the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program helped 2.5 million people file their income-tax returns last year. (Ken Teegardin/Flickr)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is in its 50th year of providing free tax services to people across the country. Last year, nearly 1,200 volunteers helped 73,000 Oregonians file their state and federal income tax returns, and they received nearly $52 million in refunds. ...Read More

Large donors contributed 14 times as much as small donors to Oregon candidates and ballot measure campaigns in 2016. (Cacophony/Wikimedia Commons)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Big money dominated the 2016 elections in Oregon, according to a new report. The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group or "OSPIRG" found about 720 individuals and businesses, contributing $5,000 or more, collectively donated nearly $35 million to candidates and ballot ...Read More

Worsening wildfires are a concern if Washington state lawmakers don't find ways to give businesses more incentive to reduce carbon emissions. (LDELD/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington state Senate is considering a bill outlined by Gov. Jay Inslee that would make polluters pay – and use the money to invest in clean jobs and keeping natural resources resilient. Senate Bill 6203 would tax carbon polluters, with the funds used to speed up ...Read More

Women should know and understand their blood pressure to prevent their risk of heart diseases and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. (Tunstall/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. – Heart diseases and stroke claim one woman's life every 80 seconds. Friday, North Dakotans are encouraged to wear red for women. February is American Heart Month, and this year the focus is on women's heart health. Even though cardiovascular diseases are the number one killers o ...Read More

There are dozens of free Tax-Aide sites across Tennessee available to people of all ages and incomes, as a part of the AARP Foundation's program. (401kcalculator.org/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It's a good weekend to start collecting what you need to settle up with Uncle Sam. Tax forms are arriving in mailboxes daily across Tennessee and that means it's tax time. For people overwhelmed by the task, there is free help available for people of all ages and all income ...Read More

New research says men and women with the most college experience see lower rates of sexual assault than those who don't attend college. (kconnors/morguefile)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan State University and other colleges have been in the spotlight with high profile cases of sexual assault. A new report doesn't dispute the big problems on campus, but it makes the point that women who don't attend college are at even greater risk. The six year stud ...Read More

Special grants to 13 Texas clinics will help them work to eliminate the underlying conditions that cause health problems in their communities. (deLossy/GettyImages)

HOUSTON – Some community clinics in central and southeast Texas are being asked to "improve health – not just health care" in their areas. A new grant program aims to help the clinics address the underlying conditions in their communities that cause health problems. The grants from the ...Read More

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, located in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Complex, will consider public comments on its records access policy on Feb. 12. (Colorado Judicial Branch)

DENVER – The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has created a set of rules for how the news media and the public can access its records – and is getting some pushback about them. The proposed rules differ from those established under the Colorado Open Records Act, or CORA. Jeff Rob ...Read More

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