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Archive: July 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported earlier this week that it has been unable to locate the parents of more than 70 children separated along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas — The cost to taxpayers for detaining immigrant children has grown from $75 million a year in 2007 to almost $1 billion today, according to new analysis by the Associated Press. Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy with the Center for American Progress, said many o ...Read More

An electric school bus is estimated to save $11,000 in operating costs a year compared to a diesel-powered bus. (c2es.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — As the National Governors Association meeting gets underway in Santa Fe today, supporters of the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños coalition will rally outside the convention center to call attention to air quality issues. The group has repeatedly called on the state to use ...Read More

Time is running short for the Massachusetts House and Senate to decide on the rate of growth for renewable energy in the Commonwealth. (Pixabay)

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed energy bills that dictate the percentage of renewable energy in which the Commonwealth will invest by raising the Renewable Portfolio Standard. That's the percentage of electricity that utilities have to get from renewable sources. Th ...Read More

Research prepared for the LeRoy Collins Institute at Florida State University finds dramatic changes in enrollment, and court rulings and policy changes in recent decades have undercut desegregation efforts in Florida. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Studies, including the latest release of the KIDS COUNT Data Book by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, show students of color are more likely to live in poverty and have poor educational outcomes. But church and civic leaders say that can change if policymakers address educa ...Read More

Vice President Mike Pence is in Missouri and Illinois on Thursday, campaigning for Republicans running in November. (Paul D. Williams/The White House)

ST. LOUIS – Protesters are turning out as Vice President Mike Pence attends a fundraiser in Missouri Thursday. Pence is speaking at an event promoting the Trump administration's tax cut and to raise money for Republican Josh Hawley, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Novemb ...Read More

Replacing outdated appliances is a good way to save on electricity use, but Arizona utilities offer few rebate programs to encourage improved efficiency. (Inga Munsinger Cotton/Flickr)

PHOENIX – Arizonans know when the temperature climbs outside and their air conditioners are blowing, electric bills can climb, too. But consumer advocates say utilities in the state could be doing more to save energy – and save ratepayers money. Diane Brown, executive director of Ari ...Read More

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Republican challenger Corey Stewart are set to appear in three televised debates. (Wikimedia Commons/Trimmel Gomes)

RICHMOND, Va. – Outside of trading jabs on social media, Virginians soon will get to see Sen. Tim Kaine and his Republican Party challenger Corey Stewart go face-to-face in televised debates. On issues such as Russian interference in U.S. elections, Stewart remains a strong supporter of Pres ...Read More

Oregon's sanctuary laws were passed more than 30 years ago. (maginnis/Twenty20)

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's status as a sanctuary for immigrants will go before voters this November. If the laws are repealed, local and state law-enforcement agencies could work more closely with the federal government on enforcing immigration law. Andrea Williams is executive director of the i ...Read More

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