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President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

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Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Archive: December 18, 2019

In 2018, law enforcement agencies across Ohio received more than 75,000 calls related to domestic violence, according to the Ohio Attorney General's office. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio woman is reflecting on being given a second chance after spending more than a decade in prison for killing an abusive partner in self-defense. Thomia Hunter was granted clemency earlier this year by then-Gov. John Kasich. Hunter already had served 13 years of her 15-years- ...Read More

More than 647,000 people were hospitalized for flu-related complications in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Four people in Kentucky have died from the flu, and health officials say this year they expect an increase in flu cases across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Department for Public Health also reports more than 1,600 laboratory-confirmed flu cases since early August. Acting state ep ...Read More

Conservation groups fear that if one state is exempted from the federal Roadless Rule, others will follow. (scharfsinn86/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Roadless Rule protects almost 60 million acres of national forests from road construction and logging, but the Trump administration wants a big exemption. The administration has asked the Forest Service to create an exemption that would allow logging in protected parts of the ...Read More

The public will be able to comment starting early next year on a proposed rule estimated to reduce methane emissions in Pennsylvania by 75,600 tons per year. (MORO/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's environmental rule-making board has voted to advance a rule to cut down on methane emissions from existing oil and gas facilities. The rule passed the Environmental Quality Board on Tuesday by a 18-1 vote. Methane is responsible for one-quarter of the climate chang ...Read More

The Minnesota Immunization Networking Initiative has provided more than 80,000 free flu vaccinations since 2006 to people who might not otherwise have access to them. (DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's only mid-December, but states such as Minnesota have seen a fair amount of flu activity in the season's early going. That has kept a program especially busy that makes flu shots available in underserved communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...Read More

AARP Wisconsin says nearly 60% of family caregivers in the state cover at least some expenses for their loved ones out of their own pockets. (AARP)

MADISON, Wis. - Nearly 580,000 Wisconsin residents are unpaid family caregivers, according to AARP Wisconsin, and the group is renewing its call for state lawmakers to ease the financial burden they face. Legislation has been introduced to provide a tax credit of $500 for certain expenses incurred ...Read More

Young children are more likely to be uninsured in states that, like Texas, have not expanded Medicaid to parents and other adults under the Affordable Care Act. (JCarter/Pexels)

AUSTIN, Texas - Children up to age 6 in Texas and across the nation continue to lose health coverage, according to a new Georgetown University report. Among 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Texas has the highest rate of uninsured kids. Anne Dunkelberg, associ ...Read More

Nationwide, most coal ash is disposed into lined landfills, known as ponds, often located near power plants where the coal was burned. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - A judge in Raleigh has revoked permits that would have allowed coal ash to be dumped at mine sites in Chatham and Lee counties, saying the permits were improperly issued. The state Department of Environmental Quality gave permits in 2015 to waste-management companies Green Meadow an ...Read More

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