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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.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


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 19, 2019

Maine Aqua Ventus is currently evaluating the first floating wind turbine technology in the Americas. (Maine Aqua Ventus)

ORONO, Maine -- Soon, Maine could have the first floating wind farm in the Americas. Central Maine Power Company recently signed a 20-year contract with Maine Aqua Ventus, which plans to build two floating wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine. The Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the U ...Read More

Cincinnati Police Stops by Census Block, Percent African American by Census Black. (Lucia Walinchus)

By Lucia Walinchus and Max Londberg. Video by Michael Nygerges. Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Reporters from the nonprofit newsroom Eye on Ohio, The Cincinnati Enquirer an ...Read More

Preserving forests in the Northwest would be the equivalent of not burning fossil fuels for eight years in the Western United States, a study has found. (Oregon State University)

PORTLAND, Ore. - New Oregon State University research says Pacific Northwest forests are integral for mitigating the effects of climate change. The study, published in Ecological Applications, identifies forests along the western slope of the Cascade Mountains and some in the Northern Rockies as mo ...Read More

State regulators say 16% of oil produced in North Dakota in October was shipped out by rail. (Roy Luck/Flickr)

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Even minor changes to oil movement by rail are under scrutiny in North Dakota because of its potential public safety hazard. This week, the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) held a public hearing on a proposed change from diesel to crude oil storage and reimplement ...Read More

Rural and high-poverty areas have the highest concentration of payday lenders, according to the Center for Responsible Lending. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- Critics of a bill being considered by lawmakers that would allow payday lenders to offer longer term, higher dollar loans say the legislation puts the most vulnerable Michiganders at risk. House Bill 5097 would allow payday lenders in Michigan to make loans of up to $2,500 with n ...Read More

The Zone Project is helping to provide summer programs for children, including free swimming lessons. (Jene Ray/Northeast Community Center)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- An innovative initiative is seeking to lift up an entire neighborhood - and could become a model for other Washington state communities. The Zone Project wants to close the opportunity gap in northeast Spokane, an underserved and low-income area of the city where more than four i ...Read More

The Homes for All Act, recently introduced in the U.S. House, aims to expand public housing stock in the United States and would guarantee housing as a human right. (Galatas)

DENVER -- This week's U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear a major homeless case puts a spotlight on Denver's controversial camping ban. The high court's decision upholds a federal appeals court ruling that a similar law in Bois, Idaho, violated the Constitution's Eighth Amendment ban on cruel ...Read More

Tips for avoiding the flu include regularly washing hands with soap and water, reducing stress, getting eight hours of sleep, eating nutritious food, getting frequent exercise and getting a flu shot. (Pixnio)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported increased numbers of flu cases across the U.S., including flu-related deaths, and officials are encouraging people to take preventive steps before the season reaches its peak. Family physician Dr. Mia Finkelston says adv ...Read More

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