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House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Archive: February 15, 2019

There wouldn't be cupcakes at a virtual Democratic caucus, but the idea is to make caucus attendance more accessible to all by allowing people to

DES MOINES, Iowa – A 30-day public comment period is underway in Iowa to find out how Democratic voters feel about using "virtual" caucuses in the next presidential primary. Iowa's nominating contest traditionally kicks off the presidential primary season, and has sometimes been criticized f ...Read More

States that have passed bills to support the National Popular Vote since 2005 hold 172 electoral votes of the 270 needed for implementation. (Twenty20)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico could become the 12th state to get behind the National Popular Vote idea if approved by the state Senate and signed by the governor. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the U.S. Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 s ...Read More

More than 70 educators were at a Redmond School Board meeting when members passed a resolution urging more education funding. (Redmond Education Association)

SALEM, Ore. – School boards across Oregon are urging lawmakers to invest more in education. From Hermiston to Klamath Falls to Tillamook, at least 28 boards have passed resolutions calling on the Legislature to make big increases in funding. State funding for schools is about 9 percent below ...Read More

This NBA All-Star weekend includes a Saturday evening event in Charlotte aimed at boosting young people's life and career aspirations, on or off the court. (Rushay Booysen/Twenty20)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As more than 150,000 people gather in Charlotte for the NBA All-Star Game, organizers of a different but related event want young people to see economic value in careers outside the game. Desert Storm veteran Marvin Wilson now works in the finance and entertainment industry ...Read More

Since the Standing Rock protests in 2016, legislatures in 35 states have considered bills that would restrict people's right to protest. (Becker1999/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Critics are concerned a measure in the North Dakota Legislature could block attempts to expose abuse of protesters by law enforcement and private companies. Senate Bill 2209 would bar disclosure of records on security plans for public or private entities, including "critical ...Read More

Experts say kindness stimulates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Valentine's Day has passed, Ohioans are being encouraged to continue sharing the love. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Sunday, Feb. 17 – is celebrated by folks in Ohio and many other states. Vince Caringi is a representative with Cleveland-based RAKE, whic ...Read More

Martha Hernandez (L) and Ana Suda (R) were detained for 40 minutes by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who overheard them speaking Spanish. (Brooke Swaney/ACLU of Montana)

HAVRE, Mont. – Two women who were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after an agent overheard them speaking Spanish are suing the agency. Martha Hernandez and Ana Suda were questioned last year outside a convenience store in Havre, near the Canadian border. Both women are U.S. ci ...Read More

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