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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: February 18, 2019

Eighty-six percent of small businesses surveyed support a state retirement plan, in part because it would help them attract and retain workers. (TaxCredits.net/Flickr)

DENVER – Nearly half of private sector workers in Colorado, more than 750,000 people in their prime working years, do not have access to a retirement savings plan at work. The Colorado Secure Savings Plan, a measure expected to be introduced in the state legislature later this month, would a ...Read More

Young people struggling with mental health issues often face obstacles to getting help.  (@epicphotographymb1/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky House will now consider a bill that passed unanimously in the Senate. Senate Bill 1 focuses on addressing the gap in mental health resources for students. Sponsored by Sen. Max Wise of Campbellsville, the bill calls for providing mental health professionals in ...Read More

Florida's Department of Children and Families claims the state's 19 community-based care lead agencies are surpassing federal performance standards for child-placement stability. (bandita/Flickr)

MIAMI — The goal for the thousands of children in Florida's foster care program is to find forever homes. But a new tracking system developed at the University of Miami shows the dream for many children is short-lived. Many kids don't even unpack because of the uncertainty over how long they ...Read More

The National Butterfly Center in Mission is one of seven Texas wildlife conservation areas that could be affected by President Donald Trump’s border wall expansion. (National Butterfly Center)

MISSION, Texas — Conservation groups are already challenging the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency to build border walls in Texas and other states. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit Friday over ...Read More

Prior to the Go Red for Women campaign, only 30 percent of women knew that heart disease was their greatest health threat. After a decade of the campaign, close to 56 percent of women recognize this fact. (American Heart Association)<br /><br />

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Heart disease is the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. Through its Go Red for Women campaign for American Heart Month, the group is spreading the word that up to 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with healthier diets an ...Read More

Older adults are benefiting from advances in minimally invasive heart surgeries. (Kaiser Permanente)

SEATTLE – Advancements in cardiac care are giving patients and doctors a reason to celebrate this Heart Month. New methods for treating heart diseases and failure are helping folks live longer, fuller lives. Dr. Scott Haugen, program chief of cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Washington, say ...Read More

Alex Parker was questioned and detained by the judge when he and his fiancée went to court to get married. (pxhere)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Pennsylvania judge who detained a Guatemalan immigrant on his wedding day now faces a federal lawsuit. Alex Parker, a lawful permanent resident, and his then-fiancée, a U.S. citizen, went to court in Cumberland County in 2017 to get married. But despite being prese ...Read More

According to the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, countries with mountaintop removal mines have a more than 40 percent higher rates of birth defects. (Vivian Stockman/OVEC/Southwings)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The new Democratic leadership in Congress is investigating why the Department of the Interior stopped a major study of the health impacts of mountaintop removal and other surface mines. After researchers found much higher rates of cancer, birth defects and other health pr ...Read More

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