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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Archive: February 25, 2019

Airborne micro-particles from surface mining are believed to be linked to a variety of health problems.  (@F51C/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Democratic lawmakers are probing the reasons why a National Academy of Sciences study on the health effects of surface coal mining in Central Appalachia was cancelled. The U.S. Interior Department halted the study in 2017, calling it a cost saving measure. But Reps. Ra ...Read More

Currently, Nebraska workers can be fired from their jobs or lose housing because of to their sexual orientation or gender status. (Pexels)

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Lincoln-based group Out Nebraska has a new leader and is expanding its work for LGBTQ rights across the state. Abbi Swatsworth, a long-time volunteer and the group's new executive director, says her goal is to educate lawmakers about the value LGBTQ communities bring to t ...Read More

A new poll found that when North Carolina voters considered a range of alternatives to the death penalty, including restitution to victims' families, only 25 percent favored the death penalty. (ACLU)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Criminal justice experts in North Carolina are calling the death penalty part of a "sordid history" of racial terror. A brief filed in a North Carolina case by the nonprofit Promise of Justice Initiative argues that capital punishment now is used so rarely that it should be ...Read More

Probate courts are charged with ensuring that people under guardianship are safe and their best interests are protected. In 2017, Ohio courts opened more than three times the cases of adult guardianship over those involving children.(@patong_ens/Twenty20)

By Katie Ellington, reporting for the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism, Eye on Ohio Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann for Ohio News Connection Ohio has struggled to care for vulnerable seniors, and it’s getting worse. The state’s probate courts are responsible for creating a ...Read More

A new plan to prepare for an aging population hopes to harness years of work experience of older Coloradans who want to volunteer or need to remain active in the workforce for financial reasons. (Pixabay)

DENVER – By 2030, one quarter of Colorado's population will be age 60 or older, and a report released this month lays out a road map for navigating this dramatic shift in demographics. Christian Itin, chairman of the state’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, says every aspect o ...Read More

Improved website access will allow people with vision disabilities to register to vote and update information online. (janeb13/Pixabay)

Correction: CIDNY provided evidence in a successful legal action to make polling sites accessible, they did not bring the lawsuit. (7 am MST, 2/25/2019) NEW YORK -- New Yorkers with vision disabilities soon will be able to navigate state Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles websites. ...Read More

Maine splits its four electoral votes: half go to the presidential candidate won the state overall, and the other half go to whoever won each congressional district. (mounsey/Pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is the latest state to consider a national popular-vote bill. It would commit Maine's Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote, rather than the one who wins the state. A public hearing will be held on Friday at the state Legislature's ...Read More

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