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Archive: March 18, 2019

A new $500,000 federal grant will help more domestic violence victims in Kentucky afford safe housing. (@TatianaMara/Twenty20)

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A shelter in Bowling Green will be able to help more women fleeing abusive relationships afford safe housing, thanks to a grant of more than $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tori Henninger, executive director of Barren River Area Safe Spa ...Read More

A bill that would establish an auto-enroll retirement program has a hearing in the Washington state House on Tuesday. (Jon Connell/Flickr)

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill that would give workers an easy way to save for retirement is quickly making its way through the Washington state Legislature. Senate Bill 5740 would establish the Secure Choice Savings Program, which would automatically contribute to employees' retirement savings acc ...Read More

One in five patients nationwide who go to the emergency room is hit with a surprise bill, according to a 2017 study in Health Affairs. (trvegter/Twenty20)

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washingtonians facing a health emergency rarely have time to consider if the local hospital or doctor is in their insurance network. But they can be hit with steep bills if they aren't covered. A bill in the Washington state Legislature seeks to address this issue. One of ...Read More

License plate readers may record drivers' precise location dozens of times a day. (Aleksejs Bergmanis/pixabay)

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HARTFORD, Ct. — Recently released records show that eight law-enforcement agencies in Connecticut are helping federal immigration authorities with their surveillance efforts. The records, released by the American Civil Liberties Union, showed agencies in Fairfield, Westport, Enfield, Wethers ...Read More

AARP's 38 million members across the country are taking on the drug companies over high drug costs with TV, digital and radio advertising, grassroots action, social media and events. (USAF)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – AARP has launched a federal and state level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyoming, says the cost of health insurance in Wyoming ranks in the top five nationally, largely as a result of rising drug prices. The averag ...Read More

Corn producers hope the Environmental Protection Agency can finalize a rule on ethanol blending in time for the summer driving season. (Sweeter Alternative/Flickr)

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Farmers see a fresh crop on the rise with the federal government's proposal to allow ethanol-blended gasoline to be sold year-round. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a rule change that would lift the summertime prohibition on use of E15, or gasoline blended w ...Read More

In Ohio, only 43 rental units are available and affordable for every 100 households considered extremely low-income. (cocoparisienne/Pixabay)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Housing is a foundation for living, and a new report suggests it's an unstable foundation for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. "The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes" by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, finds that 67 percent of the state's extremely low-i ...Read More

Mercury emissions from U.S. coal plants decreased 85 percent between 2006 and 2016, and mercury levels in water and fish also have decreased. (JuergenPM/Pixabay)

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RICHMOND, Va. — Environmental groups plan to speak out against the Trump administration's rollback of regulations that have cut mercury emissions at coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in the last decade. The Environmental Protection Agency's daylong public hearing tackles proposed changes ...Read More

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