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Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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A survey by AARP North Carolina found more than 90% of respondents rated their visit with an advanced-practice registered nurse as

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 80% of family caregivers in North Carolina support legislation that would allow advanced-practice registered nurses to offer primary care without physician oversight, according to a new survey by AARP North Carolina. A bill known as the SAVE Act would lift state restrictio ...Read More

Iowa's Ebonie Bailey used Waterloo's MercyOne Medical Center for the birth of her child and post-delivery contraception before the Catholic-affiliated hospital announced a crackdown on reproductive health care services based on Roman Catholic directives. (Courtesy: Ebonie Bailey)

WATERLOO, Iowa – A Catholic hospital in Iowa that offered contraception for decades has halted those services after Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels decided it was time to more strictly adhere to directives from the U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops. Since April 1, MercyOne Medical Cente ...Read More

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota is preparing for the 2020 U.S. census. (Neeta Lind/Wikimedia Commons)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the official launch of the 2020 U.S. census less than a year away, Native American communities are ramping up efforts to ensure that everyone is represented. Early outreach could be critical for an accurate count in North Dakota, where about 40% of Native Americans live in har ...Read More

Unmitigated climate change could result in a 30% decline in the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water for 40 million people. (Christian Mehlführer/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature could make the state a national leader in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. House Bill 1261 calls for a 26% reduction in climate pollution by 2025, a 50% reduction by 2030 and a 90% reduction by 2050, compared with 2005 levels. John ...Read More

More than 27,000 passengers took the Hoosier State train in 2017. (David Wilson/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS - Supporters of passenger rail service are making a last-ditch attempt to save the Hoosier State train. The four-day, Indianapolis-to-Chicago line will end operations on July 1 unless state lawmakers restore $3 million in annual funding that was cut from the upcoming biennium state bud ...Read More

The largest amphibian in North America, an Eastern hellbender can reach 29 inches in length. (Mike Pinder/CBF)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Tom Wolf will let the Eastern hellbender breathe a little easier, and help Pennsylvania's water get cleaner. Senate Bill 9 officially designated North America's largest salamander as the official state amphibian. The two-year effort to win that d ...Read More

With a high out-of-home placement rate, Philadelphia needs more qualified foster parents. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA - Religious beliefs don't give government contractors a license to discriminate, according to a ruling by a federal appeals court. Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia had claimed it has a constitutional right to use religious criteria to turn away qualified same-sex couples who wa ...Read More

Poor pay and benefits for preschool teachers are seen as a threat to the success of Arkansas' early-education programs. (MonkeyBusiness/AdobeStock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Even as enrollment for 3- and 4-year-olds in Arkansas preschools increased last year, the state cut funding for early education, according to a new report. The study, by the National Institute for Early Education Research, found the Arkansas preschool program meets eight out of ...Read More

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