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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: July 5, 2019

Juvenile detention facilities around the country routinely put youths in solitary confinement, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A juvenile detention center in Shelby County has reduced the use of solitary confinement among children in its care, according to a new report from the Center for Children's Law and Policy and other organizations. In 2012, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice ...Read More

If passed into law, House Bill 370 would require North Carolina sheriffs to cooperate with federal immigration officials. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina legislators have passed House Bill 370, which, if enacted into law, would force county sheriffs to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE in detaining and deporting people. The bill would mandate that county sheriffs comply with requests or other ins ...Read More

A historic anti-corruption referendum approved by South Dakota voters in 2017 was later overturned by GOP lawmakers who claimed the public had been hoodwinked into voting yes. (commondreams.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In 1898, South Dakotans voted to become the first U.S. state to let citizens vote directly on laws through the initiative and referendum process, but a political blogger says state lawmakers are slowly eroding the process. Cory Heidelberger maintains the ways used by vote ...Read More

Suicide is four times higher among African-American men than African-American women, according to federal statistics. (thaddeus coates/courtesy of Marshall Gillson)

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Mental health and the stigma surrounding it are the topics of a new play that's getting a first read this Sunday in Somerville, with a public forum to follow. The play, "Alone Together," is by local poet, playwright and mental health advocate Marshall Gillson, and was dev ...Read More

Over the last 50 years, glaciers in Glacier National Park have shrunk by as much as 85%. (Navin75/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Steve Bullock has committed Montana to reducing carbon emissions alongside 23 other states. The Treasure State has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group of states and Puerto Rico that has committed to the climate goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement, despite the Trump a ...Read More

The AMA says a new North Dakota law violates doctors' freedom of speech. (DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The American Medical Association and North Dakota's only clinic providing abortions are suing the state over two laws related to the procedure. The AMA has joined Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo on its challenge to a bill passed this legislative session that requires docto ...Read More

Washington state lawmakers passed 11 tax bills this session to increase the state's revenue. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

SEATTLE — A proposed ballot initiative that would void taxes approved by the Washington State legislature unless voters gave their stamp of approval within a year of their adoption has today to submit 260,000 valid signatures in order to get on November's ballot itself. I-1648 targets 11 tax ...Read More

It was more than kids and marching bands at July 4th parades in early presidential nominating states like New Hampshire, as the candidates descended on them to try to make positive impressions on voters. (Mike Licht)

MERRIMACK, N.H. – This week's Fourth of July parades acted as honey for the swarm of presidential candidates trying to break through the media clutter and meet voters directly. Will racing from parades in Amherst to Merrimack and up to Laconia – along with scores of personal appearance ...Read More

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