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A Trump impeachment vote in the House could come before Christmas; Students rally for climate action again today; and other-abled workers fuel a vertical farm in Wyoming.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Archive: August 26, 2019

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Consumers looking for sustainably made wood furniture can now see how their favorite stores stack up when it comes to environmentally friendly practices. The National Wildlife Federation, along with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, have ranked the leading U.S. retailers o ...Read More

A new law in Kentucky mandates that all school districts become tobacco-free by July 1, 2020. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tobacco-free signs are now available to Kentucky schools at no charge, provided by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Kentucky Medical Association. Foundation CEO Ben Chandler says the signs will help schools comply with a recent law mandating that all school cam ...Read More

An extended drought has caused the water levels in Lake Mead near Las Vegas to drop more than 100 feet since 2000. (alexfamous/AdobeStock)<br /><br />

PHOENIX – Starting next year, Arizona will get a smaller allotment of water from the Colorado River Basin, which could eventually mean homeowners and businesses will pay higher utility bills. That's a major concern for low-income Arizonans who already pay a significant amount of their income ...Read More

Under current Colorado labor law, construction and agricultural workers are not guaranteed meal and rest breaks. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado workers putting in overtime hours but not getting paid overtime rates could get some relief. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to hear arguments for redefining which workers should be exempt from overtime protections. ...Read More

Groups opposed to a Tacoma liquefied natural gas project say it's received permits based on flawed analyses. (Seattle City Council/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. – Critics of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Tacoma are hoping to topple the proposal at a public hearing this week. Puget Sound Energy's 8 million gallon tank already is half-built on Tacoma's Tideflats and awaits one final air permit to continue construction. The P ...Read More

From 2012 to 2017 the average cost of brand name prescription drugs in PA rose 58%. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs will be able to learn how to fight back at a series of upcoming events. On average, prescription prices are rising about six times faster than incomes. According to Bill Johnston Walsh, st ...Read More

Supporters of Harpers Ferry say the historic Lockwood Housem a Civil War headquarters and then part of the first college for freed slaves, is slowly crumbling for lack of maintenance. (The Pew Charitable Trusts)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Americans love their national parks and want Congress to invest in maintaining them, according to a new national poll from The Pew Charitable Trusts. Marcia Argust, project director with the Restore Americas Parks campaign at Pew, said they found more than 80% of folks f ...Read More

College students, parents and grandparents need to be aware of college scholarship websites that ask for upfront fees to apply. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. — It's back-to-school season, and parents and grandparents of college students need to take precautions against scholarship scams. A new alert from AARP Virginia says scams offering scholarship money, financial aid or government grants are on the rise in the state and across th ...Read More

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