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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

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The Cenarussa Ranch easement provides more than three miles of access to public lands. (Tess O'Sullivan/TNC)

CAREY, Idaho -- A conservation easement in south-central Idaho is helping protect access to public lands. The easement surrounds the Cenarrusa Ranch, located northeast of the town of Carey, between the Pioneer Mountains and Craters of the Moon National Monument. It will preserve about 7,600 acres ...Read More

Nursing schools across the country are struggling to expand their capacity to meet the rising demand nationwide for registered nurses, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The World Health Organization has declared 2020 the "Year of the Nurse" in celebration of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing. In North Carolina, healthcare experts say there aren't enough nurses to keep up with demand. Me ...Read More

Nationwide, the teacher shortage is expected to worsen within the next five years, especially in subjects such as mathematics, science and special education, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina teachers want to see their pay increase, and they are gathering in Raleigh today to demand lawmakers take action before the General Assembly adjourns this year. Mark Jewell is an elementary school teacher in Greensboro and president of the North Carolina Association ...Read More

According to the latest data, Minnesota had nearly 100,000 people on probation, among the highest rates in the nation. (crimereport.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota is on track to start capping probation sentences for most felony convictions at five years. It's a move advocates say is long overdue. Last week, the state Sentencing Guidelines Commission voted to apply the five-year cap to most offenders convicted of a felony. Homici ...Read More

Nearly 70% of cities report that substance abuse remains the largest cause of homelessness for single adults, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.(Adobe Stock)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A handful of substance-abuse and mental-health treatment centers around the state will receive funding to hire regional housing facilitators tasked with helping people who are in recovery find safe and affordable housing. Michael Waltke is senior director of adult outpatient men ...Read More

The number of Virginians aged 60 and older with student-loan debt shot up 47% between 2012 and 2017, according to AARP. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians age 50 and older are urging state lawmakers to pass a measure called the Borrower's Bill of Rights to help protect folks from potential predatory lending practices. Seniors are the fastest-growing population in the United States to become crippled by student-loan debt, ac ...Read More

Just 2% of Ohioans polled said a doctor's written recommendation for the use of medical marijuana. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Ohio's medical marijuana program embarks on its second year, health-care advocates are trying to better understand the prevalence of marijuana use, as well as its perceived safety. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the country, and the latest Ohio Health ...Read More

Three years after an estimated 4 million people gathered in the streets, the Women's March is taking place again across the country. (Montanasuffragettes/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. -- The Women's March returns to cities around the globe ahead of the crucial 2020 election. Three years ago, protestors took to the streets in droves the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. An estimated 10,000 people showed up for the Helena march in 2017. Ronnie Whitake ...Read More

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