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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

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Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Archive: January 6, 2020

Consumer demand for electric vehicles in Jackson has jumped by 300% since 2013. (Needpix)

JACKSON, Wyo. - Wyoming and other western mountain states are pressing ahead with a joint effort to deploy electric vehicle charging stations along interstate corridors and state highways. Alicia Cox, executive director of the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition, says rural states such as Wyo ...Read More

Wildfire smoke is a major health and climate concern across Washington state. (NASA Earth Observatory/Flickr)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - With the threat of wildfires looming larger, 2020 could be the year Washington state provides funding solely for preparing for them. The state's Department of Natural Resources is urging lawmakers to create a Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Account, which would provide more t ...Read More

The U.S. Census Bureau recorded an 0.2% increase in Iowa residents between 2018 and 2019. But the state had a growth rate of 3.6% when compared with 2010. (jarndt/Morguefile)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newly released census estimates show Iowa's population is holding steady, but isn't exactly surging. However, a demographer says it's much better than some other Midwestern states. The U.S. Census Bureau said from July 2018 to July 2019, Iowa gained more than 6,000 residents. B ...Read More

With mobile device forensic tools, police can decrypt and download all the information on a cell phone. (Saklakova/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - New Yorkers have a right to know how police are searching their cell phones, according to a lawsuit filed against the NYPD. The suit was filed in State Supreme Court more than 10 months after the NYPD first received a freedom-of-information request (FOIA) for records on its use of mobil ...Read More

Research indicates that people in recovery from opioid abuse who are on medication-assisted treatment for at least one to two years have the greatest rates of long-term sobriety. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina is spearheading an effort to make medication assisted treatment available to people in jail or prison who are in recovery from opioid use. Federal courts in Maine and Massachusetts have ruled recently that people who are in recovery and entering prison should be all ...Read More

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. is currently in fourth place in the latest national Democratic Party primary opinion polls. (Kevin Bowe/Public News Service)

WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- At a weekend campaign event in Wolfeboro, Democratic Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said President Donald Trump's mention of having Iranian targets already picked out probably won't prevent military conflict. On Saturday, Trump noted on Twitter that the United State ...Read More

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has said she hopes to get $35 million approved this legislative session to offer students free in-state college tuition. (LeoFontes/Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing experienced educators every day, according to the president of the state's teachers' union, who says steps to increase school funding must be a priority in the 2020 Legislature. Mary Parr-Sanchez, newly-elected to head the National Education Association-New M ...Read More

Groups that support raising Virginia's minimum wage say the state's economic boom has not trickled down to workers. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- On Jan. 1, more than 20 states raised their minimum wage amounts, and a coalition of Virginia groups supports a new bill for the Commonwealth to join the trend. On Tuesday, the group Raise the Wage Virginia will announce it is backing House Bill 395, which proposes to raise Virgin ...Read More

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