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President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Archive: January 7, 2020

Minnesota already has met its goal of using 25% renewable energy by 2025. But advocates want the state to be carbon free by 2050. (SDRandCo/Morguefile)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Supporters of a statewide clean-energy policy for Minnesota have renewed hope that such a plan will pass; that's because a key GOP lawmaker no longer opposes it. In 2019, Gov. Tim Walz pushed a plan that called on utilities to be carbon free by 2050. That bill ultimately failed. ...Read More

Colorado workers without retirement savings are projected to put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $10 billion from 2021 to 2035, including higher costs to the state for health and other public assistance. (US Army)

DENVER -- Nearly half of U.S. families have zero retirement savings, according to a recent Economic Policy Institute report, and Colorado is taking steps to help workers avoid working late into their sunset years. Tyler Jaeckel, director of policy and research with the Bell Policy Center, said a b ...Read More

Last year, Wisconsin-based Shopko announced plans to close its remaining 120 stores, which left many small towns with a bleak shopping scene.(jade/Morguefile)

ROSEAU, Minn. -- Small towns in Minnesota are scrambling to fill the void left by national chain stores pulling out of rural areas. Unlike in urban areas, there are fewer options for rural consumers when a retailer shuts down. The impact of losing chain stores was especially felt when Shopko, whic ...Read More

An explosion and fire along the Revolution Pipeline destroyed a house and caused six high-voltage transmission towers to collapse. (berkut_34/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection could soon resume issuing permits for construction of the Mariner East Pipeline. The DEP announced Friday it has reached an agreement with the company overseeing the construction after banning new permits and approvals last y ...Read More

A proposed bill in Maryland aims to put the state's rules for shotgun purchases on par with those for handguns. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- When the Maryland General Assembly starts on Wednesday, a gun bill that didn't pass last year's session will be one of the top priorities for gun-control advocates in the new session. House Bill 4 would close a dangerous gap in state law that allows Marylanders to privately sell ...Read More

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