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Archive: January 9, 2020

Since 1994, Idaho's redistricting commission has been made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. (Kevin Rank/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho lawmakers are considering a change to how legislative districts are drawn. It could have big consequences when the voting map is updated after this year's census. In the 2019 session, Republican Party legislators proposed a constitutional amendment to add a member to the st ...Read More

Around 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- State legislators have pre-filed a bill aimed at addressing racial bias in health care that contributes to Kentucky women dying during or following childbirth. Co-sponsored by Reps. Attica Scott of Louisville and Rob Wiederstein of Henderson, both Democrats, Bill Request 88 would ...Read More

Single mothers with a bachelor's degree earn $1,082,059 in total lifetime earnings, $562,545 more than their peers with only a high school education. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska would see a big return on investments that help single mothers graduate from college, according to a new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, the institute's study director, says the economic well-being of Nebraska's more than 10, ...Read More

Researcher Laura Lengnick, left, says warmer winters followed by late freezes are impacting fruit crops such as grapes. (Lengnick)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Without a sustained cold snap yet this winter, Ohio again is experiencing an unseasonable season. And an agricultural researcher says these unconventional weather patterns and other impacts of climate change are threatening the future of the food system. Soil scientist and educ ...Read More

A loophole allows foreign importers to label beef minimally processed in the country as

PETTIBONE, N.D. -- As Congress nears approval of a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, some farmers and ranchers are disappointed in the lack of country-of-origin labeling, or COOL, in the bill. Supporters say a loophole allows foreign importers to put "Product of the U.S." on ...Read More

An estimated 13,000 Missourians are expected to die from cancer in 2020. (Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- New data is providing fresh hope in the fight against cancer. An annual report from the American Cancer Society reveals the cancer death rate fell 2.2% between 2016 and 2017 -- the largest ever single year decline. Cancer mortality rates have decreased 29% since 1991, resulting ...Read More

Sara Dube of The Pew Charitable Trusts helps lead the Results First Initiative, which helps states such as Minnesota be more effective in funding various programs. (pewtrusts.otg)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Many professional sports teams are taking a more analytical approach to how they manage their organizations. The same thing is happening in the world of government, including at the Minnesota Capitol. In 2015, state government leaders signed up for the Results First Initiative ...Read More

Environmentalists in West Virginia oppose the funding of a proposed natural gas storage facility in the state's Ohio Valley. (Adobe Stock)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- One of the first bills introduced in West Virginia's 2020 legislative session, which opened Wednesday, is by Republican House Speaker Roger Hanshaw to create a state investment fund to kickstart new businesses. But environmental groups in the state oppose the bill because the ...Read More

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