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President Biden proposes expanding the Pell Grant program to reach more students in need and the Navajo Nation addresses the need for tougher methane emissions rules.


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President Biden talks hurricane aid in Louisiana, Vice President Harris visits Rhode Island, defense officials talk about clamping down on domestic extremism in the ranks, and plan for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: October 21, 2020

North Carolina is one of the largest users of the H-2A guest worker program, employing between 14,000 and 17,000 H-2A migrant workers annually. (Adobe Stock)

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RALEIGH, N.C. - A farm workers' union wants the U.S. Department of Labor to suspend its H-2A Labor Contractor program. Farm labor contractors often act as middlemen for industrial agriculture, supplying large-scale farms with seasonal workers. Justin Flores, vice president of the Farm Labor Orga ...Read More

There are 17 million acres of national forest land in Montana. (Tom Driggers/Flickr)

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Correction: Neither Fiedler nor Gianforte staff responded to a request for comment. This was not stated in an earlier version of the story. (1:05pm, 10/21/2020) HELENA, Mont. -- Two candidates in Montana have received an unflattering distinction: They've been chosen for the League of Conservation V ...Read More

An estimated 147,000 Arkansans may have lost their employer-sponsored health coverage because of the pandemic, according to the State Health Access Data Assistance Center. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10 is to hear oral arguments in a case that is likely to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Texas and more than a dozen other states are asking the court to repeal the 2010 law that overhauled the private health insurance market and expand ...Read More

Minnesota's state budget and economy have taken a hit in the pandemic crisis, but a new public-works program could help jump-start economic activity. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite the early arrival of snowy weather in Minnesota, supporters of public-works projects are looking forward to groundbreakings and other facets of a new statewide bonding bill. They say it will provide job relief and protections as the pandemic continues. The Legislature approve ...Read More

Millennial and Generation Z voters are expected to make up 59% of Michigan's electorate by 2036. (Adobe Stock)

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LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's shift from blue to red in the 2016 presidential election could be an outlier, according to new research. The 'States of Change' report examines the ways generational changes could shape the next five presidential elections, from an aging eligible voter population to a mo ...Read More

As temperature drop, homeless shelters struggle to accommodate those in need of shelter while also social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (quinntheislander/Pixabay)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque's largest homeless shelter recently was forced to stop accepting new clients after a serious COVID-19 outbreak, and homeless-service providers are working to prevent a repeat. Albuquerque's westside homeless shelter reported about 100 positive tests in the past two ...Read More

The Washington State Investment Board says investing long-term care funds in private equity could bring in a 7% to 8% return. (indysystem/Adobe Stock)

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SEATTLE -- Washington voters soon will decide on a measure that could stretch funds for long-term care. Senate Joint Resolution 8212 would allow a portion of funds from the Long-Term Care Trust Act to be invested in stocks and bonds for higher returns. The resolution to put the measure to voters go ...Read More

AARP conducted separate phone interviews with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Their answers are posted online, side-by-side, on the AARP website. (uwwvmzjh8/Creative Commons)

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CONCORD, N.H. - Older voters may not be the only ones curious about how the major presidential candidates see the priorities of people over age 50. AARP posed the same set of questions to President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Both candidates share their views on Social Security, ...Read More

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