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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: February 13, 2020

Connecticut has the fifth highest share of electricity provided by nuclear power in the nation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. (Ralf Vetterle/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has lowered power plant emissions dramatically in the Northeast, but Connecticut has made little progress by comparison. The program, known as RGGI, sets a carbon cap. It has helped reduce power plant emissions by close to 50% over the cour ...Read More

More than 3 million registered nurses make up the largest licensed health profession in the nation. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nurses practice the most trusted profession, according to a new Gallup poll. The majority of Americans rank nurses' honesty and ethical standards as "very high" or "high." Only 12% say the same for members of Congress. Nurses often spend the most time with patients, listening ...Read More

The Colored Methodist Protestant St. John's Chapel of Baltimore County, where Howard Cooper, who was lynched in 1885, is said to be buried in an unmarked grave. (D.J. Cashmere)

By DJ Cashmere Broadcast version by Diane Bernard Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Maryland News Connection Collaboration ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- According to family lore, George Armwood was a happy, quiet, and hard-working young man. He could often be heard whistling and was said to have a beautifu ...Read More

In Minnesota, state authorities say more than 1,700 pounds of meth was seized by police last year, a nearly 50% increase over 2018. (Adobe Stock).

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota is seeing an increase in methamphetamine activity, a drug that was viewed as a major problem 20 years ago. A research group says boosting access to mental health care might stop the drug's comeback. The opioid crisis has commanded the attention of law enforcement and ...Read More

In Minnesota, an average of 650 babies are born with a heart defect each year. (AHA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Throughout February, various groups in Minnesota are raising awareness of the importance of heart health. This week, the focus is on children born with heart defects. As part of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association of Minnesota is getting the word out about the ...Read More

A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey found that 56% of those 65 and older aren't comfortable with an online response and prefer to fill out a paper census form. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Advocates for older Coloradans are working to ensure an accurate count in the upcoming once-a-decade tally, and the U.S. Census Bureau also is hoping to tap retirees willing to go door to door and make some money at the same time. Lewis Thompson is doing his part through his work with th ...Read More

The number of states that prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ students in schools nearly doubled between 2010 and 2020, from nine to 15. (William Murphy/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- This year the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide three cases that could determine whether or not federal discrimination protections apply to LGBTQ workers, and a new report maps how widely protections vary across the nation. The report's author, Logan Casey, policy researche ...Read More

Toxic algae from Lake Erie contaminated Toledo's water supply in 2014. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After past attempts to gut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Trump administration's new budget plan funds the program at current levels. But some advocacy groups note that support is undermined by drastic cuts to other core clean water programs. President ...Read More

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