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Archive: March 25, 2020

Social distancing will prevent public celebrations for today's National Medal of Honor Day, which will instead include a silent

ARLINGTON, Texas -- With a health crisis requiring all of us to display endurance, it seems fitting that since 1990, March 25 has been set aside to honor people who've made extraordinary efforts to protect our nation. Today is National Medal of Honor Day, acknowledging those who have received the n ...Read More

The 2020 census can be filled out online this year. (dennizn/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- Amid a global pandemic, the once-a-decade census of Americans goes on, and there's a focus on ensuring that young children are counted this year. In the 2010 census, 2 million kids from birth to age 5 were missed nationwide. Barriers are even higher for immigrant families. Antonio H ...Read More

In 1990, Congress designated March 25 as the annual National Medal of Honor Day. (mohmuseum.org)

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. -- It's National Medal of Honor Day and, even with social distancing, people still can honor recipients of the nation's most prestigious military decoration with a 'moment of honor.' The National Medal of Honor Museum and Foundation is recognizing the contributions of people su ...Read More

The Sioux Falls Police Department hopes people file more reports online so that officers can avoid spreading the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The spread of the coronavirus is changing how some police agencies deal with calls for service, including departments in South Dakota. In Sioux Falls, police are being asked to issue citations instead of making arrests for low-level crimes. Police Chief Matt Burns said people n ...Read More

Wisconsin officials hope the state's hospital system doesn't become overwhelmed by the pandemic, so Gov. Tony Evers has issued an order to shutter nonessential business and travel. Violators could face fines and jail time. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Over the next month, Wisconsin residents are urged to stay in their homes unless it's essential, as the state responds to the global pandemic. The governor's "Safer At Home" order, which runs today through at least April 24, prohibits nonessential travel or business activity. The W ...Read More

The desert tortoise is losing ground to off-road vehicles, development, disease, drought and animal grazing. (Kurt Moses/National Park Service)

MOJAVE DESERT, Calif. -- The desert tortoise is dangerously close to extinction in California, according to a petition filed this week by conservation groups. Advocates are asking the California Fish and Game Commission to upgrade the species' status from threatened to endangered. Pamela Flick, Cal ...Read More

Nonprofit organizations that assist victims of domestic violence say the global pandemic likely will result in more cases at the same time massive layoffs mean donations to these groups are down. (Adobe Stock)

FARGO, N.D. -- Groups that support victims of domestic violence worry that more cases will arise as families hunker down during the pandemic. Despite health guidelines to stay home, one North Dakota group says it's important to reach out if violence is an issue. The Fargo-based YWCA for Cass and Cl ...Read More

Keeping in touch with loved ones through text or video chats can help fight feelings of isolation. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With social distancing taking hold across Pennsylvania, family caregivers and those they care for can find help to stay safe and healthy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered residents of seven counties to stay home for the next two weeks. There a ...Read More

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