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More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

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Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Archive: April 3, 2020

The Forest Service has closed several recreation sites in New Mexico in an effort to protect residents from the COVID-19 outbreak. (auroraroberts/SierraClub.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. - If you're headed out to use New Mexico's trails or open space this weekend, outdoor experts say you should make the health of others your number one priority during the current health crisis. Terry Owen leads outings as the chairman of the Outings and Military Outdoors Program for ...Read More

More than 25,000 workers from the food and accommodation sector filed unemployment claims last week in Massachusetts, the sector with the most unemployment claims in the Bay State. (Sam Nota, Paul Vakalis/Creative Commons)

BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill to get business interruption insurance to cover the economic losses from COVID-19, particularly to help restaurants and other small businesses. It's the second such bill in the country, with the first from New Jersey. Massachusetts State Sen. ...Read More

The Federal Communications Commission says roughly a half-million Wisconsin residents lack access to high-speed internet. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - Like other states, Wisconsin is trying to function during the pandemic with workers and students connecting online in their homes. But there are fears that a lack of broadband access will leave rural residents behind. According to the tracking firm BroadbandNow, Wisconsin has consi ...Read More

The Minnesota Housing Partnership estimates that 85,000 residents living in affordable rental units could be displaced as a result of the economic downturn. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to approve $100 million in emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent during the pandemic. The demand comes from a host of housing groups. They say despite the federal stimulus package and a separate relief plan approved by the Minne ...Read More

Expediting renewable energy development could help New York's economy after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. (kessudap/Adobe Stock)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Clean energy advocates in New York say the budget passed by the Legislature this week includes reforms needed to ensure the state can reach its clean energy goals. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, signed into law last year, requires the state to achieve 70% renew ...Read More

Research from the CDC finds smoking-related illness costs the U.S. healthcare system more than $300 billion each year. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State lawmakers have passed a revenue bill that includes a new excise tax on e-cigarettes. The legislation now heads to the governor's desk. E-cigarette pods, such as Juul, currently are the only tobacco products sold in the Commonwealth without a tax, and health experts say their ...Read More

A flowering meadow will grow under and around the new solar panels at Cople Elementary School in Virginia like this project built in 2017 by Engie Distributed Solar.  (SunTribe Solar)

RICHMOND, Va. - An elementary school in Westmoreland County is getting recognition for more than education. The Virginia Pollinator-Smart Program announced that Cople Elementary gets the state's first Gold Certified pollinator-friendly award for a solar panel array. Solar sites like Cople include ...Read More

States like Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota are among the last to decline to issue stay-at-home orders in light of the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

PIERRE, S.D. - Despite growing calls for South Dakota to issue a shelter-in-place order, Gov. Kristi Noem has resisted such a move as the state responds to the pandemic. Yesterday, Noem held a public briefing streamed through social media. She reiterated that now is not the time for South Dakota t ...Read More

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