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The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 


Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections Tuesday, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Archive: May 13, 2020

New Mexico's Gila and San Francisco rivers and their tributaries make up one of the largest undammed watersheds in the lower 48 states. (circleofblue.org)

SILVER CITY, N.M. -- Many Americans have been drawn to nature during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the significance of a bill introduced in Congress to protect two of New Mexico's rivers. The Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act would protect portions of the Gila and San Francisco Rivers an ...Read More

A javelina family trapped by a border wall in Arizona. (Matt Clark/Defenders of Wildlife)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A coalition of conservation groups has sued the Trump administration over money from the nation's military budget being used to build the southern border wall, arguing that it's both illegal and unconstitutional. President Donald Trump made the border wall a signature issue of ...Read More

Nebraska is one of 13 states with at least 50% of deaths from COVID-19 connected to nursing homes. (U.S. Army Reserves)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- AARP Nebraska is urging Gov. Pete Ricketts to release the names of nursing homes and assisted-living communities with confirmed COVID-19 cases among their residents and staff. AARP Nebraska state director Todd Stubbendieck said residents and families deserve to have this informatio ...Read More

A new report says among the top-selling collagen supplements sold online, 64% tested positive for measurable levels of arsenic, while 37% contained measurable levels of lead. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Supplements that promise healthier skin and other benefits are very popular right now, but a new report says some of them contain heavy metals that could be harmful to users. The study by the Organic Consumers Association and Clean Label Project looked at nearly 30 of the top-selling ...Read More

The Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge reported two positive cases of COVID-19 this week. (Adobe Stock)

PINE RIDGE, S.D. -- Tension has been building between South Dakota's governor and Native American tribes over the fight against COVID-19. Security checkpoints have been the focal point, but one tribe says other concerns have existed for several weeks. Gov. Kristi Noem has said she would sue the Ogl ...Read More

Gov. Tony Evers says his latest easing of business restrictions amid the pandemic will impact about 14,000 Wisconsin businesses. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced this week that, with certain restrictions in place, retailers can once again open for shopping. But it's a big dilemma for smaller stores as the pandemic continues. In the latest step to reopen Wisconsin's economy, Evers said up to five customers ...Read More

This red wolf pup, just a few days old, was born April 21 at the North Carolina Zoo. (North Carolina Zoo)<br />

ASHEBORO, N.C. -- The North Carolina Zoo has welcomed the birth of five red wolf pups, as part of its American Red Wolf Recovery Breeding program. Zoo officials say the pups and their mother all are healthy. The species once roamed the continental United States, but the Albemarle Peninsula in north ...Read More

University of Washington workers say they need more Plexiglas barriers in the hospitals. (Justin Lee/Washington Federation of State Employees)

SEATTLE -- University of Washington hospital workers are feeling vulnerable as the state inches back to normal. Custodial staff at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center say they need more protective gear and safety measures in place. Paula Lukaszek, a plumber at UW and president of the Am ...Read More

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