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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Archive: May 18, 2020

Despite effective therapies, hepatitis C infections are on the rise in the United States. May is Hepatitis C Awareness Month. (Adobe Stock)

LOUISA, Ky. -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to strain the state's health care system, providers are concerned about another viral infectious disease spreading under the radar. The hepatitis C virus damages the liver and can lead to liver cancer and death. It's transmitted through the bloo ...Read More

Folks who live in low-income housing like Jefferson Oaks in Oak Park are hard hit by the pandemic lockdown. (Community Housing Network)

LANSING, Mich. -- Housing advocates predict a massive wave of evictions and foreclosures once the moratorium on evictions is lifted, unless the state puts together a comprehensive program to assist families thrown out of work by the COVID-19 crisis. Michigan is home to more than 2.5 million renter ...Read More

Industry observers say the coal industry isn't just closing smaller, inefficient plants. Larger plants also are being phased out due to shifts in the energy market. (Adobe Stock)

UNDERWOOD, N.D. -- North Dakota leaders want to find a new owner for the state's largest coal-fired power plant, which is slated to close in 2022. But environmental groups say that's the wrong way to go. Minnesota-based Great River Energy has announced it will close the Coal Creek Station, citing ...Read More

Jose Atil is a paraeducator for English language learners in Vancouver, Wash., and also works at Camp Evergreen, a day care program for the children of first responders. (PSE SEIU Local 1948)

SEATTLE -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the next round of coronavirus relief, and some essential workers in Washington state are watching the bill closely. Jose Atil, a paraeducator for English language learners in Vancouver and a member of the Public School Employees of Washingt ...Read More

Young people, ages 18 to 25, will make up 40% of Idaho's voting population in the November election. (kgroovy/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- A group in Idaho that is registering young people to vote wants to motivate them to the polls. What The Vote Idaho has registered more than 5,000 18 to 25-year-olds in Boise. Nancy Viano, one of the group's co-founders, says volunteers make presentations and register voters in an ...Read More

Gov. Gavin Newsom met Friday with legislative leaders to work on the budget. (Clarissa Resultan/CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Children's groups are speaking out against billions of dollars in state budget cuts being proposed in California, saying programs that benefit children should be a priority. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, California has taken a budget nosedive going from a $5.6 bill ...Read More

Critics say a U.S. Forest Service proposal for logging in the Medicine Bow National Forest will destroy habitat for the imperiled lynx and the elusive pine marten, a small forest carnivore in the weasel family. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are stepping back into the fray to stop the latest proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to allow logging on more than 300,000 acres of land, and bulldozing 600 miles of new roads, in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming. Connie Wilbert, director ...Read More

A growing body of racial and ethnic data reveal COVID-19's severe impact on low-income and minority communities. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting black and brown communities. Looking at states that have released coronavirus data by race, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found even with limited numbers, Black Americans accounted for 34% of total COVID-19 deaths - despite only ...Read More

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