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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 today, 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 28, 2020

The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline has seen a 17% increase in calls related to social isolation and loneliness since mid-March. (Kimmo Räisänen/Flickr)

BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is stepping up to support folks under greater stress from the coronavirus pandemic. Lee Flinn, the hotline's director, says call volume has been the same since February -- about 1,000 calls per month -- but concerns related to COVID-19 are takin ...Read More

Already facing a budget crisis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expects application and petition receipts to drop by approximately 61% through the end of fiscal year 2020. (Caniceus/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has continued to push for greater restrictions on immigration, and now the key processing agency says without an influx of cash, it may need to furlough staff this summer. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the ...Read More

71% of North Carolinians are worried about covering basic costs by the end of the summer. (August de Richelieu from Pexels)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A survey of more than 1,300 North Carolina families finds more than 60% say they have lost income, or expect to, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Released by the groups ParentsTogether and Down Home North Carolina, the poll also found respondents do not support fully reopening the ...Read More

A current initiative gathering signatures for the November ballot would ban lobbyists, elected officials, party leaders, current and former political candidates or their family members from serving on independent citizens commission charged with redrawing voting district maps. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The COVID-19 health emergency has created new challenges for proponents of a ballot initiative that aims to put an independent citizens commission in charge of drawing voting district maps. With people avoiding contact at grocery stores, and big gatherings postponed indefinitely, ...Read More

As opposed to a temporary eviction ban, Gov. Doug Burgum has said more targeted actions, such as emergency relief program, are better ways to help people struggling with their rent during the crisis. (Adobe Stock)

MINOT, N.D. -- North Dakota's refusal to issue a moratorium on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has angered several groups. But one organization says the state needs more long-term solutions to protect renters, while urging people to take swift action if they can't pay housing costs. Ho ...Read More

Iowa's jobless rate has soared above 10%, prompting concerns about families losing health insurance during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Losing employer-provided health insurance is one of the side effects of the pandemic-driven economic crisis. That poses a big concern for Iowa families and their children, bit many do have options. It's estimated that as many as 43 million Americans could lose their health in ...Read More

Ohio averages 19 tornadoes a year. (rbeard113/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's a prime time of year for flooding and tornadoes in Ohio, and a new report highlights the ways the state is fiscally prepared to respond when disaster strikes. According to findings from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ohio uses four out of five common methods used by states to e ...Read More

Latinos have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection of any race or ethnic group in Maryland, according to the Maryland Department of Health. (Wikimedia Commons)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Latino community particularly hard across the nation, and in Maryland, Latino residents in Prince George's County now may get some help. A coalition is raising funds to provide emergency assistance for the Langley Park community there, whic ...Read More

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