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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 29, 2020

Public health officials say, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March, almost 80% of Arizona children have not seen a pediatrician. (rawpixel/AdobeStock)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - While Arizonans wait for medical research to develop a cure for new coronavirus, health officials are concerned that children are missing out on other, important health care and screenings. An American Academy of Pediatrics survey indicates about eight in ten Arizona children h ...Read More

State health officials say dozens of COVID-19 cases were linked to Wisconsin's in-person primary in April, but researchers say the effects might run deeper in the minds of voters. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. - The controversial decision to hold in-person voting for the April primary drew a lot of anger in Wisconsin. Now, the attention shifts to November, with an effort to restore confidence in the voting process. A new study by economists at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ball S ...Read More

Researchers at Washington State University are studying a protein that could make plants more tolerant to drought. (Scott/Adobe Stock)

SPOKANE, Wash. - Researchers at Washington State University may have found a way to help crops adapt to a warming climate. Phytologist Karen Sanguinet - an assistant professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at WSU - is studying a protein that she says could help plants move water more ...Read More

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RICHMOND, Va. - As the new coronavirus pandemic increases depression and anxiety for folks across the nation, a mental health campaign is boosting support for vulnerable military veterans. The Veterans Administration launched its "Now Is the Time" program to help veterans deal with emotional chall ...Read More

Black residents of Minneapolis say, aside from trust issues with police, many neighborhoods are perceived by the rest of the state as too violent, but the need to build stronger communities has been ignored. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS - Beneath the protests against Minneapolis police sit layers of fear and frustration from the city's black community. Residents say these feelings have been around for years, and could take a while to result in real change. The death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police ...Read More

Food production makes up 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, but Americans throw away as much as 40% of edible food. (Pixel-Shot/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Edible food is wasted on a massive scale in the United States, but there are signs that it could be coming back to Americans' plates. The Upcycled Food Association has officially defined "upcycled food," paving the way for a certification program akin to organic labeling later thi ...Read More

Borrowers held more than $120 billion in private student loan debt in 2019. (Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Congress has granted federal student loan borrowers a reprieve during the pandemic, but the market has been less forgiving for people with private loans. Stephanie O'Donnell-Peters is a massage therapist in Portland, out of work since mid-March. Combined, she and her husband have ...Read More

This Maine Seacoast Mission pantry in Cherryfield has expanded its hours to serve more people since the COVID-19 pandemic. (Maine Seacoast Mission/Facebook)

BAR HARBOR, Maine - Demand for emergency food from food pantries is up around 50% in Maine since the COVID-19 outbreak. And when you live on an island, it can be that much harder to get. The Maine Seacoast Mission has gotten creative to deliver groceries to people on the islands who need them. T ...Read More

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