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Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Archive: June 26, 2020

Children under age five are by far the largest of any age group consistently missed in the decennial census count. (shawn1/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The number of young children missed in the census count has grown steadily in the past 40 years, and advocates for New Mexico children remind those who haven't completed the census form that millions in federal dollars are at stake. A recent survey found that 10% of 800 famili ...Read More

Under the current system, Oregon politicians can often shape voting districts to increase their power. (iQoncept/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon stands out on the West Coast for the way its voting districts are drawn. Unlike neighbors California, Idaho and Washington, redistricting in Oregon is a political process decided by the party in power. The threat of gerrymandering is high. Executive Director of Common Cause ...Read More

Community Health Centers will lose 70% of their federal funding before November without action by Congress. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Community Health Centers, in Missouri and across the country, are at the forefront in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. And some are doing even more to help the most vulnerable. Proactive measures to prevent infection are difficult to follow for anyone without permane ...Read More

Gov. Inslee has ordered Washingtonians to wear face coverings in public. (tiko_photographer/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - Many men believe they're less vulnerable to COVID-19, and that has consequences for how safe they really are during the pandemic. A new survey conducted in the U.S. and U.K. finds women are more likely to wear face masks than men. Family medicine physician Dr. Scott Itano with Kaiser Per ...Read More

The Minnesota section of the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline has become a flashpoint in the debate over enhancing oil production in the U.S. (caepla.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A large oil pipeline project received renewed support from Minnesota regulators this week. It's just one recent issue that is thrusting the region into the larger debate over fossil fuels. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission denied a request to reconsider its support of the ...Read More

Residents of Washington, D.C., have no voting representation in Congress, despite paying the highest federal taxes per capita in the nation. (Adobe Stock)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Spurred on by recent anti-racism protests around the country, today the U.S. House is voting to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The historic vote is the first on the issue since 1993, and seeks to correct what is seen as a longtime injustice rooted in racism, accor ...Read More

The Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court couldn't agree on the reasoning behind their ruling in favor of an unusual foreclosure process. (Lucia Walinchus)

By Lucia Walinchus Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an unusual foreclosure process that can result in people's homes b ...Read More

Consumer advocates say President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission is a former chemical industry lobbyist who specializes in cutting regulations. (gustavofrazao/Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Consumer advocates in Arizona and elsewhere are expressing concern over the Trump administration's choice to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The nominee, Nancy Beck, is a longtime lobbyist for the American Chemistry Council, and has spent the past three years in Washi ...Read More

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