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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: June 4, 2020

A national group that monitors state legislatures says North Dakota is among the states with very little diversity in elected officials. (Adobe Stock)

FARGO, N.D. -- Those demanding systemic change in North Dakota say more diversity in state government would be a good place to start. The calls are growing louder in light of protests across the globe. Fargo is among the cities where demonstrations have been held in response to the police killing ...Read More

The wealth of America's billionaires increased by nearly 10% over just three weeks as the COVID-19 crisis took hold, according to the Institute for Policy Studies. (QuinceCreative/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- A former U.S. labor secretary says the $2 trillion CARES Act to address the coronavirus pandemic provided American workers with stimulus checks and extra unemployment payments, but those who benefited most were large corporations, banks and the wealthy. Robert Reich, who served under ...Read More

Ohio expects to hire 1,700 contact tracers to help track the spread of COVID-19. (AdobeStock)

By Maria McGinnis/Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration When people are first diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lorain County, they receive a call from someone like Mitch Dandurand, an epidemiologist at Lorain County Public Health. He ...Read More

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has resulted in global protests over the treatment of African-Americans by police. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- All four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd now face criminal charges. Justice advocates say they have mixed feelings about the latest developments in the case. The office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is now overseeing the inves ...Read More

Immigrant college graduates in the class of 2020 missed traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's first generation immigrant college grads have missed out on rite-of-passage graduation ceremonies, and many now are reflecting on their college experience and future job prospects. Uyen Nguyen, a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam and a graduate of Davidson C ...Read More

Key elements for phasing out fossil fuels in a managed way include social protection for fossil fuel workers, sound investments in low-emission sectors, and local economic diversification. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- As Wyoming's oil and gas sector continues to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, a new report in the journal Climate Policy outlines how lawmakers can diversify revenue streams and begin phasing out reliance on fossil fuels. Report co-author Sivan Kartha, senior scientist a ...Read More

Workers are on strike at four of the six fruit packing warehouses in Yakima Valley. (Shauri Tello)

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Workers in Yakima's fruit packing warehouses are mourning the loss of a colleague to COVID-19. The virus has hit Yakima County hard, prompting workers at six fruit companies to strike for better conditions over the past few weeks. David Cruz, who worked at Allan Brothers Fruit f ...Read More

Washington state has created a map that breaks down racial health disparities due to environmental conditions. (Washington State Department of Health)

SEATTLE -- Environmental groups are joining the chorus of voices denouncing police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in in Minneapolis. Some see environmental harm and police violence aimed at communities of color as inseparable issues. Research finds communiti ...Read More

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