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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - MN: Children's

Census officials say they haven't pinpointed exact reasons as to why young children are undercounted, but they hope that issue doesn't arise in the 2020 count. (Adobe Stock)

MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- The nation is almost at a standstill as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, but that isn't stopping the 2020 Census from getting under way. In Minnesota, residents are being reminded to ensure all children are counted, even those in temporary situations. Minnesota has a strong r

Groups such as the American Heart Association say during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents should avoid allowing kids to raid the pantry or fridge for unhealthy snacks. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Minnesota schools closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, parents may be trying to impose more structure at home than they're used to. Health experts say being flexible and creative can help families don't stay on track with healthy habits. Sueling Schardin is a regist

Minnesota schools are closed, at least through March 27, leaving many parents who can't work from home scrambling for care in the new coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota parents who can't work from home are struggling to find care for their kids during mandatory school closures prompted by the new coronavirus. Children's advocates hope the state takes further action to ensure the care system doesn't fall apart. State leaders are in the

Minnesota policymakers have long struggled with their approach in reducing achievement gaps in schools. (Adobe Stock)

ST PAUL, Minn. - Calling it a big first step, supporters of a proposed state constitutional amendment dealing with education equality say they're energized now that a bill has been introduced. Formal legislation was unveiled in the Minnesota House this week. The move follows a new campaign led by

According to state officials, 4 in 10 Minnesota public school students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch programs. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Groups in Minnesota concerned with fighting hunger are pressing state lawmakers to approve bills addressing the issue of "lunch-shaming" in schools and funding for mobile food-shelves. Those are the top priorities of the annual "Hunger Day on the Hill" at the State Capitol. Coll

In Minnesota, an average of 650 babies are born with a heart defect each year. (AHA)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Throughout February, various groups in Minnesota are raising awareness of the importance of heart health. This week, the focus is on children born with heart defects. As part of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association of Minnesota is getting the word out about the

Minnesota officials say that between 2017 and 2019, nearly 1,300 teens and young adults were assisted by various groups after being victims of sexual exploitation. (stopcse.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Based on findings from a recent survey, Minnesota health officials estimate at least 5,000 high-school students have been sexually exploited. But officials and researchers say the problem likely runs deeper. A question was added to the most recent Minnesota Student Survey, a cen

Children's Minnesota says its new Gender Health program is one of only a handful of clinics in the country to provide specialized care to transgender teens. (archfieldoffice.com)

MINNEAPOLIS — A recent study found more U.S. teens are identifying as transgender or gender nonconforming. Health-care providers are taking notice by opening clinics that provide specialized care for these youths. That includes a facility that recently opened in Minneapolis. It's run by the

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