Saturday, January 22, 2022


Despite a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate, more than 200 business owners call for federal reforms to strengthen election laws, and the U.S. Supreme Court deals another blow to abortion providers.


President Biden gets cheers and jeers as he marks his first year in the White House, the Jan. 6 committee wants to hear from Ivanka Trump, and the Supreme Court rejects another challenge to the Texas abortion law.


Expanded broadband akin to electrification in rural America 80 years ago; small Wyoming grocery store survives monopolization; revitalized Kansas town gets national recognition; and Montana's Native communities look for voter suppression work-arounds.

Mental Health

Thursday, January 20, 2022

$240 Million Prison Project Draws Criticism

Critics of Gov. Pete Ricketts' call for the Nebraska Legislature to fund a new prison argue the money would be better invested in programs with …

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Experts: New Yorkers Should Monitor Excess Screen Time, Blue-Light Exposure

Health experts are warning the public about the mental, social and physical health risks of using digital devices too much, including the possible …

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Experts Warn FL Parents about Blue-Light Exposure, Excess Screen Time

The pandemic shows no signs of ending soon, and with working from home and distance learning still a reality for many Florida households, health …

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

As WI Schools Integrate New Tech, Experts Advise Managing Screen Time

The pandemic has compelled many teachers to integrate new technology into their lesson plans, increasing the risks excessive screen time can pose to …

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Blue Light Blues: Excessive Screen Time Straining Eyes

Screen time has spiked during the pandemic, leading to concerns about what this is doing to our eyes. With more people at home - including kids …

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Experts Warn Parents on Excess Screen Time, Blue Light Exposure

The pandemic shows no signs of ending soon, and with working from home and distance learning still a reality for many households - health experts are …

Monday, January 17, 2022

Blue Light from Screen Time Prompts Health Warnings

The pandemic shows no signs of ending soon. And with working from home and distance learning still a reality for many households, health experts say …

Amid Threats, School Social Workers Help Foster Welcoming Environments

This week saw a Duluth high school go on lockdown because of a threat received by authorities. School social workers across Minnesota say with campus …

"D" Grade for California on Children's Well-Being: Report

A new report shows California's 13.5 million children are suffering in the wake of the pandemic. It gives the state low marks on child care…

Helpline for Parents Gets Lifeline in Governor’s New Budget

A helpline providing emergency emotional support for California parents and young people would get a three-year extension under Gov. Gavin Newsom's …

Youth Mental-Health Needs Linger in PA Provider Shortage

Pennsylvania faces a shortage of psychiatrists that children's advocates call "alarming," and they're concerned about the impact it might have on youn…

Retooling MN Gun-Violence Prevention for 2022

Gun-violence prevention in Minnesota is likely to see some different approaches in 2022. That's according to a statewide group, which says one …


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