Thursday, January 27, 2022

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With new restrictions in place, Texans vote March 1 in the nation's first primary; and changes to a student-loan program are transforming the lives of thousands nationwide who've had their debts forgiven.

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Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces his retirement, the Dept. of Education will help students who fell behind during the pandemic, and Ariz. lawmakers consider a bill granting them control over elections.

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Free COVID tests by mail but some rural Americans need to go the extra mile; farmer storytellers join national campaign to battle corporate consolidation; specialty nurses want more authority; and rare bat gets credit for the mythic margarita.

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Remembering Japanese Americans' Internment at Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain was an internment camp in northwest Wyoming where Japanese Americans were relocated against their will during World War II. It was …

Ohio Faith Leader: Rely On Community in Uncertain New Year

The new year is just around the corner, and one Ohio faith leader is asking folks to find comfort in community during uncertain times. With the …


Special YES!/PNS Report - George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety

Atlanta-based journalist Anoa Changa and Laura Rosbrow-Telem out of Oakland, CA reported and produced this special report with YES! Magazine and …


Could Curiosity Help Americans Bridge Deep Divides?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Polarization is seen as a growing problem in the United States, and many blame social media. But polls show Americans agree on …


MA Peace Advocates Lay Out Hopes for Future of N-Weapons Policy

BOSTON -- With a United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons now in place, Massachusetts advocates for peace, including Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.…

Faith Communities Reflect on a Post-Trump Future

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As a new administration began its work, faith leaders said there is opportunity for religious communities to tamper down on …


Thousands Call for Removal of WV Lawmaker for Joining U.S. Capitol Riot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia social-justice groups are decrying a state delegate's participation in the shocking assault on the U.S. Capitol …

WA-Based Organization Honored for Clearing Mines in Vietnam

SEATTLE -- The founder of a Washington state-based organization that clears mines in Vietnam has been selected for AARP's Purpose Prize. Jerilyn …


Election Aftermath in Illinois: Speak Out, Avoid Violence

CHICAGO - Social-justice groups are reminding Illinoisans about their rights when it comes to defending democracy. Historic numbers of voters cast …

Research: Americans Believe in Our Democracy

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Americans have many concerns this Election Day, researchers say most believe our elections are safe, secure and legitimate…


 

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