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.

Alison Burns


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Virginia Delivers "Results" for Most Kids, but Racial Barriers Remain

RICHMOND, Va. - A comparison of how Virginia's kids are faring when it comes to health, wealth and education shows staggering barriers depending on …

Environmental Entrepeneurs See Opportunities in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The latest federal jobs report shows Virginia continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and …


VA Parents' Plea: Crisis Money for Kids

RICHMOND, Va. - When the General Assembly reconvenes next week, it will decide whether to okay a boost in mental health crisis funding for kids…

Health Care Rally to Attract Diverse Groups of Virginians

RICHMOND, Va. – The General Assembly might be taking a break from the state's heated Medicaid battle, but advocates for better health care say …


State Teachers Union Marks 150th Anniversary

PETERSBURG, Va. – On this day 150 years ago, a group of teachers from around the state gathered in the basement of a Petersburg church to …

AARP: Maryland Needs Comprehensive Plan for Aging Population

BALTIMORE - Maryland's population is getting older, and the AARP thinks the state needs a better plan to deal with it. AARP leaders from eight states …


More Maryland Kids Getting Health Insurance

BALTIMORE – Most of the headlines about health insurance have been discouraging for many people lately, but here in Maryland there's good news …

New Report: More VA Kids Living in Low-Income Households

RICHMOND, Va. - Although Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest states in the nation, it also has seen an increase in the percentage of kids …


Public Comment Period for New MD School Discipline Rules Ends Today

BALTIMORE - This is the last day for Marylanders to weigh in on a proposed overhaul of public school discipline rules. The Maryland State Board of …

Food Stamp Cuts Kick In Today

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia families that are struggling financially will have less help affording food this month. A 2009 Recovery Act boost to …


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