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America's 'Radical Elders' continue their work for fairness, justice; SCOTUS upholds law disarming domestic abusers; Workplace adoption benefits help families, communities; Report examines barriers to successful post-prison re-entry in NC.

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A congresswoman celebrates Biden protections for mixed status families, Louisiana's Ten Commandments law faces an inevitable legal challenge, and a senator moves to repeal the strict 19th century anti-obscenity and anti-abortion Comstock Act.

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A Minnesota town claims the oldest rural Pride Festival while rural educators say they need support to teach kids social issues, rural businesses can suffer when dollar stores come to town and prairie states like South Dakota are getting help to protect grasslands.

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Report: More Virginia Kids Getting Health Insurance

RICHMOND, Va. - Most headlines about health insurance have been discouraging these days, but here in Virginia, there's good news about coverage for …

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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 …

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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 …

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Report: More MD Children Living in Low-Income Households

BALTIMORE - Although Maryland is considered one of the wealthiest states in the nation, there's been a double-digit increase in the percentage of …

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