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Consumer health advocates urge governor to sign bill package; NY protests for Jewish democracy heighten as Netanyahu meets UN today; Multiple Utah cities set to use ranked-choice voting in next election.

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The Pentagon wants to help service members denied benefits under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," advocates back a new federal office of gun violence prevention, and a top GOP member assures the Ukrainian president more help is coming.

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An Indigenous project in South Dakota seeks to protect tribal data sovereignty, advocates in North Carolina are pushing back against attacks on public schools, and Arkansas wants the hungriest to have access to more fruits and veggies.

Veronica Carter

Veronica was born in Santa Cruz, California and worked in radio around the northern part of the state until 2005 when she moved to the Midwest. In Chicago, she worked as an anchor and reporter at CBS Radio, WGN, and Rivet Radio before joining Public News Service. She has two boys and a girl and two dogs who think they are children too!


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Report: Incentives Needed for Community-Based Treatment

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Operation Stop Scams Starts Today

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