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25 million Blacks, Latinos missing from voter databases; major news organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates; NM gun-control advocates praise federal rule closing 'gun show loophole; Arkansas group raising awareness during Black Maternal Health Week.

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House Republicans want citizenship proof for federal election voting, under White House pressure Israel shows restraint after Iran's attack and Trump's hush money trial starts.

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Housing advocates fear rural low-income folks who live in aging USDA housing could be forced out, small towns are eligible for grants to enhance civic participation, and North Carolina's small and Black-owned farms are helped by new wind and solar revenues.

Terri Dee

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Terri Dee has worn many hats in her nearly 30-year career in radio, tv, and print as a news reporter and anchor for Emmis Communications, technical and creative producer, on-air personality, reporter, anchor, news director, and talk show host for Urban One ("The Chat Room" and "Community Connection") and local news anchor ("All Things Considered") on NPR-member station WFYI-FM in Indianapolis. Terri has received numerous community service awards for her work in addressing illiteracy, and helping troubled youth make better choices. She has an MBA degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.


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Advocates: Ease of access to contraception could lower accidental pregnancies

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Do work requirements 'work' to keep people out of poverty?

Members of the U.S. House Work and Welfare Subcommittee came to Illinois this month to drum up support for work requirements for anyone seeking …

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IN legislators pause on federal environmental plan

States are working to find solutions to make their air and water cleaner and safer for their communities but the path is not always clear-cut…

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Academic app supplements college admissions information

By Olivia Sanchez for The Hechinger Report.Broadcast version by Terri Dee for Indiana News Service reporting for The Hechinger Report-Public News Serv…

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Total solar eclipse will fascinate, mystify observers

Excitement and curiosity are building for a scientific phenomenon not seen in the United States since 2017. On April 8, a total solar eclipse will …

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University in IL studies link between toddler food access and development

Parents wanting to ensure their children have nutritious meals can serve as their best example, according to new data. Research from the University …

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IN nonprofit wants to strengthen teachers' impact on students

Teachers spend hours with students every day and can have the greatest impact on their decision-making and life choices. A program in one Indiana …

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Action to save remaining Illinois wetlands gains steam

The Supreme Court's decision in 2023 to roll back the Clean Water Act has meant less federal oversight in protecting the country's wetlands. …

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Report touts Illinois' support for public schools

A report released this month by the Network for Public Education ranked Illinois an "A" grade for its overall support of public schools. One …

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Purdue researchers see possible link with dog, human cancer treatments

In the first experiment of its kind, Purdue University researchers treated canines diagnosed with cancer using chemotherapy to see if their response …

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