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Fare-free public transit benefits Kansas City residents and businesses; farmers prioritize food, not feed in the 2023 Farm Bill; and a new survey: students want a more diverse inclusive curriculum.

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The Democratic National Committee votes to shake up the presidential primary calendar, President Biden gets a better than expected jobs report before his second State of the Union, and lawmakers from both parties question the response to a Chinese data gathering balloon.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.




Before the pandemic, Americans logged on between seven and 10 hours per day; now the average is approaching 13 hours. (Adobestock)
Before the pandemic, Americans logged on between seven and 10 hours per day; now the average is approaching 13 hours. (Adobestock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
Americans spend almost 13 hours a day using digital devices, and experts said it has the potential to strain your eyes and lead to serious health …

Protestors at the University of California-Berkeley demonstrate in support of student groups that passed a bylaw pledging not to invite pro-Zionist speakers. (Palestine Legal)
Protestors at the University of California-Berkeley demonstrate in support of student groups that passed a bylaw pledging not to invite pro-Zionist speakers. (Palestine Legal)

Groups fighting for Palestinian rights are praising a new fact sheet on religious discrimination from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for …

Experts say a rise in the number of monarch butterflies is encouraging, but does not reverse decades of decline for the species. (R. Gino Santa Maria/Adobe Stock)
Experts say a rise in the number of monarch butterflies is encouraging, but does not reverse decades of decline for the species. (R. Gino Santa Maria/Adobe Stock)

This winter, volunteers counted more than 335,000 Western monarch butterflies in an annual survey, a big improvement over the last few years…




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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program has nine sites in the Treasure Valley alone, and others across Idaho. (Paolese/Adobe Stock)
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program has nine sites in the Treasure Valley alone, and others across Idaho. (Paolese/Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
Tax time is here again. Between now and mid-April, Idahoans in need of assistance can find free help across the state through the AARP Foundation's …

About 31% of Idahoans have earned a bachelor's or associate degree. (MelissaMN/Adobe Stock)
About 31% of Idahoans have earned a bachelor's or associate degree. (MelissaMN/Adobe Stock)

Idaho and the rest of the country are making progress getting higher education to more people. A new report from Lumina Foundation finds nearly 54% …

DTPlays, an electric cargo bike that carried outdoor games, a shade tent and water around downtown Boise in 2022, received a Community Challenge grant. (AARP Idaho)
DTPlays, an electric cargo bike that carried outdoor games, a shade tent and water around downtown Boise in 2022, received a Community Challenge grant. (AARP Idaho)

A grant program that helps with projects that benefit local communities is back. The AARP Community Challenge program selects projects for small…

The Biochar Research Network Act would have set up as many as 20 biochar research facilities across the country. (K.salo.85/Wikimedia Commons)
The Biochar Research Network Act would have set up as many as 20 biochar research facilities across the country. (K.salo.85/Wikimedia Commons)

Friday, February 3, 2023
By Lisa Held for Civil Eats. Broadcast version by Eric Tegethoff for Big Sky Connection, reporting for Civil Eats/Solutions Journalism/Public News …

Gov. Greg Gianforte gave his second State of the State address Wednesday. (Montana Public Affairs Network)
Gov. Greg Gianforte gave his second State of the State address Wednesday. (Montana Public Affairs Network)

Gov. Greg Gianforte delivered his State of the State address to the Montana Legislature Wednesday night, discussing his plans for the state's hefty …

Housing and rental prices have skyrocketed out of many people's reach during the pandemic. (Aisyaqilumar/Adobe Stock)
Housing and rental prices have skyrocketed out of many people's reach during the pandemic. (Aisyaqilumar/Adobe Stock)

Native Americans in Montana face a slew of challenges to finding housing off reservations - including discrimination. A tight housing market in the …

A survey found 62% of Nevadans surveyed had to skip a meal or cut portions during the past year. (Adobe Stock)
A survey found 62% of Nevadans surveyed had to skip a meal or cut portions during the past year. (Adobe Stock)

A recent survey offers insight into the challenges with hunger many Nevada families are facing on a daily basis. The "Feeding Our Community" survey …

According to Dr. Janet Lee, an ophthalmologist at Shepherd Eye Center, some of the most important risk factors include age, nearsightedness and a family history of glaucoma. (Adobe Stock)
According to Dr. Janet Lee, an ophthalmologist at Shepherd Eye Center, some of the most important risk factors include age, nearsightedness and a family history of glaucoma. (Adobe Stock)

As National Glaucoma Awareness Month comes to a close, one Nevada ophthalmologist wants to remind people to get their eyes and vision checked. Dr…

For the 2021-2022 school year, Communities in Schools served 75,697 K-12 students in the state of Nevada. (Adobe Stock)
For the 2021-2022 school year, Communities in Schools served 75,697 K-12 students in the state of Nevada. (Adobe Stock)

A Nevada nonprofit is celebrating a 94% graduation rate among its high school seniors for the 2021-2022 school year. Tami Hance-Lehr. CEO and state …

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The North Fork of the Smith River in Oregon was not included in 1990 protections for the river, which runs through California. (Zachary Collier/Northwest Rafting Co.)
The North Fork of the Smith River in Oregon was not included in 1990 protections for the river, which runs through California. (Zachary Collier/Northwest Rafting Co.)

Monday, February 6, 2023
A new bill in Congress would add greater protections to a river and its watersheds in southern Oregon. Oregon Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron …

The Bonneville Power Administration has about 15,000 miles of transmission lines in the Northwest. (Cam/Adobe Stock)
The Bonneville Power Administration has about 15,000 miles of transmission lines in the Northwest. (Cam/Adobe Stock)

Oregon is pursuing an aggressive climate plan to switch to renewable energy sources, but it faces one often overlooked issue: enough high-voltage …

Much of the town of Phoenix, Oregon. was destroyed in the 2020 wildfire season. (Oregon Department of Transportation/Wikimedia Commons)
Much of the town of Phoenix, Oregon. was destroyed in the 2020 wildfire season. (Oregon Department of Transportation/Wikimedia Commons)

Southern Oregon continues to recover from the fires of 2020 and grants are helping residents in the region. The Almeda Fire in Jackson County …

Washington state will need to obtain energy from other states to meet its renewable energy goals. (William/Adobe Stock)
Washington state will need to obtain energy from other states to meet its renewable energy goals. (William/Adobe Stock)

Washington state is pursuing an aggressive climate plan to switch to renewable energy sources, but it faces one often overlooked issue: enough high-…

Federal waivers allowed every K-12 student to receive free school meals for two years during the pandemic. (Dennis M. Swanson/Adobe Stock)
Federal waivers allowed every K-12 student to receive free school meals for two years during the pandemic. (Dennis M. Swanson/Adobe Stock)

A measure in the Washington State Legislature would provide free school meals to K-12 students, but nutrition service workers are worried they are …

The death penalty was abolished in Washington state in 2018. (Felipe Caparrós/Adobe Stock)
The death penalty was abolished in Washington state in 2018. (Felipe Caparrós/Adobe Stock)

A new book by a University of Washington professor on the death penalty finds support for executions may be motivated by people's own fear of death…

Since 2017, AARP has awarded more than $12.7 million to more than 1,060 projects, including 10 in Wyoming, through the Community Challenge to nonprofit organizations and government entities. (Adobe Stock)
Since 2017, AARP has awarded more than $12.7 million to more than 1,060 projects, including 10 in Wyoming, through the Community Challenge to nonprofit organizations and government entities. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
AARP Wyoming is putting out the call for creative projects to help improve communities, whether by creating new public transportation and housing …

Rural hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are 62% less likely to close, in large part because expansion reduces the burden of uncompensated care, when patients without insurance can't pay for services. (Adobe Stock)
Rural hospitals in Medicaid expansion states are 62% less likely to close, in large part because expansion reduces the burden of uncompensated care, when patients without insurance can't pay for services. (Adobe Stock)

A bill that would expand Medicaid coverage for some 19,000 Wyoming workers who earn too much to qualify for standard Medicaid, but can't afford …

Senate File 40 aims to hold federal and state political action committees to the same standards. (Adobe Stock)
Senate File 40 aims to hold federal and state political action committees to the same standards. (Adobe Stock)

Election integrity has emerged as a top concern for Wyoming lawmakers gathered in Cheyenne, but it remains unclear what priorities will emerge from …

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