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In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out;

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Archive: December 27, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a bill on his desk that would allow people who are confined to their homes more choice when it comes to who takes care of them. (nc.gov)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Advocates are hoping the new year will bring with it a signature on a bill they say protects and strengthens supports for people with disabilities. Senate Bill 261 was sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner early this month. The legislation was in response to Illinois' Department of Hu ...Read More

Securing safe, affordable housing is often the biggest challenge facing victims of domestic violence. A new program seeks to help them overcome that barrier. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time, a Rapid Re-Housing Program is being taken statewide to help victims of domestic violence. Using a $259,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state's network of 15 shelters will provide rental assistance to at least 40 women in any Kentucky co ...Read More

P-39 and one of her cubs, captured in spring 2015 by a National Park Service trail camera. (National Park Service)

LOS ANGELES – The biggest threat to mountain lions in California is traffic. More than 100 of the big cats died this year across the state in collisions with fast-moving cars. The Santa Monica Mountains are the major problem area, with at least two mountain lions killed there in recent weeks ...Read More

The Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund could help create bike paths, and other ways to help Iowans be more active. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – With 2016 coming to a close, a broad-based coalition is looking to 2017 as a year to preserve Iowa's natural heritage and "fund the trust." The Iowa Water and Land Legacy or "I-WILL" Coalition is focused on raising the state sales tax by three-eighths of a penny, to fund the ...Read More

Experts recommend scheduling activities with kids each day they're out of school, like baking cookies, to make the most of the holiday break. (Deborah Lee Soltesz/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – By now, kids across Tennessee may be going a little stir-crazy from the holiday break, and parents may be counting the days until their return to school. But experts are reminding us about the importance of quality time this holiday. Samantha Gray, executive director of th ...Read More

A new poll shows addressing climate change is a critical issue for Latino voters in Ohio. (click/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a growing population in Ohio, the voice of Latino voters is becoming more powerful, and a new survey finds a strong percentage of Latino Ohioans want action to combat climate change. Political opinion research firm Latino Decisions polled Latino voters in seven key states o ...Read More

Indiana's youngest residents will be the focus of some of the new legislation coming to the General Assembly starting next month. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – The new year will bring a new session for state lawmakers in just a couple of weeks. The Indiana General Assembly begins 2017 with a new governor, and some new faces filling House and Senate seats at the state Capitol. Mindi Goodpaster, public policy director for the Marion Co ...Read More

Many Oregonians may not realize they are eligible for dental-care coverage since expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (dental-inno/Pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Many Oregonians who qualify for Medicaid may not know that they also are eligible for dental care. Although Medicaid at the federal level doesn't offer dental care, Oregon has taken a different path toward providing oral health. With expansion from the Affordable Care Act in 2 ...Read More

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