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Archive: February 24, 2017

Advocates of immigrants' rights are holding a tribunal Sunday outside the Northwest Detention Center to put the deportation process on trial. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

TACOMA, Wash. — Advocates for immigrant rights are holding a tribunal outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma on Sunday to put the United States' deportation system on trial. This is the second year they will gather outside one of the largest detention centers in the country to hear ...Read More

A new environmental scorecard shows a big difference in priorities for Montana's congressional delegation. (Pat Fosse/BLM)

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Montana congressional delegation's grades were high and low without much in between on a new national environmental scorecard unveiled by Montana Conservation Voters Friday. The scoring was based on legislative votes on environment, energy and public health issues in 2016. D ...Read More

Congresswoman Martha McSally speaking at a town hall in Sahuarita, Arizona on February 23. (Dennis Newman/PNS)

SAHUARITA, Ariz. -- Just two weeks after dismissing town halls as "political theatre," Congresswoman Martha McSally met face to face with voters from her swing district in Southern Arizona. In a meeting that was polite and boisterous, Southern Arizona voters finally got the chance to hear from Rep ...Read More

A program in Jackson County gives out vouchers for baby supplies in exchange for families' healthy prenatal and post-natal care. (Redphotographer/iStockphoto)

MEDFORD, Ore. -- An innovative program in Jackson County rewards families who practice healthy prenatal and post-natal care with vouchers that can be redeemed for baby products. Jackson Care Connect, a Coordinated Care Organization in Medford, developed its "Starting Strong" program to give new fa ...Read More

The Tennessee Fire Marshal recommends users of medical oxygen place signage in and outside of their homes to prevent accidental exposure to flame or heat. (Jason Eppink/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For thousands of Tennesseans with medical issues like COPD or cancer, using a medical oxygen tank is necessary for survival. But according to the State Fire Marshal, a lack of safety precautions when using supplemental air resulted in six fire-related deaths in 2016 and more than ...Read More

Gov. Roy Cooper has proposed a pay increase for all teachers in North Carolina public schools. (401k/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper's plan to raise teacher pay by 10 percent in the next two years is projected to have an almost immediate impact on the state's ability to retain teachers. That's the prediction by the state's largest teacher group, the North Carolina Association of Educators. ...Read More

The Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program helps farmers distribute surplus product to local food banks. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anti-hunger groups and farmers are joining forces to call for a comprehensive approach to fighting hunger in Ohio. At the statehouse on Thursday, over 200 food bank partners, farmers and legislators gathered to discuss the scope of hunger and what can be done to better suppo ...Read More

Texas lawmakers are considering improvements to the state’s mediation process for people who get “surprise bills” for out-of-network medical services. (lisafx/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — It can be a major setback for Texas health care consumers: a surprise bill for thousands of dollars from a doctor who isn't in your insurance company's network. Texas lawmakers approved a mediation plan in 2015 to allow patients to negotiate those bills, but health care advocat ...Read More

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