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Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Archive: March 23, 2017

Grocery stores and supermarkets are disappearing from some neighborhoods in Minnesota. (Virginia Carter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – About 340,000 Minnesotans don't have access to healthy food on a regular basis because of either distance or income barriers, and about a quarter of a million live more than 10 miles from a large grocery store or supermarket. A recent poll commissioned by the Center for Pre ...Read More

Four million acres of land within a 100-mile radius of ethanol refineries were converted to agriculture use between 2008 and 2012, with unintended consequences for wildlife. (USDA/Flickr)

BOARDMAN, Ore. -- Wildlife habitat near corn ethanol refineries has been destroyed at a fast pace since a federal law was passed to produce more biofuels. A new study says that across the U.S., 4 million acres of land within a 100 mile radius of ethanol plants have been converted to agricultural use ...Read More

Access to health care has led to a decrease in hunger among Oregonians, according to surveys by Oregon Food Bank. (Oregon Food Bank)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act Thursday, and advocates fighting hunger in Oregon want lawmakers to keep in mind that affordable health care is a key part of addressing hunger. Advocates are concerned that the GOP's replacement plan could ...Read More

The proposal to reduce funding for Medicaid being discussed today in Congress could greatly impact the availability of health care for North Carolina. (UW Health)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- According to the most recent data from NC Child, 96 percent of children in North Carolina have health insurance. But their access to care is uncertain as the U.S. House votes Thursday on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and greatly reduce funding for Medicaid. The ...Read More

Petitions are being delivered to some Ohio Congressional leaders asking that they oppose efforts to repeal Obamacare, but the vote is scheduled for today. (LaDonna Howard/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, and it could be the last, as a vote is scheduled in Congress Thursday to repeal and revamp the health care law. Activists around Ohio are spending the day showing support for the ACA and fighting the replacement, the A ...Read More

Colorectal cancer is the second and third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women, respectively. (Ben-Schonewille/iStockphoto)

SEATTLE – A new report on the rising rates of colorectal cancer among young people is sparking concern and action on what to do to prevent the deadly disease. While rates for people younger than 50 have gone up in recent years, Dr. Andrew Feld, a gastroenterologist at Kaiser Permanente in W ...Read More

New York millionaires’ income has increased an estimated 45 percent since 2009, and some don't mind sharing more of it to pay for state services. (Philip Taylor/Flickr)

NEW YORK -- Please raise our taxes – that's the message more than 80 wealthy New Yorkers have sent to Albany. The list includes names like Rockefeller and Disney. They all have incomes over $650,000 a year, and they want Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York lawmakers to expand the state's milliona ...Read More

Another reason for updating water infrastructure:

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A new report from the Value of Water Campaign outlines the major economic impact that investments in the nation's water infrastructure could have. Many of the country's water and wastewater treatment systems and equipment have been in place for more than a century. Milwau ...Read More

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