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Day two of David Pecker testimony wraps in NY Trump trial; Supreme Court hears arguments on Idaho's near-total abortion ban; ND sees a flurry of campaigning among Native candidates; and NH lags behind other states in restricting firearms at polling sites.

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The Senate moves forward with a foreign aid package. A North Carolina judge overturns an aged law penalizing released felons. And child protection groups call a Texas immigration policy traumatic for kids.

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Wyoming needs more educators who can teach kids trade skills, a proposal to open 40-thousand acres of an Ohio forest to fracking has environmental advocates alarmed and rural communities lure bicyclists with state-of-the-art bike trail systems.

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Civil rights advocates file suit over MT birth certificate mandate

The Montana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed class-action lawsuit challenging a measure barring people from listing a gender on…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Minnesota lawmakers are considering a measure which would force employers to properly classify certain trade union workers and others as employees rat…

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments today in a case about whether patients have access to emergency room abortions in states banning …

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After more than 50 years of use, some Michigan lawmakers say naloxone may not be the best choice in an overdose situation. Naloxone is sometimes …

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Environment   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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The construction of more solar farms in the U.S. has been contentious but a new survey shows their size makes a difference in whether solar projects …


Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Minnesota's largest school district is at the center of a budget controversy tied to the recent wave of school board candidates fighting diversity pro…


Health and Wellness   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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By Mary Anne Franks for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Alex Gonzalez for Northern Rockies News Service reporting for the Ms. Magazine-Public News …


Environment   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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School buses are getting cleaner in Washington state after this year's legislative session. Lawmakers in Olympia passed House Bill 1368, which will …

Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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North Dakota's June 11 primary is inching closer and those running for legislative seats are trying to win over voters, including Native American …

Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Oregon is working to address the state's digital divide with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding. Infrastructure presents the largest …

Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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By Torsheta Jackson for Yes! Media.Broadcast version by Terri Dee for Illinois News Connection reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service …

Social Issues   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Mississippi prisons often lack resources to treat people who are incarcerated with substance-use disorders adequately but a nonprofit organization is …


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

NE advocates foresee new voting-restoration law helping individuals, state play audio

April is Second Chance Month and many Nebraskans are celebrating passage of a bipartisan voting rights restoration bill and its focus on second chance…

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Health and Wellness   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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New Mexico saw record enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act this year and is now setting its sights on lowering out-of-pocket costs - those n…

Social Issues   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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The future of Senate Bill 4 is still tangled in court challenges. It's the Texas law that would allow police to arrest people for illegally crossing …

Social Issues   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Social Issues   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Wisconsin lawmakers recently debated reforms for payday loans. Efforts to protect consumers come amid new research about financial pain associated …

Social Issues   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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A new poll finds a near 20-year low in the number of voters who say they have a high interest in the 2024 election, with a majority saying they hold …


Social Issues   Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could have implications for the country's growing labor movement. Justices will hear oral arguments in Starbucks …


Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Environment   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Concerns about potential voter intimidation have spurred several states to consider banning firearms at polling sites but so far, New Hampshire is …

Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Today, groups working with lower-income families in Connecticut are raising awareness about the state's "benefits cliff" with a day of action…


Social Issues   Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick has released 57 "interim charges," the topics he wants Senate committees to study in preparation for the 89th …

 

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