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A new survey shows discrimination in medical settings affects quality of care; U.S. Supreme Court rejects vaccine and testing mandates for businesses; and New York moves toward electric school buses.

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U.S. House passes a new voting rights bill, setting up a Senate showdown; President Biden announces expanded COVID testing, and Jan. 6 Committee requests an interview with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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New website profiles missing and murdered Native Americans; more support for young, rural Minnesotans who've traded sex for food, shelter, drugs or alcohol; more communities step up to solve "period poverty;" and find your local gardener - Jan. 29 is National Seed Swap Day.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Judge: WI Ballot Drop Boxes Not Permitted Under State Law

During Wisconsin's pandemic elections, absentee ballot drop boxes offered a different route for people to cast their votes, but a new decision in …

  Jonah Chester,

Friday, January 14, 2022

This month, Minnesota has raised state reimbursement rates for dentists who accept patients enrolled in the state's Medicaid program. Groups working …

Friday, January 14, 2022

Mobile carriers are starting to decommission their 3G cellular networks this year, some as soon as next month. Pennsylvania officials are reminding …

Friday, January 14, 2022

One hundred years ago today, the Izaak Walton League of America was founded in Chicago, with a mission of local stewardship of wild places, citizen …

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Health and Wellness   Thursday, January 13, 2022

As Nebraska's GOP leaders work to further restrict and even ban access to abortion services, Sen. Megan Hunt, D-Omaha, has introduced two bills …


Health and Wellness   Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Health and Wellness   Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Environment   Thursday, January 13, 2022

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Environment   Friday, January 14, 2022

In her 2022 State of the State address, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul set new goals for electrifying the school bus fleets in the state. Clean-energy …

Social Issues   Friday, January 14, 2022

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Social Issues   Friday, January 14, 2022

Acknowledging the pandemic's toll on Kentucky students, teachers and families, Gov. Andy Beshear announced last night a state budget which would make …


Friday, January 14, 2022

Health-Care Disparities: A Way of Life for Black Ohioans?

A new report suggests discrimination in medical settings affects the quality of care for many Ohioans. In a survey of more than 800 people, …

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Environment   Friday, January 14, 2022

An alliance of environmental groups and lawmakers has released an ambitious, wide-ranging set of goals for the 2022 Arizona Legislature. The …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

The road to voting rights for Native Americans has been long, but advocates for indigenous people hope to build on the momentum they've seen in …

Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

A new report shows California's 13.5 million children are suffering in the wake of the pandemic. It gives the state low marks on child care…

Environment   Thursday, January 13, 2022

2022 will see a renewed focus on farmer safety in North Dakota. A key position has been filled to focus on education designed to reduce accidents and …


Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

Washington state law schools are aiming to recruit more Latino and Native American students through a program at a central Washington university…


Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

Social Issues   Thursday, January 13, 2022

Dozens of mayors from around the country, including several from Ohio, are calling on the U.S. Senate to protect the right to vote and the integrity …

Environment   Thursday, January 13, 2022

Pennsylvania state parks are making a move to go plastic-free and reduce waste, starting with their concession stands, to help meet the …


Health and Wellness   Thursday, January 13, 2022

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