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Montanans get to weigh in on firearms on college campuses, and Washington state addresses carbon pollution from the building sector.


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Senators Schumer and McConnell duel over voting reforms, the GOP divide over Trump could widen, and a pipeline hack spurs cybersecurity concerns.

Archive: May 2, 2016

A report from a nonpartisan organization shows those with the highest incomes in Wisconsin are paying a lower percentage in taxes than people of modest means. (Zerbor/iStockPhoto.com)

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MADISON, Wis. – While the wealthiest Americans have seen their earnings skyrocket in recent years, incomes have stagnated for many others in the country, according to Tamarine Cornelius, a research analyst for the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project. She conducted a study that concludes Wis ...Read More

The governor's line-item veto reduces how much lottery money will go to need-based college scholarships in Kentucky. (KCTCS)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – It's known as the "Powerball promise" in Kentucky – lottery money going to education, and state law requiring more than half of it to be used for need-based scholarships. But for years lawmakers have swept millions of dollars earmarked for the College Access Program (C ...Read More

Ridgefield Farm in Clay County, home of Brasstown Beef, is under an agricultural easement with the Mainspring Conservation Trust. (Mainspring)

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BRASSTOWN, N.C. - Farmers' markets are in full swing across North Carolina, with tables full of locally-sourced produce, meats and crafts. In addition to water, sunshine and sweat equity to create the bounty of crops, land also is needed to meet the demand. That's what North Carolina's land trusts ...Read More

An effort is under way in Indiana to get some kind of post-secondary education for more people. (Virginia Carter)

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INDIANAPOLIS – Not all students consider themselves college material, but there's an effort in Indiana to change that. Tracy Butler, director of college and career counseling at the Indiana Youth Institute, says the institute has created the College and Career Success Mentoring Toolkit to h ...Read More

Children ages 8 to 18 spend about seven hours using screen media every day. (M. Kuhlman)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it's easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It's Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged. Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Fre ...Read More

A Boston nonprofit is ditching the fancy banquet tables in favor of soapboxes Tuesday night in an event that will focus on patient-centered care. (National Institutes of Health)

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BOSTON - Forget the banquet table with expensive flowers and a fancy meal. A major Boston nonprofit is replacing that with soapboxes for speakers to stand on for what they expect will be a wide-ranging conversation about patient-centered care. Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, executive director for Health C ...Read More

A new report shows young people who've been arrested have a harder time getting their juvenile records destroyed in Illinois than other states. This includes youth who've never been convicted of a crime. (iStockphoto)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New research shows only a fraction of a percent of juvenile arrest records in Illinois get expunged, which could be a public safety risk. Juvenile justice advocates say heavy-handed state laws make it almost impossible for young people to erase a record through the expungement ...Read More

About 39,000 South Dakota children, or 18 percent, live in homes that may not have enough money to keep food on the table. (iStockphoto)

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PIERRE, S.D. - More than 105,000 South Dakotans do not have access to enough food, according to new research that includes about 39,000 kids. This year's Map the Meal Gap report shows that across the state children are at a higher risk of food insecurity than any other age group. Kerri DeGraff, ...Read More

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