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President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


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The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Archive: October 25, 2019

Texas students are getting hands on, high-tech experience growing fresh produce inside converted shipping containers. (Freight Farms)

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Texas schools are using refrigerated freight containers converted into hydroponic farms as an extension of the classroom. At IDEA charter schools, students learn how to grow leafy greens and other vegetables, and deliver their harvests directly to the school cafeteria. C ...Read More

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has funded projects across Wyoming, including Glendo State Park. (Wikimedia Commons)

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Conservation groups are pressing Congress to make good on promises to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which taps a portion of offshore drilling fees to ensure recreational access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities on public lands. Jayson O'Nei ...Read More

DACA allows immigrants brought to the United States as children to work and attend school without fear of deportation. (pressmaster/Adobe Stock)

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NEW YORK – Tomorrow, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children will be joined by community leaders and allies as they begin a 230 mile "Home is Here" march to Washington D.C. The march is being timed to arrive in the nation's capital on the day the Supreme Court hea ...Read More

The percentage of Michigan workers entitled to overtime pay has declined for decades. (AdobeStock)

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is joining the list of states making moves to expand overtime pay. Yesterday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a proposal to increase the threshold for overtime pay to salaried workers who earn less than roughly $51,000. The current overtime pay threshold is about $2 ...Read More

Legal aid groups say migrant parents of low-income U.S. citizen children should not be afraid to enroll them in programs such as Medi-Cal and CalFresh, as this will not affect green-card applications. (Kathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups are working to calm fears in the migrant community – after a judge blocked President Donald Trump's changes to the public charge rules earlier this month. Those rules would have made it harder for people to get a green card or visa if they ...Read More

Julia Hamilton and her partner, Zack Cruze, hope to get more support for their foster children, who were both born to drug-addicted parents. (Julia Hamilton)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the opioid crisis pushing more children into foster care in West Virginia, supporting foster parents is more crucial than ever. Julia Hamilton is a foster parent of two in Morgantown. She says she wishes case workers were able to touch base more often with her, espec ...Read More

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