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Archive: November 6, 2019

Iowa Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, left, visted Jessica Williams' place of employment and met in Urbandale and met her manager, David Watts as part of October's National Disability Employment Month. (DDCouncil)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The contribution people with disabilities make to the economy is hard to quantify, but last month three Iowa lawmakers got a first-hand look at how hard they work. As part of October's National Disability Employment Month, state Sens. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, and Jackie Smith, D-S ...Read More

Union leaders in Minnesota say their members are feeling emboldened to speak up after years of attempts to weaken the labor movement. (kconnors)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Despite a variety of setbacks and membership declines at the national level, Minnesota union leaders say their members have been energized by the recent wave of high-profile labor movements. This fall's strike by General Motors employees and the Chicago teachers' walkout are seen ...Read More

Roughly 3% of Ohio kindergartners had an exemption for one or more of three vaccines during the 2018-2019 school year. (Adobe Stock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio law requires public school students to have an updated immunization record on file, and it's a policy that new polling shows has strong support. According to data released today by Interact for Health, eight in 10 adults in the 2019 Ohio Health Issues Poll agreed with the stat ...Read More

The latest statistics show about 5,500 people are homeless in southern Nevada on any given night, an area with only about 2,000 shelter beds. (Kemecki/Morguefile)

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LAS VEGAS - Civil-rights groups and advocates for Nevadans who are homeless are protesting today at Las Vegas City Hall, just before a public hearing on a controversial homelessness ordinance. The council is considering making it a misdemeanor to sleep or camp in public rights-of-way near homes, on ...Read More

In Wisconsin, hemp growers must develop a research plan, sign a research agreement, meet reporting and record-keeping requirements, and pay to have their crops sampled for THC levels, to participate in the state's hemp pilot research program. (Pixabay)

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MADISON, Wis. - Going into its third year, Wisconsin's hemp pilot research program is frustrating some farmers, but state officials say that's because of the industry's enormous growth. The hemp strain of the cannabis plant can contain no more than 0.3% total THC, the psychoactive ingredient in mar ...Read More

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