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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: September 17, 2019

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, around 7% of Kentuckians received at least one out-of-network medical charge in 2017. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Congress is considering legislation to stop surprise medical bills. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2017, 7% of Kentuckians received at least one out-of-network medical charge. Katy Spangler with the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing said the Lower Hea ...Read More

Income tax returns, medical bills and educational records are full of personal information thieves could use to steal someone's identity. (Elenathewise/AdobeStock)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cyber crimes continue to increase and evolve, but some fraudsters still follow paper trails to steal personal information. Income tax returns, financial statements, medical bills and educational records are just some of the documents full of personal information of value to ...Read More

MIT students protest Jeffrey Epstein's close ties to its Media Lab. (Adobe Stock)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are demanding fundamental changes to the university's funding practices following revelations that its Media Lab repeatedly took funding from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Last Friday, more than 150 students, f ...Read More

Ten percent of South Dakota's campsites were unavailable in 2019 because of conditions created after severe spring flooding. (Nate Wek/listen.sdpb.org)

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PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota parks saw a decrease in usage this year because of spring flood damage. And now state residents are being asked to comment on a proposed rate increase. As of July 1, revenue from user fees for entrance and camping were down by nearly $2 million compared with 2018, ...Read More

The Mueller Report detailed extensive efforts by Russian hackers to compromise U.S. election systems in 2016, and warned of more cyber attacks in 2020. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada has made big strides toward safeguarding the ballot box, but still has a ways to go, according to a new report on election security. The "Citizen's Report On Election Security in Northern Nevada and the Nation" will be released Tuesday as part of a nationwide day o ...Read More

Climate activists say the warming climate is causing an increased threat from wildfires in Idaho. (U.S. Forest Service/Flickr)

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BOISE, Idaho — People around the world will walk out of work and school this Friday to call for action on climate change, including many in Idaho. Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg spurred the Global Climate Strike in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summ ...Read More

Students in Pennsylvania cyber charters lose 103 days of learning in reading and 118 days of math compared with other students. (sakkmesterke/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new report says Pennsylvania is wasting $290 million on cyber charter schools each year. The report, from Education Voters of Pennsylvania, says cyber charters are paid based on what the districts pay per student in brick-and-mortar schools, not on the actual cost of educat ...Read More

Energy-efficiency jobs account for 24% of all energy jobs in Ohio. (Auremar/AdobeStock)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Energy-efficiency jobs are booming in Ohio, and the pace is not expected to slow any time soon. According to a report released Monday, Ohio added more than 2,000 energy-efficiency jobs in 2018. That's a nearly 5% increase - compared with the overall state employment growth ...Read More

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