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Archive: September 6, 2019

Floods in the Midwest this year have been deadly and, for some, conjured memories of the Great Flood of 1993. (Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson/U.S. Air National Guard)

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ST. LOUIS – After devastating and historic floods this year, critics of new developments on the Missouri River fear they could send the waters higher. On the banks of the Missouri near St. Louis, proposals for developments by Bangert Island and in Maryland Heights would be across the river f ...Read More

An expansion of Medicaid in Missouri would add an estimated 200,000 people to the MO HealthNet program. (Machineheads/iStockphoto)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Advocates for expanding Missouri's Medicaid program have just launched a new campaign to put an initiative on the 2020 ballot. The plan would allow about 200,000 Missourians who are low-wage workers to get Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, by raising the eligibili ...Read More

Ohioans are encouraged to review their voter registration status on the Secretary of State's website this month. (NatalieMayor/Flickr)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – After scoring a victory in court, the Ohio Secretary of State's Office is expected to follow through on a massive voter registration purge today. The purge is happening despite discovering mistakes on the list, released by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, of roughly 235,000 ...Read More

At least 1,396 people have gone on hunger strike in 18 U.S. detention centers since May 2015, according to the group Freedom for Immigrants. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Wikimedia Commons)

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EL PASO, Texas – Today marks Day 60 of a hunger strike by three political refugees from India, detained for more than a year in an El Paso Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. The policy of indefinite detention began under the Obama administration, and has continued under President ...Read More

In a new poll, 75% of Indiana residents said they support policies to address the effects of climate  change in the state. (Dominique Uhe/Adobe Stock)

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's status as a Republican stronghold might suggest that its residents also follow the party's resistance to fighting climate change. But a new poll reveals that isn't necessarily the case. In the survey, conducted by Matthew Houser – assistant research scientist a ...Read More

The Trump administration is trying for the third time this year to get funds from Congress to revive a proposed nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. (State of Nevada)

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Opponents of reviving the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain held a panel discussion in East Las Vegas last night to raise awareness about the issue. The plans were shelved during the Obama administration, but U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has requested $116 m ...Read More

The Green Light Law would give 750,000 immigrants in New York access to a driver's license. (Nomad_Soul/Adobe Stock)

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NEW YORK – Restoring immigrants' access to driver's licenses would benefit all New Yorkers – that's the message of a motion filed in federal court on Wednesday. Earlier this year, New York passed the Green Light New York Law, allowing immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. But the law ...Read More

A shortage of substitute teachers is one of the biggest challenges facing Wisconsin school districts in the 2019-2020 term.  (StockSnap)

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MADISON, Wis. – Just days into the new school year, many Wisconsin districts are already dealing with a serious shortage of substitute teachers. It's one symptom of schools at a tipping point, with fewer people entering and staying in the teaching profession – says Christina Brey, publ ...Read More

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