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Governor Ron DeSantis shuts the door on unemployment benefits; Montanna gains a congressional seat - now the focus is on redistricting.


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President Biden talks hurricane aid in Louisiana, Vice President Harris visits Rhode Island, defense officials talk about clamping down on domestic extremism in the ranks, and plan for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: April 9, 2021

New Mexico has joined 10 other states and the District of Columbia in offering a medical aid-in-dying option, through the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act. (helpguide.org)

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SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico residents who are terminally ill but remain mentally capable will soon be able to get medication that allows them to die peacefully to end unbearable suffering. Yesterday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 47, also known as the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Li ...Read More

The average Idaho household has only about $2,500 in retirement savings. (Brian Jackson/Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho - April is Financial Literacy Month and one of the keys to good money habits is learning how to save. Unfortunately, many people aren't doing this, said Lupe Wissel, state director of AARP Idaho. According to an AARP survey, the average savings amount for households near retirement is ...Read More

The group Feeding America estimates this year, one in six children could experience food insecurity, meaning they're in families that don't always have enough food. (Adobe Stock)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky will soon receive an extra $12.8 million per month for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits program, and groups fighting hunger in the state say the increase will especially help feed more children. Katrina Thompson, executive director of the group Feedi ...Read More

High-profile shootings in states like Minnesota and Colorado this year have renewed calls for stricter gun laws. (Adobe Stock)

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MILWAUKEE - There's a renewed push for gun-control measures in Wisconsin and at the federal level, with President Joe Biden's executive actions this week. Advocates of the plans say longstanding opposition remains, but the focus on different aspects of the gun debate might receive greater support. ...Read More

The Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection is partnering with Tampa Bay area governments and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program to monitor water quality at locations affected by the Piney Point breach. (Pexels)

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TAMPA, Fla. - The uncontrolled release of millions of gallons of polluted wastewater at Piney Point into Tampa Bay is raising concerns about a massive wave of harmful algal blooms. As officials relax concerns about a complete breach at the old phosphate plant, inviting evacuees back to their homes ...Read More

Virtual aids like Zoom have become more common tools for attorneys, allowing them to meet remotely with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. (NicoElNino/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. - A Montana program is reaching rural residents who struggle to afford legal representation when they need it. The Rural Incubator Project for Lawyers, or RIPL, is a two-year fellowship that helps folks with common legal matters - from divorce and landlord-tenant disputes to receivin ...Read More

The majority of the 4.5 million long-term care workers in the U.S. are frequently in close contact with their patients, which has put them at greater risk of COVID-19 infection. (Adobe Stock)

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut home-care, group-home, and nursing-home workers want the state to commit to creating a better working environment for them, especially in the pandemic. Long-term care workers and members of Service Employees International Union District 1199 Northeast rallied yesterda ...Read More

More than 20 state legislatures, including Michigan's, are considering trans sports bans.  (Adobe Stock)

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LANSING, Mich. - Opponents of Michigan's proposed trans sports ban are working to educate people about what they see as its dangers. Senate Bill 218 would prohibit trans high school students from playing on teams associated with their gender identity, verses their sex assigned at birth. A key co ...Read More

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