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Trump case expected to head to the jury today; IN food banks concerned about draft Farm Bill; NH parents, educators urge veto of anti-LGBTQ+ bills; Study shows a precipitous drop in US, global migratory fish populations.

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Actor Robert DeNiro joins Capitol Police officers to protest Donald Trump at his New York hush money trial, while both sides make closing arguments. And the Democratic party moves to make sure President Biden will be on the ballot in Ohio.

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Smokey Bear thought only "you" could prevent forest fires, but decomposing mushrooms may also help, a Native American community in Oregon is achieving healthcare sovereignty, and Colorado farmers hope fast-maturing, drought-tolerant seeds will better handle climate change.

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The National Association of Broadcasters says more than 82 million individuals tune in to AM radio. (kittyfly/Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

AM radio in every car? The debate hits Missouri

The "AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act" now in Congress would mandate all new cars in the U.S. be equipped with AM radios, which is stirring a debate in …

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More than half of parents feel social media is affecting their children's development, from body image to self-perception, according to a recent CVS Health survey. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Survey: 70% of parents report concern over child’s mental health

Across the nation, 70% of parents say they're now more concerned about their child's mental health than physical health, according to a new survey by …

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The ballot amendment would add language to the Kentucky Constitution saying,

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

KY education activists campaign against public funds for private schools

A coalition of public education advocates has formed to oppose Amendment 2 on the November ballot, which would allow Kentucky public school funds to …

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SEIU 775 workers at Aegis Living gathered for a rally at the company's new facility earlier this month. (SEIU 775)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Assisted living workers at WA facility call for higher wages

Workers for an assisted living facility are calling for higher wages in their union contract negotiations. Aegis Living is a Seattle-based company …

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One of the historic roadblocks to helping consumers and businesses embrace energy efficiency and beneficial electrification has been securing access to the capital needed to make improvements to reduce energy costs. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

New program aims to help rural Coloradans pay less on monthly energy bills

Coloradans living in rural parts of the state tend to pay a lot more for their monthly energy bills than metropolitan customers but a new Biden admini…

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Before the pandemic, evictions in Virginia peaked at almost 16,000 statewide. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

VA housing advocates upset with vetoes of tenant protection bills

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has vetoed several bills intended to do more to address the rights of renters in the Commonwealth. Along with …

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Ice cream makers in the U.S. produce more than 1.38 billion gallons of ice cream annually, with consumption usually peaking in July. (auremar/Adobe Stock)

Monday, May 27, 2024

Will summer heat melt New Mexicans' cravings for ice cream?

In addition to honoring fallen service members, Memorial Day has come to be known as the unofficial start of summer, which can mean lots of ice cream…

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Michigan currently has tolls in place in certain tunnels and bridges, but not on any roads. <br />(Alexey Stiop)
As millions hit the roads, MI lawmakers consider extra driving fees

As Michiganders hit the road this holiday weekend, state lawmakers are brainstorming ways to help close the state's $3.9 billion road funding gap…

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A partir de 2023, uno de cada cinco adultos inmigrantes legalmente presentes dice que no tiene seguro, en comparación con menos de uno de cada diez adultos ciudadanos naturalizados y nacidos en los EE. UU., según KFF. (Adobe Stock)
Beneficiarios de DACA pronto tendrán acceso a cobertura médica

La administración Biden finalizó una norma que ampliará la cobertura de atención médica a los beneficiarios de la Acción…

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As of 2023, one in five lawfully present immigrant adults says they're uninsured, compared with fewer than one in ten naturalized and U.S.-born citizen adults, according to KFF. (Adobe Stock)
DACA recipients soon to have access to health coverage

The Biden administration has finalized a rule that will expand health care coverage to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, who will …

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The latest report from the Federal Trade Commission found some grocery price increases were unwarranted during the pandemic. (polack/Adobe Stock)
Report: Grocery prices unnecessarily inflated during pandemic

Americans got a bit of a reprieve last month, as food and auto prices dipped for the first time in 90 days. As Texas households continue to deal …

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Seattle's ordinance requiring a minimum wage for app delivery drivers is one of the few in the country. (Daisy Daisy/Adobe Stock)
Seattle could reverse gains for app delivery drivers

The Seattle City Council could reduce wages and reverse other protections for app delivery drivers less than six months after an ordinance to provide …

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