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After the Trump assassination attempt, defining democracy gets even harder; Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate; DC residents push back on natural gas infrastructure buildup; and a new law allows youth on Medi-Cal to consent to mental health treatment.

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Former President Trump is injured but safe after an attempted assassination many condemn political violence. Democrats' fears intensify over Biden's run. And North Carolina could require proof of citizenship to vote.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

Dallas Heltzell

Dallas Heltzell has been an editor at Public News Service since 2010. His nearly five decades of writing, editing and producing at daily-news outlets has included work at college radio stations; KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo.; the Columbia Missourian, St. Charles (Mo.) Banner-News; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call, Colorado Springs Gazette and Denver Post. Besides his work at PNS, he's also a reporter for BizWest, which covers business news for Northern Colorado, and Prairie Mountain Newspapers.


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