Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Massachusetts steps up for Puerto Rico, the White House convenes its first hunger conference in more than 50 years, and hydroponics could be the future of tomatoes in California.

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Arizona's Sen. Kyrsten Simema defends the filibuster, the CBO says student loan forgiveness could cost $400 billion, and whistleblower Edward Snowden is granted Russian citizenship.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts two winters across the U.S., the Inflation Reduction Act could level the playing field for rural electric co-ops, and pharmacies are dwindling in rural America.

The Lake County Gun Violence Prevention Initiative is partnering with community groups to interrupt cycles of gun violence. (Adobe Stock)<br />
The Lake County Gun Violence Prevention Initiative is partnering with community groups to interrupt cycles of gun violence. (Adobe Stock)

State and local leaders are joining community groups for a call to action this weekend to draw attention to efforts to support at-risk youth in Illino…

Total book challenges in 2022 are on pace to exceed the 2021 record. (Adobe Stock)
Total book challenges in 2022 are on pace to exceed the 2021 record. (Adobe Stock)

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …

Concerning levels of PFAS have been discovered in the environment, water and wildlife of the Great Lakes region. (Adobe Stock)
Concerning levels of PFAS have been discovered in the environment, water and wildlife of the Great Lakes region. (Adobe Stock)

The federal government is taking new steps to protect people in Illinois and other states from "forever chemicals." PFOA and PFOS are two types of pe…

More than 726,000 people, including almost 224,000 children, are facing hunger in Indiana, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. (Adobe Stock)
More than 726,000 people, including almost 224,000 children, are facing hunger in Indiana, according to the nonprofit Feeding America. (Adobe Stock)

Amid struggles with higher food and transportation costs, fewer donations and increased demand, food banks in Indiana will soon have additional …

Total book challenges in 2022 are on pace to exceed last year's record. (Adobe Stock)
Total book challenges in 2022 are on pace to exceed last year's record. (Adobe Stock)

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …

The Giffords Law Center says nearly 56% of all suicide deaths in Indiana involve firearms. Gun-control advocates say that's another reason why it's important to limit access to firearms. (Adobe Stock)<br />
The Giffords Law Center says nearly 56% of all suicide deaths in Indiana involve firearms. Gun-control advocates say that's another reason why it's important to limit access to firearms. (Adobe Stock)

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Indiana advocates pushing for stricter gun laws say access to firearms should get more attention…

Agriculture experts say improving soil health on farmland is one of several components to reducing emissions from conventional farming. (Adobe Stock)
Agriculture experts say improving soil health on farmland is one of several components to reducing emissions from conventional farming. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Agriculture researchers say if the U.S. wants more farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices, they will need to be offered some proven incentives…

Roughly 50% of small-business owners in the United States offer health insurance, but some worry about being able to keep it if costs continue to rise. (Adobe Stock)
Roughly 50% of small-business owners in the United States offer health insurance, but some worry about being able to keep it if costs continue to rise. (Adobe Stock)

Average Affordable Care Act premiums in Iowa would have been 72% higher this year without temporary subsidies from the federal government, and small-…

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The five prize-winners at Saturday's Midland Day of Peace festival will each release a dove to signify the value of peacemaking. (Okea/Adobe Stock)
The five prize-winners at Saturday's Midland Day of Peace festival will each release a dove to signify the value of peacemaking. (Okea/Adobe Stock)

In a world filled with conflict, one city in Michigan is celebrating its status as an International City of Peace. A group of nonprofit …

Michigan voters will decide on a number of races and proposals on the Nov. 8 midterm elections. (1STunningART/Adobe Stock)
Michigan voters will decide on a number of races and proposals on the Nov. 8 midterm elections. (1STunningART/Adobe Stock)

The midterm elections are coming up on Nov. 8, and advocates are reminding Michiganders to plan now on how, when, and where they will cast their …

The area known as Squaw Bay near Alpena in northeast Michigan has been renamed Birdsong Bay by the U.S. Department of the Interior. (Pixabay)
The area known as Squaw Bay near Alpena in northeast Michigan has been renamed Birdsong Bay by the U.S. Department of the Interior. (Pixabay)

The U.S. Department of the Interior has ordered name changes for nearly 650 sites on federal lands, in Michigan and across the country, containing …

Authors of a new study predict lakes in the Northern Hemisphere will eventually lose their frozen surface between 15 and 45 days earlier as climate change worsens. (Adobe Stock)
Authors of a new study predict lakes in the Northern Hemisphere will eventually lose their frozen surface between 15 and 45 days earlier as climate change worsens. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022
Minnesotans are preparing for another winter, and a new global study raises questions about how colder climates might see fewer days of ice cover on …

Community housing groups say extreme weather events are one of several reasons aging homes are running into repair backlogs, and that for many homeowners, securing a home-improvement loan is difficult. (Adobe Stock)
Community housing groups say extreme weather events are one of several reasons aging homes are running into repair backlogs, and that for many homeowners, securing a home-improvement loan is difficult. (Adobe Stock)

As the housing market navigates a sea of obstacles, community-level organizations in Minnesota are urging governments to take a closer look at their …

Minnesota recorded 570 gun-related deaths last year, and a majority of them were listed as suicides. That's promoted calls for increased education about the safe storage of firearms. (Adobe Stock)
Minnesota recorded 570 gun-related deaths last year, and a majority of them were listed as suicides. That's promoted calls for increased education about the safe storage of firearms. (Adobe Stock)

For the second year in a row, suicides represent nearly 70% of all gun deaths in Minnesota. Those working to stop gun violence hope the new data …

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According to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, co-ops power 56% of the nation's landmass. (Adobe Stock)
According to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, co-ops power 56% of the nation's landmass. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022
Within the Inflation Reduction Act are provisions to help rural electric co-ops in new ways. Rural electricity generation often is structured as a …

Trouble sleeping and insomnia are often overlooked symptoms of anxiety disorders. (Adobe Stock)
Trouble sleeping and insomnia are often overlooked symptoms of anxiety disorders. (Adobe Stock)

Expanded anxiety screenings could have a long-term positive impact on the health of Missourians, according to mental-health advocates. The U.S…

An estimated one in five families skipped preventive checkups during the pandemic, so health experts encourage families to get back on track. (Adobe Stock)
An estimated one in five families skipped preventive checkups during the pandemic, so health experts encourage families to get back on track. (Adobe Stock)

As summer draws to a close, experts are reminding parents not to overlook health screenings for kids. Back-to-school time brings a lot of additions …

Children of color are more likely than white kids to experience the death of a parent, as are children living in rural areas. (Adobe Stock)
Children of color are more likely than white kids to experience the death of a parent, as are children living in rural areas. (Adobe Stock)

Nebraska is one of six states participating in "No Child Grieves Alone," a series of regional conferences aiming to help communities recover after the…

None of Nebraska's five members of Congress earned a perfect or even near-perfect score on this year's Democracy Scorecard. (Adobe Stock)
None of Nebraska's five members of Congress earned a perfect or even near-perfect score on this year's Democracy Scorecard. (Adobe Stock)

The top issue for voters heading into the November elections, even above jobs and the economy, is a growing fear American democracy is under threat…

Nearly three in four Nebraska jobs that pay a living wage will require at least some postsecondary education by 2027. (Adobe Stock)
Nearly three in four Nebraska jobs that pay a living wage will require at least some postsecondary education by 2027. (Adobe Stock)

The biggest obstacle facing indigenous students in Nebraska completing college degrees is cost, according to a new collaborative study by the …

Not only has inflation created more economic gaps in tribal areas, food experts say it also has sent the cost of things like wild rice soaring. And that has limited access to these staples for Natives living in larger cities, too. (Adobe Stock)
Not only has inflation created more economic gaps in tribal areas, food experts say it also has sent the cost of things like wild rice soaring. And that has limited access to these staples for Natives living in larger cities, too. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, September 26, 2022
The economy is usually a big topic during elections. With the midterms near, recent inflation woes are especially felt in tribal areas, and …

In addition to protecting programs such as Social Security, older North Dakotans have told AARP reducing the threat of scams is another one of their top priorities. (Adobe Stock)
In addition to protecting programs such as Social Security, older North Dakotans have told AARP reducing the threat of scams is another one of their top priorities. (Adobe Stock)

Early voting for the fall election begins one week from today in North Dakota. Candidate debates are on the horizon, too, and older residents are …

Since the Paris Agreement, the six largest U.S. banks have provided $1.4 trillion in financing to the fossil-fuel industry. (Adobe Stock)
Since the Paris Agreement, the six largest U.S. banks have provided $1.4 trillion in financing to the fossil-fuel industry. (Adobe Stock)

As states like North Dakota debate whether to stay committed to fossil fuels, an online scorecard gives people with retirement accounts a glimpse …

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Ohio school districts that implemented free school meals for all have reported a 20% increase in student participation. (USDA)<br />
Ohio school districts that implemented free school meals for all have reported a 20% increase in student participation. (USDA)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Education officials in Ohio want state leaders to invest in free school meals for all students. Pandemic-era federal waivers enabling schools to …

After a positive anxiety screening, an assessment from a mental-health professional can determine if a patient should be diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder. (Adobe Stock)
After a positive anxiety screening, an assessment from a mental-health professional can determine if a patient should be diagnosed with a specific anxiety disorder. (Adobe Stock)

Expanded anxiety screenings could have a long-term positive impact on the health of Ohioans, according to mental-health experts. The U.S. Preventive …

After registering to vote, Ohioans are encouraged to learn more about the offices up for grabs in November. (Adobe Stock)
After registering to vote, Ohioans are encouraged to learn more about the offices up for grabs in November. (Adobe Stock)

We're 50 days away from the 2022 midterms, and advocates are encouraging Ohioans to not only learn more about the candidates on the ballot, but the …

Researchers say if states required more lighting and reflection on farm vehicles, traffic crashes involving this heavy equipment could decrease by more than half. (Adobe Stock)
Researchers say if states required more lighting and reflection on farm vehicles, traffic crashes involving this heavy equipment could decrease by more than half. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
As the fall harvest season takes shape in South Dakota, an agricultural specialist said there are many ways motorists and farmers can avoid crashes …

Federal health officials say falls result in more than three million injuries each year that require an emergency-room visit. (Adobe Stock)
Federal health officials say falls result in more than three million injuries each year that require an emergency-room visit. (Adobe Stock)

From COVID infections to dangerously hot weather, older South Dakotans have had a lot of warnings the past couple of years to adhere to. But experts …

Roughly 50% of small-business owners in the United States offer health insurance, but some worry about being able to keep it if costs continue to rise. (Adobe Stock)
Roughly 50% of small-business owners in the United States offer health insurance, but some worry about being able to keep it if costs continue to rise. (Adobe Stock)

Average Affordable Care Act premiums in Wisconsin would have been 56% higher this year without temporary subsidies from the federal government…

This year, more than 70% of attempts to restrict library resources targeted multiple titles. (Adobe Stock)
This year, more than 70% of attempts to restrict library resources targeted multiple titles. (Adobe Stock)

Controversial books are nothing new, but the incidence of book challenges and bans has increased substantially in recent years. This week marks the …

Children ages 5 to 17 miss nearly two million school days in a single year due to dental-health problems, according to the Healthy Schools Campaign. (teeth.org.au)
Children ages 5 to 17 miss nearly two million school days in a single year due to dental-health problems, according to the Healthy Schools Campaign. (teeth.org.au)

School students across Wisconsin are still getting settled as the new academic year unfolds. And experts say it's important to get them in for a …

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