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The Supreme Court throws out a Trump-era ban on gun bump stocks; a look at how social media algorithms and Shakespearian villains have in common; and states receive federal funding to clean up legacy mine pollution.

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The Supreme Court for now protects access to abortion drug mifepristone, while Senate Republicans block a bill protecting access to in-vitro fertilization. Wisconsin's Supreme Court bans mobile voting sites, and colleges deal with funding cuts as legislatures target diversity programs.

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As summer nears, America's newest and largest international dark sky sanctuary beckons, rural job growth is up, but full recovery remains elusive, rural Americans living in prison towns support a transition, while birth control is more readily available in rural areas.

Advocates are calling for higher teacher salaries to help Alaska can recruit and retain more educators. (Jacob Lund/Adobestock)
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
Alaska ranks 41st in the nation in terms of overall child well-being, according to the new 2024 Kids Count Data Bookfrom the Annie E. Casey …

Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier has narrowed and thinned by about 2,000 feet during the past four decades. (Adobe Stock)
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By Taylor Kate Brown for Grist.Broadcast version by Mark Moran for Alaska News Service reporting for the Solutions Journalism Network-Public News Serv…

Well-child visits include vision screenings, but if a primary care provider detects a vision problem CHIP also covers comprehensive eye exams and necessary treatment. (Tyler Olson/Adobe Stock)
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A new report shows the number of children covered by Medicaid varied widely between states as pandemic-era protections were lifted, with Alaska …

Officials welcomed visitors to California's newest state park this week. Dos Rios State Park sits at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Tuolumne Rivers near Modesto. (California State Parks)
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Friday, June 14, 2024
Close to 200 events are planned now through Sunday at California state parks for the third annual State Parks Week. The events advance Gov. Gavin …

Environmental advocates say a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could make it easier for judges to weaken laws such as the Clean Water Act in the future. (Visualitte/Adobe Stock)
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Friday, June 14, 2024
The Supreme Court is expected to rule any day now on two cases that could allow judges to more easily overrule federal agencies, which could have big …

Merit America's goal is to drive $1 billion in wage gains by 2025, by retraining low-wage workers for better-paying jobs in the tech sector. (BullRun/Adobe Stock)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Help is available for people looking to break out of a low-wage, "go-nowhere" job because the nonprofit Merit America is expanding its training …

Children's advocates rallied in Hilo in March, calling for state investments in affordable childcare and early learning. (Hawaii Children's Action Network)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Low reading and math scores at schools in Hawaii point to a need to further invest in public education, according to the 2024 Kids Count Data Book …

The manu o ku, or white fairy tern, is among the thousands of bird species that have benefited from the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a more than century-old federal law. (Adobe Stock)
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Conservation groups say the Hawaiian Islands are on the leading edge of the fight to preserve endangered birds, since climate change and habitat loss …

The palila is a critically endangered finch-billed species of Hawaiian honeycreeper. (Courtesy Bret Mossman)
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Hawaii is known for its beautiful birds and wildlife advocates want to see more done to protect them from the effects of climate change. One of the …

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The latest Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked Idaho high in the family and community category, at fourth best in the nation. (Vadim Sofin/Adobe Stock)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Idaho ranks 13th in a new report on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book measures how well states are …

Nearly $13 million in food benefits would have been distributed to Idaho families if the state had signed up for the Summer EBT program. (jetcityimage/Adobe Stock)
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Thirty-seven states have signed up for summer meal dollars for kids. Idaho is not among them. The Department of Agriculture's Summer Electronic …

The U.S. Forest Service received 275 public objections to its management plan for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. (pmilota/Adobe Stock)
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A coalition of groups are criticizing plans for managing about 4 million acres of national forest lands in Idaho and Montana. Conservation groups in …

Energy derived by coal in Montana overtook hydropower last year as the result of Western drought. Hydropower had been the recent leader. (Adobe Stock)
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Thursday, June 13, 2024
While only 18% of Americans live in rural areas, they produce more than a third of the nation's emissions. Nearly half of Montana's population is …

In Montana, one-third of fourth graders scored at or above proficient in reading in 2022, according to the new Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Book. (Adobe Stock)
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New data show Montana ranks 20th for the overall well-being of its children. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's "Kids Count Data Book" reported the …

Montana is not among the list of states outlawing or restricting restaurants' use of meat products from producers using gestation crates to raise their livestock for the food chain. (Adobe Stock)
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A prominent animal-safety group is calling on restaurants to do more to ban the use of animal gestation crates where livestock and poultry are grown f…

Fewer than a third of fourth graders were at or above proficient in reading, two percentage points lower than right before the pandemic, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book. (Adobe Stock)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Plummeting reading and math scores could prove to be a significant barrier for Nevada children, especially as they head into the workforce. This …

A 538 poll shows former President Donald is ahead of President Biden by almost 5.5 points in Nevada. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
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Donald Trump held a rally on Sunday in Las Vegas - one of his first since being convicted by a New York jury late last month. The former president …

The Rural Climate Partnership report found that 47% of all emissions from US power plants are based in rural America. (Adobe Stock)
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Nevada's rural population accounts for about 6.5% of the total state population, and nearly 100% of combustion power plant emissions in the Silver …

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Port Westward is located on the Columbia River north of the town of Clatskanie, Ore. (Sam Beebe/Wikimedia Commons)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
A lawsuit is challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision not to require a permit for the construction of a new refinery on the Columbia …

Oregon has significantly decreased the number of children living in high poverty areas over the past decade. (Tada Images/Adobe Stock)
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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Oregon ranks in the bottom half of states, at 26th, in a new report on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book …

Lake County, despite its small size, annually contributes about $22 million to the state of Oregon in outdoor recreation revenues. (flickr)
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More than 3 million acres of public lands in southeastern Oregon are poised for enhanced management by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM is …

Cobalt is essential for some of Washington's major sectors, including transportation and aerospace. (cornfield/Adobe Stock)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Critical minerals are crucial for the United States' clean energy future. But civil society and environmental groups are raising concerns about the …

Rates of children living in poverty have decreased in Washington and across the U.S. (Iriana Shiyan/Adobe Stock)
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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Washington state ranks 14th in a new report on child well-being. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book measures how well states …

The number of geriatric clinicians increased 4% nationwide, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. (Chinnapong/Adobe Stock)
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A new report looks at the well-being of older Americans. The America's Health Ranking Senior Report shows a mixed bag for the living conditions of …

About 1.3 million public school educators and 100,000 college and university professors have been affected by educational gag orders from 2021 through 2023, according to a new report from the American Association of Professors. (Adobe Stock)
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
The University of Wyoming is scrambling to address a major funding cut state legislators passed in a footnote to the state budget. During this …

Wyoming ranked eleventh in the nation for the economic well-being of the state's children, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book. (Adobe Stock)
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The number of Wyoming children with health insurance increased last year - but the state still ranked low in the nation for children's health overall…

About 60% of coal energy generation and 79% of all non-hydro clean energy were produced in rural America, according to a Rural Climate Partnership report. (Adobe Stock)
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Nearly 70% of Wyomingites live in non metro areas, and a new report finds that a large portion of the state's greenhouse-gas emissions originate …

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