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America's 'Radical Elders' continue their work for fairness, justice; SCOTUS upholds law disarming domestic abusers; Workplace adoption benefits help families, communities; Report examines barriers to successful post-prison re-entry in NC.

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A congresswoman celebrates Biden protections for mixed status families, Louisiana's Ten Commandments law faces an inevitable legal challenge, and a senator moves to repeal the strict 19th century anti-obscenity and anti-abortion Comstock Act.

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Rural educators say they need support to teach kids social issues, rural businesses can suffer when dollar stores come to town, prairie states like South Dakota are getting help to protect grasslands and a Minnesota town claims the oldest rural Pride Festival.

Hawaii

Children's advocates rallied in Hilo in March, calling for state investments in affordable childcare and early learning. (Hawaii Children's Action Network)
Report: Low scores, poor attendance plague HI schools

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 …

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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)
Conservation groups celebrate biodiversity of Hawaiian bird species

Conservation groups say the Hawaiian Islands are on the leading edge of the fight to preserve endangered birds, since climate change and habitat loss …

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The palila is a critically endangered finch-billed species of Hawaiian honeycreeper. (Courtesy Bret Mossman)
Invasive species put Hawaii in midst of a wildlife extinction crisis

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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Only 3% of Hawaii's children live without health insurance. (globalmoments/Adobe Stock)
Report: Economy Hurting HI Kids' Well-Being

Hawaii's children live in economically stressed homes and it is affecting their well-being, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey …

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