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  • TN “Anti-Protest" Bill Would Make Highway Obstruction a Felony
    on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    TN “Anti-Protest" Bill Would Make Highway Obstruction a Felony NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- State Senate lawmakers are considering a bill today that would increase the penalty for obstructing a highway from a class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison and a mandatory fine of up to $3,000. Critics say the legislation is a response to widespread protests over police brutality and is intended to squash further protests. ...(Read More)

  • TX Lawmakers Urged to Remove Barriers for Vulnerable SNAP Recipients
    on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    TX Lawmakers Urged to Remove Barriers for Vulnerable SNAP Recipients AUSTIN, Texas -- Hunger relief organizations say the pandemic combined with February's unexpected winter storm in Texas has highlighted the state's food insecurity and want to see legislation passed to help. The advocacy group Feeding Texas urged state lawmakers to pass a bill that would simplify certification and recertification requirements for some people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, previously known as food stamps. Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas, said the minor modifications included in Senate Bill 224 still would maintain the integrity of the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. ...(Read More)

  • IA County Auditors Still Processing Election Law Changes
    on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    IA County Auditors Still Processing Election Law Changes DES MOINES, Iowa -- While they pore over the changes, Iowa's county auditors still have reservations about a new law that drastically alters several of the state's election procedures. Gov. Kim Reynolds recently signed a bill pushed by Republicans which, among other things, reduces the early voting period from 29 days to 20 days. ...(Read More)

  • NH Conservationists Work to Protect Merrimack River Watershed
    on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    NH Conservationists Work to Protect Merrimack River Watershed MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The U.S. Forest Service is partnering with a group of agencies and nonprofits to conserve water quality and forest health in the Merrimack River watershed. ...(Read More)

  • Nebraska Communities Band Together to Tackle Vaccine Distribution
    on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Nebraska Communities Band Together to Tackle Vaccine Distribution SCHUYLER, Neb. -- Communities across Nebraska are banding together in response to the COVID-19 health emergency, and volunteers have become critical for distributing vaccines. Alejandrina Lanuza, community organizer associate at the Center for Rural Affairs, is helping residents in Schuyler overcome any language barriers at the town's weekly vaccine clinic. ...(Read More)

  • Survey: Vaccine Hunt Generates Frustration, Elation in OR
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Survey: Vaccine Hunt Generates Frustration, Elation in OR PORTLAND, Ore. -- Older Oregonians have felt frustration and relief in their search for the much-coveted COVID-19 vaccine. A survey by AARP of more than 2,000 members in the state finds the process has gone smoothly for some folks. ...(Read More)

  • Shelby County Historical Lynching Markers Aim to Educate, Foster Healing
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Shelby County Historical Lynching Markers Aim to Educate, Foster Healing SHELBYVILLE, Ky. -- Six historical markers have been erected in downtown Shelbyville, the first in the state to recognize the victims of racial-terror lynching in Kentucky. The markers are part of the nationwide Community Remembrance Project by the Equal Justice Initiative. ...(Read More)

  • Greater Importance for Child Abuse Prevention Month After Pandemic Year
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Greater Importance for Child Abuse Prevention Month After Pandemic Year BOISE, Idaho -- It's Child Abuse Prevention Month and this year the awareness campaign comes in the wake of a hard year with the COVID-19 pandemic. Idaho saw a drastic uptick in abuse deaths during the pandemic: five in the past year. Before that, there had been no reported abuse deaths since 2017. ...(Read More)

  • Pressure on Burgum to Veto Transgender Sports Bill
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Pressure on Burgum to Veto Transgender Sports Bill BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota's governor faces growing calls to reject legislation that would bar transgender student athletes from playing on sports teams that don't align with their birth gender. The controversial measure, which would affect K-12 students, saw heavy opposition before clearing its final legislative hurdle last week. ...(Read More)

  • Spotlight on Black Women's Contributions to End Sexual Violence
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Spotlight on Black Women's Contributions to End Sexual Violence CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, groups are raising awareness about Black women's contributions in the quest to end sexual violence. About one in three Black women has experienced some form of sexual violence in her lifetime, according to the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community. ...(Read More)

  • MN Groups Seek Funding Boost for Farm to School Program
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    MN Groups Seek Funding Boost for Farm to School Program ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- As Minnesota lawmakers place heavier focus on the state budget, some hope they'll boost funding for a program linking school lunches with locally-grown food. Supporters of the state's Farm to School program said, at a time when more families are dealing with food insecurity, Minnesota should make sure kids get more nutritious options through their school lunches. ...(Read More)

  • Police Force Against MN Protesters Renews Debate Over Tactics
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Police Force Against MN Protesters Renews Debate Over Tactics MINNEAPOLIS -- State and local law enforcement response to police protests in Minnesota is drawing new scrutiny, with the Daunte Wright shooting and the Derek Chauvin trial. Over the weekend, more than 100 medical professionals held a rally in Brooklyn Center a week after Wright, who was Black, was fatally shot by a police officer. The incident set off several nights of protests, where authorities clashed with demonstrators with officers deploying tear gas and non-lethal projectiles. ...(Read More)

  • States Play Major Role as U.S. Convenes Global Climate Summit
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    States Play Major Role as U.S. Convenes Global Climate Summit HARRISBURG, Pa. -- President Joe Biden convenes a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate this week, putting the U.S. back into a leadership role after four years when states were leading the way. ...(Read More)

  • CT Advocates Join Demands for Higher Refugee Cap in U.S.
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    CT Advocates Join Demands for Higher Refugee Cap in U.S. HARTFORD, Conn. -- Advocates for refugees in Connecticut are calling on President Joe Biden to increase the new cap on refugees entering the country, after his administration announced Friday the cap would remain at 15,000 nationwide, through Oct. 1. ...(Read More)

  • NC Faith Voters to Convene on Guns, Voting Rights, Healthcare
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    NC Faith Voters to Convene on Guns, Voting Rights, Healthcare RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Council of Churches will host a series of virtual workshops next week, focused on major legislative issues in the state. Rev. ...(Read More)

  • Lessons During COVID Spotlight Path Toward Greater Food Equity
    on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Lessons During COVID Spotlight Path Toward Greater Food Equity DENVER -- After the coronavirus pandemic shut down restaurants and emptied grocery shelves, food experts said lessons learned while rebuilding regional supply chains could be tapped to make Colorado's food system more resilient and equitable. Wendy Peters Moschetti, director of strategic initiatives for Nourish Colorado, said when restaurants stopped placing orders, and the number of people needing emergency food assistance spiked, many local producers knew just how to shift gears. "An incredible amount of creativity, in saying, 'How do I still feed my community?'" Moschetti explained. "...(Read More)

  • Essential During Pandemic, WA Home Caregivers Push for More Hazard Pay
    on April 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Essential During Pandemic, WA Home Caregivers Push for More Hazard Pay SEATTLE - Home caregivers in Washington are urging the state to extend - and raise - hazard pay for their essential workforce. Caregivers have received an additional $2.50 per hour since last May because of increased federal funds that have gone to enhanced Medicaid provider rates. Tynesha Wilson is a home health-care aide with spina bifida. ...(Read More)

  • WI Group: Multiple Ways to Weigh In On Wolf Hunt
    on April 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    WI Group: Multiple Ways to Weigh In On Wolf Hunt MADISON, Wis. - This week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources began gathering public input on a new gray wolf management plan following the controversy over February's court-ordered wolf hunt. An advocacy group for the animal urges the public to speak up on multiple fronts amid concerns about quotas. ...(Read More)

  • Advocates Promote End-of-Life Plannning
    on April 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Advocates Promote End-of-Life Plannning LOS ANGELES - Today, April 16, is the 8th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day - a day where health-care advocates encourage everyone to think about the kind of health care they'd want at the end of life. Now, civil-rights icon Dolores Huerta is speaking out in a pair of videos in English and Spanish - asking people to consider what they'd want if, say, they develop severe dementia and can no longer make health-care decisions. "Who will speak for us in case we get a life-threatening illness and cannot communicate our wishes for our end-of-life care?" asked Huerta. "...(Read More)

  • SD: A Little Extra Phone Effort Will Help a Lot in Suicide Prevention
    on April 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    SD: A Little Extra Phone Effort Will Help a Lot in Suicide Prevention PIERRE, S.D. - While it might seem like a nuisance, a looming requirement for local phone calls in South Dakota is being phased in as part of a public service. The state's Public Utilities Commission is asking residents to incorporate South Dakota's lone area code of 605 when making a local call, even though it's not required just yet. ...(Read More)