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  • Report: Investments in Electric Vehicles Help Power CA's Recovery
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Report: Investments in Electric Vehicles Help Power CA's Recovery LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. economy would see a five-fold return from every tax dollar invested in electric vehicles and the grid, according to a new report. Researchers from a trade group called Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) found the Biden administration's infrastructure bill, known as the American Jobs Plan, would spur economic growth and private investments and create jobs. ...(Read More)

  • OR Bill Would Overhaul Community Safety, Policing
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    OR Bill Would Overhaul Community Safety, Policing UPDATE: HB 2002 has died in the Legislature. "This is a profoundly disappointing setback for Oregonians who value and have called for racial justice and changes in our approach to community safety," groups supporting the measure said in a joint statement. "Particularly people and communities who are over-policed and who have historically been left out of policymaking." (4:42 p.m. "...(Read More)

  • Groups Urge Sununu to Rethink Budget's 24-Week Abortion Ban
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Groups Urge Sununu to Rethink Budget's 24-Week Abortion Ban CONCORD, N.H. -- Reproductive-health advocates are calling on Gov. Chris Sununu to meet with them about the ban on abortions after 24 weeks, which is currently in both the Senate and House versions of the state budget. ...(Read More)

  • Supreme Court ACA Vote Continues Health Care for 400,000 CT Residents
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Supreme Court ACA Vote Continues Health Care for 400,000 CT Residents HARTFORD, Conn. -- In a 7-2 vote yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare for a third time, preserving health care for millions across the country, including 400,000 Connecticut residents. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) also protects people with individual plans from being denied coverage or charged more due to pre-existing conditions. ...(Read More)

  • Groups Say Expanding Offshore Wind Capacity Good for NC Economy
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Groups Say Expanding Offshore Wind Capacity Good for NC Economy RALEIGH, N.C. -- Groups advocating for clean energy say Gov. Roy Cooper's recent commitment to expand North Carolina's offshore wind capacity will bring economic benefits to the state. ...(Read More)

  • Indiana Food Banks Preparing to Upgrade, Expand
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Indiana Food Banks Preparing to Upgrade, Expand INDIANAPOLIS -- Food banks across Indiana are prepping to make good use of a million dollars in funding over the next fiscal year; money that starts rolling in by mid-July. The Legislature increased funding from $300,000 per year, after hunger shot through the roof during the pandemic. Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana's Hungry, said millions of people nationwide are still struggling. ...(Read More)

  • Study: MT Women Better Represented at Local Level Than in Most States
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Study: MT Women Better Represented at Local Level Than in Most States HELENA, Mont. -- A new study found Montana ranks high for the percentage of women office holders. Women are steadily becoming more prominent in politics across the country, and the study analyzed whether the trend held true at the local level after the 2020 election. ...(Read More)

  • Juneteenth Declared National Holiday, Amidst Progress, Upheaval
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Juneteenth Declared National Holiday, Amidst Progress, Upheaval Dallas -- Juneteenth National Independence Day is now an official holiday, after President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday, approved by both the US Senate and House of Representatives. Also known as Black Emancipation Day, Liberation Day and Jubilee Day, it's celebrated on June 19, which marks the anniversary of an historical celebration of emancipation which started in Galveston, Texas when news that enslaved people had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln reached the Black community, almost two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Many states have already designated the holiday, and momentum for the legislation followed the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year. ...(Read More)

  • Heat Wave Generates Concerns Over Viability of Utah Power Grid
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Heat Wave Generates Concerns Over Viability of Utah Power Grid SALT LAKE CITY -- Extreme drought has brought abnormally high temperatures across the Western states this week, and normally temperate Utah has not escaped the sizzling heat. With temperatures rising well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, many experts wondered aloud if Utah's power grid could withstand the stress. Recent problems in Texas and California were cited in a study presented to the Utah Legislature's Public Utilities, Energy, Technology Committee. ...(Read More)

  • On Juneteenth: Protest Aims to Remove MD’s Last Confederate Monument
    on June 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    On Juneteenth: Protest Aims to Remove MD’s Last Confederate Monument EASTON, Md. -- President Joe Biden just signed a law creating a federal holiday for Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. Eastern Shore Marylanders are observing the holiday Saturday with a rally to remove the last Confederate statue in the state. ...(Read More)

  • Research Shows Red Wolves Coexist with Deer, Other Game Species
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Research Shows Red Wolves Coexist with Deer, Other Game Species EAST LAKE, N.C. - There are plenty of deer, wild turkey and other game species in eastern North Carolina's red wolf recovery area, according to new research. Wildlife scientists say while red wolves coexist with other game species, there's more work to do to build up their population, so they have a better chance of survival. ...(Read More)

  • K-12 Funding Emerges as Big Concern in WI Budget Talks
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    K-12 Funding Emerges as Big Concern in WI Budget Talks MADISON, Wis. - Public-school advocates say they're alarmed about the education spending levels being floated in the Wisconsin Legislature - and one nonpartisan group says badly needed COVID-relief funds are at risk. The Joint Finance Committee could wrap up its budget-writing process as early as today, ahead of votes later this month. ...(Read More)

  • OR Breweries Give Cheers to Wyden, Merkley for River Protection Bill
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    OR Breweries Give Cheers to Wyden, Merkley for River Protection Bill PORTLAND, Ore. - Support is brimming from Oregon's craft breweries for a bill that would give nearly 4,700 miles of the state's rivers and streams greater protections. Fifty-one breweries from across the state have sent a letter to Sen. ...(Read More)

  • Feds Pony Up to Get More SNAP-Eligible Families Enrolled
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Feds Pony Up to Get More SNAP-Eligible Families Enrolled LINCOLN, Neb. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a 50/50 match on Nebraska dollars invested in outreach to get more eligible families enrolled in SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps. ...(Read More)

  • Hundreds of Groups Argue Against Change to Affordable Housing Valuations
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Hundreds of Groups Argue Against Change to Affordable Housing Valuations COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than 300 Ohio groups and businesses are voicing opposition to a state budget amendment that would change how affordable housing properties are valued. The measure, which was passed in the Senate version of the budget, calls for federally subsidized housing units to be appraised based on market value, without considering rent caps and occupancy restrictions. Hal Keller, policy advisor with the Ohio Housing Council, explained that affordable housing developments tend to generate less income than market-rate housing. ...(Read More)

  • National Blood Shortage Hits ND Centers
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    National Blood Shortage Hits ND Centers GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A perfect storm is putting a strain on blood-bank supplies in North Dakota and around the country. It's a combination of trauma cases, patients resuming elective surgeries - and prospective donors returning to pre-pandemic life. ...(Read More)

  • ID Groups Launch Campaign for Health Coverage for All Kids
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    ID Groups Launch Campaign for Health Coverage for All Kids BOISE, Idaho - A new campaign aims to ensure every kid in Idaho has health-care coverage. Health groups have launched Idaho Kids Covered to close the gap for children who don't have insurance. Voters passed an initiative in 2018 expanding Medicaid coverage for more low-income Idaho families. ...(Read More)

  • Mainers Urged to Avoid Poisonous Browntail Moths
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Mainers Urged to Avoid Poisonous Browntail Moths WATERVILLE, Maine - Maine is facing another outbreak of browntail moths, an invasive caterpillar species with tiny hairs that are poisonous to humans. Contact with a browntail moth can cause rashes or even respiratory issues in some people. Jim Britt - communications director with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry - noted reactions differ from person to person. ...(Read More)

  • WA Forest More "Bearable" with Food-Locker Protections
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    WA Forest More "Bearable" with Food-Locker Protections SEATTLE - With the addition of food-storage lockers to the Colville National Forest, campers will be able to deter grizzly bears - and in turn, avoid conflict with the vulnerable species. Groups have teamed up with the 1.5 million-acre forest in northeast Washington to install 20 steel boxes for food, to help keep grizzlies from being attracted to campsites. Michael Borysewicz, a wildlife biologist who works for the U.S. ...(Read More)

  • Antiquities Act More Relevant Than Ever on Its 115th Anniversary
    on June 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Antiquities Act More Relevant Than Ever on Its 115th Anniversary DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Some of California's most dramatic landscapes have been protected under the Antiquities Act, which turns 115 years old this month. Many of the newer monuments came under scrutiny during the Trump administration, which proposed shrinking several of them to make way for commercial projects. ...(Read More)