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Iowa and the Midwest face challenges and opportunities with climate change, nearly a dozen experts said, paving the way for today's meeting of a 26-member Task Force on Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency.
An independent group of women is continuing a 72-hour "filibuster" to protest antiabortion legislation passed in the state Senate early Tuesday morning.
Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
More than 1 million patients who use federally funded community health centers will remain uninsured because they live in 24 states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by researchers at George Washington University.
Government workers across the U.S. are expected to get raises this year, many of them for the first time since the Great Recession spurred states to freeze wages, furlough employees and slash workforces.
Representative Cedric Richmond introduced a bill that would require a federally appointed commission to study the use of solitary confinement in US and state prisons and juvenile detention facilities and recommend national standards to reform the practice and ensure it is only "used infrequently and only under extreme circumstances."
The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps persist, according to the results of a test administered by the federal government last year.
Teachers looking for new jobs for the next school year will find vastly different markets across the states and sometimes across school districts in the same state. Prospects range from dismal to great, even as state revenues recover from the Great Recession and many states invest more money in K-12 education.
Fewer people died in Massachusetts after the state required people to have health insurance, according to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Three states are holding primaries and voters might understandably be confused over what kind of identification they need to show at the polls.