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Housing Crunch Sends Bigger Populations to Smaller Towns
Housing
Housing Crunch Sends Bigger Populations to Smaller Towns

Cities with fewer than 200,000 residents grew faster than larger metropolises between 2017 and 2018 as high housing prices chased many people away from big cities and their closest suburbs. The biggest cities grew by a collective 326,000 people, less... Read More

Democrats Eye Pennsylvania District That Became More Favorable Turf in 2018 Redraw
2020 Elections
Democrats Eye Pennsylvania District That Became More Favorable Turf in 2018 Redraw

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision last week not to stop partisan gerrymandering was a blow to congressional Democrats who were hoping several states could see more favorable maps for 2020. But in at least one state, a new map... Read More

Ruling That Threatened Funding for Planned Parenthood Will Be Reheard by Appeals Court
Health
Ruling That Threatened Funding for Planned Parenthood Will Be Reheard by Appeals Court

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that it will reconsider last month’s ruling that allowed the Trump administration to withhold family planning money from clinics that make referrals for abortion. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Florida Lawmakers Move to Complicate Voting Rights Restoration for Ex-Felons
Voting
Florida Lawmakers Move to Complicate Voting Rights Restoration for Ex-Felons
2019-07-03 23:32:28
by Dan McCue

In 2018, 65 percent of Floridians who went to the polls supported a measure aimed at restoring the voting rights of non-violent ex-felons “who have completed all terms of their sentence, including parole or probation.” On Friday night, Florida's Republican... Read More

Trump Orders Justice Department to Find Way to Add Citizenship Question to Census
Census
Trump Orders Justice Department to Find Way to Add Citizenship Question to Census
2019-07-03 23:29:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A lawyer for the Justice Department said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has ordered it to find a way to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, despite an announcement yesterday that the documents were already being... Read More

Trump July 4 Flyover to Show Off Experimental New Marine One Helicopter
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Trump July 4 Flyover to Show Off Experimental New Marine One Helicopter

WASHINGTON — The next generation “Marine One” presidential helicopter will make its first public flight at President Donald Trump’s July 4 event, two U.S. officials confirmed to McClatchy. The helicopter is not in official use yet. It is being produced... Read More

Health Care Issues Pivotal in Kentucky Governor’s Race
Health
Health Care Issues Pivotal in Kentucky Governor’s Race

WASHINGTON — Health care is emerging as a prime contrast between candidates in the Kentucky gubernatorial race this fall, where Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear are locked in a heated battle. A number... Read More

House Democrats Call for Revival of Meat Labeling Law
Trade
House Democrats Call for Revival of Meat Labeling Law

WASHINGTON — A meat labeling law repealed three years ago may be making a comeback as some lawmakers call for it to be added to the proposed trade pact designed to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. The... Read More

Lee Iacocca, Father of the Ford Mustang Who Later Rescued Chrysler, Dies at 94
Obituary
Lee Iacocca, Father of the Ford Mustang Who Later Rescued Chrysler, Dies at 94

Lee A. Iacocca, an ambitious immigrant’s son and salesman extraordinaire whose blunt and swaggering persona dominated the automobile industry like nobody since Henry Ford, died Tuesday. He was 94. Iacocca, who spent his last years living in Los Angeles, hacked... Read More

White House Says Census Will Be Printed Without Citizenship Question
Census
White House Says Census Will Be Printed Without Citizenship Question
2019-07-02 22:41:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced Tuesday evening that it will print the 2020 census without a question about citizenship. The announcement comes five days after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively blocked the addition of the question on the last... Read More

New Senate Bill Aims To Increase Investment In Small Businesses
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New Senate Bill Aims To Increase Investment In Small Businesses
2019-07-02 21:35:28
by Sean Trambley

Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young, R-Ind., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, introduced the Investing in Main Street Act to increase investment in small businesses by permitting banks to invest up to 15 percent of their capital in... Read More

Harris Gets Big Debate Bounce in New Poll, While Biden Sinks
2020 Elections
Harris Gets Big Debate Bounce in New Poll, While Biden Sinks
2019-07-02 21:28:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has jumped into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination following her widely praised debate performance last week, a national poll released Tuesday showed.... Read More

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