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Some South Dakota farmers are unhappy with industrial ag getting conservation funds; Texas judge allows abortion in Cox case; Native tribes express concern over Nevada's clean energy projects.

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The Colorado Supreme Court weighs barring Trump from office, Georgia Republicans may be defying a federal judge with a Congressional map splitting a Black majority district and fake electors in Wisconsin finally agree Biden won there in 2020.

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Texas welcomes more visitors near Big Bend but locals worry the water won't last, those dependent on Colorado's Dolores River fear the same but have found common ground solutions, and a new film highlights historical healthcare challenges in rural Appalachia.


Research shows one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Research in Georgia receives boost for Alzheimer's treatments, cure

Research in Georgia is getting a boost to help enhance the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease and provide better support. In Georgia…

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The Farm Credit System is cumulatively the largest lender to the agricultural sector, making about 45% of all agricultural loans, with $350 billion in assets. (Adobe Stock)
Report calls for more accountability, sustainability in Farm Credit System

A new report calls for greater accountability in the system that provides funding to farmers in underserved communities. The research takes a dive …

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The courts have commended Georgia for its progress in increasing political opportunities for Black voters in the 58 years since passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But some observers argued the progress has not been shared equally among Black voters across the state. (Lamar Carter/Adobe Stock)
Voters weigh in on need to include growing groups in GA's redistricting

In just over a week on Nov. 29, state lawmakers will return to Atlanta to decide on Georgia's new congressional voting district maps. Grassroots …

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Since the Inflation Reduction Act became law, there have been nearly 60 solar manufacturing announcements. Companies have also announced enough new battery manufacturing projects to support production of more than 10 million electric vehicles per year. (Adobe Stock)
Elected officials: Inflation Reduction Act investments will aid national security

In order to fight climate change, officials are pushing for investments through the Inflation Reduction Act. The group Elected Officials to Protect …

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According to a recent poll of rural residents, 51% of Democrats thought the economy was working well for them, compared with 17% of Republicans. (Adobe Stock)
Georgia's rural voters' concerns may shape upcoming elections

Georgia's rural voters are honing in on the issues expected to shape the upcoming elections, according to a recent poll conducted by the Center for …

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According to KFF, in one recent year, 20% of nonelderly Hispanic people had no health insurance. In addition to an already limited pool of Spanish-speaking providers, patients have even fewer options when they are uninsured. (Nina Lawrenson/Adobe Stock)
Growing GA Latino population faces mental-health service gaps

More than 1 million Latinos call Georgia home but the growing community faces an alarming gap in finding and using mental health services. The …

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Fannin, Gordon, and Laurens counties opted to arm some school employees under House Bill 60.(Azee Jacobs/ Adobe Stock)
GA educators: Put the brakes on more guns for teachers

Georgia lawmakers are proposing a bill that would facilitate teachers carrying guns in schools. Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, and Republican Sens. Clint …

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Georgia high school seniors will receive a letter of college admission at their home address along with connections to resources for application fee waivers, scholarships and grants. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Georgia offers 'Apply to College Month' with no application fees

Georgia is stepping up efforts to help students seize college opportunities. Starting this week, students can apply to partner schools with the …

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Clean-air groups and the electric truck sector are calling on state governments to consider tax credits that would make EV trucks more affordable. (Phonlamaiphoto/Adobestock)
Electric-truck experts push EPA to adopt emissions limits

Groups that fight climate change are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt ambitious new greenhouse-gas emissions rules for medium- and …

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Georgia ranks second in the nation, after North Carolina, in densified biomass fuel manufacturing capacity. (Andrei Merkulov/Adobe Stock)
Companies highlight how bioenergy benefits Georgia

Albany Green Energy and Procter and Gamble are showcasing how Georgia benefits from bioenergy this week. In celebration of the 11th National …

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Georgia residents owe around $68.6 billion in student loan debt. (Drobot Dean/Adobe Stock)
Expert offers tips on managing college costs, student-loan debt

As student loan payments resume after a three-year halt, experts offer advice on pursuing higher education without accumulating unnecessary debt…

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A new report looks at best practices in artificial intelligence, which is used for myriad applications, including facial-recognition programs. (Angelov/Adobe Stock)
'Big Tech' firms unite to establish ethical standards for AI

Artificial intelligence is growing fast, and such companies as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Verizon are on the list of those who have come together …

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