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Crisis of Care: Family Caregivers Struggle With A Broken System

There are an estimated 11 million Americans who are “sandwich generation” caregivers: They are simultaneously raising young children and caring for their aging parents, and they need help. This is Part One of a four-part series on sandwich caregivers. Check back tomorrow for Part Two. 

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Q&A: Why One Small Michigan Town Is Keeping Masks in Its Schools

School districts have begun going back on masks, but one small Michigan town thinks it's not time for that just yet. Here's its plan for keeping school safe and getting back to normal.

Virginia republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, participates in a  debate with democratic gubernatorial candidate former Governor Terry McAuliffe at Northern Virginia Community College, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Read This If You Think Crime Is a Huge Problem in Virginia

2020 saw an increase in murders in Virginia and 45 other states across the country. Politicians like Glenn Youngkin have one explanation for that increase, but we actually did the research. Here's the truth.

In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, then-Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at an election night event in Pewaukee. Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, has launched her campaign for governor. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Kleefisch Tested Positive for COVID One Day After Speaking at Anti-Vax Group’s Event, Campaign Staff Confirms

GOP gubernatorial hopeful spoke at a Wisconsinites United For Freedom (WUFF) event on Sept 15. She tested positive for the virus on Sept. 16.

Keeping Wausau Kids Safe & Parents Informed, a local parent group based in Wausau, purchased a billboard to push for a mask requirement in the local school district. The group is one of several across Wisconsin who are forming to fight back against the loud minority of people against COVID-19 safety measures in schools. (Photo courtesy of Jean Radtke)
Wisconsin Parents Are Standing Up for COVID Safety In Schools

As school boards—many times influenced by groups funded by national conservative organizations—decline to enact COVID safety protocols, local parent groups are pushing back. 

Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA - May 4, 2019: The City Limit sign as seen from St Joseph.
Lead Contamination: This Small Michigan Town Hasn’t Had Safe Drinking Water Since 2015

Yet another Michigan town's water supply is contaminated with lead. Every day, residents need to drink bottled water or cope with dire health consequences otherwise.

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PA Lawmaker Gets Snippy With Proposed Vasectomy Legislation

State Rep. Chris Rabb announced a bill requiring men to undergo a vasectomy after the birth of their third child, or their 40th birthday, whichever comes first.

Social Security checks likely won't go out if Congress misses its Oct 18 deadline to raise the debt limit.
North Carolinians Could Lose Social Security and Child Tax Credit Payments if Congress Fumbles Debt Limit Deal

The United States will default on its debt payments for the first time ever if Congress doesn’t act, and the fallout will be immediate n North Carolina.