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Airline travel and more disrupted by global tech outage; Nevada gets OK to sell federal public lands for affordable housing;Science Moms work to foster meaningful talks on climate change; Scientists reconsider net-zero pledges to reach climate goals.

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As Trump accepts nomination for President, delegates emphasize themes of unity and optimism envisioning 'new golden age.' But RNC convention was marked by strong opposition to LGBTQ rights, which both opened and closed the event.

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It's grass-cutting season and with it, rural lawn mower races, Montana's drive-thru blood project is easing shortages, rural Americans spend more on food when transportation costs are tallied, and a lack of good childcare is thwarting rural business owners.

Delaware

With the End-of-Life Options Act, Delaware would join ten other states and Washington, D.C., that have authorized medical aid in dying. (Adobe Stock)
DE Legislature approves End-of-Life Options Act for terminally ill patients

The Delaware General Assembly has approved legislation to allow terminally ill adults access to prescription drugs so if they are suffering, they can …

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The Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed 22% of Delaware children living in households with a high housing cost burden in 2022, an improvement from 28% in 2019. (luckybusiness)
DE kids rank lower in education, higher in economic well-being

Delaware is ranked 31st in the nation for the overall health and welfare of children but its education ranking is much lower at 45th, according to …

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Delaware House Bill 140, the Ron Silverio/Heather Block End-of-Life Options Act, was introduced by Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark. The bill has a record-high 16 co-sponsors, including all members of the Democratic legislative leadership. (motortion/Adobe Stock)
Delaware advances medical aid-in-dying bill

Advocates supporting the legalization of medical aid in dying in Delaware are optimistic following the recent passage of House Bill 140. It is now …

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The White House says it plans to boost investments in child care, since costs have increased 26% in the last decade, and skyrocketed 200% in the last three decades. (Adobe Stock)
Report: DE Needs Increased Education Investments for Kids

A new annual report suggests Delaware needs further investments in areas affecting children and young families, particularly in education. This …

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