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Election officials across the country have worked hard to prioritize security ahead of November's midterms, but some strategies could have the unintended effect of sometimes making voting harder. CREDIT: JUSTIN SULLIVAN

Washington Bumps Up Its Presidential Primary To March, Seeking To Be More Relevant

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, signed legislation Thursday to bump the state’s presidential primary from late May to early March. It’s a move designed to make Washington, a frequently overlooked state with just 12 electoral votes, more relevant in the nominating process. Continue Reading Washington Bumps Up Its Presidential Primary To March, Seeking To Be More Relevant

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Wild horses graze on the Warm Springs reservation in Central Oregon. CREDIT: TOM BANSE/N3

Wild Horses Could Drag You Away – To The Bank. The Government Will Pay You $1,000 To Adopt One

The Bureau of Land Management is offering people $1,000 if they’ll adopt a wild horse. The agency says more than 80,000 wild horses and burros are on rangelands across the West right now. The animals can damage rangeland and when their populations are high some of them starve. Continue Reading Wild Horses Could Drag You Away – To The Bank. The Government Will Pay You $1,000 To Adopt One

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The U.S. used to ship about 7 million tons of plastic trash to China a year, where much of it was recycled into raw materials. Then came the Chinese crackdown of 2018. CREDIT: Olivia Sun/NPR

Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn’t Want It?

For years, America sold millions of tons of used yogurt cups, juice containers, shampoo bottles and other kinds of plastic trash to China to be recycled into new products. But last year the Chinese government dropped a bombshell on the world recycling business: They cut back almost all imports of trash. And now a lot of that plastic gets shipped to other countries that don’t have the capacity to recycle it or dispose of it safely. Continue Reading Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn’t Want It?

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