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    With his signature on a novel Medicaid-for-all-type bill, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval could rewrite the way many of his constituents get healthcare, and establish a model that other states might eventually follow in the absence of congressional action to fix or replace Obamacare. He got the bill...

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    California officials say they are forging ahead with emissions-cutting measures despite the Trump administration’s move this week to delay implementation of Obama-era limits on ozone, the lung-searing gas in smog. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told governors Tuesday...

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    The Obama administration’s plan to save the greater sage grouse was widely heralded as a landmark moment in collaborative conservation when, nearly two years ago, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the effort to protect the rare Western bird. Republican and Democratic governors expressed...

  • Hawaii rebels against Trump with a law to uphold the spirit of the Paris climate accord

    Hawaii rebels against Trump with a law to uphold the spirit of the Paris climate accord

    Amid a widening partisan divide over climate change, Hawaii lawmakers have a message for President Trump: The Paris agreement is needed. Rebelling against the president’s decision last week to pull out of the international climate accord, Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed into law a measure that...

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    Madagascar's lemurs lurch toward extinction, but there could be a way to save them

    The road to Maromizaha Forest in Madagascar winds through hills dotted with charred stumps resembling broken teeth. Trucks roar past a woman named Madeleine, who sits by the road chipping away at granite slabs, making gravel. The hills above were once covered in trees, teeming with shrieking lemurs....

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