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Tax the rich? Liberals renew push for state wealth taxes

Progressive legislators are hoping the time is right to hike taxes on the rich, especially after three pandemic years. In a coordinated effort, lawmakers in eight states are proposing new taxes on their resident billionaires and ultra-millionaires.

Can a felon run for office? Depends on where you live

The case of a defeated New Mexico candidate arrested in a politically motivated shooting spree has turned a spotlight on an issue that has been evolving in the states: whether people with criminal convictions are eligible to run for public office.

US citizens get chance to play role in resettling refugees

A government program is giving American citizens the chance to play a role in resettling the thousands of refugees who arrive every year in the United States. During the first year of the Welcome Corps, the State Department aims to line up 10,000 Americans who can help 5,000 refugees.

What abortion in America looks like 50 years after Roe v. Wade

The Trust Women Wichita abortion clinic is busier than ever since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June. Its patient load has more than doubled, staff more than tripled and it's still nowhere near meeting demand. On the 50th anniversary of Roe, Trust Women is emblematic of the new patchwork abortion landscape in America.