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1:00pm

Tue July 26, 2011
NPR Story

Seniors Complete To Be 'Miss Alabama Nursing Home'

Monday in Birmingham, 75 contestants from the "retirement set" went toe to toe for the title of "Miss Alabama Nursing Home."

1:00pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Economy

Can Boehner's Debt Ceiling Plan Pass?

Speaker John Boehner's plan for raising the debt ceiling in two steps and cutting the budget comes to the House floor Wednesday. Does he have the votes to pass it? Then what?

1:00pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Economy

White House Official Discusses Debt Ceiling Talks

Michele Norris speaks with Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy. They talk about the latest developments in the debt ceiling negotiations.

1:00pm

Tue July 26, 2011
Around the Nation

Living In A Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service released a list Tuesday of 3,700 post offices it is considering closing as part of an effort to become leaner and more competitive. For some ideas on what could become of vacant post office buildings, Michele Norris talks with Sarah Belhasen, a family physician who bought the old post office in her town of Paintsville, Ky., a decade ago. Belhasen turned the building into her home.

11:52am

Tue July 26, 2011
Elections

Lack of Candidates May Cancel Election

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A lack of challengers for four open seats on the Greeley City Council – including the office of Mayor – may force the city of Greeley to cancel its municipal elections this fall.

It’s believed that would be a first for Greeley. But after 21 years of working in elections City Clerk Betsy Holder says it’s still a bit premature.

“We’ve got until August 22 – almost a full month for folks to throw their hat into the ring and indicate an interest if they’d like to run for office,” says Holder.

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