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Archive: August 15, 2013

PHOTO: Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland warns the country's aging water infrastructure presents a clear and present danger to public health and even the nation's economic security. Photo credit: EPA.GOV

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Clean water is a basic human need, but there are new concerns about whether it will keep flowing to homes and business across the country. Maryland's U.S. Senator Ben Cardin is sounding the alarm about the nation's aging water infrastructure, warning that even in his home state, man ...Read More

PHOTO: The Hispanic Access Foundation is holding workshops in New York to educate about prevention and early detection of breast cancer. The CDC reports that breast cancer is a leading cause of death for Hispanic women in the U.S. Photo courtesy of HAF
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NEW YORK – The importance of screening and early detection for breast cancer may seem well known. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) not everyone has heeded the message and breast cancer is a leading cause of death for Latino women. A campaign is under way ...Read More

PHOTO: Two men hold signs describing how treatment and recovery has changed their lives. A new state audit says only about half of those released from prison who need substance abuse treatment are getting it. Courtesy PSJ.

PORTLAND, Ore. – When and whether Oregonians released from prison get the treatment they need for drug and alcohol abuse is the subject of an audit released this week by the Oregon Secretary of State's office. Of about 4,500 people considered to be high-risk for relapse or reoffending, state ...Read More

Photo: Legal Aid of North Carolina is encouraging parents to understand their school system's disciplinary policies. Courtesy: Legal Aid of North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – As North Carolina students prepare for the school year, legal experts say parents should do more than just read over the school supply list. Understanding your child's legal rights when it comes to school discipline is also important, according to Legal Aid of North Carolina. ...Read More

The National Academy for State Health Policy estimates that 85 million Americans lack dental insurance.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Few dentists are practicing in rural America, and some counties have no dental care available at all. According to Jon Bailey at the Center for Rural Affairs, a recent University of Nebraska Medical Center study that focused on that state reflects a problem that can be found in ev ...Read More

Graphic: The advocacy group Voices for Virginia's children says the costs associated with child care are especially worrisome.

RICHMOND, Va. – The cost to have a child keeps climbing in the United States. The latest analysis from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reveals that middle-income families with a child born in 2012 can expect to spend about $241,000 on expenses over the next 17 years. Housing is the bigg ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Migration Policy Institute, slightly more than a million young undocumented immigrants are eligible for Deferred Action and just about half have applied. CREDIT: Berkeley Political Review

PHOENIX - It's been a year since President Obama ordered creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which grants legal status to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Some 15,000 Arizona young people have been approved for work permits and protection ...Read More

A cut in SNAP benefits this fall will reduce food subsides for Arkansas' low-wage families, according to the state's food banks. PHOTO of a mobile SNAP enrollment truck courtesy of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A cut in food stamps coming this fall is expected to land especially hard on Arkansas's working poor. A temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enacted to stimulate the economy is set to expire in ten weeks. Critics charge that food stamps are to ...Read More

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