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Archive: October 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Students across Missouri are hearing anti-bullying messages from school assemblies to television ads as part of Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is a growing problem, and a Family and Work Institute study says one-third of children are bullied at least once a month. Brandy Ha ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - As Connecticut lawmakers gather today for a special session focused on jobs, advocates for children want them to remember the state's 15,000 workers in child care and early-childhood education. Without them, they say, many parents couldn't work. Darlene Raggozine, executive direct ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the Illinois Legislature focuses on casinos and pension reform in this veto session, human-service providers are asking lawmakers to consider how their decisions are affecting those most vulnerable people who have been left behind by late payments and budget cuts. Illinois st ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - "Occupy Albany" continues its encampment begun Friday in a park across from the State Capitol, and expects to get a boost from a Thursday solidarity march by community groups as well as an influx of protesters on the weekend. The Occupy Wall Street movement has been criticized elsewh ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - October is Weatherization Month, and a small Ohio town is standing out as an example of how to be a "greener" community. Work continues in Greenfield to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and energy costs. Comments from Julia Wise, executive director of Highland County Com ...Read More

DURHAM, N.H. - At least one in four children has been exposed to physical violence between their parents at some point in their lives, a new report finds, and more than 10 percent witnessed this violence in the past year. Heather Turner, a professor and co-author of the report released by the Unive ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - Already hard-hit by more than $4 billion of state cuts, Texas school districts may have to pony up millions more to some of the nation's largest oil refineries. So far, 16 companies, including Valero Energy, have requested $135 million in property-tax rebates they say are owed to th ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire releases her new supplemental budget this week, and those in higher education already are bracing for bad news and anticipating more tuition hikes to make up for state funding cuts. At a time when student debt is expected to top $1 trillion nationwide by year's ...Read More

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