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What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Archive: December 20, 2013

GRAPHIC: Economists say there are a lot of myths about the minimum wage, and one of them is that it reduces employment. Image courtesy EPI

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Many folks think raising the minimum wage would cost jobs, but there are signs that isn't true. Critics have said a higher state minimum could make Minnesota employers cut hiring. But according to economic studies, that hasn't happened in places that have done it before. ...Read More

PHOTO: As if having their personal financial information compromised wasn't enough, concerned consumers now need to worry about the wave of scams using the data breach as a ruse. Photo credit: Nicholas Eckhart.

MINNEAPOLIS – The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead. Dan Hendrickson, communications coordinator of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, says scammers are using th ...Read More

PHOTO: Ken Taylor of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families says Wisconsin is losing ground in the battle against childhood poverty. Photo courtesy WCCF.

MADISON, Wis. – A new report by the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) indicates the number of children growing up in poverty is on the rise in the Badger State. "The good news about poverty in Wisconsin and childhood poverty is that we're lower than the national average,” ...Read More

PHOTO: Wild horse migration routes are one of the considerations in the Beaver Rim Master Leasing Plan, which will be finalized soon. Photo courtesy of BLM

CASPER, Wyo. – Five years ago this week, President George W. Bush approved 77 oil and gas leases in Utah near Moab – a move that eventually changed the way leases are handled for public lands in Wyoming. The leases were challenged because of impacts on Arches and Canyonlands National P ...Read More

Researchers say they are concerned about chemicals in the natural brine that comes out of gas fracking wells. DIAGRAM by the EPA.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Many Arkansans are concerned about the fluids natural-gas drillers pump underground for hydraulic fracturing. But researchers say naturally occurring chemicals, some radioactive, coming out of the wells may be more of an issue. Avner Vengosh, a professor of geochemistry ...Read More

PHOTO: Debris and chemical residue end up in storm drains and are carried into local waterways, affecting fish and drinking water. After three years, Clark County has agreed to comply with the federal Clean Water Act to minimize storm-water runoff. Photo credit: iStockphoto.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The year's end also marks the end of a three-year court battle over water quality standards for Clark County – and all sides are calling it a win. This week, Clark County commissioners settled the penalty phase of a lawsuit to bring the county into compliance with the ...Read More

PHOTO:The U.S. Senate floor is the next stop for the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act from Montana Senator Jon Tester. Photo courtesy of USDA

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. – A few more tweaks and a big success for the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act and its sponsor, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. The bill cleared a Senate committee this week and is headed for the Senate floor. It requires more logging and forest restoration, along with wi ...Read More

PHOTO: The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Iowa City provides a free place to stay for those traveling to the area for treatment. Courtesy ACS

IOWA CITY, Iowa – For those from across the state who have to travel to Iowa City for cancer treatment, it truly is like a home away from home. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge is a place where out-of-town patients and their caregivers can stay at no charge while receiving treatment. ...Read More

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