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PHOTO: Attorneys across Texas are being recognized for providing about $500 million worth of legal services to low-income residents each year. Photo credit: Stuart Seeger/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - This is National Pro Bono Week, and while it will soon come to a close, the dramatic need for affordable legal services in Texas is a real struggle that continues each and every day. Attorney Harry Reasoner, chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, says with around five-mil ...Read More

PHOTO: ROTC candidates from MSU and U-of-M will join ultra marathoner Michael Richmond for Alex's Great State Race, a tribute to Alex Powell and all students with disabilities who want to make their college dreams come true. Photo credit: J. Powell.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - It will be Spartan versus Wolverine when the state's two biggest rivals take to the football field on Saturday, but today, the two are teaming up in a first-of-its-kind challenge to support students with disabilities. Spartan super fan Alex Powell dreamt his whole life of att ...Read More

PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's estimated that the chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about one in eight, and women across Iowa are being reminded of the importance of screenings. Regular self exams or mammograms can help catch breast cancer early, bettering the odds of ...Read More

PHOTO: Across Tennessee, women are being reminded of the importance of early detection to improve breast cancer survival. Photo credit: williami5/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While October's observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month soon will come to a close, women across Tennessee are being reminded of the importance of early detection every day of the year. Linda Reddick, founder of the Memphis-based nonprofit Seeds 2 Life, said breast cancer cont ...Read More

PHOTO: October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and efforts are under way in Indiana to educate employers about the various capabilities and contributions of workers with disabilities. Photo credit: Erin Sparling/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Finding work in today's job market can be a challenging task for anyone, and in Indiana there is assistance to help those living with a disability to achieve their employment goals. Kylee Hope, director of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, said there are many misnomers about dis ...Read More

PHOTO: Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services says Walgreens is among the growing number of businesses looking to fill jobs with a largely untapped resource, individuals with disabilities. Photo credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - With the need for more middle-skilled workers a growing concern statewide, more Iowa businesses are turning to individuals with disabilities to help fill the gap. David Mitchell, administrator with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, says a majority of people with disabiliti ...Read More

PHOTO: With unemployment a way of life for a majority of the one million individuals with disabilities in the state, Tennessee is taking a national lead in efforts to improve their job prospects. Photo credit: Allen/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and with a growing need for skilled workers in the state and across the country, Tennessee is among those now focusing on making a greater effort to hire individuals with disabilities. Sarah Harvey, program director with ...Read More

PHOTO: A new state law underscores the need for drivers in Connecticut to give right of way to those not in a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's a new law that underscores the need for local drivers to yield the right of way to those sharing Connecticut roads on bikes, using wheelchairs and on foot. Careless drivers injure hundreds of people in the state each year, says Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike ...Read More

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