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PHOTO: Washington's laws against drunk driving are more stringent this year, making a designated driver an even smarter strategy for holiday parties. Photo credit: Feverpitch/FeaturePics.com

EVERETT, Wash. - A designated driver should be part of this season's planning process for festivities that include alcohol, and one Washington attorney's advice is to arrange for that driver well before they're needed. In a new survey by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 72 percent of people who've u ...Read More

PHOTO: The seventh annual Walk to End Hunger is set for Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. Photo credit: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - It has become a family tradition for thousands of Minnesotans who will be giving back by raising money for the hungry on Thanksgiving before they sit down and give thanks at that big feast. The 7th annual Walk to End Hunger will be held Thursday morning at the Mall of America, ...Read More

PHOTO: The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be out in full force today, hoping the added visibility will be a reminder for motorists to stay safe over the holidays. Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is traditionally one of the busiest travel days in North Dakota, and those hitting the roads for Thanksgiving can expect to see plenty of law enforcement keeping it safe along the way. Lieutenant Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says they'll be conducting a sta ...Read More

PHOTO: Iowa motorists are being reminded of the dangers of drunk driving as the holiday travel season begins. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The holidays are a time of fun with family and friends across Iowa, but all too often those festivities turn tragic when a driver gets behind the wheel after drinking. Among those who have had their lives turned upside down by drunk driving is Arlene Victor, whose son and daughter-i ...Read More

Photo: UNC research looks at whether people have the skills and the time to prepare healthy meals. Photo credit: FEMA photo library

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - 'Tis the season for food drives, and while the public service is needed and appreciated, research from UNC Chapel Hill is asking whether North Carolinians have the skills or the time to prepare the food that is donated. Many schools have phased out "Home Economics" classes, and ...Read More

PHOTO: The "Get Covered Connector" is a new online tool that can make life easier for Arizonans shopping for health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of the Get Covered America Campaign.

PHOENIX - A new online tool is designed to help simplify the process for Arizonans getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Cheryl O'Donnell, state director for the Get Covered America campaign, says the "Get Covered Connector" is a website that guides users to professional assist ...Read More

GRAPHIC: AARP is calling on Virginians to recognize and support the contributions of unpaid family caregivers. The logo of AARP's AARP.org/iheartcaregivers website courtesy of the organization.

RICHMOND, Va. - It's a tough and lonely role to play. Unpaid family caregivers say they're quietly meeting a growing need, and Virginians should do more to support them. Andy Butler is a northern Virginia man caring for his wife, who is bedridden with Multiple Sclerosis. He says with people living ...Read More

PHOTO: Troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol are expected to arrest around 400 drunk drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend. Photo credit: Scott/Flickr.

HOUSTON, Texas - The Texas Highway Patrol will be out in full force for the Thanksgiving weekend, promoting safety and targeting dangerous drivers as the holiday travel season gets under way. One of their main focuses will be on drunk drivers, and John McNamee, executive director with Mothers Again ...Read More

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