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PHOTO: Voices for Ohio's Children is encouraging voters to prioritize children in the choices they make on election day. Photo credit: Sarah Gilbert/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - While children cannot cast a ballot, their voices can be heard in next week's midterm election. The CEO of advocacy organization Voices for Ohio's Children, Sandy Oxley, makes the case voters can ensure the needs of the state's three million children are prioritized by the choices t ...Read More

PHOTO: During Domestic Violence Awarness Month, Indiana parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence. Photo credit: Matthew Hull/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Romantic notes, hand holding and first kisses – young love is typically full of blissful moments. But that's not the case for all Indiana teenagers. Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of prevention initiatives for Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says an estimated ...Read More

IMAGE: Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week is dedicated to removing the shame from a problem Washington employment law experts say impacts people's health and careers. Flyer courtesy of workplacebullying.org

SEATTLE - Freedom from Workplace Bullying Week is drawing to a close, and those on the front lines say it is an issue that impacts worker's health, careers and even businesses' bottom lines. Seattle employment law attorney Elizabeth Hanley, who chairs the Washington State Association for Justice Em ...Read More

PHOTO: The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project says a Yale study found more than a dozen health impacts in up to 40 percent of residents interviewed about nearby fracking wells in Western Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Joshua B. Probanic/Public Herald.

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. - As natural gas drilling pads, pipelines and compressor stations spring up around the state, groups of parents calling themselves Protect Our Children are hoping for at least a one-mile buffer between infrastructure and schools and playgrounds. Penni Lechner, a mother in Summit ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 22,000 people in the Treasure Valley are going to be trained to prevent child sexual abuse. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Two hours in training to protect Idaho children from child sexual abuse. More than 22-thousand in the Boise area will undergo the training in the coming months. Comments from Michael Graves, national director of partnering in prevention at the Redwoods Group Foundation. The organizati ...Read More

PHOTO: A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by the ACLU against the Arizona Dept. of Corrections, alleging inadequate medical care and mental-health treatment for inmates and overuse of solitary confinement. Photo courtesy of the FBI.

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has chosen to settle rather than fight a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, and others, over the healthcare services provided to prison inmates. Attorney Dan Pochoda, senior counsel with the ACLU of Arizona, says unde ...Read More

IMAGE: Today is World Mental Health Day, and a UW-Health psychiatrist says the nation needs to devote more resources to help understand and treat people suffering from mental illness. Image courtesy of the World Health Organization.

MADISON, Wis. - According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, at any given time, 19 percent of the state's population suffers from some sort of mental illness, and 4.6 percent have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Today is World Mental Health Day, and Dr. Michael Peterson, ...Read More

PHOTO: About 40 percent of the gun sales in Washington are private sales, without background checks, between individuals, online or at gun shows like the one in Texas pictured here. Only one of Washington's November ballot measures, I-594, would expand background checks. Photo credit: Glasgows/Wikimedia Commons.
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SEATTLE - Bullets aren't flying, but rhetoric is, as two ballot measures on gun-purchase background checks are defended by their respective supporters. A closer look at who's backing which initiative finds gun collectors, firearms instructors, and Tea Party groups on the side of I-591, for fewer bac ...Read More

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