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Photo: Vail has received about 50 inches more snow than it did at this time last year. Photo courtesy of Brendan Gray

VAIL, Colo. - This year the ski resort of Vail is 50 inches ahead in terms of snowfall, compared with this time last season. Winter Park is about 100 inches ahead. That deep snow is a welcome gift to skiers and boarders, but according to FEMA and consumer groups such as AARP, there can be a price to ...Read More

Photo: Rep Paul Ryan calls the 5 trillion dollars in cuts in the GOP budget a "path to prosperity" but NH advocates say they could be devastating to Granite Staters of all ages.

CONCORD, N.Y. – Most simply call it the Ryan budget – the House spending plan that calls for $5 trillion in cuts over 10 years. Local advocates say it could be devastating for Granite Staters of all ages. Stephen Gorin, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers ...Read More

PHOTO: Grandchildren have the chance to put into words the special relationship they share with their grandparents in AARP Michigan's fifth annual Why I Love My Grandparents essay contest. Photo credit: DTL via morguefile.com

LANSING, Mich. – From special treats to life lessons and everywhere in between, grandparents play an important part in the lives of many children, which is why AARP Michigan is holding its fifth annual Why I Love My Grandparents essay contest. Lisa Whitmore Davis, associate state director fo ...Read More

PHOTO: A bill passed by the Minnesota House, as part of the Women's Economic Security Act, aims to provide workplace protections for family caregivers. Photo credit: Deb Hilstrom

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Legislation that aims to give more support to those providing care for family and relatives has passed the Minnesota House and is moving on to the Senate for a vote. The bill from state Rep. Carly Melin requires equal treatment for all employees, regardless of family caregi ...Read More

Photo: Dick Hatch filed an EEOC complaint after he didn't get an interview for a job he was qualified for. He got the interview and the job. Photo courtesy of Hatch.

PERRY, N.C. - At age 58, Dick Hatch of Perry found himself laid off and in need of a job. Hatch is an attorney who applied for a position at a Raleigh company, and he said in spite of being qualified for the attorney position, he was not granted an interview. After filing a complaint with the Equal ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Iowa high school students are spending today learning about job opportunities in health care and the required education. The health care sector is expected to add more U.S. jobs than any other in the years ahead. Photo credit: DMACC

DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of nearly 200 high school students and their parents is attending Discover Healthcare Day today at Des Moines Area Community College, where according to Dean of Health and Public Services Sally Schroeder, each will get a taste of about half of the 19 programs offered in su ...Read More

PHOTO: AEDs require regular maintenance, and some may find it shocking that some of the machines available to the public in Minnesota go years without being checked. Photo credit: David Bruce, Jr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - They are stationed across Minnesota to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest, and a new effort is underway to make sure those automated external defibrillators are in working order when they're needed. A bill at the Legislature would set up a registry of public AEDs to alert the ow ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois state leaders are encouraging businesses, schools, churches and other organizations to develop emergency plans that address the needs of everyone in the community. Photo credit: FEMA.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Floods, tornadoes, and snowstorms are among the public safety threats faced by Illinoisans over the past year, and state leaders say community preparedness is just as important as personal preparedness in reducing the effects of any disaster. Patty Thompson, communications mana ...Read More

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