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PHOTO: This Saturday marks the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and supporters across Iowa are celebrating the progress made since it became law. Photo credit: Michael Hooper/Flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa - The landmark civil rights law ensuring equal opportunity for people with disabilities celebrates its 24th anniversary this Saturday. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in areas including employment, public accommodations, transportation and government se ...Read More

PHOTO: President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on July 26, 1990. Photo credit: Wikimedia / Public Domain.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Saturday marks the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the progress made since its passage is being recognized across Tennessee. The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in areas such as employment ...Read More

PHOTO: Lennie Gerber (left), and her wife Pearl have been together for 48 years. They're among the plaintiffs in a suit challenging Amendment One. Courtesy: Gerber.

RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to North Carolina's 'Marriage Amendment,' all eyes are on a Richmond, Va. courtroom. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could rule soon on a case challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. Because the Tarheel State is in the 4th Circuit, a ruling could impact ...Read More

PHOTO: Private sector and government agencies are gathering in Albuquerque on Thursday to share ideas and resources on how to reduce hunger in the state. Photo courtesy of the Roadrunner Food Bank.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A conference addressing hunger in New Mexico is underway in Albuquerque, and according to one organization, as many as one in four children in the state don't have enough food to eat on a regular basis. Kathy Komoll, executive director with the New Mexico Association of Food Ban ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 2,300 Minnesotans have already voted via absentee ballot for next month's primary, up more than 60 percent from this time ahead of the 2012 primary. Photo credit: John Michaelson.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's primary election is now just four weeks away, and a change in the absentee ballot law is making it easier for Minnesotans to make their vote count during the busy summer vacation season. The primary marks the first election where Minnesota residents can vote absentee w ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is doing better than most states in providing access to long-term health care. But many older middle-income residents are being priced out of the market. According to Claudio Gualtieri, associate director of advocacy for AARP Connecticut, the state is ahead of the nati ...Read More

PHOTO: A coalition of 90 citizens' groups is continuing their fight to convince Florida lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser / Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A coalition of 90 citizens' groups is continuing their fight to convince Florida lawmakers to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Health Care for Florida Now is asking citizens to ask their representatives to expand the program to provide coverage for those who find t ...Read More

PHOTO: Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen will be in Billings on Wednesday and Thursday, along with a team of state insurance experts, to meet with residents experiencing problems related to the May 18 hailstorm. Photo courtesy of Commissioner Lindeen's office.

BILLINGS, Mont. - Montanans affected by a destructive hailstorm in May can meet with state insurance experts this week to make sure they're not taken advantage of by insurance companies or storm-chasing scammers. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen is sending a team to Billings for one-on-o ...Read More

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