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As the race for the Florida governor's mansion heads into the home stretch, a new AARP survey finds Florida's senior voting bloc looking for straight answers about health care and financial security. Photo credit: Michael Studard.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the Florida primary one week from today, Governor Rick Scott has a slight lead over Democratic opponent Charlie Crist, according to a survey released Tuesday by AARP Florida. Of the likely voters polled in the survey, one in five reported they may still change their minds. ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental groups are proposing a ready-to-implement plan called The Mounds Greenway to protect the West Fork of the White River, and leave it as a free-flowing river. Photo courtesy of Heart of the River.

ANDERSON, Ind. - Opponents of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir in central Indiana say they have an alternative plan that would save the free-flowing White River and protect surrounding forests and wetlands. The reservoir project would dam the West Fork White River and create a 2,000-acre lake, wh ...Read More

A new survey from AARP Pennsylvania reveals voters age 50 and older have a number of economic concerns ahead of this year's midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Charles Rondeau.

PHILADELPHIA - A new election-year poll of likely voters in Pennsylvania aged 50 and older reveals many are concerned about having enough money down the road, and want candidates to focus on improving their economic security. The survey, conducted by AARP Pennsylvania, shows six in 10 worry about h ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Michiganders have joined the cries of those in Ferguson, Missouri for an end to police brutality, including hundreds who recently gathered in Detroit's Hart Plaza and marched up Woodward Avenue. Photo credit: D. Holland.

DETROIT - As clashes continue on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters and reporters have been assaulted, arrested and tear-gassed, many Michiganders are joining the fight as experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan voters aged 50 and older have a lot on their minds when it comes to their future financial security, and a new poll of likely senior voters reveals they're not getting the answers they need from political candidates. Photo credit: Menstatic/Morguefile.

DETROIT - With the August primary over and candidates making the final push toward the November election, AARP Michigan is cautioning candidates to consider listening to voters 50 and older, who will likely take their fears about finances into the voting booth. A new poll commissioned by AARP Michi ...Read More

PHOTO: Clatsop County may soon be known for more than its beautiful beach scenery. It has been selected for a five-year health improvement challenge, the Way to Wellville, with a $5 million prize at stake. Photo credit: Steven Pavlov, Wikimedia Commons.
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ASTORIA, Ore. - Clatsop County on the Oregon Coast is one of five communities in the U.S. selected for a five-year health improvement challenge, with a prize of $5 million. Several Oregon communities applied, but Clatsop County is the only Oregon finalist. The project is called the "Way to Wellvill ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say the recent protests in Ferguson highlight the need for better understanding that the right to record events in public extends to both working journalists and everyday citizens. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions continue to run high in Ferguson following last week's clashes in which protestors and journalists were assaulted, arrested, and tear-gassed. Experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society of Professional Journ ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A complex network of large, out-of-state political organizations founded by oil and chemical billionaires Charles and David Koch are funding a flood of attacks on Congressman Nick Rahall. Their spending is far exceeding the money coming in to support him. Chart by Robert Maguire at the Center for Responsive Politics.

HUNTINGTON, W.V. - Of all the outside money flooding into the U.S. House race in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, funds for attacks on Congressman Nick Rahall are measuring almost twice those supporting him. With an enormous ad buy last week by Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, out-of-state gr ...Read More

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