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PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe ...Read More

PHOTO: A new South Dakota state law says drivers must give bicyclists a safety buffer of three to six feet, depending on the speed limit on the road. Photo credit: Jerry Oster, Greater Dakota News Service.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new law goes into effect today in South Dakota that should make it easier for people to get out and about on their bicycles. Michael Christensen, an advocacy committee volunteer with the American Heart Association, says the law should make it easier for bikers to use public st ...Read More

PHOTO: With more teens expected to bring home paychecks this summer, financial advisers say it's the perfect opportunity to build financial skills like saving, investing, and budgeting. Photo credit: mconnors/

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Whether it involves retail or restaurants, lifeguarding or lawn care, the summer hiring forecast for teens has improved over recent years, but financial advisers say the next step toward true independence is making sure young people know how to manage their earnings. ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohio educators are among those at the National Education Association Representative Assembly this week. Matters on this year's agenda include school funding, standardized testing and Common Core Standards. Photo credit: Ben W/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Common Core standards, standardized testing and school funding are among the top issues in discussion at a meeting of the minds of education leaders this week. Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association, is joining other educators at the National Education Associati ...Read More

PIERRE, S.D. - More than 8,000 delegates from across the nation will gather in Orlando, Fla., this weekend for the annual delegate assembly of the National Education Association. The body will discuss issues that affect teachers and schools nationwide. Mary McCorkle, president of the South Dakota E ...Read More

Photo: Pediatrician Dr. Dipesh Navsaria says reading is as important to child development as checkups. He is pleased that University of Wisconsin Health has provided budgetary support to expand the Reach Out And Read program to 28 locations in the UW Health system. He says books build better brains. (Photo provided by Dr. Navsaria)

MADISON, Wis. - According to a University of Wisconsin Health pediatrician, books build better brains. Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, medical director of Reach Out And Read Wisconsin, said a recent budget decision will allow the program, which now operates in 19 clinics, to expand to 28 UW-Health locations. ...Read More

PHOTO: An expert forum today at the Commonwealth Club of California tackles the issue of potential health risks to children from cell phones and WiFi radiation. Photo courtesy of Camilla Rees.

SAN FRANCISCO – WiFi radiation that is pulsing in schools above safety limits recommended by independent scientists is just one of the health risks experts will tackle today at the Commonwealth Club, with a particular focus on health risks to children from cell phones and wireless technologies ...Read More

PHOTO: Federal child nutrition programs are set for reauthorization this year, which some say is an opportunity for both parties to work together to fight child hunger. Photo credit: mynameisharsha/Flickr.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal nutrition programs feed North Carolina's most vulnerable children during the summer months and school year, but there still are many children who go hungry. A report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) found more than one in five households in the state st ...Read More

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