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PHOTO: Many young people are discovering credit unions can save them money on fees and interest while still offering services they want, like online banking. Photo credit: FidlerJan/Morguefile.

LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. - It's not your grandfather's credit union. Just ask the growing number of millennials who are among those turning to the not-for-profit financial cooperatives. Elizabeth "Ebeth" Fielder, a 22-year-old who serves as a sort of young people's ambassador for Michigan First Credi ...Read More

PHOTO: As Minnesota children head back to school, eye doctors are reminding parents to get their kids in for an eye exam to head off vision problems at the beginning of the school year. Photo credit: D.C.Atty/Flickr.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded the health of their children's eyes is critical to their educational success. Dr. Mary Gregory is an optometrist in Monticello, and chair of the Minnesota Optometric Association's Children's Visi ...Read More

PHOTO: Victims of violent crime often need financial and emotional support to help rebuild their lives in the wake of a violent incident. A Chicago-based violence survivors' network is working to provide that support. Photo credit: Ladyheart/Morguefile.

CHICAGO - With more than 200 homicides already reported in Chicago this year, there are many families and surviving victims facing a difficult road of recovery. Susan Johnson, executive director of Chicago's Citizens for Change, runs a violence survivors' network called Chicago Survivors. She says ...Read More

PHOTO: The new Chesapeake Conservation Corps class will be announced Tuesday, and is set to include 32 people ages 18 to 25 who will spend a year volunteering on projects that benefit the bay. Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - At least 32 young people are ready to get to work Tuesday to serve as yearlong volunteers with the 2015 Chesapeake Conservation Corps program. More than 100 students had applied for positions with organizations that work on environmental projects benefitting the health of Chesapeak ...Read More

PHOTO: Efforts are expanding in Ohio to educate social services agencies on trauma-informed practices. Photo credit: grietgriet/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Children who have been traumatized can face a lifetime of behavioral, mental and physical health problems, and there are efforts in Ohio to better help these children recover. Traumatic experiences include physical abuse, exposure to addiction and parental separation. Dr. ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana is ranked third in the nation for reports of bullying, and experts say both bullies and their targets can face long-term consequences if the problem isn't addressed early on. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/morguefile

INDIANAPOLIS - With students back in class, efforts are ramping up to stop incidents of bullying. Indiana recently was aranked by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the third-worst state for bullying behaviors, with an estimated one in four Indiana children saying he or she h ...Read More

PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th ...Read More

PHOTO: With continued unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, prayer vigils in Ohio were held to call for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Photo courtesy of Heather Wilson, PICO National Network.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prayer vigils were held in Ohio last night to call for justice in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue in reaction to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. The Ohio vigils were held at the same time as a 1,000-clergy march and rally ...Read More

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