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PHOTO: Faulty ramps to emergency shelters should become things of the past when the next disaster strikes New York City, thanks to a settlement agreement delivered to a federal judge in New York. Photo courtesy CIDNY.

NEW YORK - A federal judge's decision will produce radical and life-saving changes in the way New York responds to natural disasters, according to local advocates. Federal Judge Jesse Furman on Tuesday accepted a settlement agreement that mandates big changes in the way New York City responds to na ...Read More

PHOTO: From figuring out how to register to vote, to knowing where to go vote on Election Day, a new website keeps both first-time and seasoned Michigan voters up to date on critical election information. Image courtesy of Michigan Election Coalition.

DETROIT - The November elections are just around the corner, and in an effort to boost the number of Michiganders who will head to the polls, a new online tool offers information on how to register to vote and cast a ballot. Sharon Dolente, director of the Michigan Election Coalition, says the goal ...Read More

PHOTO: The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association is one of 140 groups taking the "Purple Purse Challenge" to help survivors of abuse regain their independence. Image courtesy of the Allstate Foundation.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - High-profile cases of domestic violence have fueled the public's demand that the crime carry serious consequences. The avalanche of pressure was triggered in part by the case of suspended National Football League player Ray Rice. Michelle Fiore, AmeriCorps Program Director with the ...Read More

GRAPHIC: North Dakota candidates for federal and state offices are converging on Fargo this week for a series of debates, with Election Day now just over six weeks away. Image credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

FARGO, N.D. – With the midterm elections quickly approaching, those running in the biggest races in North Dakota are facing off this week. A handful of debates will be held in Fargo starting today, featuring candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State, Commissioner o ...Read More

Photo: Florida is one of three states cited in a new report on Election Day lines and significant waits at polling places. According to the report, Latino and African-American are especially affected. Photo credit: Institute for Southern Studies.

MIAMI - Election season in the Sunshine State is in full swing, with candidates competing for your vote - but it may take longer to cast your ballot depending on where you live. Florida is among the three states named in a national report examining long waits at the polls. According to the report, ...Read More

PHOTO: People's Climate March events take place on Saturday in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in support of the national People's Climate March in New York City. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People's Climate March events are being held in New Mexico on Saturday to show solidarity with the national People's Climate March in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter ...Read More

PHOTO: Baltimore is encouraging citizens, groups and businesses to be creative with proposals to turn vacant lots into spaces that benefit neighborhoods, and the environment. Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Trust

BALTIMORE - Taking an eyesore and turning it into neighborhood "eye candy." Winners are sharing nearly $300,000 in funding in the Growing Green Design Competition: Vacant Lots Transformed. Their projects will improve neighborhoods and include environmental benefits, such as reducing stormwater runo ...Read More

PHOTO: A metro Detroit woman hopes Detroit will soon be known as the Little Free Library capital of the world, as she works to raise money to place the community book boxes throughout the city. Photo courtesy of Detroit Little Free Library Campaign.

DETROIT - Over the years, Detroit has held many titles and nicknames, many of them negative - which is why, as the city works to reinvent itself, one local woman is on a mission to crown it the "Little Free Library capital of the world." Kim Kozlowski wants to raise enough money over the next 12 mo ...Read More

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