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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's labor unions say Labor Day should be more than a long weekend at the end of summer. It should also be time to recognize the hard work - and workers - around the state. Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, said too many people and ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregon agriculture groups say many farms are critically shorthanded. Some farmers say they'll support Measure 88, allowing Oregon residents who don't have the necessary paperwork for a driver's license to get a driver's card instead. Photo credit: PattieS/iStockphoto.com.

SALEM, Or. - Oregon farmers have two things in common heading into fall – they're busy and they're shorthanded. So, many say they are supporting a ballot measure that would allow people to get driver's cards, no matter their immigration status. Opponents of the driver's card have warned allow ...Read More

PHOTO: UNC research found that proximity to care impacts publicly insured patient's ability to continue cancer treatment. Photo courtesy National Cancer Institute

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The quality of cancer care you receive in North Carolina could depend on where you live. That's the conclusion of two studies recently published in the North Carolina Medical Journal. Stephanie Wheeler, assistant professor in health policy and management at the Gillings School o ...Read More

PHOTO: As Social Security marks its 79th anniversary this month, a report finds it is providing great benefits to Illinois families and the economy. Photo credit: Zimmytws/iStockphoto.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new report from the advocacy group Social Security Works, highlights the ways that at the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping Illinois' residents and the economy. While pensions have changed, jobs have been lost and homes have lost equity, Eric Kingson, the o ...Read More

PHOTO: Consumer groups in Arizona and other Western states are urging lawmakers to be transparent about the incentives they're offering Tesla, in the competition to house the electric carmaker's proposed multibillion-dollar gigafactory. Photo credit: U-S Department of Energy.

PHOENIX - Consumer groups in Arizona and other Western states competing to house the multibillion-dollar Tesla Gigafactory are urging transparency in a very competitive process. Arizona Public Interest Research Group is among several consumer groups that wrote an open letter calling on state leader ...Read More

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: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge the potential health risks from using cell phones earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Hoclab/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell phone use. Then, without any explanation, the agency suddenly backtracked on its findings. Sometime before early June, the CDC posted significant new wordin ...Read More

PHOTO: The state-issued driver's license will bear a slightly different banner than the standard Colorado driver's license. Courtesy: CO DMV

DENVER - The Colorado DMV is chipping away at the estimated 45,000 immigrants who are now eligible for a state-issued driver's license. It's been almost a month since the state began issuing driver's permits to them, and members of the state's insurance industry say immigrants aren't the only people ...Read More

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