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PHOTO: The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be out in full force today, hoping the added visibility will be a reminder for motorists to stay safe over the holidays. Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is traditionally one of the busiest travel days in North Dakota, and those hitting the roads for Thanksgiving can expect to see plenty of law enforcement keeping it safe along the way. Lieutenant Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says they'll be conducting a sta ...Read More

PHOTO: Iowa motorists are being reminded of the dangers of drunk driving as the holiday travel season begins. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The holidays are a time of fun with family and friends across Iowa, but all too often those festivities turn tragic when a driver gets behind the wheel after drinking. Among those who have had their lives turned upside down by drunk driving is Arlene Victor, whose son and daughter-i ...Read More

PHOTO: The "Get Covered Connector" is a new online tool that can make life easier for Arizonans shopping for health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of the Get Covered America Campaign.

PHOENIX - A new online tool is designed to help simplify the process for Arizonans getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Cheryl O'Donnell, state director for the Get Covered America campaign, says the "Get Covered Connector" is a website that guides users to professional assist ...Read More

PHOTO: Troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol are expected to arrest around 400 drunk drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend. Photo credit: Scott/Flickr.

HOUSTON, Texas - The Texas Highway Patrol will be out in full force for the Thanksgiving weekend, promoting safety and targeting dangerous drivers as the holiday travel season gets under way. One of their main focuses will be on drunk drivers, and John McNamee, executive director with Mothers Again ...Read More

PHOTO: Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee is reminding people to have a designated sober driver for their holiday festivities. Photo credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The holiday season in Tennessee is one of fun with friends and family, but it's also the deadliest time on the roads because of drunk driving. Kate Ritchie, state program director with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee, says because of the increased risk, they're once aga ...Read More

PHOTO: Kum & Go is making modifications at its 430 gas stations across 11 states to bring them into compliance with the American Disabilities Act following a lawsuit settlement. Photo credit: Bradley Gordon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As thousands of Iowans will soon be hitting roads for the holidays, they may notice changes happening at a well known chain of regional gas stations to make them accessible to all. The modifications at the Kum & Go locations will bring the stations into compliance with the ...Read More

PHOTO: The Great American Smokeout is today, and Nevadans who smoke are being asked to kick the habit for 24 hours. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Smokers in the Silver State are encouraged to quit the habit for 24 hours during the Great American Smokeout today. Kristen Power, communications director for the Nevada Cancer Coalition, says those who put down cigarettes can start to feel better within minutes. "Smoker ...Read More

PHOTO: Rural hospitals provide care for more than 700,000 New Mexico residents annually, and rural hospitals are getting some recognition this week for the work they do in communities around the state. Photo courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Hospitals in rural New Mexico are being recognized for their role in providing care to hundreds of thousands of residents. As part of celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, the New Mexico Department of Health is honoring the staff at two dozen rural hospitals. Britt Cat ...Read More

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