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PHOTO: Today is International Stand Up to Bullying Day. The observance comes on the heels of a recent study that shows bullying is seen as more of a problem for youth today than ever. Photo credit: Emily Kidd2012/Flickr Creative Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As some Ohioans observe today's International Stand Up to Bullying Day, a recent survey finds the majority of adults believe bullying is more prevalent than ever. The poll was released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environmen ...Read More

IMAGE: The largest annual food drive in the state begins Sunday, with the March Campaign from Minnesota Foodshare. Image courtesy Minnesota Foodshare.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The arrival of March on the calendar this Sunday also marks the beginning of the state's largest annual food drive. The March Campaign from Minnesota FoodShare last year raised more than $8 million and 4 million pounds of food. Director Suzanne Shatila said the goal is even higher ...Read More

PHOTO: How green is your thumb? Prospective vegetable gardeners living on tight budgets can sign up for Seed to Supper courses in 15 Oregon counties this spring to learn the basics. Photo courtesy Oregon Food Bank.

PORTLAND, Ore. - It soon will be time to garden in Oregon, and in 15 counties around the state, volunteers are teaching "Seed to Supper" courses beginning in March. Seed to Supper was created through Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon State University Extension Service to help adults on limited budget ...Read More

PHOTO: Caring for a sick little one is hard for many Michiganders who do not have paid sick leave time at work. But a new poll finds the majority of voters would support paid-sick-leave policies. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

LANSING, Mich. - Taking paid time off work to cope with illness is a luxury nearly half of Michigan workers cannot afford, but it's a policy many favor. A new poll from Denno Research shows that 86 percent of Michigan voters support paid sick time for employees. For 46 percent of the state's privat ...Read More

PHOTO: The Internet in Arizona and across the nation will be regulated as a utility if the FCC votes Thursday in support of proposed rules. Photo courtesy Connecticut Dept. of Developmental Services.

PHOENIX - A vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday could affect the Internet in Arizona and across the nation. The five-member commission is considering rules that could regulate the Internet as a utility. Speaking earlier this month at the University of Colorado at Boulder, F ...Read More

PHOTO: Childhood is less fun and games and more of a struggle for Missouri kids who grow up impoverished. A new report encourages the use of an updated tool to measure and combat child poverty. Photo credit: Hilary Clarcq/Morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been more than 50 years since the federal government's official measure of poverty was created, and a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says it's time for a new ruler. The current method for measuring poverty doesn't take into account assistance benefits or re ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report calls for a stronger focus on a new ways to measure poverty and evaluate the programs aimed at helping families in financial turmoil. Photo credit: Kelly Sikkema/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Child poverty in the U.S. has been measured in the same way for decades, but a new report shows there may be better indicators of child well-being and the programs that aim to help kids from lower-income families. Mike Crawford, director with Iowa Kids Count, says one key proble ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a more accurate picture of how societal safety net programs are helping families. Photo credit: U.S. Agency for International Development.

OAKLAND, Calif. - One in four California children is living in poverty, but according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, those numbers would be much higher without federal safety net programs and tax subsidies. The report, Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States, uses ...Read More

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