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PHOTO: Prioritizing clean energy is one reason cited for Washington's strong growth in utility industry jobs in a new report that ranks the state third in the U.S. for a brisk online market for jobs for college graduates. Photo credit: AcrylicArtist/Morguefile.

SEATTLE - Washington is one of the top three states in the country for its booming online job market for college graduates. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce says only Delaware and Massachusetts have more online job openings per graduate. It's a sign ...Read More

PHOTO: While many Michiganders have gone back to work in recent months, a new report finds the economic recovery is not reaching all demographics in the state. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - While there are signs Michigan's job market is improving, a new report finds unemployment among African-Americans remains at crisis levels. The state's overall jobless rate fell below six percent last month, and is now at its lowest point in 14 years. But according to the Economic ...Read More

PHOTO: Older Americans in Arizona could have an impact on future policies and programs for seniors by offering comments and feedback at a Tuesday forum in Phoenix, part of the build-up to the White House Conference on Aging to be held in July. Photo courtesy of White House Conference on Aging.

PHOENIX - Retirement security and elder justice are among the topics on the agenda at a regional forum on aging being held Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center. The Arizona event is part of the build-up to the White House Conference on Aging this summer. Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president ...Read More

PHOTO: The idea of complete streets, where all forms of transportation, including biking and walking, are taken into consideration when building a road, is getting the backing of health advocates. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. – Health advocates are pointing to what's happening in Grant County as an example of how an inclusive transportation network can lead to a healthier community. The idea is known as complete street, where all users of the roadway, including walkers and bikers, are considered ...Read More

Photo: New research shows that maternal comforting can't compensate for emotional damage and stress caused by physical punishment of a child. Photo credit: hotblack/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, many Tennessee children are rejoicing because it's spring break, but the time off from school may wear on the patience of some parents. A new study from Duke University warns against resorting to physical punishment. In the study of 1,000 children and mothers ...Read More

PHOTO: The sacrifices and service of those who served in the Vietnam War will be honored at ceremonies across the state today, as Missouri observes its third Vietnam Veterans Day. Photo credit: taliesin/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been nearly 40 years since the official end of the Vietnam War and today Missouri honors the sacrifices of all those who served in the conflict. Many Vietnam veterans came home to find the country in the midst of the anti-establishment, anti-war movement of the late 1960 ...Read More

PHOTO: California ranks eighth among states as a promising online job market for positions that require college degrees, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than half of the online job postings in California are for positions that require at least a four-year college degree – and a new report says it matters a lot what type of degree. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed online job ads b ...Read More

GRAPH: The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy has analyzed a tax bill being considered by lawmakers, and says 80 percent of Idahoans would be paying higher taxes. Graph provided by Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy.

BOISE, Idaho - No more sales tax on food, a higher gas tax and a flat income-tax rate are all part of a proposal the Idaho Legislature is expected to take up this week and it's predicted lawmakers will wrap up the session by Friday. Lauren Necochea, director at the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, ...Read More

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