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NEW YORK - It's a big number that's making headlines in New York, but local advocates for immigrants say the flow of unaccompanied minors to Long Island is being taken in stride. Reports published in Newsday show that Long Island leads the state for the number of unaccompanied children arriving in ...Read More

PHOTO: The new Chesapeake Conservation Corps class will be announced Tuesday, and is set to include 32 people ages 18 to 25 who will spend a year volunteering on projects that benefit the bay. Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - At least 32 young people are ready to get to work Tuesday to serve as yearlong volunteers with the 2015 Chesapeake Conservation Corps program. More than 100 students had applied for positions with organizations that work on environmental projects benefitting the health of Chesapeak ...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

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority hearings on the rate hike request begin this week.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The utility company says a rate increase is needed to keep up with everyday maintenance, but consumer advocates say Connecticut Light & Power's request is out of line. John Erlingheuser, advocacy director AARP Connecticut, says what makes this rate hike request unusual is t ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is prompting bigger populations of familiar pests and insects, as well as some not seen before in Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Charles Rondeau/publicdomainpictures.net

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Many forms of wildlife in Pennsylvania, from trees and plants to fish, have suffered the dangerous effects of climate change, but insects are thriving in the state's warmer climate, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. The evidence is clear, said Ed Per ...Read More

A new survey from AARP Pennsylvania reveals voters age 50 and older have a number of economic concerns ahead of this year's midterm elections. Photo courtesy of Charles Rondeau.

PHILADELPHIA - A new election-year poll of likely voters in Pennsylvania aged 50 and older reveals many are concerned about having enough money down the road, and want candidates to focus on improving their economic security. The survey, conducted by AARP Pennsylvania, shows six in 10 worry about h ...Read More

PHOTO: Even before actor Robin Williams died of apparent suicide, a local mental health professional says calls were already on the rise to 800-273-TALK. Granite Staters need to know the warning signs to prevent suicide. Graphic courtesy of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

CONCORD, N.H. – It can be shocking when someone as successful as actor Robin Williams takes his own life, but suicide prevention advocates in the Granite State caution not to be fooled by success. Suicide ranks as the number two cause of death for people in New Hampshire under the age of 34. ...Read More

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