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PHOTO: The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of voter intimidation of college students. The message to students: you have the right to decide whether you register to vote at home or at college. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

BEREA, Ky. - The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of alleged voter intimidation of college students. The Attorney General's communications director, Allison Martin, says the office is "actively reviewing the situation." At the heart of the complaint is an an ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina may have as many as two privately owned, online charter schools next year. Photo credit:

RALEIGH, N.C. – Starting next year, North Carolina's charter schools will expand beyond the four walls of a classroom. State lawmakers approved a pilot program in this year's budget that requires the state Board of Education to approve two statewide virtual charter schools – making the ...Read More

Photo: The number of monarch butterflies migrating through Florida are decreasing, according to conservationists. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ST. MARKS, Fla. - Florida neighborhoods will be invaded by Halloween costumes of all sorts on Friday, including the ever-popular butterfly costume. But real-life butterflies - namely monarchs on their annual migration from the north to Mexico - arrived later than normal this year at their migration ...Read More

Graphic: The "Election Collection" app will allow poll-monitor volunteers to document any instances of voter suppression in North Carolina. Image courtesy: Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Early voting in North Carolina is well under way. On Election Day, thousands will wait until the last minute, and there will be trained election monitors at polling stations to make sure people are given every legal opportunity to vote. This year, many will be armed with a mobile app ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Kentuckians will take their concerns about their financial future to the voting booth a week from today. AARP Kentucky has published a voter's guide on financial security to help voters "size up" candidates running for office. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A week from today, Kentucky voters will go to the polls to make their picks in local, state and federal races in the 2014 midterm elections. With next week's vote in mind, AARP Kentucky has put together a voter's guide on financial security. Scott Wegenast, AARP Kentucky associat ...Read More

PHOTO: While applauding the restoration of child care assistance funding in Kentucky, advocates say continued improvements are needed. The owner of this child care center in Louisville says reimbursement rates need to be increased. Photo courtesy Angel House Child Development Center.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – It was hailed as a major victory for children in Kentucky when, earlier this year, the Legislature restored funding for child care assistance. But, advocates say additional improvements are needed, including expanded eligibility and making sure providers are reimbursed a ...Read More

PHOTO: A series of events called Put the Middle Class First is coming to West Virginia this week. Photos of a past rally courtesy of Put the Middle Class First.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A tour called Put the Middle Class First pulls into West Virginia this week with events in Charleston and Huntington. Although the tour is aimed at getting people fired up ahead of the election, a political party doesn’t organize the rallies. Jenny Moles of Cross ...Read More

PHOTO: Television viewers may find public TV stations serving diverse communities in their markets disappearing in a $45 billion gold rush by wireless providers bidding in a government auction of broadcasting spectrum. Photo credit: M. Scheerer.

RICHMOND, Va. - As the song goes, "Video Killed the Radio Star." Will wireless kill some free public TV? That's the latest media question. The Federal Communication Commission is holding an auction in which wireless companies such as Verizon and AT&T will bid on parts of the nation's airwaves curr ...Read More

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