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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: President Obama is not unlike his predecessors, dating back to the beginning of the Republic, in using a presidential order to accomplish a goal. Photo of George Washington courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress.

TEMPE, Ariz. - President Obama's executive action on immigration is being compared by some to the act of an emperor or king, but presidents have been issuing executive orders in some form since the era of the Founding Fathers. Paul Bender is a law professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ...Read More

PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation poll shows a majority of sportsmen in 11 western states are in favor of protecting the greater sage grouse. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DENVER - Turkeys aren't the only birds on the minds of Coloradans this Thanksgiving week. The greater sage grouse is also attracting attention, but because of the bird's declining numbers. A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) found a majority of sportsmen surveyed in 11 wes ...Read More

PHOTO: When Texas lawmakers convene for the 2015 session, it's expected they'll be asked to step up in support of the state's growing number of unpaid family caregivers. Photo credit: Florian Richter/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - New figures show nearly 3.5 million Texans provide home health care for a family member, and as that number continues to grow, the Legislature is being asked to provide Texas family caregivers with support. Bob Jackson, state director of AARP Texas, says a proposal is expected to go ...Read More

PHOTO: Children will be the big winners in President Barack Obama's executive action delaying the deportation of parents who are unauthorized immigrants, says the NEA of New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the White House.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The overall well being of thousands of American children in New Mexico, born to parents who are undocumented immigrants, should benefit from President Barack Obama's action on immigration, according to Charles Bowyer, executive director of the National Education Association ...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

PHOTO: With no progress on immigration reform in Congress, President Barack Obama is moving forward on his own, with an announcement of his plans coming tonight (Thursday). Photo credit: US Army/Flickr.
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SAN JUAN, Texas – Residents across Texas and the nation will be watching closely tonight as President Barack Obama unveils his plans to reform immigration on his own, a move that could prevent the deportation of millions. At La Union del Pueblo Entero in San Juan, the advocacy group’s ...Read More

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