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PHOTO: A new report that examines educational programs in juvenile justice facilities finds most are doing more harm than good. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

WASHINGTON – When you have a captive audience, there is great opportunity. A new report on educational programs in juvenile justice facilities across the country finds that most may be doing more harm than good because of the missed opportunities in engaging young people who have been disconn...Read More

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PHOTO: Bunnies are a symbol of the season, but animal shelter personnel caution parents considering bringing one home for Easter to make a thoughtful decision that is best for the animal and the family. Photo credit: morguefile.com user bobby.

PHOENIX – Easter is almost upon us, and while some parents might be tempted to give their children live bunnies or baby chicks, animal shelter personnel stress that bringing any animal into the home should be a well thought-out decision and not just a holiday whim. Bretta Nelson, public rela...Read More

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GRAPHIC: This week's Day of Action on Military Spending is highlighting the need for better federal investment in communities. Graphic courtesy of the National Priorities Project.

PHOENIX - After filing their tax returns by last night's deadline, some Arizonans may pause to think about where their hard-earned tax dollars are going. According to Mary Zerkel, co-coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee's Wage Peace campaign, 57 percent of all U.S. discretionary do...Read More

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PHOTO: A strong bond with parents can be critical to a child's later success, but a new review finds that that connection is never made with some 40 percent of babies and toddlers. Photo credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs

PHOENIX - The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting that needed secure ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new rule clarifying where the Clean Water Act applies seems to be drawing a lot of support from farmers like Steph Larsen, seen here watering her sheep. Photo courtesy of Steph Larsen.

PHOENIX - A change in federal clean-water rules appears to be popular with some major stakeholders, especially farmers, hunters and anglers. Two federal court decisions had muddied the rules on where the Clean Water Act applies, but a new revision has been proposed to clarify the issue. According ...Read More

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PHOTO: Researcher Courtney D. Lynch says stress reduction techniques could be beneficial for women trying to conceive. Photo credit: Ohio State University.

PHOENIX – More than 6 percent of married women struggle with infertility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, for the first time, researchers have data that link stress to a woman's inability to become pregnant. The study finds that women with high levels...Read More

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PHOTO: Construction and hydraulic fracturing are industries where workers are exposed to silica dust. OSHA is proposing rules to minimize exposure, since the dust is linked to chronic respiratory illnesses and deaths. Photo credit: New Jersey Dept. of Health

PHOENIX – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. General construction, masonry and foundries were among the industries examined. Silica dust is connected to res...Read More

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PHOTO: A coalition of wildlife advocacy groups is threatening to sue the federal government over its animal-trapping practices on the protected habitat of the endangered jaguar in parts of Arizona and New Mexico. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

TUCSON, Ariz. - A coalition of wildlife organizations is threatening to sue the federal government over its animal-trapping practices on critical habitat for the endangered jaguar in areas of Arizona and New Mexico. Tara Zuardo, an attorney for the Animal Welfare Institute, said her group, the West...Read More

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