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PHOTO: With the growing cost of child care, efforts are underway in Congress to provide more financial supports for low-income and working families. Photo credit: Todd Hryck / Flickr.

BISMARK, N.D. - As the cost of child care continues to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, the cost of child care is one of their biggest monthly expenses, and legislation to help ease that burden has been introduced in both the U.S. Hou...Read More

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PHOTO: With demand continuing to rise for gluten free foods, those with celiac disease are finding many new options, but not all are equal. Some gluten free products are high in sugars and fats, used to improve taste. Photo credit: Robert Couse Baker/Flickr

BISMARCK, N.D. – As more and more food choices labeled as gluten free show up on store shelves across the state, a warning that just because it's free of gluten doesn't automatically mean it's a healthy choice. The founder of Mary's Gone Crackers, Mary Waldner, welcomes more options for thos...Read More

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PHOTO: Children often count on meals served at school to give them the nutrition they need. But when school isn't in session during the summer, it can be a challenge for some kids to get nutritious, regular meals, particularly kids from low-income households. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

BISMARK, N.D. - For thousands of low-income families in North Dakota, summer vacation is a time of increased hunger, as children don't have their usual school meals to rely on. Signe Anderson, Senior Child Nutrition Policy Analyst with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), says a new study co...Read More

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PHOTO: It's the most common form of cancer in the country, but the risk of skin cancer can be greatly reduced with simple protections that include sunscreen. Photo credit: Robert Neff/Flickr

BISMARCK, N.D. – From days at the beach to afternoons out biking and hiking, people across North Dakota are eagerly soaking up the sunshine. But doctors warn that sun lovers need to take steps to protect themselves from the most common form of cancer. Dr. Wei-Wei Huang is a dermatologist who...Read More

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IMAGE: A first step toward ending big money in politics? The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give Congress and states control of campaign spending limits, in response to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Image credit: DonkeyHotey/Flickr

BISMARCK, N.D. - A constitutional amendment giving Congress and states control of political campaign spending is moving toward a vote on the U.S. Senate floor, after winning approval Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The goal of Senate Joint Resolution 19, said Jonah Minkoff-Zern, campaig...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey finds the average fuel economy of new cars has increased by 20 percent over the past six years. Photo credit:

BISMARCK, N.D. - Motorists who hit the roads for summer trips are likely to feel a pinch at the gas pump, but some will spend a lot less fueling up than others. New research from the Consumer Federation of America finds the average fuel economy of new cars has increased by 20 percent in the past s...Read More

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PHOTO: Every summer, heartbreaking and preventable deaths occur when kids are unintentionally left alone in hot cars. Photo credit: Paulo Otavio Diniz Rodrigues/Flickr

BISMARCK, N. D. – It's a parent's worst nightmare, but it happens every summer: kids suffer heatstroke and, in some cases, die after being left in hot cars. Registered nurse Phyllis Larimore points out that children left inside a vehicle can suffer fatal hyperthermia in just minutes, even whe...Read More

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PHOTO: North Dakota comes in at No. 18 in a listing of the states considered the safest places to live, according to a report from WalletHub. Photo credit: Heather/Flickr

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakotans can take comfort in knowing they live in one of the safer states in the nation. An analysis from WalletHub ranked North Dakota 18th for safety, using measures such as home and community stability, workplace and financial, which chief executive Odysseas Papadimitriou ...Read More

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