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Archive: January 11, 2008

Seattle, WA – Washington gets high grades from the American Lung Association for its measures to control smoking, but the Association says there's more to be done. It also warns there may be efforts to weaken anti-tobacco measures. Every year, the ALA ranks states and the federal government o ...Read More

Seattle, WA – The three largest health insurers in Washington are socking away record amounts of surplus cash. A group of community organizations doesn't like that. It says not only do the firms appear to be charging too much, but at the same time that the insurers are raising rates, they are ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – "Local--it's what's for dinner." No, this isn't a new ad campaign--yet. But "locavores" are steadily increasing. The word was coined to describe people who strive to eat only food grown or raised close to their home. It's a trend that's already making a big difference for Iowa ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Area Community College is becoming more "colorful." In the past year, DMACC has seen record enrollment for students of all racial and ethnic groups. School administrators will keep working to continue this trend. Since 2003, Hispanic enrollment at DMACC has jumped ...Read More

Belcourt, ND – The Turtle Mountain State Bank in Belcourt, N.D., is open for business. It is a real rarity, said to be the first privately-owned bank on a Native American reservation in the country. The bank opened its doors in early December, and on January 17 there will be a ribbon-cutting ...Read More

Portland, OR – Oregon gets poor grades on its tobacco control measures, according to a new "report card" from the American Lung Association, but there's reason to think next year's will be better. The ALA gave Oregon two F's and two C's, primarily for the state's lack of funding for tobacco p ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – A new study finds Minnesota isn't making good enough use of the national School Breakfast Program, even though starting the day off with a good, healthy breakfast helps kids learn. Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says the breakfast program wor ...Read More

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