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Archive: December 21, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Charities report the poor economy means they need donations more than ever this holiday season, but business watchdogs have some advice for the charitable among us before writing a check to help those in need. The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio (BBB) advises Ohioans to do so ...Read More

TEMPE, Ariz. - Some 150 veterans are sharing their war memories to be preserved for posterity in a veterans history project that will eventually be available through the National Archives. Coordinator Larry Conway says some of the stories are very compelling, such as one soldier who registered gra ...Read More

AUGUSTA, Maine - With just a few days left of shopping for Christmas, you might still be on the market for cell phones for the family. If Maine state Representative Andrea Boland has her way, by this time next year those cell phones would come complete with warning labels. The legislation is a res ...Read More

CHICAGO - The holidays can be rough for Illinois residents with mental illnesses. Elizabeth Harris, who suffers from depression, says she has spent many holidays in hospitals and homeless shelters, or completely alone, without proper medication, feeling isolated and without hope. But this year is di ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - As many as two million adults in Michigan are helping care for a loved one while working full-time, according to a new report commissioned by Metlife, AARP, and other organizations. Nationally, it says nearly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population are caregivers. Most are relatives ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota nonprofit groups could soon find themselves in a "perfect storm," with the recession, budget deficits and upcoming elections, all creating uncertainty for 2010. At least three prominent nonprofits have shut their doors this year. And, while most charities get a financial ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Proposals for a local option sales tax to help cities deal with budget shortfalls would hurt family budgets, according to Bread for the World, an organization that helps low-income South Dakotans. The sales tax proposals involve the South Dakota Municipal League, which is coord ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. - It is not uncommon for Oregon teachers to dip into their own pockets to purchase school supplies for a special project, or to meet a student's individual need - for a coat, socks, even eyeglasses. At year's end, a tax rule that would allow teachers to write off some of their supply pur ...Read More

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