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Archive: January 18, 2010

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Winters in Minnesota can be tough, and one reason is the high utility bills for keeping a house warm, especially when the family budget is tight. But the state is putting federal funds to good use to change that by weatherizing more homes. The state program has been honored with an ...Read More

BOSTON - Tonight won't be just any night for dozens of students from around the state. In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, when the Celtics hit the court to play the Dallas Mavericks at the T-D Bank North Garden, some honor roll students will be there to cheer them on. The Boston C ...Read More

PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Legislature is set to debate a bill soon that would establish the framework for pre-kindergarten education standards. Sen. Tom Dempster (R-Sioux Falls), the prime sponsor, says quality early education programs can break a vicious cycle of poverty. "I envision a world ...Read More

MADISON, Wisc. - Some Wisconsin families are urging lawmakers to pass a bill they say would help them heal after losing loved ones as a result of medical malpractice. Under current state law, once a child reaches 18 years of age, the parents can't file a wrongful death claim. The result is many Wisc ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the finishing touches are made on federal health care reform, Ohio is already making strides toward affordable insurance coverage for more of its residents. Starting this month, the changes limit how much insurers can charge people with pre-existing or chronic conditions, who pur ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - One year ago this week, Americans were scouring their pantries to clear out peanut products after salmonella-tainted peanut butter was linked to nine deaths and more than 700 illnesses, including about 10 people sickened in Connecticut. Promises were made at the time to strengthen ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A Washington economist who has crunched the numbers warns that the more budget cuts the legislature makes, the more jobs the state will lose. Marilyn Watkins, policy director with the Economic Opportunity Institute, says the effects of state spending ripple through the economy, from ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Super-sizing your next fast food meal in Kentucky may soon include more than just fries and a 20-ounce drink. Legislation has been filed that would require restaurants in the state to post calorie information on their menus. Anita Courtney, chair of the TWEENS Nutrition and Fitnes ...Read More

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