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Archive: May 3, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A controversial abortion bill is one step closer to passing here. The Missouri Senate approved Senate Bill 793 almost two weeks ago, and it's now in the House. It would require that women be given an ultrasound before having an abortion. Anti-abortion advocates say most women d ...Read More

DENVER - A Colorado case has helped reduce discrimination in restaurant industry hiring. Jennifer Turner-Rieger, a manager at an Outback steakhouse in Westminster, was passed over for a promotion that could have tripled her income. Despite a decade of experience with the company, the two new positio ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - It's Teacher Appreciation Week, an observation established back in 1984 by the PTA. Roxanne Starks, president of the Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association, says the profession of teaching demands more than just being able to teach a lesson in a classroom. "They also have to be the so ...Read More

CHICAGO - The nation's new health care reform bill will take effect incrementally, with most provisions in place by 2014. However, federal officials say Illinois residents will benefit from some of the changes this year. For example, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children with ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Governor Christine Gregoire's pen is poised over the new budget bill, and she's getting some last-minute pressure to change it. State employees who work at the Maple Lane School at Centralia in Thurston County, western Washington, insist it should not be closed as part of budget cut ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. - There's a lottery-style drawing today, but many Oregonians who would be eligible to win are not in it. They are uninsured adults, and the drawing is for state-funded health insurance. Since the Oregon Health Plan has a waiting list for its OHP Standard program, some people might assume ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Workers and residents are asking how much West Virginia is getting out of the drilling boom in the huge Marcellus Shale natural gas field. Three union locals - operating engineers, pipeline welders and laborers - are picketing a Marshall County processing station. Donnie Huff w ...Read More

NEW YORK - If you're stuck without a Mother's Day gift, it's not too late to get a pair of earrings that will make Mom feel good as well as look good. Mercy Corps sells Mercy Kits on its website. If you buy the $25 Women's Leadership Kit, you can send a gift card showing how your donation will help ...Read More

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