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Archive: July 28, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Help is available for small business owners in Missouri and across the country trying to grow their companies and offer benefits to employees as part of the federal health care reform law. According to a report from the health care advocacy group Families USA, almost 92 percent of ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - The cleanup of contaminated sediment from the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin is a project that continues even after 25 years, following a long battle with paper companies that dumped polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the river beginning in the 1950s. A new report from the American ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club is pointing out what it says are flaws in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) Final Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. The federal Clean Water Act requires states to put out the list of "impaired waters" every ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - In rankings by state for children's health, education and well-being, Oregon has inched up from 19th to 18th in the new 2010 "Kids Count" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. However, one of the figures that hasn't budged is the percentage of Oregon kids who are obese. It's st ...Read More

BISMARCK, N. D. - Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its national "Kids Count" survey, which compares states on quality of child well-being. In the last few years, North Dakota has been among the top ten states — but this year, it has slipped from 7th to 12th in the rankings. ...Read More

STATESVILLE, N. C. - The influx of jobs from the 2010 Census could not have come at a better time for the struggling economy. Now that the census data collection phase is wrapping up, however, many of those workers are back in the unemployment line. The U.S. Census Bureau has cut more than 200,000 j ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Arizona's controversial new immigration law is set to go into effect on Thursday. The law, known as SB 1070, has spawned copycat bills in several other states, most of which have failed to advance, but it also has shone a spotlight on some state lawmakers' efforts to address probl ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - A new assessment of the Hawk-I program and Medicaid expansion shows another 60,000 Iowa children now have health insurance coverage who did not, just three years ago. In 2007, the percentage of Iowa children covered under these programs was just over 28 percent; today it is almost ...Read More

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