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Archive: November 28, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa - In 2010, the number of Cesarean births in America fell for the first time in 10 years. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures indicate the decline is small, only one-tenth of one percent, and the agency credits it to overall declines in the birth rate and numbers of births ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When the Florida Legislature put a bill on Gov. Rick Scott's desk to partially privatize prisons, Department of Corrections officers filed a lawsuit to block it. A court ruled the new law unconstitutional, and the governor did not appeal. In the Legislature, advocates for priva ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - The Congressional "super committee" failed to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit. The debate centered on drastic spending cuts that could potentially hurt the nation's poor, working poor and elderly. However, a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies challeng ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia is one of more than a dozen states that make families with incomes below or near the poverty level pay state income taxes. A family of three with an income $1000 above the poverty line still pays West Virginia income taxes. According to policy analyst Phil Oliff, ...Read More

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - There may be tax advantages for giving to charity, and many people donate big chunks of money to their favorite causes at year's end. Scam artists know that, so they are out in full force during the holiday season. Jo Rosen, director of Estate and Asset Services for the America ...Read More

LAS VEGAS - Nevada's water pipeline proposal is being called the most important water case the state has ever heard, and only days remain for public comment. The plan is to pipe 42 billion gallons of water per year from rural Nevada and Utah to southern Nevada. Brian Fadie, technology director for ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - In the past year, 21,000 public sector jobs in Pennsylvania have been done away with, and a new report says it's been a major factor in a substantial slowdown in the state's economic recovery. Dr. Mark Price, a labor economist at the Keystone Research Center, says that in the yea ...Read More

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs wants schools and colleges to get off the sidelines on the issue of responding to campus sexual abuse. The group is holding a workshop starting Tuesday on using federal laws to protect students from sexual harassment and violence. ...Read More

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