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Archive: April 19, 2011

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Pass the blocks, say child care experts. Two recent studies confirm that playing with objects like blocks, which can be used in various ways, is better than toys that have only one purpose. That was no surprise to Elsa Nunez, president of Eastern Connecticut State University, wh ...Read More

DENVER - A couple of Colorado nonprofit groups are getting extra help in "going green" just in time for Earth Day, which is coming up this Friday. They've received grants from the Nonprofit Energy Efficient Program (NEEP), sponsored by Energy Outreach Colorado. The Boys and Girls Club of Denver is ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Earth Day is this Friday and, as every year, there are various campaigns to clean up the environment. This year, the "Trash Bash" is one such event, where people can collect litter in their neighborhoods, and even meet their neighbors and have fun doing it. Metro Waste Authority i ...Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - The outrage generated by the murder of a University of Virginia lacrosse player has sparked a bipartisan effort to make it easier to get a protective order in the state. The measure, to overhaul the protective order procedure, was signed into law on Friday with a goal of protecting m ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State lawmakers hoping to pass next year's budget by the end of May have a lot of work to do, as the recently-passed tax increase is not expected to raise enough money to pay off all the old bills and balance the budget. The state still owes about $4.5 billion to service provider ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - It's a line of cash that the public doesn't usually consider, but billions of dollars flow each year into the health care system in the form of grants from charitable foundations. A new report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy tracks some of that cash to se ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Governor John Kasich's proposal to sell five state-owned prisons may not save Ohio the money that some expect. Since the first private prisons were opened here in 2000, Ohio law has required that any private operator produce savings of at least five percent compared to what it would ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - They may be unlikely allies, but families of murder victims are working to protect the rights of inmates in North Carolina through the Racial Justice Act (RJA). It's the state law that allows inmates and defendants to challenge their death sentences if they can prove that race was a ...Read More

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