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Archive: October 3, 2012

PHOTO: The University of Denver is host to the first Presidential debate of the 2012 election season, between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney,

DENVER - All eyes will be on Denver tonight as the first presidential debate of the 2012 election season gets under way. The debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will focus on domestic issues. Both candidates could be at risk here, says Ken Bickers, a political scien ...Read More

PHOTO: Barbara Laconte of Berwyn, whose medication costs have tripled.  Photo credit: Jon Lowenstein. Courtesy of AARP Illinois.
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CHICAGO - It's crunch time for thousands of Illinois elders who have less than a certain income but are not eligible for Medicaid. They had been relying on the "Illinois Cares RX" program to help pay for prescriptions, but that program was eliminated July 1. David Vinkler, AARP Illinois associate ...Read More

PHOTO: Children in Head Start program. Courtesy Clinton County Community Action Program.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Head Start programs in Ohio are going beyond the ABCs and 123s to give young children the best possible start in life as well as in their schooling. October is Head Start Awareness Month - and for decades, many community action agencies in Ohio have been running Head Start programs ...Read More

The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University, site of the second presidential debate. Courtesy Hofstra University

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The second of three presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. It'll be "town meeting" style, with participants selected by the Gallup organization from a pool of undecided voters. If you could attend the debate, a number of civic leaders were ...Read More

Coal ash underground dumping in Kansas City. Photo credit: Claus Wawrzinek. Courtesy of Missouri Sierra Club.

ST. LOUIS - President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney face off in the first of three debates tonight, and environmentalists from Missouri and around the nation want to know what they plan to do about climate change. More than 100,000 people have signed petitions urging debate moderator Jim Lehrer to pre ...Read More

PHOTO: Economist Dean Baker says today's minimum wage ought to be at least $10 an hour.

SEATTLE - When Washington's hourly minimum wage increases in January, it will mean $6 more per week for full-time workers at that pay rate. The 15-cent increase raises their annual income to a bit more than $19,000. That's enough for a single person to live on in most counties. Add just one child, ...Read More

PHOTO: When it comes to sex education, parents are the best educators. And
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DES MOINES, Iowa - When it comes to sex education, parents are the best educators. And "Let's Talk Month" in October is a perfect opportunity for families to get the conversation started. A national survey by Planned Parenthood and Family Circle magazine on parent-adolescent communication made some ...Read More

PHOTO: 1996 picture of Earthjustice attorney David Guest standing in Fisheating Creek. Courtesy: Earthjustice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - About $3 million of Florida taxpayers' money will be spent to fill Fisheating Creek in Glades County, a major tributary of Lake Okeechobee. The state is using sand for the job provided by Lykes Brothers, an agribusiness upstream on the creek. A lawsuit filed Tuesday against the ...Read More

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