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Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Archive: November 13, 2012

PHOTO: The deadline for Virginia and other states to make major decisions about implementing the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching.

RICHMOND, Va. - With the election now behind us, it's time for Virginia and other states to decide not if but how they are going to implement the Affordable Care Act. It's a complex issue with plenty of confusion to go around, says Mike Jorgensen, senior vice president for health policy at the Medic ...Read More

Rev. Sally Bingham at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Under California's groundbreaking law addressing climate change, AB32, carbon credits will be auctioned off for the first time on Wednesday. Members of the state's faith community played an important role in pushing the legislation through and plan to celebrate. The law says if utilities and industr ...Read More

Parents protesting outside Chavez High School in Detroit. Photo courtesy of AIR-Michigan

DETROIT - Republican leaders in both houses of Congress have dropped their opposition to immigration reform and now say they are serious about passing comprehensive changes to immigration law. In Michigan, immigrants and their families are hopeful. But for 21-year-old Karla Barajas, who was brought ...Read More

PHOTO: Picture of Marla Root at a Statehouse conference introducing the new legislation.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Relief could be coming to families in Ohio who struggle to pay for adequate care and services needed for individuals with autism. Bills introduced in the Ohio House and Senate would clarify that autism spectrum disorders should be covered under the state's Mental Health Parity Act o ...Read More

graphic of antibiotic misuse   Courtesy of: CDC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week." The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and doctors are working hard to remind patients of the dangers of overusing antibiotics. Physician Jason Newland directs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. ...Read More

PHOTO: In the wake of recent disasters on the East Coast the Pro Bono Partnership is offering legal advice on everything from tenant-landlord issues to how to deal with employee pay issues during these trying times.

NEW YORK - First came Superstorm Sandy, then the snowy Nor'easter, to kick off November. The one-two punch left many nonprofit groups in the tri-state area struggling to get by. Rick Hobish, executive director of the Pro Bono Partnership, says every dollar counts for nonprofits, especially after t ...Read More

PHOTO: Farmland near Lewistown, Mont. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

MISSOULA, Mont. - Montana farmers and ranchers are watching closely as Congress gets back to work. While the so-called "fiscal cliff" is garnering the most attention, an expired farm bill is also still sitting on the "to-do" list. Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affair ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of Minnesotans will walk the Mall of America on Thanksgiving morning to raise money for the hungry. Courtesy Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Before sitting down for that big turkey dinner next week, thousands of Minnesotans will head to the Mall of America in Bloomington for the fifth annual Walk to End Hunger. Lori Kratchmer, executive director of the Emergency FoodShelf Network, says the walk on Thanksgiving mornin ...Read More

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