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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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PHOTO: Cavity Free at 3 program, Fort Collins. Courtesy Cavity Free at 3.
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DENVER - A statewide program has a simple goal: making Colorado kids cavity free by age three. The University of Colorado Medical School program is designed to raise awareness about the need for dental care even on those baby teeth. Karen Savoie runs "Cavity Free at Three." She says toddlers should ...Read More

PHOTO: This week, Community Health Centers are making their case in Congress for keeping their federal funding in place. Courtesy Nat'l. Assn. of Community Health Centers.

RICHMOND, Va. - As Congress continues its plan to reduce federal spending, Community Health Center leaders from almost every state will descend on Washington, D.C., this week to speak to Congressional leaders about the importance of keeping funding in place for the centers. Rod Manifold, executive d ...Read More

PHOTO: A parent's perception of a child's health is often more optimistic than their doctor's, according to a new survey of Kentucky moms and dads. Photo courtesy of NACHC.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Just how healthy are Kentucky's kids? The diagnosis from their moms and dads runs contrary to what other data suggest, according to a survey of parents. The study, commissioned by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, shows that nearly nine out of every ten parents (89 percent) de ...Read More

PHOTO: Sam Wilson is the State Director for AARP Wisconsin. He says the holidays are a good time to check in on how older relatives are doing.

MADISON, Wis. - Christmas and the New Year are just a few weeks away. Family visits during the holidays can be a great time to make sure mom and dad, or any older relatives, are doing well enough on their own. AARP Wisconsin State Director Sam Wilson recommends four areas to notice when making a v ...Read More

PHOTO: Tom Eggert, co-director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. The group is interested in the renewal of the Wind Production Tax Credit.

MADISON, Wis. - "Two cents" may not sound like much, but it's at the heart of the debate over the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), which will expire in a few weeks if Congress doesn't renew it. Wind-power producers receive about two cents back for every kilowatt-hour of power they generate, and ren ...Read More

PHOTO: Nate Sandvig (2nd from left) and his project team at a windfarm site. Courtesy of Sandvig.

PORTLAND, Ore. - One segment of the American workforce is speaking out on behalf of wind energy development, in Oregon and across the country. Military veterans say their experiences in the oil-rich Middle East have convinced them that the United States should be doing more to encourage alternative ...Read More

MAP: About half of the states have work-sharing programs now. Courtesy WV Center on Budget and Policy.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - During interim legislative meetings this week, state lawmakers will look at voluntary work-sharing. Instead of laying off employees when they need to cut costs, employers could collaborate with the unemployment-insurance system to keep people working at reduced hours. Sean O'Le ...Read More

PHOTO: Community Health Centers employ more than 3,000 people in Michigan, and serve more than a half-million patients. Courtesy of MPCA.

LANSING, Mich. - Community Health Center leaders are in Washington this week, raising the voices of Michiganders who need medical care, and helping others from around the country to make sure that those who need access to health care are protected from federal budget-ctters. The federal government ...Read More

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