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Archive: December 10, 2012

IMAGE: Children's Action Alliance president Dana Wolfe Naimark says Arizona tax credits have little oversight and transparency, and no accountability. CREDIT: Children's Action Alliance.

PHOENIX - Arizona's tax credit system is out of control, according to three diverse advocacy groups. Children's Action Alliance, the Goldwater Institute and the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) say income tax credits divert more than $300 million each year from the state's gener ...Read More

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SEATAC, Wash. - Holidays are often stressful for travelers, but the people who hoist the baggage and clean the planes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have stresses of a different kind. As a group, they say the Port of Seattle commission has ignored their pleas to require that Alaska Airlines ...Read More

PHOTO: Patina Park is the new executive director at the Division of Indian Work, the oldest service organization for Native Americans in the Twin Cities. Courtesy of Park.

MINNEAPOLIS - A new era is beginning at what is the oldest direct-service organization for American Indians in the Twin Cities. Today is the first on the job for the new executive director of the Division of Indian Work, Patina Park. Park says DIW began helping Native Americans with basic needs 60 y ...Read More

PHOTO: For people who want to see views both pro and con about all the proposals being discussed, Anthony Carroll suggests the website

DES MOINES, Iowa - Among the ideas Congress is toying with to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" are raising the age to qualify for Medicare to 67, and changing the way the cost-of-living adjustment is calculated for people on Social Security. Anthony Carroll, associate state director for advocacy ...Read More

PHOTO: Día de los Muertos march in El Paso honoring Mexicans who died trying to emigrate (November, 2011). Credit: Cristina Parker.
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EL PASO, Texas - Immigrant advocates in Texas are marking International Human Rights Day today by decrying what they call "systematic violations" of international law and the U.S. Constitution. At a 1 p.m. rally at the border fence in El Paso, protestors will demand sweeping reforms of the immigrati ...Read More

The Wheeling YWCA operates the Madden House shelter. They can be reached at 1-800-698-1247 or 304-232-2748. The national domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - It isn't part of the big budget negotiations, but people working with battered women are worried that the partisan divide in Congress could also threaten vital shelter programs. Much of the funding for domestic violence shelters comes through the Violence Against Women Act. But C ...Read More

PHOTO: With trees planted along our stream banks, our streams literally become water treatment systems in themselves.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - As Pennsylvanians set up and decorate tens of thousands of Christmas trees this holiday season, it's also an opportunity to give other, perhaps less showy, types of trees more credit, for their role in pollution control for the water we drink. Lamonte Garber, agricultural program ...Read More

PHOTO: Scams cost Tennessee residents more than $24 million last year, and older people seem to be particularly susceptible. Courtesy of
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One sign the holiday season is here is the jingling of home phones. It's also the time of the year when scammers prey on older Tennesseans. Alan Marx, a consumer protection attorney, says last year thousands across the state fell victim to scams during this time of the year. "Mor ...Read More

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