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Archive: December 13, 2012

Photo: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County volunteers. Courtesy: Habitat for Humanity Forsyth County

RALEIGH, N.C. - One unintended consequence of fixing the "fiscal cliff" could be a reduction in the tax incentives to make nonprofit donations. Capping the amount of itemized deductions individuals can claim at around $17,000 is one solution being tossed around in Washington to help solve the budget ...Read More

GRAPHIC: NOAA is reaching out to stakeholders in what could signal a more collaborative approach to saving endangered Northwest salmon and steelhead. But can they all swim in the same direction?

SEATTLE - The federal agency in charge of making plans for salmon recovery in the Pacific Northwest is reaching out to a couple hundred people, businesses and associations, in what could signal a more collaborative approach to saving the endangered fish. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis ...Read More

PHOTO:  Seniors in Kentucky worried about the impact of the fiscal cliff.  (Courtesy AARP Ky)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the country inches closer to the "fiscal cliff," there's growing anxiety among older Kentuckians, according to a seniors leader. Jim Kimbrough is Kentucky AARP President. With the Dec. 31 deadline nearing, he says the "what ifs" amplify. For example, what if the age requirement ...Read More

PHOTO: Dr. Adam Wolfberg will be speaking in Charleston this week. Photo courtesy of Dr. Wolfberg.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A summit in Charleston is stressing that the entire state will benefit from healthy pregnancies and births and saying that moms and babies do better when they get care and time together. Dr. Adam Wolfberg is a Boston obstetrician and expert in complex pregnancies. Wolfberg says e ...Read More

PHOTO: Housing discrimination is common in Virginia for renters who a part of the Housing Choice Voucher according to Olivia Jones, an intern who investigated allegations on behalf of Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to provide renters with subsidies so they can gain access to a wider variety of rental properties in different neighborhoods. This all sounds good on paper, says Olivia Jones, an ...Read More

PHOTO: Lawn darts made the list of the

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A blowtorch, asbestos and uranium. Children's toys with those features or ingredients are on a new list of the "10 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time" from the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The accompanying report notes that the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls mill ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Environmental Working Group finds no improvement in Iowa stream and river water quality in ten years. Photo credit: NRCS

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Clean Water Act has been the law of the land in the United States for decades, but a new analysis finds that Iowa's water quality has not improved at all in the past 10 years. The act has helped reduce urban and industrial pollution running into rivers and streams, says Craig ...Read More

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