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Archive: December 3, 2012

Putting Youth To Work (Photo Courtesy of Annie E. Casey Foundation)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - According to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of employed young people fell to its lowest level in 50 years in 2011. Linda O'Neal, director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, says the past decade has been the most challenging for ...Read More


PHILADELPHIA - "Fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington are taking aim at many critical programs, including one in Pennsylvania that helps make sure thousands of low-income residents can heat their homes and feed their families. "Heat and Eat" is an initiative that allows states to help those in ne ...Read More

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania marked World AIDS Day on Saturday, by remembering those who've died from AIDS but also by bringing communties together to fight the disease and educate people about it. This year's theme is, "Getting to zero: Zero infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths. ...Read More

PHOTO: States across the country are looking for ways to help the so-called disconnected youth, those teens and young adults who are not in school or working. Photo courtesy KIDS COUNT.

BISMARCH, N.D. - Youth employment in America has reached its lowest level since World War II, but the struggles in the nation are not being felt so much in North Dakota. In fact, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the state leads the nation, with nearly two-thirds of teens and youn ...Read More

PHOTO: The federal Environmental Protection Agency will set new, strict standards for Florida waters that are expected to have an impact nationwide.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New pollution standards are being called a giant step forward for Florida water quality and beyond. Late Friday the EPA agreed to immediately propose strict, enforceable limits to reduce the water pollution that causes toxic algae and slime. It did so after a Florida federal judg ...Read More

PHOTO: The calls for a boycott of American Crystal Sugar products continues after locked-out workers again rejected a contract offer from the company. CREDIT: John Michaelson

MOORHEAD, Minn. - The long-running lockout at American Crystal Sugar will continue, after the workers again this weekend turned down the contract offered by the company. Union official John Riskey says this is the fourth time in 16 months that the same offer has been rejected. "It just shows that t ...Read More

PHOTO: With youth employment in the U.S. at its lowest level in decades, states are looking at programs to help teens and young adults. Courtesy of Minnesota DEED.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Youth employment in America has reached its lowest level since World War II. A new Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says 6.5 million teens and young adults in the U.S. were not working or in school last year. Monte Hanson with the Minnesota Department of Emplo ...Read More

PHOTO: Nationwide, nearly a half million households could lose so-called “Heat and Eat” benefits.

NEW YORK - It's another big cut that's looming as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Congress, and local anti-hunger advocates say New Yorkers would shoulder more than their fair share of the proposed cuts. Linda Bopp, executive director of Hunger Solutions New York, says 500,000 household ...Read More

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