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Archive: April 30, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. - The annual checkup on the financial health of Social Security was released last week by the Social Security Board of Trustees, and the prognosis is that the trust fund will be exhausted by 2033. That's three years earlier than last year's projection. While some are sounding the ala ...Read More

CHICAGO - The Occupy Movement is calling for a general strike and protest in cities around the nation tomorrow, May 1, known as International Workers Day. Historians say Chicago is where it all began, well over a century ago, and some people are wondering if history is repeating itself with the Occu ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Many farm groups spent the weekend examining the Senate's version of the 2012 Farm Bill, which made it out of committee late last week. So far, reaction is mixed. Some groups are pleased that it includes funding for beginning farmers, minority farmers and veterans who want to get in ...Read More

DENVER - The U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will be in Denver this Wednesday, holding a field hearing on proposed federal regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The testimony is by invitation only, and it's expected to explore the economic impact of the Interior ...Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. - The number of groups opposing the proposed elimination of property taxes in North Dakota continues to grow. Coalition members include such diverse groups as the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, the School Board Association and the Fraternal Order of Police. AARP of North Dakota i ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As bad as the state's prescription drug abuse problems are, there are medicines that may be able to blunt the addiction so treatment can take root. West Virginia has the highest rate of prescription drug overdose deaths of any state. But doctors here are increasingly treating add ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - AARP South Dakota will be holding meetings in every county of the state to talk about strengthening health and retirement security. Sarah Jennings, AARP state director, says they want to hear from people about the importance of Medicare and Social Security during the series of me ...Read More

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