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Archive: August 21, 2012

PHOTO: teacher helping a student, courtesy of Teach for America Eastern Carolina

WARRENTON, N.C. - As the school year begins, North Carolina's rural school districts are struggling to find teachers, particularly in the math and science subject areas. The Warren County School District, one of many in the state reporting problems finding quality teachers and retaining them, relies ...Read More

PHOTO: Mike Taake, Mauston Schools

MAUSTON, Wis. - Rural youth in Wisconsin are more likely to use tobacco and to start earlier than urban young people, partly because smoking is often more socially acceptable in rural areas. The American Lung Association has a program called NOT - Not On Tobacco - that helps young people kick the h ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Caravan for Peace post card.

AUSTIN, Texas - A coast-to-coast caravan of Mexican drug-war survivors is traveling through Texas this week, trying to raise awareness of how U.S. policies affect their home country. More than 110 relatives of victims of drug-cartel-related violence are also pointing out ways in which the U.S. is af ...Read More

Official Photo of Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Federal records show one of Congressman David McKinley's largest campaign donors is Murray Energy, the mine company owned by Robert Murray. Mine safety experts say Murray was directly responsible for the deaths of nine miners at Crandall Canyon in Utah in 2007, and McKinley's opp ...Read More

IMAGE: Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1. Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of teenagers engaging in oral sex is falling, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, which is is providing parents a chance to have "the talk" with their children. Still, about one in three will have engaged in that activity by the time they reac ...Read More

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform has been hearing from Kentuckians concerned about fairness, competitiveness and other factors that should make the state tax code work better for more residents. More testimony is to be heard this evening in Lexington. Alan Smit ...Read More

PHOTO: Sea otter. Photo credit: Cindy Tucey

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The U.S. Geological Survey is releasing new numbers today on the status of the California sea otter. After the population of the animals hit a record high mortality rate last year, animal advocacy groups are hoping the spring census will reveal a reversal of the disturbing trend ...Read More

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