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Archive: September 21, 2012

NEW YORK – National Welcoming Week, an effort to promote meaningful talks on immigration, has netted some big results in New York. It's being viewed as a major change for Suffolk County, according to Maryann Slutsky, director of Long Island Wins. Under the past administration, says Slutsky, p ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Pie chart of who doesn't pay federal income tax. Courtesy of CBPP.

RICHMOND, Va. – Pundits and politicians are throwing around a lot of numbers these days, and when it comes to taxes – and who is, or who isn't, paying them – one group aims to separate the facts from fiction. Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center on Budget and ...Read More

PHOTO: Participants in the 2011 Step Up for Kids Day in Casper. Courtesy of ESPC.

CASPER, Wyo. – "Step Up for Kids Day" is today (Friday) in Casper. Mayor Kenyne Schlager will sign a proclamation as local groups gather to talk about what it means to invest in children. Speakers will focus on the need for more support for quality early care, as well as health and education s ...Read More

PHOTO: Example of the PA voter ID card.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A court date has been set for Tues., Sept. 25, when a Commonwealth Court judge will hear from witnesses who say they've had trouble getting a new, state-issued form of identification to be used for voting only. The move comes after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court told Judge Ro ...Read More

HOUSTON – They say Gov. Rick Perry is "throwing them under the bus" by refusing to accept billions of federal dollars to expand Texas' Medicaid program under an optional provision of Obamacare. Hundreds of advocates and protestors from around the state are expected to rally at the Capitol this ...Read More

YANKTON, S. D. – Consideration of the Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives has been delayed until after the November election, putting many agriculture programs on hold. The House did, however, recently approve a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through next March ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa – With the help of the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Cancer Consortium, and the Iowa Health Registry, the American Cancer Society (ACS) Iowa chapter has compiled a reference booklet that contains the latest facts and figures about cancer in the state. Lorrie Graa ...Read More

PHOTO: Girl. CREDIT: Courtesy CDF-MN.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show the number of Minnesota children living in poverty rose to 194,000 in 2011. Kara Arzemendia, research director for the Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, says that's up about 70 percent from a decade ago, although the big spike sta ...Read More

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