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Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: September 27, 2012

PHOTO: Lisa Lamkins, AARP-WI

MADISON, Wis. - Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Tommy Thompson will square off in a statewide televised debate Friday night. Lisa Lamkins, advocacy director at AARP-Wisconsin, one of the organizations sponsoring the debate, says voters aren't getting much real information from the barrage of ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has the 11th highest rate of infant mortality in the United States, and a gathering in Columbus today is aimed at turning the tide. September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and October is SIDS Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Katie Higgins, project manager for t ...Read More

DENVER - Colorado's poverty rate is 13.5 percent, according to new U.S. Census data. But the picture looks much more bleak among some demographic groups. Poverty is aiming its biggest punch at single mothers with children younger than age 5. In Colorado, almost half of single-parent families headed ...Read More

PHOTO: Seattle is full of apartments and condos. Now renters can learn which ones are the most energy-efficient. Photo credit: Benjamin Morton.

SEATTLE - Owners of big apartment buildings and condo complexes in Seattle will be tracking and reporting their energy use to the city starting Monday, Oct. 1. It's part of the city's effort to encourage energy efficiency, and already is in effect for commercial buildings. The Energy Benchmarking p ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - When the first presidential debate takes place next week, a coalition of environmental and health groups wants to make sure Pennsylvanians and voters nationwide hear what the candidates have to say about climate change and their plans for curbing carbon pollution if elected. Debat ...Read More

PHOTO: 167-thousand piston-powered general aviation aircraft in the U.S. are using leaded aviation fuel. Courtesy: AOPA

NEW YORK - They got the lead out of automobile gas decades ago. But three-quarters of the nation's piston-driven airplanes – some 167-thousand – burn leaded aviation fuel, or “avgas,” making them the largest source of dangerous lead emissions from the transportation sector in ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - New figures were released today on the potential cost and benefits of expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the Granite State. Deborah Fournier, a New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute policy analyst, says the state's cost for expanding Medicaid is likely to b ...Read More

PHOTO: Melvin White Courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Corrections

RALEIGH, N.C. - A year ago this month, Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis was executed for the murder of a police officer. It was a crime he denied up until his death, and his execution sparked protests around the world. Opponents of the death penalty in North Carolina are using the anniversary of ...Read More

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