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Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Archive: January 15, 2013

PHOTO: For people looking for work in North Carolina things could get even harder if the proposed cuts to unemployment benefits go through.

LAURINBURG, N.C. - Almost 16 percent of the population of Scotland County on North Carolina's southern border is unemployed, the second-highest rate in the state, compared with the state average of 9 percent. It's reason enough for the community and others around the state to pay close attention to ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Recommendations for the Colorado Exchange Navigator Program. Courtesy Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

DENVER - It's a daunting task - trying to build a health insurance exchange program that can handle the diverse needs of tens of thousands of Coloradans, all by the end of this year. And on Monday the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Board heard just how the program might work. The key is someth ...Read More

PHOTO: Just as Iowa enters the coldest days of winter, utilities in the state report an all-time record number of customers who are past due on their power bills. Image by Fotolia.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Temperatures since December have been running below normal for Iowa, and those heating bills are coming due any day now. Jerry McKim, Iowa LIHEAP director, says Iowa started the winter with the number of households owing money on their power bills at an all-time high. "The rate-r ...Read More

Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro eats breakfast and visits with students at South Elementary School in Jefferson City. Courtesy of: DESE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new study by the Food Research and Action Center shows Missouri making some progress in ending hunger among schoolchildren, but experts say it's not enough. The School Breakfast Scorecard has found nearly 54 percent of Missouri pupils who participate in the school lunch program ...Read More

School Breakfast Program

LAS VEGAS - School breakfast in Nevada is reaching more children, according to two new nationwide reports that focus on progress in providing low-income pupils with nutritious breakfasts. Nevada participation rates increased by nearly 40 percent since last year and Clark County, highlighted in one o ...Read More

PHOTO: Melanoma is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the state, even though it's almost always preventable.

WILLMAR, Minn. - There is some good news in the battle against cancer, although the latest data show serious challenges remain on several fronts. Dermatologist Cindy Firkins Smith of Willmar says overall death rates continue to decline in the U.S. for all of the most common cancer sites, including l ...Read More

More kids are getting breakfast in school, according to the Food Research and Action Center. But in Massachusetts, aside from Boston public schools, the percentage of children getting in-school breakfasts  while up this school year  lags behind the nation. Photo courtesy FRAC.

BOSTON - More than half of all low-income pupils across the country who participated in school lunch programs also ate school breakfasts, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Advocates say that's a positive step and a boon to learning. However, in Massachusetts, asi ...Read More

A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that this school year - for the first time - more than half of all low-income students nationwide who participated in school lunch programs also participated in school breakfast. But in New York, advocates say, the state's progress is being hurt by resistance from the New York City school system. Photo courtesy FRAC

NEW YORK - Nutrition advocates are hailing a new report from the Food Research and Action Center, which finds that this school year for the first time more than half of all low-income pupils nationwide who participated in school lunch programs also participated in school breakfasts. That's a positiv ...Read More

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