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Archive: January 17, 2013

Photo: New Belgium Brewery site rendering, Asheville. Courtesy: New Belgium Brewery

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Going green and making green can go hand in hand, as some North Carolina businesses are finding out. New Belgium Brewery is a business new to the state that is making sustainability a priority from day one. It is one of 125 businesses that have committed to greener practices throug ...Read More

PHOTO: Helen Marks Dicks (courtesy AARP)

MADISON, Wis. - Fifty-seven of Wisconsin's 72 counties participate in the state's Family Care program, and eight more counties are ready to adopt the program as soon as state funds are made available. That's something AARP-Wisconsin would like to see happen, according to the group's state advocacy d ...Read More

Photo: Fishkill in Wiggins Pass in southwest Florida. Courtesy: Earthjustice

TAMPA, Fla. - Protests are planned today in Tampa in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement of the Clean Water Act in Florida. The federal government announced in November it would uphold strict numeric limits for 85 percent of Florida waters, after the state failed to do so. ...Read More

PHOTO: Students of all ages do better in school when parents, as well as teachers, are willing to help them navigate their assignments. Courtesy of School's Out Washington.
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SEATTLE - Homework does not have to be a battle between kids and parents. At a workshop in Seattle today, after-school care providers are learning strategies to help kids of all ages with their homework assignments. The trainer, Karen Summers with School's Out Washington, says parents can use the sa ...Read More

PHOTO: Former AHCCCS Director Len Kirschner says Governor Jan Brewer deserves a lot of credit for proposing Arizona expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. CREDIT: East Valley Tribune
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PHOENIX, Ariz. - The ball is now in the Legislature's court, following Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Arizona's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Expansion supporters hope state lawmakers will endorse the idea. Len Kirschner is a former director of Arizona's Medicaid program, k ...Read More

PHOTO: Heather Martens with Protect Minnesota says the gun safety package announced by President Obama on Wednesday is common sense and reasonable. CREDIT: Dennis Drenner

ST. PAUL, Minn. - President Obama has unveiled a plan aimed at curbing gun violence in America. The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons. Heather Martens, executive director of Protect Minnesota: ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence includes a ban on some so-called assault-style weapons. CREDIT: Graf Spee

AUSTIN, Texas - President Obama has unveiled a plan aimed at curbing gun violence in America. The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines, the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons and a proposal to have mandatory background checks for all gun pur ...Read More

PHOTO: The Oregon State Capitol is a busy place this week, as lawmakers started their organizational session. The regular session begins on Feb. 1. Photo by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives.

SALEM, Ore. - State lawmakers showed up in Salem this week for their pre-session, to get organized and receive the governor's State of the State address. They are also hearing from a number of advocacy groups, including AARP. That group offered a briefing about Oregon's long-term care system, which ...Read More

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