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Archive: January 30, 2013

Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says a staggering amount of money is being spent by special interests to influence lawmakers on the pending Mining Bill.

MADISON, Wis. - The state Legislature again is considering a mining bill - and again the special interests have opened up their wallets. A similar bill to allow mining in northern Wisconsin was defeated by one vote in the last session, and Mike McCabe, executive director of the nonpartisan Wisconsi ...Read More

Aerial view of Save the Chimps, a sanctuary in Fort Pierce, FL<br />Photo credit: Save the Chimps, Inc.<br />

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - From 2002 to 2011, 266 chimpanzees left the Coulston Foundation in Alamogordo for the Save The Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Fla. Now another exodus could be in the offing. Last week, recommendations made to the National Institutes of Health by an internal committee concluded ...Read More

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Today's "Have a Heart for Kids Day" march to the state Capitol by children's advocates has a side benefit of working off some calories. One priority they'll be focusing on in talks with lawmakers is improving children's health. The Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition says one in ...Read More

PHOTO: The next frontier? ONDA is advocating for protections for the Owyhee Canyonlands. Photo by Sean Bagshaw.

BEND, Ore. - January marks the 25th anniversary of the Oregon Natural Desert Association. Today, ONDA has 4,000 supporters and is unique in the conservation community for its focus on the high desert country and wildlife in central and eastern Oregon. At first, it was a handful of people who answer ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa has a chance to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, but Gov. Terry Branstad is expressing reservations about the idea. Iowa native John Crabtree, media director for the Center for Rural Affairs, sees it differently. His group says this is a once-in-a ...Read More

PHOTO: Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Photo by iStockphoto

DES MOINES, Iowa - Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Dr. Erin Lehman, a Des Moines obstetrician and gynecologist, says a healthy diet during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of a c ...Read More

PHOTO: A harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie. Photo by NOAA GLERL.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The writing is on the wall when it comes to the impact of climate change on wildlife in the Buckeye State, according to new report. Research from the National Wildlife Federation finds that rising water levels and increasing water temperatures in Lake Er ...Read More

PHOTO: Dan and Brenda Dillon, at the Disability Community's legislative reception last year. Courtesy Tennessee Disability Coalition.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hundreds of Tennesseans with disabilities and their advocates will converge on the Legislative Plaza in Nashville today for the annual Disability Day on the Hill. Among those on hand will be Angela Webster, public policy analyst for the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tenne ...Read More

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