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Archive: October 11, 2013

Photo: Pets can help seniors confront illness, depression and loneliness. Courtesy: AARP CO

DENVER – Food drives for humans are quite common in Colorado as winter approaches, but this month there is an effort under way to support our four-legged friends. Collection sites for the Pets Are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S.) food drive can be found across the Denver metro region. P.A.W.S. ...Read More

PHOTO: There's a candlelight vigil to call attention to New York victims of domestic violence tonight, in front of the Family Court Building in Central Islip. Photo credit: Fotolia

NEW YORK – No need to suffer in silence. That's the message tonight at a candlelight vigil to call attention to New York victims of domestic violence. Martha Maffei will be among those holding a candle in front of the Family Court Building in Central Islip. She says this issue is of part ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Spreading the word and hooking folks up with reliable resources is an ongoing project under health care reform, and a meeting Thursday in Pierre sought to help those involved in the insurance sign-ups learn how to best help consumers. The Community HealthCare Association o ...Read More

GRAPHIC Federal supports for farmers' markets can have a big impact at a tiny cost, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Courtesy of the UCS.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Advocates for tiny federal programs for farmers' markets say they could grow big results for Arkansas farmers, communities, seniors and low-income families – if Congress would pass a farm bill. Jeffrey O'Hara, an economist with the Union of Concerned Scientists who ...Read More

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LANSING, Mich. – Erasing the stigma and navigating the mental health care system were on the agenda this week at a special event in honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week. The event, coordinated by the Lansing chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, featured Pete Earley, ...Read More

PHOTO: The National Consumer Law Center says many states, including Oregon, allow debt collectors to seize so much property and wages that it's harder for people in debt to regain their financial footing. Photo credit:

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon laws allow debt collectors to take more than they should, according to a new report that compares state laws based on whether they make it possible for people in financial trouble to recover when they've fallen behind on bills. The report, No Fresh Start, gives Oregon fa ...Read More

SEATTLE – After going more than two years without a contract, a group of college instructors says it's still hopeful that it will be able to reach an agreement with the University of Washington. The International and English Language Program (IELP) faculty decided to unionize in 2011, and th ...Read More

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