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Archive: October 14, 2013

PHOTO: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YWCA Utah is focusing on gun violence prevention Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Image courtesy of the

SALT LAKE CITY – Raising awareness and reducing violence is the focus of a YWCA Utah campaign happening this week. The organization is highlighting a "A Week Without Violence," which includes gun violence prevention messages and the planting of a daffodil at Salt Lake City's new Public Safet ...Read More

PHOTO: Child Welfare agencies around New York State are watching a new program called

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – It's called Babies Can't Wait, and the next phase of the one-month-old program in Nassau County starts with meetings Tuesday aimed at speeding along the cases of maltreated infants and toddlers taken away from the parents. The gatherings of Social Services caseworkers, ment ...Read More

PHOTO: A little less appetizing? Groups suing the EPA say it isn't moving fast enough to require stronger state water quality laws in Washington, to ensure that locally-caught fish are safe to eat. Photo credit:

SEATTLE – Some fishing and conservation groups say Washington's water pollution laws aren't strong enough and they're suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to step in and make the state change them. State water pollution standards are based at least partly on how much fish people c ...Read More


CASPER, Wyo. – Casper continues a tradition Tuesday proclaiming Oct. 15 as Step up for Kids Day. It's the sixth year the city has set aside a day to talk about what Wyoming's children need to navigate the road to success. Jeralee Salmon, Casper community coordinator for Circles Wyoming, is o ...Read More

PHOTO: Idaho Children's Trust Fund has issued grants as part of a campaign to reach five percent of Idahoans for child sexual abuse prevention training. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BOISE, Idaho – One in five children is sexually solicited on the Internet. One in 10 is sexually abused before his or her 18th birthday. And almost every incident could be prevented. Those statistics are learned in the Stewards of Children training to prevent child sexual abuse, and thre ...Read More

PHOTO: The one-night

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's homeless population continues to increase, but the latest numbers also show that major strides have been made in curbing the problem for veterans and their families. According to Lisa Tepper Bates, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, ...Read More

IMAGE: Minnesota is the 15th state to offer online voter registration. Courtesy MN Secretary of State's office.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the fall elections approaching, a new tool is allowing Minnesotans, for the first time, to register online to vote. According to Stearns County Auditor Randy Schreifels says the system at requires the same information - name, address, birthdate and either a Socia ...Read More

PHOTO: Former EPA Administrator and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman says the government shutdown is delaying efforts to make the nation's chemical plants safer.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - With many safety inspections suspended because of the federal government shutdown, observers say there's an increasing risk for workers. At least half of the staff members at federal safety agencies are furloughed, and many operations that normally keep workers safe on the job ha ...Read More

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