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Archive: October 29, 2013

PHOTO: Trying to provide all Minnesotans with access to the best stroke treatment available is the aim of a new system to launch in 2014. Courtesy: AHA MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Today is World Stroke Day, and stroke continues to be one of the leading killers in Minnesota and across the nation. However, a new effort set to start up in Minnesota in the New Year should mean better care and outcomes there. According to Dr. Albert Tsai, director of the Minnes ...Read More

PHOTO: A Monday court ruling means new Texas abortion restrictions that were to take effect today (10/29) will not. CREDIT: Ann Harkness
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AUSTIN, Texas – New restrictions on abortion that were to begin in Texas today are now on hold, after a judge's ruling on a challenge to the law. Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director of the ACLU of Texas, said the judge determined that the requirement that abortion providers have adm ...Read More

Photo: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (L) and Judge Williams Thomas (R)

MIAMI - Florida justice is not swift these days, in part because of empty judicial benches in federal courtrooms in the state. Right now four are vacant - one has been for more than 600 days - with three more vacancies on Florida's federal courts expected by next year. According to Mark Ferrulo, t ...Read More

PHOTO: Northern Nevada residents can help feed the area's hungriest residents through the Food Bank of Northern Nevada's annual Holiday Food Drive. Image courtesy of the U.S.D.A.

RENO, Nev. – Northern Nevada residents can help feed the area's hungriest residents through the Food Bank of Northern Nevada's annual Holiday Food Drive season. The campaign starts with two events this week. Jocelyn Lantrip, the food bank’s marketing director, says food collected now ...Read More

Photo: Infant mortality in North Carolina is on the rise. Courtesy: nih.gov

RALEIGH, N.C. - More of North Carolina's babies are dying in their first year of life. According to data released from the state Department of Health and Human Services this month, the infant mortality rate has gone up by 6 percent in the past two years, which equals about 100 additional infants whe ...Read More

PHOTO: U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelium to extend the open-enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act beyond the current deadline of March 31. Image courtesy of whitehouse.gov

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico are part of a senate coalition asking that the open-enrollment phase of the Affordable Care Act be extended beyond the current deadline of March 31. The lawmakers say Americans deserve more time to make informed decisions ...Read More

PHOTO: State leaders in Ohio today will hear more about two pieces of legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. Photo: Ohio Statehouse. Courtesy: Ohio Statehouse.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two bills that would promote gun safety are getting attention at the Ohio statehouse today. There will be sponsor testimony on House Bill 137, which would require background checks on all firearm sales. Toby Hoover, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Viole ...Read More

PHOTO: Halloween can be tricky for pet owners but a few simple precautions will keep animals safe on the holidays. Photo courtesy of Microsoft Images.

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - Halloween is one of the most fun-filled nights for kids of all ages, but unless pet owners take precautions, the holiday could pose serious risks for four-legged friends. When trick-or-treaters bring home the Halloween loot, most people know to keep the chocolate away from pets ...Read More

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