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Archive: October 31, 2013

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Discipline practices at some public school systems in North Carolina are preparing students for prison instead of a profession, according to a report released Wednesday by Action for Children North Carolina. The problem stems from a trend for school systems to involve the juv ...Read More

Youth groups in southern West Virginia are encouraging high school students to get involved in public policy issues, which at times means meeting with the staff of public officials. PHOTO courtesy of the AFSC.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Youth groups in southern West Virginia are teaching young people they can change the world, and their own futures. Lida Shepherd, program director for the Appalachian Center for Equality Youth Leadership of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), said she is working with g ...Read More

Arkansas police address thousands of incidents a year at schools, and some say the state is inadvertently jailing young offenders who don't need to be locked up. PHOTO courtesy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Police are responding to thousands of incidents at Arkansas schools. Some say that is crowding the juvenile justice system with young offenders who do not need to be jailed. According to Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families (AACF), police file more than 3,000 incident repor ...Read More

Photo: Mindy Barton, Legal Director at the GLBT Community Center of Colorado leads a legal workshop. Courtesy: GLBT Community Center of Colorado

AURORA, Colo. – Same-sex couples in Colorado now can sponsor their noncitizen partner for citizenship or a green card – if they are married. Up until recently, same-sex partners were not eligible for the same rights as heterosexual married couples, but the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling o ...Read More

PHOTO: A coalition of concerned Missourians are calling on Congress to bring comprehensive immigration reform to a vote on the House floor. Photo courtesy of Missouri ProVote.

ST. LOUIS - In the wake of a 16-day partial government shutdown, a broad range of Missourians have said they have had enough partisan politics and are calling on lawmakers to bring comprehensive immigration reform to a vote in the U.S. House. The coalition includes labor organizations, faith groups, ...Read More

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of assisted suicide. Some say the PA law is unfair. Photo courtesy of Dreamtime

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. - How far is too far when it comes to granting the final wish of a dying relative? The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office said a woman stepped over the legal line when she allegedly secured a morphine prescription, intent on helping her 93-year-old terminally-ill father end h ...Read More


BOISE, Idaho - Amid all the fun tonight is a somber message: It's the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrian accidents, according to State Farm. Roger Sherman, executive director of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, advised parent to make sure children carry flashlights, add reflectors to cos ...Read More

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