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Archive: October 7, 2013

PHOTO: Maine Conservation Voters has issued its annual scorecard showing how each of the state’s legislators voted on seven key environmental issues. The results are mixed. Courtesy MCV<br /><br />

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's environment scored some significant victories in the first half of the 126th legislative session and took some tough losses as well, according to the group Maine Conservation Voters. For the 27th year the group has issued a scorecard grading each state representative and se ...Read More

Photo: Colorado Springs is the most federally dependent large city in the U.S. Courtesy: Wikipedia

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. - With 53,000 federal employees calling Colorado home, the state's economy is already feeling the pinch from lost federal wages. Collectively, those employees are paid $965 million every quarter, according to the Colorado Fiscal Institute. According to Chris Stiffler, an eco ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Local fraud fighters call the latest scam about the cruelest yet, because scammers threaten Granite Staters, often older residents, with jail time. Bob Denz is a retired FBI agent who now volunteers as a fraud fighter with AARP New Hampshire. He said scammers know many consumers ar ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Mental Illness Awareness Week runs through the 12th, to erase stigmas and emphasize that treatment can be successful. Poster courtesy of NAMI

BOISE, Idaho - No stigma, and speak out to share your story. Those are two themes being publicized in Idaho during this year's Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 6-12. Kathy Mercer is the parent of a young adult who has struggled with mental illness. She said it is important for families to know ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan credit unions raised $100,000 in 2013 to support Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout the state. Photo credit: Bryan Laviolette.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Credit unions aren't just places where you do your banking; they're also active supporters of charities, and a recent donation to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals demonstrates that. Representatives from credit unions across the state were on hand at Royal Oak's Beaumont ...Read More

Teachers' union says new school performance profiles rely heavily on testing, less on learning

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's new School Performance Profile aims to be a public schools report card, but the state's largest public employees' union says it fails the test. According to Mike Crossey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, at the root of the problem is the pro ...Read More

Arkansas is seeing a huge response to the Private Option, something other states are seeing when they offer healthcare coverage to the working poor in other ways.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The strong demand Arkansas is seeing for the Private Option health insurance jibes with the experience in other states that are offering health care coverage to the working poor. Some 55,000 people responded positively to the first Private Option outreach efforts by the state. In ...Read More

West Virginia DHHS reports a huge and immediate response to early outreach efforts for the state's newly expanded Medicaid program.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An early call to sign up under the state's expanded Medicaid program has brought a huge and immediate response, and it is similar to what is being seen in other states. Jeremiah Samples is the assistant to the cabinet secretary for the West Virginia Department of Health and Hum ...Read More

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