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Archive: October 9, 2013

PHOTO: Plan B One-Step emergency contraception is supposed to be available over-the-counter with no questions. But that is not always the case in New Mexico.
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SANTA FE, N.M. - A check-up on the control of birth control in New Mexico shows that the latest product - emergency contraception sold under the brand name Plan B One-Step - is sometimes two or three steps away. It's cleared for sale on store shelves without ID or proof of age, but is locked up by ...Read More

PHOTO: The Sierra Club in Nevada, Toiyabe Chapter, continues to promote clean and renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power. Image courtesy of the U.S. government.

LAS VEGAS - The Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter of Nevada continues to encourage corporations and individuals to use renewable energy sources. The group is promoting its "Beyond Oil" campaign, which advocates solar, wind and other forms of clean, renewable energy to replace fossil fuels. Toiyabe Chapte ...Read More

PHOTO: House Judiciary chairman John Tilley says he will carry the dating violence bill in the 2014 Kentucky legislative session. Photo courtesy LRC Public Information office.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is behind the times in protecting those who are in a dating relationship from domestic violence, advocates say. Legislation which would give dating partners the ability to obtain a domestic-violence protection order made it out of the Kentucky House the last three sessions ...Read More

PHOTO: Wind industry advocates, companies, developers and political leaders gathered in Denver Tuesday to highlight the success of wind energy, its impact on reducing climate change, and the growth potential associated with future investments.

DENVER - With 4,000 people employed in 19 facilities plus more than $4 billion of capital investment in the state, the wind-energy industry is a significant economic driver in Colorado. At an event Tuesday in Denver, industry and community leaders discussed the growth potential and benefits associat ...Read More

PHOTO: Today is Walk and Bike to School Day, as kids across Minnesota and the nation are encouraged to get to class under their own power. Photo credit: Jesus Rodriguez.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Expect to see a lot more Minnesota students getting to class today under their own power. This is Walk and Bike to School Day. The goal, said Jodi Gertken, coordinator for the BLEND Coalitiion at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud, is to encourage more kids to walk or bike, while teac ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study finds that Social Security provides major economic benefits to Michiganders of all ages, not just older adults. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

LANSING, Mich. - As the stalemate over the federal budget continues in Washington, supporters of Social Security in Michigan say there is good reason to leave this program out of the debate. Social Security is not just a benefit older adults in Michigan receive. It's also an economic engine, accord ...Read More

IMAGE: Social Security is more than just a check for millions of Americans. According to a new AARP report, benefits play a key role in the economy, supporting more than 9 million jobs across the country and more than $1 trillion of economic output.
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Social Security may provide income stability for more than 1 million people in California, but it's also good for the economy, according to a report from AARP. Christina Martin-Firvida, AARP's director of economic security, says its research found that Social Security has a much greater impact bec ...Read More

PHOTO: The fight against breast cancer is getting a new boost with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. CREDIT: Army Medicine

DES MOINES, Iowa - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year's event marks a major shift because more women soon will be able to access the health care they need. One of the big changes under the Affordable Care Act is that women cannot be denied coverage because of a pre-exi ...Read More

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