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The list of accusers against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues to swell. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Hurricane Florence SNAPs North Carolina to attention on the importance of food benefits; plus a new report says young parents need better supports.

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Archive: November 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today millions of Americans will venture out to big and small retailers in search of the best deal for their holiday gift giving, and experts advise them to have the same diligence when it comes to picking their charity. According to AARP, older Americans are more likely to re ...Read More

PHOTO: Veterans make up 11 percent of Oregon's population, but 20 percent of the households that visited Oregon Food Bank locations in 2012 included a veteran. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

ONTARIO, Ore. - One in five families that receive emergency food during the year is a veteran's family, according to the Oregon Food Bank. Joblessness and homelessness are higher among military veterans than other populations. And with winter setting in, groups are reaching out to let vets know that ...Read More

PHOTO: Selecting a family Christmas tree is more than just a chance for making memories, say Michigan tree farmers. It also helps the state's economy. Photo courtesy MCTA.

HOWELL, Mich. – Many Michiganders are decking the halls and decorating their Christmas trees this weekend, and the choice between a real tree and an artificial one has both economic and environmental impacts. Marsha Gray, executive director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association, points o ...Read More

IMAGE: This Sunday (12/1) is World AIDS Day. While infection rates have plateaued statewide and nationally, there are some indicators that could point to trouble ahead for Minnesota.

MINNEAPOLIS – This Sunday marks the observance of World AIDS Day and it comes at a time when there are rising concerns in Minnesota. David Kurtzon, program manager of Teenwise Minnesota, says the rate of new HIV cases has pretty much plateaued locally, but that could change as fewer young pe ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's agricultural community would probably be a lot more thankful this holiday season if Congress would pass a new Farm Bill. Photo courtesy Utah Farmers Union.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's agricultural community would probably be a lot more thankful this holiday season if Congress would pass a new Farm Bill. Kent Bushman, president, Utah Farmers Union, said farmers throughout the state are feeling a great sense of uncertainty. No Farm Bill means crop insurance ...Read More

PHOTO: Gratitude can change your attitude, and maybe even your health. Research shows people who practice gratefulness are better off physically and mentally. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho – Gratitude can change your attitude, and maybe even your health. With the season of giving and thankfulness underway, Wickes MacColl, grants manager at the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, points to research that shows people who practice gratefulness are better off physically and m ...Read More

PHOTO: After the Black Friday madness ends, Hoosiers are being encouraged to support local shops and stores for Small Business Saturday, on Nov. 30. Courtesy SBA.

INDIANAPOLIS – After the commotion of Black Friday winds down, Hoosiers are being encouraged to remember the little guys in their own neighborhood. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, an effort launched in recent years to celebrate and support local stores and shops. Stacey Poynter, ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Black Friday, the kickoff of holiday shopping, encroached on Thanksgiving this year, with major retailers starting their sales on Thursday. One antidote to galloping consumerism is Giving Tuesday.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Black Friday started on Thursday this year, with major retailers moving up their holiday sales kickoffs to Thanksgiving Day. In response, last year the Hashtag Giving Tuesday movement sprang up, aimed at making the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday a day of givin ...Read More

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