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Archive: November 12, 2013

PHOTO:Ohio is doing a good job of offering affordable options when it comes to child care, according to a new national report. Photo: children playing with blocks. Credit: M. Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is doing a good job of offering affordable options when it comes to child care, according to a new national report. But the research from Child Care Aware of America, also found that in the last year, child care costs have increased at up to eight times the rate of incr ...Read More

PHOTO: While Black Friday used to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season, many national retailers plan to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day this year, but not all Michiganders think that's a good idea. Photo courtesy of stockphotosforfree.com.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It was once a day reserved for family, food and football, and despite a push from some retailers to turn Thanksgiving into a day of sales and shopping, some Michiganders are determined to return the holiday to its roots. One such, Ann Arbor-based author Annie Zirkel, was outrage ...Read More

PHOTO: Child care is a major expense in Illinois family budgets, and a new report finds the cost of day care grew up to eight times faster than the average family's income in 2012. Photo: girls playing with blocks. Credit: M.Kuhlman

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Child care is a major expense in Illinois family budgets, and a new report finds the cost of day care grew up to eight times faster than the average family's income in 2012. According to the findings from Child Care Aware, Illinois was the seventh-least-affordable state for cente ...Read More

PHOTO: A report to be delivered today (Tuesday) to the offices of state lawmakers shows that there were 370,000 payday loans made in Minnesota last year, more than double the figure from 5 years ago. CREDIT: Mark Hillary

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Legislature won't convene until February, but there's already action in St. Paul and the focus today is on payday lending. A new report on such loans in Minnesota will be discussed and brought to the offices of legislators. The analysis shows the number of payday loan ...Read More

PHOTO: Adoptive parents should consider adopting a foster child, according to Deborah Lindner with Utah Foster Care. Image courtesy of Utah Foster Care.

SALT LAKE CITY – Adoptive parents should consider a foster child, according to Deborah Lindner with Utah Foster Care. November is National Adoption Month and Lindner says there are hundreds of wonderful children available for adoption. Utah Foster Care is a nonprofit organization that help ...Read More

PHOTO: 2014 could be a critical year in the abortion debate in Tennessee as well as nationally. CREDIT: Jencu
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally. In the U.S. Senate, a bill has been introduced that seeks a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks. Steven Emmert, chief operating officer of Planned Parenthood ...Read More

PHOTO: Nevada's student performance is still lower than the national average because state lawmakers are under-funding education, according to the head of the Nevada State Education Association. Image courtesy of the Nevada Department of Education.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada's student performance is still lower than the national average because state lawmakers are under-funding education, according to Ruben Murillo, president of the Nevada State Education Association. The recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress – al ...Read More

PHOTO: Los Alamos National Laboratory is addressing concerns over the future of its Cold War-era nuclear waste site known as Area G. Image courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is addressing concerns over the future of its Cold War-era nuclear waste site known as Area G. Santa Fe Mayor David Coss is asking LANL to remove radioactive materials buried at the site. In a written statement, LANL said: "Under the C ...Read More

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