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Archive: November 13, 2013

PHOTO: Radiation Oncologist Dr. Elizabeth Gore recommends low-dose screening for early detection of lung cancer. (Photo used with permission)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, calling attention to the number-one cancer killer in America. The American Lung Association has launched a new online screening tool to help people determine if they should get a low-dose screening for lung cancer. Dr. Elizabeth Gore, a rad ...Read More

PHOTO: One in eight Montanans receives SNAP food assistance. Families are seeing about $30 less per month. Photo courtesy of

MISSOULA, Mont. - Thirty dollars a month doesn't sound like much, but when it's part of a food budget for a family struggling to make ends meet it adds up quickly, according to Sarah Howell, executive director of Montana Women Vote. The one in eight Montanans who receives Supplemental Nutrition Ass ...Read More

PHOTO: More than 200 people attended the ReInvest Express tour stop in Grand Rapids, where faith and civic leaders called on Gov. Snyder to put the needs of Michigan families and cities first. Photo courtesy Harriet Tubman Center.

LANSING, Mich. - A series of rallies across the state culminates today in Lansing, where faith-based leaders, concerned citizens and some elected officials are calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to reinvest in what they say is the state's most valuable asset - its people. Ira Edwards is pastor of Damascus ...Read More

PHOTO: The Legacy Corps program in Illinois helps caregivers in military and veteran families so they donít have to shoulder the responsibility of caring for a loved one alone. Photo courtesy LSSI.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A program in Illinois is helping caregivers of military and veteran families so they don't have to shoulder the responsibility of caring for a loved one alone. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois' Legacy Corps began a decade ago, focused on respite care for seniors, but expande ...Read More

PHOTO: Voices for Virginia's Children advocates expanding early childhood education to include more children. Photo credit: Voices for Virginia's Children

RICHMOND, Va. - Although Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest states in the nation, it also has seen an increase in the percentage of kids living in poverty. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that one in three Virginia children age 8 and younger is growing up in a low ...Read More

PHOTO: What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land is underway, and the trend has many in Minnesota wondering about their next steps. Photo credit: William Klos.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is under way, a trend that has many across Minnesota and the nation wondering about their next steps. Karen Stettler, program organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, said there isn't always a simple an ...Read More

PHOTO: The Senate Utilities Commission hears final testimony today on a controversial bill to overhaul Ohio's clean energy laws. Photo credit:

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state Senate Utilities Commission is to hear final testimony today on a controversial bill to overhaul Ohio's clean-energy laws. Dave Rinebolt, executive director of Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, will testify at the hearing on Senate Bill 58, which would revise renewable ...Read More

PHOTO: George Throop is making his way on foot through Pennsylvania, as part of a 4600-mile trek urging people to live healthier lives. Photo courtesy of Throop.

PHILADELPHIA - In the past four years, George Throop has walked roughly 4,000 miles across the country, and this week his journey has brought him to Pennsylvania with a message of good health and hope. Throop calls it a "Walk of Inspiration," a trek on which he embarked in September 2009 in memory ...Read More

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