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Archive: November 25, 2013

PHOTO: A flock of around 300 whooping cranes is now returning to Texas for the winter after flying in from summer breeding grounds in Canada. CREDIT: Texas Parks and Wildlife

AUSTIN, Texas - The world's last flock of wild whooping cranes is now arriving in Texas, as the endangered birds make their annual winter migration to the coast from northern Canada. The flock has been growing slowly and it now numbers around 300 - despite the troubles of five years ago, recalled My ...Read More

Arkansas AARP says its smart-driver classes can give folks the information they need to feel safe and confident on the road. PHOTO from AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A class from AARP is helping Arkansans be smart about driving, and about when not to drive. According to Steve Gregory, who coordinates the program for the state AARP, it's designed to help people drive safer, for longer, and could help them decide for themselves if they might ...Read More

Photo: Volunteers help at Drive to End Hunger Event. Courtesy: Drive to End Hunger

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The seven food banks in North Carolina have found themselves working harder than ever to feed North Carolinians facing food insecurity. According to the North Carolina Association of Food Banks, the state ranks near the top in the country when it comes to citizens facing a food ...Read More

PHOTO: Image courtesy of the Ute Indian Tribe.

FORT DUCHESNE, Utah - November is Native American Heritage Month, and that rich ancestry and culture is definitely alive in Utah. The Ute Indian Tribe continues ancient customs and traditions on its Uintah and Ouray reservation near Fort Duchesne. Tribal spokesman Robert Colorow said the Utes hold ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinoisans are encouraged to help keep roadways safe during the holiday season by always designating a sober driver.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - This week begins one of the most dangerous times of the year on Illinois roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of people killed in accidents involving impaired drivers increases substantially from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve ...Read More

PHOTO: Automatic External Defibrillators could soon be found in every Michigan credit union branch, thanks to an innovative new partnership led by the Michigan Credit Union League. Photo courtesy of MCUL.

LANSING, Mich. - With their guiding philosophy of "people helping people," credit unions like to think of themselves as being at the hearts of their communities, and thanks to a new program they are taking that commitment literally. The Michigan Credit Union League wants to make sure credit union me ...Read More

PHOTO: A combination of sequestration, October's government shutdown and the current budget battles in Congress are jeopardizing national parks, including Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, says the National Parks Conservation Association. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. - The budget tug-of-war in Washington is damaging the National Park System, according to an organization that works to protect and enhance the parks. The National Parks Conservation Association estimates the 16-day government shutdown in October already cost $30 million a day syste ...Read More

PHOTO: Peter Rosenberger and Jeff Foxworthy. Courtesy AARP TN.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of the nation's top comedians has teamed up with AARP of Tennessee to help highlight the growing number of people who are providing care for a member of their family or for a friend. Jeff Foxworthy is featured in a short video that says caregiving is serious business, but some ...Read More

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