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Archive: November 4, 2013

A new report from the American Cancer Society says cancer is on the decline in Wisconsin, but it's the leading cause of death in the state.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - According to the American Cancer Society, more than 31,000 Wisconsinites will be diagnosed with a potentially serious cancer in 2013; more than 11,000 will die of cancer. However, Beth Brunner of the American Cancer Society said progress is being made. "We've seen declines in th ...Read More

Photo: Hoosier teens and their parents can stay on top of college preparations through

INDIANAPOLIS - With 83 percent of teens having cell phones and more than half of them texting daily, what better way to keep them informed about what's necessary to get into college than with texts? According to Kate Coffman, project director for College and Career Counseling at the Indiana Youth In ...Read More

PHOTO: Programs that help kids outside of school hours are working to get up to speed on the new Common Core standards, so they can build on what's being taught in the classroom. Photo credit:

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Washington is one of 45 states that have adopted the "Common Core" standards for education - and making them work will require more effort than just during the school day. This Friday, people who run after-school and youth development programs will gather for a workshop to find ...Read More

Photo: Elizabeth City State University student Montravias King now serves on City Council. Courtesy: SCSJ

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Local elections take place in 200 towns and cities across North Carolina on Tuesday, and making sure every registered voter is able to cast their ballot is still a concern. Pasquotank County received national attention over an unsuccessful attempt to keep Elizabeth City State ...Read More

PHOTO: A national report shows that two thirds of Kentucky kids who live in low-income households are not enrolled in preschool. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - A new national report shows that children younger than nine in Kentucky have the highest rate of traumatic events in their lives, events such as the death or incarceration of a parent; divorce of their parents; or witnessing violence in the home. The study by the Annie E. Casey ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - Without their Social Security benefits, the number of New Hampshire seniors living in poverty would jump by 38 percentage points, according to a new report. In these difficult economic times, said report author Paul Van de Water, senior fellow with the Center on Budget and Policy Pri ...Read More

PHOTO: Fewer students would be suspended from school under a proposed overhaul of school discipline rules in Maryland.

BALTIMORE - This is the last day for Marylanders to weigh in on a proposed overhaul of public school discipline rules. The Maryland State Board of Education is considering changes intended to reduce the number of suspensions, eliminate disparities in the way out-of-school punishments are handed out ...Read More

PHOTO: National AARP President Rob Romasco speaking at the Kroc Center in Omaha. Courtesy AARP Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It is the smallest increase for Social Security recipients in Iowa in decades, but it could be worse. The government has announced that Social Security benefits will go up next year by just 1.5 percent. According to national AARP President Rob Romasco, that's the smallest increa ...Read More

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