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Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Archive: November 5, 2013

PHOTO: Ohio voters today will decide on 72 new operating levies asking for a total of $260 million in additional taxes. Photo: school levy sign.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – School districts across Ohio are crossing their fingers as voters head to the polls this Election Day. There are 194 school levies on the ballot, 72 of which are new operating levies. Dale Butland, communications manager of the public policy advocacy group Innovation Ohio, ...Read More

PHOTO: Local farmers worry about the impact proposed new regulations will have on their ability to provide affordable produce to Michigan communities. Photo courtesy of Nic Welty.

LEELANAU, Mich. - In light of the rise in food-borne illness outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration has proposed new regulations for produce farms and food processors, and Michigan's local farmers fear the changes could unfairly burden their operations and reduce options for consumers. Accord ...Read More

PHOTO: For children in Iowa and across the country to succeed, it's critical that they have support in areas like education and health in their first eight years. Photo credit: Aaron McIntyre

DES MOINES, Iowa - It is a window of time that can see a child set on a path to success in school and life, and a new report says that's why it's so critical to invest in their first eight years. According to Mike Crawford, KIDS Count coordinator in Iowa, improving access to high-quality education i ...Read More

PHOTO: It's becoming more difficult for many families to access quality and affordable child care, as a new report shows the cost continues to grow faster than income. CREDIT: US Army

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The cost of child care continues to increase faster than income, and a new analysis also shows that parents in Minnesota pay among the highest rates in the nation. The average annual cost for care for an infant in Minnesota is nearly $14,000, and for a four-year-old it's more than ...Read More

PHOTO: In order for children in Tennessee and across the country to succeed, it's critical that they have support in areas such as education and health in their first eight years. Courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new report says the first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he or she will go on to success or perhaps struggle throughout life, and that's why investments are needed. According to Linda O'Neal, executive director of the Tennessee Commi ...Read More

PHOTO: In order for children in Texas and across the nation to succeed, it's critical that they have support in areas such as education and health in their first eight years. CREDIT: Bruce Szalwinski

AUSTIN, Texas – A new report details how the first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he or she will go on to succeed, and that's why investments are needed. Frances Deviney, director of Texas Kids Count, says the report verifies how important those first y ...Read More

PHOTO: The devastation wreaked on homes, like these in Long Beach, NY, by Hurricane Sandy has left many children emotionally vulnerable. Nassau Thrives, a new program funded by the state, aims to help them cope and become more resilient. Courtesy FEMA.

FRANKLIN SQUARE, N.Y. – The anniversary of Superstorm Sandy has come and gone, but many children in the hardest-hit parts of the state still harbor fears, and a state-funded program is being launched to help them build resiliency. The program, NASSAU THRIVES, is not linked to the Stronger Th ...Read More

NEW YORK – It will likely be another low-turnout election in New York today, with no presidential vote at stake. But Dave Irwin, senior communications manager with AARP New York, says one bloc of voters is expected to over-perform at the ballot box. "The one age group that is going to buck ...Read More

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