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Archive: November 6, 2013

PHOTO: Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families says cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will hit kids the hardest. (Photo used with permission.)

MADISON, Wis. - Nearly 900,000 Wisconsinites saw a reduction in their FoodShare assistance program Nov. 1. A temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP - called FoodShare in Wisconsin - expired, and research analyst Tamarine Cornelius, a research analyst for the Wisco ...Read More

PHOTO: The Child Care Aware survey found the average cost for center-based infant care in Oregon is $13,452 a year; and for a four-year-old, $10,200 a year. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new national survey confirms what many parents in Oregon already know: The average cost at child-care centers is the least affordable in the nation, relative to family income. According to the group Child Care Aware, the average price of infant care in Oregon tops $13,000 a year. ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmental advocates and faith leaders, including Sister Claire McGowan, delivered thousands of petitions to the governor's office Tuesday, opposing a natural gas liquids pipeline project. Courtesy Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Faith leaders and environmental advocates delivered petitions bearing more than 36,000 signatures to Gov. Steve Beshear's office on Tuesday, opposing a natural gas liquids pipeline across Kentucky. The petitions urge Beshear to ban the use of eminent domain to obtain the rights-of- ...Read More

PHOTO: There will likely be less off-road vehicle use in Dirty Devil Canyon and other pristine Utah lands. A judge has challenged the BLM's management plan for more than 2 million acres. Photo courtesy Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

SALT LAKE CITY - There will likely be less off-road vehicle use on some of Utah's most pristine public lands following a recent court action. The U.S. District Court for Utah has struck down significant parts of the Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan that covers 2 million acres in ...Read More

PHOTO: A court action is stopping Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico, from starting its horse slaughterhouse, at least temporarily. Photo courtesy HSUS.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Valley Meat Co. in Roswell cannot begin its horse slaughterhouse business, at least for now. A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction after the Humane Society of the United States appealed an earlier court decision allowing horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Misso ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Michigan seniors are among those who rely on landline service, which is why AARP Michigan cites serious concerns about legislation that would potentially cut it. Courtesy AARP-Michigan.

LANSING, Mich. - Can you hear me now? Advocates for Michigan seniors say the answer would be a resounding "no" under a bill before the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 636 would give telephone companies free rein to discontinue landline services. About 90 percent of households of folks ages 65 and olde ...Read More

Abortion rights advocates in Pennsylvania say battle in Texas may come here. Photo courtesy of iStock.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A debate raging over abortion rights in Texas could be unfolding in Pennsylvania as well. One aspect of Texas' abortion law just restored by a federal appeals court requires that clinic doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. Two Pennsylvan ...Read More

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