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Archive: November 7, 2013

PHOTO:  Personal stories in a booklet,

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A booklet filled with personal stories, titled "No Need to Kill," will soon be in the mailboxes of Kentucky's 138 lawmakers. The booklet opposing the death penalty begins with this simple message: "People tend to think that the family members of a murder victim want reven ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP-Wisconsin's Sam Wilson says there are more than a half-million caregivers over age 18 providing care for their adult family members around the state. Courtesy AARP-Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. – November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Sam Wilson, state director of AARP Wisconsin, says the number of people involved in providing care for a family member or friend is staggering. An AARP poll released today reveals what Wilson calls astounding numbers. "There ...Read More

PHOTO: Jeanette Lynn of Durham says it is hard to raise her three sons on the wages she earns as a fast-food restaurant employee. Photo courtesy of Lynn.

DURHAM, N.C. – Fast food may be easy on the wallets of the folks who eat it, but a new report estimates the industry costs North Carolina $264 million for public assistance that fast-food workers need to make up for the low wages they are paid. Jeanette Lynn of Durham makes $7.25 an hour at h ...Read More

Photo: Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says people's support for the death penalty wanes when they are given sentencing alternatives to consider. Courtesy: DPIC

RALEIGH, N.C. - As North Carolina lawmakers appear ready to restart public executions in the state, a Gallup poll has shown that support for executions stands at a 40-year low. It said 60 percent of Americans favor the death penalty, down from 1994's historic high of 80 percent. Richard Dieter, ex ...Read More

PHOTO: Alexis is one of 1400 Missouri children looking for a

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The hundreds of Missouri children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted are not statistics – they have names and faces, and their advocates hope families across the state will learn more about them online, during National Adoption Month. The childrens’ ...Read More

PHOTO: Educating people about how to treat and possibly delay diabetes is the focus of American Diabetes Month in Utah and elsewhere. Image courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

SALT LAKE CITY - Creating more awareness about a disease that affects about one in 10 Utah residents is what American Diabetes Month in November is all about, according to Jeff Bird, executive director, American Diabetes Association in Utah and Nevada. He said about 95 percent of cases are Type 2 di ...Read More

PHOTO: Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings may have to be trimmed back this November, as automatic cuts in SNAP, or food stamp, benefits are beginning to affect thousands of Commonwealth residents. Photo by Ben Franske, Wikimedia Commons.

BOSTON – During the recession, the stimulus package temporarily boosted the amount of SNAP or food stamp benefits. But that's expiring, and households like Laurinda DeRosa's in Dorchester are going to see a drop in benefits this month – in her case $29 less per month. DeRosa lost her ...Read More

RENNER, S.D. – For many people, the holidays bring fun, family and food together. And it can be especially difficult to stay on a healthy course during the last couple months of the year. But it isn't impossible. Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association of South Dakota says there a ...Read More

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