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Archive: December 19, 2013

PHOTO: Dan Stein of Second Harvest Food Bank says there is more hunger in Wisconsin than most people realize.  (Photo used with permission.)

MADISON, Wis. – Dan Stein, who runs Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves 16 counties in southern Wisconsin, says many people are surprised to learn the facts about hunger. He says food lines are longer than ever, most new jobs are part-time – and can't support a family – and one ...Read More

PHOTO: State officials today will announce a new plan to end homelessness, just hours before the homeless who died in Minnesota this past year are honored with a march and services. Courtesy Simpson Housing Services

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - As Minnesota prepares to begin a new effort to end homelessness, the dozens who died in the state this year are being remembered and honored. The 29th Annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial March and Service is set for this evening in Minneapolis, organized by Simpson Housing Servic ...Read More

Photo: Kingston, TN Coal Ash Spill, Dec. 22, 2008. Courtesy:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Memories of the Kingston, Tennessee, coal ash spill may have faded five years later, but its environmental impact has not. People living near the site continue to find unsafe levels of uranium and other toxic metals in their well water. While the site of one of the worst e ...Read More

FLINT, Mich. - Social workers in Michigan are learning to wear many hats as health care reform is implemented. The expansion of Medicaid and the establishment of the state Health Insurance Exchange is vastly expanding health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders. Executive directo ...Read More

PHOTO: The East Baltimore Revitalization Project will soon mark a milestone as it opens a new school.

BALTIMORE – What was once a blighted community in Maryland is transforming, and making progress in its goal to bring a better quality of life to vulnerable children and families. The East Baltimore Revitalization Project began more than 10 years ago, when the area was largely vacant. Sophie ...Read More

PHOTO: Dozens of organizations in Illinois are working to promote awareness of childhood trauma and better educate those who work with children on the issue.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Whether it's a tornado, maltreatment, abuse or growing up in poverty, there are a variety of stressers that can lead to childhood trauma. Work is under way to better educate Illinois parents, policy and community leaders on the issue. Anne Studzinski, managing director of the I ...Read More

PHOTO: State Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, will soon introduce legislation requiring the state to restore access to food assistance benefits for 135,000 unemployed Ohioans.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Without a change of heart by state government, some 135,000 low-income Ohioans could find it even more difficult to put food on the holiday table. Current rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) require childless adults to work or participate in a job- ...Read More

PHOTO: Fish swimming in one of California's Marine Protected Areas. December 19, 2013, is the one-year anniversary of the completion of California's statewide network of Marine Protected Areas.

SAN DIEGO - California is celebrating the first anniversary of the completion of the state's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The 124 "underwater parks" can be found just offshore, from Oregon to Mexico. The Marine Protected Areas provide a safe haven for ocean wildlife and habitat, which i ...Read More

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