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Archive: December 19, 2013

Photo: Asher is a high school senior in Denver and is part of Rainbow Alley at the GLBT Center of Colorado.

DENVER - This year more than 1,000 Colorado teens have found the gift of friendship and acceptance at Denver's only drop-in and resource center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth, called Rainbow Alley. Asher is one of them. The Denver high school senior said the program sponsore ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A dark cloud is hanging over the heads of 75,000 Floridians this holiday season as they face the end of their emergency unemployment benefits on Dec. 28. So far Congress hasn't voted to continue funding the benefits and it's not likely to happen since House members alread ...Read More

PHOTO: The state's poorest residents would be hit hardest by a proposed two-percent flat tax which may be considered New Mexico's next legislative session, according to New Mexico Voices for Children. Photo courtesy of New Mexico Legislature.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The state's poorest residents would be hit hardest by a proposed 2-percent flat tax, according to Gerry Bradley, policy analyst, New Mexico Voices for Children. Bradley's nonprofit organization is lobbying against the effort to replace personal and corporate state income taxes wi ...Read More

PHOTO: A group appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval is tasked with finding ways to improve Nevada's behavioral health system. Photo courtesy Nevada Department of Conservation and Environmental Resources.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A group appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval is searching for ways to improve Nevada's behavioral health system. The Behavioral Health and Wellness Council has members from the mental health services profession, Legislature, law enforcement and other sectors. Mike Willden, ...Read More

PHOTO: Governor Jay Nixon wants to help prepare 1,200 additional students for employment in mental health-care jobs, but advocates say it will take more than college grants to keep them in the state and serve those who need it most. Photo courtesy of Microsoft images.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As part of his budget plan for next year, Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed an additional $20 million in grants to Missouri's public colleges and universities to help meet a shortage of mental health care workers. But those who work in the field say money alone isn't enough. Cindi ...Read More

PHOTO: University Medical Center of El Paso and U-S Customs and Border Protection are among those named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who says she was subjected against her will to invasive searches, including rectal and vaginal probes. CREDIT: Scazon
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AUSTIN, Texas - A lawsuit has been filed against the University Medical Center of El Paso and a number of its doctors, along with Customs and Border Protection and several agents for alleged abuses against a U.S. citizen. Senior staff attorney Adriana Piñon, ACLU of Texas, said the 54-year-old ...Read More

PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program is open for new enrollments for 2014 and it's a program with which more and more Iowa farmers are finding success. CREDIT: Carl Wycoff

BOONE, Iowa – The annual enrollment for the Conservation Stewardship Program is under way. And it’s an effort that's finding success in Iowa. Under CSP, incentives are provided to farmers to strengthen water quality, protect wildlife habitat and enhance soil quality. Jeremy Gustafson ...Read More

Dr. Byron Calhoun says abortions are sending West Virginia women to the emergency room weekly, but critics note he has not filed any complaints about the medical complications with regulators, something he would be legally required to do if his charges were true. PHOTO: SymMaternalHealth/Youtube.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Charleston doctor's claim that abortion is sending women to the emergency room conflicts with the fact that he has not filed any complaints with regulators. This summer, obstetrician Dr. Byron Calhoun wrote to the attorney general. He said he sees women in the emergency room of ...Read More

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