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Archive: December 27, 2013

PHOTO: Peggy Armstrong, a longtime mentor in AARP's Experience Corps, works with a student at Hall Elementary in Gresham, one of 10 Portland area schools in the program. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Family Service.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregonians from two generations are learning by pairing older volunteers with children who need extra help with reading, writing and math. The AARP Experience Corps places tutors in high-need classrooms around the country, including seven districts in the Portland metro area ...Read More

Jenny Carrillo

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Thousands of lower-income Connecticut residents have signed up for free family planning services under the Medicaid expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jenny Carrillo, senior vice president of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, says her organ ...Read More

PHOTO: In Minnesota, there are nearly 700 people who take their own lives annually, about half with firearms. CREDIT: MilitaryHealth

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The stress, anxiety and lack of sun that comes every year at this time in Minnesota can drag a lot of people down, but the number who take their own lives actually is the lowest in November and December. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Educa ...Read More

NEW YORK – Advocates say 2013 was a year of great progress in drawing attention to the needs of the more than 100,000 New York children who have a parent in prison. Tanya Krupat, program director of the New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents at the Osborne Association, says ...Read More

Attempts to sell lands out west for oil and gas development and timber extraction could have an impact on Pennsylvania sportsmen. Photo courtesy of

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Thousands of miles from Pennsylvania, on some of the most remote areas in the country, a battle is brewing to safeguard those lands from oil and gas development and timber extraction. Ed Perry with the National Wildlife Federation will be part of that protection effort as h ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Not all teens or young adults who show up at college are ready to be there, but a program at Washington's community colleges has been so successful at transitioning them that it's gained national attention. I-BEST turns seven in January. It stands for Integrated Basic Educat ...Read More

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