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Archive: December 31, 2013

DENVER - Many Coloradans likely have at least a mental list of New Year's resolutions, but some economists believe the state should have a resolution of its own. According to Chris Stiffler, an economist with the Colorado Fiscal Institute, the path to a stronger financial future for the state star ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report outlines the need for increased support for kinship caregivers in Kentucky.  Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. - In Kentucky, a lot of children are being raised by extended family members: at 6 percent of all kids, it's one of the highest kinship-care rates in the nation. A new report from Kentucky Youth Advocates outlines what the group says needs to be done to increase support for grandp ...Read More

PHOTO: The majority of the 60,000 new jobs added in Washington in 2013 are in low-wage industries such as food service. Photo credit:

SEATTLE – This year, the state of Washington has outpaced the sluggish national economy, but not by much. The Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) crunched the numbers and found even adding 60,000 jobs in 2013, most are in the King County metro area and the majority are low-wage hourly posit ...Read More

PHOTO: The Virginia Education Association played a key role in creating public schools in Virginia. This week, it is 150 years old. Photo credit: VEA

PETERSBURG, Va. – On this day 150 years ago, a group of teachers from around the state gathered in the basement of a Petersburg church to figure out how to get new textbooks through Civil War blockades. They formed what is now known as the Virginia Education Association (VEA) – the sta ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota's new

ST. PAUL, Minn. - One of the keys to keeping former prison inmates from returning to jail is gainful employment, and a new Minnesota law aims to help them at least have a better chance of finding work. The "Ban the Box" law, which takes effect Jan. 1, means employers can no longer ask about criminal ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesotans who are looking to make a difference in the new year are being encouraged to consider becoming a mentor for an at-risk child. Photo Courtesy of GMCC

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Those Minnesotans who have resolved to do what they can to make the world a better place in 2014 are being encouraged to consider becoming mentors to young people. According to Gennea Falconer, director of Kinship of Greater Minneapolis, they currently have around 200 youths in o ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Indiana offers a driver safety course to help anyone behind the wheel brush up on their skills.

INDIANAPOLIS - As Hoosiers reflect on ways to better themselves in the New Year, some experts say brushing up on driving skills is always a good resolution. While geared toward those aged 50 and older, AARP's Smart Driver course can help any driver learn the skills to stay safe behind the wheel. A ...Read More

PHOTO: For many people the words 'discipline' and 'punishment' are interchangeable, and while both may lead to behavior change, one expert says there's a major difference in how each connects a parent and child. Photo credit: John Ragai

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It isn't among the list of the usual New Year's resolutions, like quitting smoking or losing weight. But one expert says a goal for 2014 of parenting through discipline instead of punishment can have life-long positive impacts. Ingrid Bauer is a mother of four and an expe ...Read More

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