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Archive: February 2013

PHOTO: Colorado schoolteacher Leslie Nichols brings food to help her students in the film

DENVER - A Colorado teacher and her student play a key role in a new film highlighting the problem of hunger in America. The film, "A Place at the Table," cites a sobering statistic: 50 million children in the United States don't know where their next meal is coming from. The film features the sto ...Read More

Photo: Workers at Van Wingerden International in Mills River. Courtesy Lempkes

RALEIGH, N.C. - Bert Lemkes immigrated to Mills River from Holland more than 20 years ago; today he owns a successful horticulture business that ships plants around the world. Now a U.S. citizen, he employs hundreds of immigrant workers to harvest and care for his plants. Lemkes said without the mig ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina children in trouble with the law are spending less time in confinement and more time getting the help they need. A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows a 43 percent decline in the rate of youth incarceration in North Carolina from 1997 to 2010, echoing a na ...Read More

Photo: Indiana Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush has been appointed by the high court to the proposed Commission on the Status of Children.  Courtesy Indiana Supreme Court.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana's newest Supreme Court Justice, Loretta Rush, has a long history on the bench in Tippecanoe County of taking action to make the lives of Hoosier kids better. In the 1980s and 1990s when she would get a "Child In Need of Services" case, it was because of a filthy house, R ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida youths in trouble are spending less time in confinement and more time getting the help they need to get back on their feet. The rate of confinement dropped by 32 percent from 1997 to 2010, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Still, the report sai ...Read More

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The first of several hearings will take place tonight in Panama City to put together a plan for how Restore Act funds will be used for the Gulf Coast, left severely damaged after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and the Gulf Cons ...Read More

GRAPHIC: When heart arteries are clogged, time is of the essence for treatment. A bill being signed today will encourage Wyoming hospitals to earn accreditation as advanced heart attack, and stroke, treatment centers. Courtesy of AHA

CASPER, Wyo. - Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Wyoming, and today Gov. Matt Mead will put his signature on a bill designed to boost the level of care available at Wyoming hospitals. The legislation lets the Department of Health officially recognize hospitals that meet accr ...Read More

Fewer California kids are spending time behind bars. A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that the youth incarceration rate nationwide reached a 35-year low in 2010. In California, the rate decrease was nearly 50 percent from 1997 to 2010. Despite improvements, the U.S. still incarcerat ...Read More

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