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Archive: February 13, 2013

Traffic backup on I-95 North at the intersection with the Downtown Expressway in Richmond. Courtesy of Virginia Department of Transportation.

RICHMOND, Va. - The fate of Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan, "Virginia's Road to the Future," is now in the hands of the state Senate. It's been a winding road, with various versions of the $3 billion proposal floating around and, while a recent poll shows Virginians favor McDonnell's two- ...Read More

Kevin Counihan head shot

HARTFORD, Conn. - Full implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- is approaching on Jan. 1. In Connecticut, health care advocates worry that changes mandated by the Internal Revenue Service will make coverage tougher to come by for poor families. The issue, acco ...Read More

SALEM, Ore. - Valentine's Day doesn't mean hearts, flowers and candy when you're in an abusive relationship. This is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and, in Oregon, the groups that provide shelter and services to people fleeing abuse say they can't focus on prevention for young people whe ...Read More

PHOTO: When he's not running his company, he's running! Hiroshi Morihara, age 75, is one of Oregon's over-50

PORTLAND, Ore. - The second half of life might mean a second career as an entrepreneur. One in four people ages 44 to 70 reports wanting to try self-employment, so the Small Business Administration and AARP Oregon have teamed up to help people 50 and older get started. The Encore Entrepreneur Busi ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's 16-member Commission on Aging is seven members short. It's designed to be a bipartisan group - no more than eight commission members can be from one political party. Retiree Anita McCollester, who taught French and Spanish at the University of Notre Dame, has served for mor ...Read More

PHOTO: Idaho lawmakers are debating a possible repeal, or reduction, of the business property tax. A report from ITEP questions whether the biggest companies need a new tax break. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Legislature is debating repeal of the personal property tax for businesses - and two new reports look at the impacts. The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy claims Idaho Power stands to benefit the most, seeing taxes fall by about $10 million to $15 million a year. The Institut ...Read More

Job creation was an emphasis of President Obama's State of the Union address. In Maine, students are being urged in a new program to pursue available - and proliferating - jobs in computers and technology. Photo courtesy Project>Login

BANGOR, Maine - President Obama emphasized job creation in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. When reports abound of college graduates living back at home, looking for jobs and saddled with student loan debt, it's hard to believe there are jobs waiting to be filled in Maine by trained com ...Read More

STATESVILLE, N.C. - A report released today highlights the ways poverty could be addressed in North Carolina, including suggestions from people who are living on the edge every day. More than 15 percent of North Carolinians are in poverty, a rate higher than the national average. The report by the ...Read More

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