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Archive: February 18, 2013

PHOTO: Oregon's Child Welfare caseworkers respond to more than 75,000 reports of child abuse and neglect a year. They're asking lawmakers to support Gov. Kitzhaber's proposed budget increase for their work. Photo credit: Chris Thomas

PORTLAND, Ore. - More state requirements and fewer people to carry them out. That's how child welfare workers summarize what's happening in Oregon, and they're in Salem today to make their case to lawmakers. For two years, they have been under a hiring freeze like many state agencies, with two case ...Read More

LOGO: The Montana Health CO-OP and the Montana Farmers Union are holding information meetings in Missoula and Kalispell Tuesday, to answer questions about the health insurance coverage available to anyone next year.

MISSOULA, Mont. - Co-ops have been a long agricultural tradition in Montana to help farmers and ranchers boost their buying power, and their profits. Now, that model is being applied to health insurance for all residents. There are informational meetings scheduled Tuesday in Missoula and Kalispell a ...Read More

PHOTO: Breakfast in the classroom. Courtesy Hunger Free Colorado.

DENVER - It's been called the most important meal of the day, and now Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill which would make sure schoolchildren get a healthy breakfast every day. The bill is known as "Breakfast After the Bell." It would require schools that have at least 70 percent of pupils ...Read More

PHOTO: The officers who enforce Washington's alcoholic beverage laws say they need more authority and more training, as a result of new laws and modern-day fraud and theft concerns at bars. Photo from Wikipedia.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - State Liquor Enforcement Officers have asked the Washington Legislature for the training and the authority to handle a greater range of responsibilities. The officers said the new state law legalizing marijuana use is only one complication on the job. They now have almost triple the ...Read More

PHOTO:  Bills to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky are still waiting for committee hearings in the General Assembly.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - More than a month into the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, bills have been filed in both the Kentucky House (HB 48) and Senate (SB 45) to abolish the death penalty, but neither piece of legislation has received a hearing yet. Still, those who oppose executing a conv ...Read More

IMAGE: The Winona County Board will vote March 5th on whether to order an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Dabelstein and Yoder frac sand mines. Courtesy of Winona County

WINONA, Minn. - In what could set a precedent for future frack sand mining across Minnesota, the Winona County Board will soon decide whether to order an Environmental Impact Statement on two proposed mines there, in southeastern Minnesota. Frack sand is used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, ...Read More

PHOTO: Several child advocacy organizations in Indiana are throwing their support behind an anti-bullying House bill (HB 1423) - which calls on school corporations to help increase prevention, education and reporting of bullying incidents.

INDIANAPOLIS - Bullying remains a problem for many schoolchildren across Indiana, and several child advocacy organizations in the state are throwing their support behind an anti-bullying House bill (HB 1423). It calls on school corporations to help increase prevention, education and reporting of bul ...Read More

PHOTO: A hiker at Tassajara Creek in the Ventana Wilderness.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Californians celebrating Presidents' Day in a national or state park are not only enjoying the great outdoors, they're improving the state's economy. A new report from the Outdoor Industry Association finds the state's outdoor recreation generates more than $85 billion in consu ...Read More

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