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Archive: February 4, 2013

PHOTO: High housing prices put home ownership out of reach for many Oregonians without some assistance, acccording to a new CFED report. Courtesy U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

SALEM, Ore. - Compared with other states, Oregon ranks near the bottom of the list for housing affordability and the rate of home ownership. The state received a "D" for not doing enough to help people buy and keep their homes, on a new national scorecard from the Corporation for Enterprise Developm ...Read More

Photo: Jerry Medinger of the Clean Air Choice Program, which is offering scholarships to students who can help link air quality with their agriculture career studies.

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - To give a boost to students interested in healthy air, three $2,500 scholarships have been made available. Supported by the American Lung Association in Wisconsin as part of its Clean Air Choice Program, the scholarships will be awarded to students at UW-Madison, UW-Platteville an ...Read More

PHOTO: A survey of Kentucky parents shows overwhelming support for raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky state lawmaker Jeff Greer has tried before, without success, to raise Kentucky's high school dropout age, but he's ready to give it another try as legislators return to Frankfort. Currently, the age at which a Kentucky teenager is legally allowed to leave school is 16. Re ...Read More

PHOTO: Congregations in places of worship across North Carolina soon will hear a message about climate change.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Congregations in places of worship across North Carolina soon will hear a message about climate change. On Feb. 8-10, at least 36 places of worship in the state will participate in the fifth annual Preach-In on Global Warming, organized by the organization North Carolina Interf ...Read More

PHOTO: This week the North Carolina State Assembly is expected to vote to turn down federal money that would expand Medicaid to provide health coverage to an additional 500-thousand uninsured people in the state.

RALEIGH, N.C. - The State Assembly is expected to vote as early as tonight on a proposal to opt out of Medicaid expansion for the state that would provide health coverage for an additional 500,000 North Carolinians. States are being encouraged to expand the program under the Affordable Care Act. Eve ...Read More

One Billion Rising

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia is be a part of a global effort to end violence against women that will take place in 189 countries. It is the brainchild of author and activist Eve Ensler, who in her travels around the world saw violence perpetrated against women in various forms and decided to bring serio ...Read More

PHOTO: President Obama will make a stop in Minneapolis this afternoon to talk to local leaders and law enforcement about ways to reduce gun violence.

MINNEAPOLIS - The issue of firearms safety takes center stage in Minnesota today as President Obama visits to discuss his ideas to reduce violence involving guns. The President is scheduled to meet this afternoon with local leaders and law enforcement officials in Minneapolis, the scene of the dea ...Read More

PHOTO: But farm owner Harn Soper discovered through his on-farm research that adding a third crop, such as alfalfa and oats, pays off big at harvest. Image courtesy of Microsoft.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Traditionally, Iowa farmers have planted two crops, corn and soybeans. But farm owner Harn Soper discovered through his on-farm research that adding a third crop pays off big at harvest. Soper has farms near Emmetsburg in northern Iowa, where he put nearly equal acreage into a c ...Read More

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