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Archive: February 6, 2013

PHOTO:  A bill filed in the Kentucky Legislature would free phone companies from having to provide landline phone service in most areas of the state.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The idea of deregulating telephone service is back before Kentucky lawmakers. A bill filed Tuesday would free phone companies from having to provide landline service in most areas. Scott Wegenast, AARP Kentucky communications director, said the landline remains a lifeline for many ...Read More

Dead coyotes in truck bed. Reserve, NM.<br />Photo courtesy: Animal Protection of New Mexico.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A bill which would put an end to animal-killing contests in New Mexico is receiving the support of the Rio Grande chapter of the Sierra Club. House Bill 316 is the result of widespread dismay over a recent killing contest promoted by a gun store in Los Lunas. The highly publicized ...Read More

PHOTO: A Joint Resolution in the Utah Legislature asks that Congress and the President take

SALT LAKE CITY - It's more than a national Park - it's a national treasure. That's what a resolution just introduced in the Utah Legislature is trying to get across, asking that Congress and the president take "immediate action" to protect a much wider area of the Greater Canyonlands region of south ...Read More

PHOTO: Social Security benefits go paperless as of March 1st. Recipients can either choose direct deposit or they can receive a Direct Express Debit Mastercard. Courtesy U.S. Treasury.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A big change is on the way for those Tennesseans who still receive paper checks for their Social Security benefits. All federal payments will be made electronically beginning March 1. "That includes Social Security, Supplemental Security Insurance, veterans' benefits, all federal ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says lobster fisheries in the Gulf of Maine might be the

BOSTON - The New England lobster, under threat from disease and invasive species, may be the "canary in the coal mine" of climate disruption, according to a new report that examines case studies from around the nation about how global warming is altering wildlife habitats. The National Wildlife Fe ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Today is the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Workers have used FMLA tens of millions of times since then to care for a sick family member, recover from an illness or welcome a new child into the home without fear of losing their jobs or benefits. In the past ...Read More

PHOTO: Proposition C was passed by voters to supply 15 percent of Missouri's energy needs with renewables by 2021. Courtesy of Renew Missouri.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Four years ago, 66 percent of voters in Missouri said yes to Proposition C, the Renewable Energy Standard. It requires utility companies to use new renewable energy sources for 15 percent of their power by 2021. Now, environmentalists are accusing some state lawmakers of trying ...Read More

PHOTO: The group Education Voters of Pennsylvania calls Gov. Tom Corbett's newly-released budget proposal

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates in Pennsylvania say a $90 million funding increase in Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal falls far short of what schools have seen cut from their budgets in the past two years - and what students need for a quality education. Susan Gobreski, executive director ...Read More

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