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Archive: February 7, 2013

Photo: Ohio Churches are participating in the National Preach-in on Global Warming. Courtesy OIPL.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Clergy across Ohio will use their pulpits this weekend to encourage church members to reflect on the moral implications of climate change. The National Preach-in on Global Warming includes congregations of various religious denominations who will unite in prayer. Ohio Interfaith ...Read More

PHOTO: Susie Young of Spokane has been a home-care aide for 25 years. She's taking the day off today (Thurs.) to meet with legislators in Olympia about the possibility of a pay raise.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. - About 300 home-care aides from around the state are in Olympia today, asking lawmakers for a 50-cent hourly raise per year for the next two years. The state pays for home-care services for about 52,000 of the lowest-income seniors and people with disabilities. Last year, an arbitra ...Read More

PHOTO: State budget cuts are expected to reduce child care and kinship care services for low-income Kentucky families, starting as early as April.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Millions of dollars in state budget cuts will reduce the help that Kentucky gives to thousands of low-income families for child care so parents can remain in the workforce. The nearly $87 million shortfall also will reduce support for kinship care, the term for relatives taking car ...Read More

PHOTO: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. According to Montana Kids Count, 10 percent of high school students have experienced dating violence.

HELENA, Mont. - February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Montana Kids Count reports that 10 percent of high school students say they have been victims of dating violence. The number goes up when all young people are considered, with one in three saying they have experienced some form of ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates say the Pulse Oximetry test is simple, inexpensive and will save lives if included as part of the state's mandatory newborn screenings. Courtesy AHA Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - For every 100 babies born in Minnesota, one has a congenital heart defect. Advocates are seeking to catch such problems before babies are sent home from the hospital. A bill carried by state Rep. Patti Fritz, D-Faribault, and supported across the aisle by Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk R ...Read More

PHOTO: Promise Arizona Director Petra Falcon hopes inflammatory language can be avoided in the Congressional debate over immigration reform. CREDIT: Doug Ramsey

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The latest Republican effort to attract Latino voters came in the form of a recent email to U.S. House Republicans, urging them to avoid referring to immigrants as "illegals" or "aliens" in the ongoing debate over immigration reform. An Arizona activist responded by saying immigrant ...Read More

PHOTO: Chef Tyler Wiard at Elway's Cherry Creek. Courtesy Elway's Cherry Creek.

DENVER - Colorado chefs are reaching out from the kitchen to the classroom in an effort to help schoolchildren get better grades and be better prepared for class. It's part of "Breakfast After the Bell," a school breakfast proposal being considered by state lawmakers. Tyler Wiard, culinary director ...Read More

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CONCORD, N.H. - State lawmakers considered a measure on Wednesday to prohibit local communities from participating in a United Nations program. Critics said the debate was full of conspiracy theories and a waste of legislators' time. Zandra Rice-Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progres ...Read More

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