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Archive: March 11, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - Child sexual abuse can be prevented, and it's up to adults to prevent it. That's the premise of the Stewards of Children program, which aims to train 5 percent of Idaho's adults to be protectors of kids - a threshold determined to make a significant difference in prevention success. T ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new coalition has been formed to help fight a 2014 ballot initiative that seeks to put further restrictions on abortion in Tennessee. Graphic credit: Healthy & Free TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Advocates from across the state will converge at the Capitol in Nashville this afternoon for the official launch of Healthy and Free Tennessee. The new coalition is made up of individuals, agencies and organizations working to promote sexual health and reproductive freedom, accord ...Read More

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota legislators passed an omnibus business incentive plan in the last days of the 2013 session, the "Building South Dakota" fund. New projects costing at least $20 million would be eligible for reinvestment payments, and existing businesses could get the payments by spending ...Read More

PHOTO: The AARP Foundation is offering free preparation services at sites across Texas through its Tax-Aide program. Photo Credit: John Morgan
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AUSTIN, Texas - It comes around every year like clockwork. The deadline for filing tax returns is now just over a month away. For those still struggling to get it all together, there is help available. Free tax preparation with IRS-certified volunteers is being offered at sites across the state thro ...Read More

The West Virginia House of Delegates. Clean water advocates say they are concerned about a series of proposals before lawmakers. Photo courtesy of the state legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Water quality advocates and environmentalists are concerned about a wave of proposals the legislature is considering that would weaken state clean water protections. Don Garvin, legislative coordinator, West Virginia Environmental Council, pointed to bills to allow more selenium, ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says education funding in Pennsylvania lacks transparency, accuracy and fairness, and falls short of the standards used in the vast majority of other states.

PHILADELPHIA - A new report says education funding in Pennsylvania lacks transparency, accuracy and fairness, and falls short of the standards used in the vast majority of other states. According to Rhonda Brownstein, executive director of the Education Law Center, which issued the report, her gro ...Read More

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