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Archive: March 11, 2013

PHOTO: With renewed emphasis on early childhood development in Albany and Washington, DC, advocates are hoping more attention is paid to the roll public libraries can play. Photo courtesy MCPL

CENTEREACH, N.Y. - Gov. Cuomo wants to expand full-time pre-K education, and President Obama put support for early learning in his State of the Union address. They should both go to the library, according to advocates for using the public library as a key part of the learning process for toddlers t ...Read More

PHOTO: Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon with the Minnesota delegation and members of the Berlin Heart Institute during a visit to Germany to discuss health care. Photo credit: Mark Dayton

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The ability for all Minnesotans to access health-care coverage is moving ever closer to reality. Legislation to create a Health Insurance Exchange won approval in both the state House and Senate last week, although the versions differ and now must be reconciled. The goal is to ha ...Read More

PHOTO: Starting this month, the Support Center, a community development financial institution, is offering loans to North Carolina veterans.

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - A new loan program offers help to North Carolina veterans who want to become entrepreneurs, as they return home to a slow job market. According to a report released late last week, one in 10 veterans of post 9/11 combat are without a job, leaving many to consider the possibility ...Read More

PHOTO: A proposed task force in Maryland would help homeless teens and young adults. photo credit: Microsoft Images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Homeless teenagers and young adults in Maryland are often completely on their own: rejected by their families because of major conflicts, turned out of their homes during tough economic times and in some cases, considered too old for foster care. Legislation in the Maryland General ...Read More

PHOTO: Sarah Waddle of AARP Indiana says older Hoosier women will suffer the most if Social Security cost-of-living adjustments are tied to a

INDIANAPOLIS - Lawmakers in Washington, considering ways to reduce the deficit, have suggested changing the way Social Security calculates cost-of-living adjustments. Acording to Sarah Waddle, associate state director for advocacy with AARP Indiana, one proposal, a "chained CPI" or Consumer Price ...Read More

PHOTO: With renewed emphasis on early childhood development in Albany and Washington, DC, advocates are hoping more attention is paid to the roll public libraries can play. Photo courtesy MCPL

BOSTON - President Obama highlighted support for early learning in his State of the Union address. He should go to the library, according to advocates for using public libraries as key parts of the learning process for toddlers to four-year-olds. Many libraries these days are more than musty book st ...Read More

Photo: Governor Kasich's support of Medicaid expansion in the state could help thousands of Ohioans affected by autism who need help accessing treatments.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich recently took a bold step by mandating that insurance companies cover autism in their health care policies. Now comes an opportunity to help even more individuals impacted by developmental disabilities. Marla Root, an Autism Society of Ohio board member, said expans ...Read More

PHOTO: Gleaners, immortalized in this 1857 French oil painting by Jean-Francois Millet, are still hard at work in Oregon  at farmers' markets, in local gardens and yards as well as in the fields. Photo from Wikipedia.

SALEM, Ore. - Some Oregon families supplement a tight food budget by gleaning, or rounding up the excess from farm fields and orchards to feed themselves and share with food banks and charities. They're asking state lawmakers to allow farmers to write off the value of leftover crops as a charitable ...Read More

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