'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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Archive: March 4, 2013

PHOTO: A new AARP survey indicates seniors still see the traditional landline phone as a 'security blanket' service they don't want to lose. A bill in the Kentucky Legislature would reduce that consumer protection, according to some seniors.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - As the Kentucky General Assembly heads into its final month, one bill still in doubt is about telephone deregulation. Senate Bill 88 would unshackle phone companies from having to provide landline service in most areas of the state. The phone companies say they need the freedom pr ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Montana State President Joy Bruck encourages low- to moderate-income residents to schedule time with the AARP Tax-Aide program if they need help. There's no charge.

HELENA, Mont. - No need to hit the panic button yet: There's still more than a month to file taxes. Volunteers at the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program are standing by in Montana, and they offer help for free. According to AARP Montana state president Joy Bruck, low- and moderate-income filers real ...Read More

PHOTO: Florida ranks 12th for the number of people who say they didn't have enough money to buy food at least once in the last year, according to a report released by the Food Research and Action Center.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida economy may be showing some signs of improvement, but that recovery has yet to trickle down to those who need it the most. Florida ranks 12th on a list of states where people say they didn't always have enough money to put food on the table in the last year. That's mo ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report ranks Nevada 7th in the nation for food hardship.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A new report ranks Nevada seventh in the nation for food hardship, and today local advocates are in the nation's capital to meet with Sen. Harry Reid on the issue. The nationwide survey from FRAC - the Food Research and Action Center - found that more than one-in-five Nevadans had ...Read More

PHOTO: South Puget Sound Community College is one of many WA schools where students face a loss of funding.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - By this fall, it will be harder to find financial aid to enroll in one of Washington's community and technical colleges. Federal funding for some types of grants is going away as part of the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester. Nick Lutes, operating budget director with t ...Read More

PHOTO: Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign may be smiling  but not about the political contributions that have helped push SB1 through the State Assembly. Courtesy of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

MADISON, Wis. - This week, the Wisconsin State Assembly is likely to take up the controversial mining bill, SB 1, which passed in the state senate late last week on a 17-16 vote. Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, said "lopsided" political donations are helping move ...Read More

IMAGE: The video

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With a computer and a few spare minutes, Ohioans can help feed a local family in need. For each view of its "Pork from Fork to Farm" video on YouTube, the Ohio Pork Producers Council will donate one pound of pork to Ohio foodbanks. Council spokesman Quinton Keeran called it a grea ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota FoodShare's March Campaign is looking for

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With need at food shelves at record levels in Minnesota, the largest annual food drive in the state is now underway. Minnesota FoodShare said the March Campaign this year is focused on "everyday heroes," people who are getting involved and making a difference. The Campaign seeks ...Read More

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