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Archive: April 1, 2013

Dr. Kristin Millin says tobacco companies are targeting children with new products designed to get them hooked.

MADISON, Wis. - It may come as a shock to learn that funding for the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is down to the lowest level in its history. A doctor who treats kids with asthma says more money is needed. Dr. Kristin Millin with Meriter Health Services says the Wisconsin Asthm ...Read More

PHOTO: With the tax deadline closing in there is help available in Kentucky and the coordinator says low income workers who have not filed their returns in recent years may be missing out on hundreds of dollars.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - April 15. It's a day not loved like New Years Day or the Fourth of July, but it's reality. With the tax return deadline closing in, the coordinator of a program that provides free tax-preparation help says you may be surprised. According to Vickie Johnson of the Kentucky Asset S ...Read More

Photo: Only one wolverine lives in Colorado, but the state is considering potentially reintroducing the creature to the state. Courtsey: USFS.

ESTES PARK, Colo. - It's a lonely life for Colorado's only wolverine. The male animal, known as M-56, made his way to the Centennial State in 2009 from the Grand Tetons. The last previously-known wolverine in Colorado disappeared in 1919. And wildlife experts say it may be time for M-56 to have some ...Read More

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has been providing free tax assistance for more than 40 years.    Courtesy of: AARP Missouri

LEBANON, Mo. - Procrastinators take heart. There is still time to get help with your taxes, for free. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers such as Lynn Boulware are ready and able to help Missourians who do not like crunching numbers. Boulware has been going to specialized training by the IRS every ...Read More

PHOTO: More citizen scientists are needed for the Sierra Club's Water Sentinel Program in Ohio to help monitor waterways. Photo: Water sentinels at work. Credit: Megan Smith.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Water watchers are wanted in the Buckeye State. With the combined risks to water quality of mining and fracking, particularly in eastern Ohio, experts say the need for citizen scientists to regularly monitor waterways is now more important than ever. Since last year, the Sierra Cl ...Read More

PHOTO: Maryland Legislature at an Impasse over Pit Bull Legislation. Photo credit: HSUS Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Time is running out for the Maryland General Assembly to resolve what's become a dogfight over dog bite liability. It's been a year since the Maryland Court of Appeals declared pit bulls inherently dangerous, a decision which dramatically raised the stakes in dog-bite cases for pit ...Read More

Photo: A diverse coalition of California groups seeks permanent protections for the San Gabriel Mountains, which are mostly in the Angeles National Forest.
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LOS ANGELES - Some California groups are hoping to get the attention of Congress following President Obama's recent designation of five new national monuments. A diverse coalition of organizations is seeking permanent protection for the San Gabriel Mountains and their rivers. Mario Rivas, a member ...Read More

PHOTO: New Hampshire’s moose population is in decline and a leading wildlife biologist is blaming climate change for bolstering the winter ticks that feed on the iconic mammals. Courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's moose population is declining, especially in the White Mountains and the central region, according the head of the state's Moose Project. Shorter and warmer winters, linked to global climate change, are being blamed. In late winter, ticks feed on the blood supply of ...Read More

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