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Archive: April 3, 2013

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RICHMOND, Va. - Governments, business and community groups are going to have to do more to provide places where people can afford to live, according to a new report on housing in the Richmond area. Houses and apartments are being built in the area, according to the study from George Mason Universit ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The Health Committee is considering a bill Thursday to recognize Colorado hospitals with specialized treatment systems for heart attack and stroke. Diagram courtesy of the CDC.

DENVER - Heart disease and stroke are, respectively, the first and fourth most common causes of death in Colorado. When they strike, quick and high-quality care can make the difference between life and death. The state Senate Health and Human Services Committee will take up a bill Thursday aimed at ...Read More

PHOTO: Congress fixed a budget glitch last week and is reopening funding for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Montanans can fill out basic applications at NRCS offices now. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - It's time for Montanans to put their hats in the ring for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The program was frozen because funding was left out of a congressional budget bill late last year, but a new budget bill approved just before Easter puts the funding back in place. Traci ...Read More

Photo: The Maryland General Assembly is poised to pass to protections for pregnant workers. Photo credit: Microsoft images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In the final week of its session, the Maryland General Assembly is poised to pass new protections for pregnant workers. The legislation was prompted by the case of a United Parcel Service driver from Landover. UPS denied her request for lighter duty when she became pregnant, and sh ...Read More

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for as little as 30 minutes each day can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With warmer weather comes the urge to get outdoors, and today could be the day to take that step - or hundreds of steps. It's National Walking Day, when folks are urged to get moving toward better health. Chrissy Meyer, spokeswoman for the American Heart Association of South Dak ...Read More

IMAGE: The American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 is giving Minnesotans a chance to get directly involved in life-saving cancer research. Courtesy of the ACS.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The search is on for thousands of Minnesotans who may be able to help researchers find the answers to cancer. The American Cancer Society is looking to enroll 300,000 people nationwide to take part in Cancer Prevention Study 3. In Minnesota, said principal investigator Alpa Patel, ...Read More

GRAPHIC: This illustration depicts the impact of the Gulf oil spill on dolphins, three years later. Courtesy NWF.

TAMPA, Fla. - Florida wildlife continues to feel the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. More than 1,700 sea turtles have been found injured or dead in the past three years - more than three times the annual rate before the BP spill. Dolphin deaths have been at higher-than-normal levels ...Read More

PHOTO: Solar panels installed in Las Vegas. Credit: Jane Feldman

LAS VEGAS - Sometimes it isn't just the water and air that need spring cleaning. Local advocates say Nevada's Renewable Portfolio regulations also need a good "scrubbing." Clean-energy growth is being held up by muddled rules, said Jane Feldman, conservation chairwoman for the Sierra Club's Souther ...Read More

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