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Archive: April 8, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina utilities want to raise rates again, and people in the state's faith community are speaking up at public hearings and at services to keep rates affordable and encourage the use of renewable energies. The Duke-Progress merger and anticipated rate hikes have some resid ...Read More

PHOTO: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels are the symbol for prevention. They're being planted all over Idaho to raise awareness.

POCATELLO and SANDPOINT, Idaho - Blue and silver pinwheels are being planted all around Idaho. The pinwheel is the symbol for child abuse prevention, and April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Dozens of events are happening, designed to strengthen families with improved communication and community s ...Read More

Cooper Whitehurst of Reedsburg will soon celebrate his 5th birthday - only because when he was born, a pulse oximetry test showed that he had a serious heart defect.

REEDSBURG, Wis. - Cooper Whitehurst, Reedsburg, would not be getting ready to celebrate his 5th birthday in a few weeks if he had not had a pulse oximetry (pulse-ox) test when he was born. His mother, Gretchen Whitehurst, said that simple test saved her son's life. "Had they not caught it so early, ...Read More

INDIANAPOLIS - Social Security should be off limits, say hundreds of older Hoosiers who have been surveyed by AARP about the prospect of the President and Congress making changes to Social Security to help alleviate the deficit. According to Cristina Martin-Firvida, AARP director of financial secu ...Read More

In the 1960's the poverty rate began to decline. By 1973 it dropped to 11% -  today it's 15%  Chart credit: John Light

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Nearly fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, yet today the Census Bureau finds 15 percent of Americans are poor. This week, nearly fifty community groups gather in Jefferson City to renew the battle against poverty. Angela Roffle received food s ...Read More

Governor Malloy joins President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford, where the President will continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence. Courtesy of the Governors office.

HARTFORD, Conn. - It was only days ago that Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed tough new gun-control measures into law, and today President Obama will be in Hartford to push for stricter measures nationwide. According to League of Women Voters gun-law specialist Sue McCalley, firearms-buyer ...Read More


SEATTLE, Wash. - The national grocery chain Whole Foods has announced it will require labeling of all genetically modified (GMO) foods sold in its stores by 2018. More than 350,000 Washingtonians have signed petitions with a similar goal, supporting Initiative 522. It would make GMO labeling a requi ...Read More

Leather and Doozie<br />Assisted by Equine Protection Fund.<br />Courtesy:  Animal Protection of New Mexico<br />

ROSWELL, N.M. - Valley Meat Company, Roswell, is one of six operations around the nation applying for a permit to slaughter American horses for food. However, 70 percent of registered voters polled in New Mexico this month expressed opposition to horse slaughter. Nancy Perry, senior vice president o ...Read More

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