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Archive: May 23, 2013

PHOTO: Maryland Legal Aid says deaf and blind clients are not receiving proper accommodations from public housing agencies.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland public housing agencies are failing to accommodate people with disabilities, according to Maryland Legal Aid. Staff attorney Kathy Hughes has two clients - one blind, one deaf - who have been at risk of being evicted from their homes because they didn't get communications t ...Read More

PHOTO: An intensive fundraising effort by local veterans' groups has allowed for upgraded room interiors at the new Southern Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins. Courtesy of Utah Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

IVINS, Utah - The new Southern Utah Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins is open to the public for a first look today. It's a 108-bed skilled nursing facility for the state's growing population of aging vets. The State of Utah fronted about one-third of the construction cost and the Veterans Administrati ...Read More

PHOTO: The latest data show the teen birth rate in Minnesota is now at it's lowest point on record, with 19 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19. Advocates say it's great news, but there's still much work to be done. CREDIT: Rachel Ferreira Photography

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The birth rate among teenage girls in Minnesota has now dropped to its lowest level on record. The rate fell by 14 percent from 2010 to 2011. Judith Kahn, executive director, Teenwise Minnesota, said while changes among the younger teens usually lead the trend, this time around the ...Read More

NEW BERN, N.C. - North Carolina's public school children could return in August to very different classrooms if the state Senate budget is passed. The proposal is up for a second vote today before moving on to the House. It reduces the number of teacher assistants and pre-kindergarten slots, and it ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers are pushing ahead with a bill (SB 306) that would restart executions in the state and repeal the landmark Racial Justice Act (RJA). The RJA allows inmates to argue that race was a factor in their sentencing or jury selection, and if they are successful, it co ...Read More

PHOTO: The clock is ticking for New Hampshire to decide whether to accept $5 million from the federal government to help educate 130,000 residents about health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

CONCORD, N.H. - Five million dollars is there for the taking to help local residents understand their coverage options under the Affordable Care Act - but first, lawmakers need to accept the offer. Lisa Kaplan Howe, policy director, New Hampshire Voices for Health, said around 130,000 local resident ...Read More

PHOTO: Abril Gallardo of the Arizona Comprehensive Immigration Reform Coalition (AZ CIR) says current immigration laws are tearing families apart. CREDIT: Doug Ramsey

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona immigrant advocates are calling the comprehensive immigration bill adopted by a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday night "a good first step." However, the 22-member coalition said a lot more work must be done to convince senators and representatives to support the measure. A ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Efforts to help people rise out of poverty often are largely unsuccessful. So, Matrix Social Services, Detroit, is changing the way it treats its clients. The organization has created "Transition to Success," which treats poverty like an illness, and Matrix treats its clients like p ...Read More

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