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Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Archive: May 6, 2013

PHOTO: Half of Kentucky's adults do not have dental insurance according to a Kentucky Health Issues Poll.  Courtesy Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A dentist will say that poor oral health can have a negative effect on a person's nutrition, appearance and speech. It's a painful problem a large chunk of Kentucky's adults are dealing with, according to a Kentucky Health Issues Poll. Half the adults in the state (1.7 million) do n ...Read More

PHOTO: It's estimated that the federal sequester means 70,000 fewer children will be enrolled in Head Start programs. Courtesy U.S. Dept. of Education.

RISON, Ark. - Arkansas Head Start programs say they're trying to serve as many children as possible in the face of federal budget cutbacks. It's a mandatory 5 percent reduction for Head Start, which serves lower-income children from birth to age five. Arkansas Head Start directors meet every other ...Read More

Photo: New Mexico state Sen. Bill O’Neill is concerned about what he's heard from job-seekers, and tried to help with a bill to protect the privacy of their credit scores. Courtesy NM State Senate.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Problems with credit can be extremely painful for the unemployed. Credit issues can affect a person's insurance rates, utility deposit requirements - and in some cases, keep a person from making money, too. State Sen. Bill O'Neill (D-Bernalillo) sponsored recent legislation to keep ...Read More

PHOTO: Harvesting carrots at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Teen Agriculture Program benefitted from the Quality of Place Initiative. Courtesy Devin Altobello.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Saving fish populations described as "at rock bottom;" helping kids learn how to grow vegetables in three-foot by five-foot gardens; and turning a vacant lot in the town of Biddeford into a public park and gathering place: just some of the wide-ranging work to come out of the Qual ...Read More

PHOTO: Long-Term Care Ombudsman volunteers check in on and advocate for many of the 43,000 residents of long-term care facilities across Oregon. Courtesy of Nat'l. Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.

WILSONVILLE, Ore. - When Oregonians who volunteer as long-term care ombudsmen got together last week, one thing they learned is that more of them are needed around the state. About 43,000 residents live in nursing homes, adult foster homes and other long-term care facilities in Oregon. Ombudsmen, wh ...Read More

PHOTO: Greg Devereux, WFSE executive director, thinks if a current Washington tax loophole isn't directly creating jobs, the Legislature should end it. Photo courtesy WFSE.

OLYMPIA, Wash. - In the countdown to next week's special session, Washington state lawmakers are being bombarded with budget advice. The latest comes over the airwaves, in a new statewide radio ad by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). It urges people to ask their legislators to clo ...Read More

It's Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week and schools and organizations statewide are holding safety events to encourage adults and children to wear their helmets.  Photo courtesy of Ohio AAP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Neighborhoods across Ohio are buzzing with children riding bikes, scooters and skateboards, but only a small number of them take a simple step to prevent injury. Bike helmets can reduce the risk of injury by 85 percent, but only about 20 percent of children in Ohio wear one when rid ...Read More

GRAPHIC: New license plate will help fund domestic and sexual violence prevention program in Virginia. Image credit: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

RICHMOND, Va. - The goal is to stop domestic and sexual violence before it starts. Sales of Peace Begins at Home license plates that were recently approved by the Virginia General Assembly will help pay for prevention programs targeting kids. Kate McCord, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action ...Read More

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