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Archive: May 8, 2013

GRAPHIC: Oregon's

PORTLAND, Ore. - Donating food to a hungry family in Oregon this Saturday will be as easy as putting a bag of nonperishable food on your front porch near the mailbox. The goal for this year's annual "Stamp Out Hunger" drive in Oregon - and Clark County, Wash., too – is 1.5 million pounds. Th ...Read More

PHOTO: Valerie Anderson-Webb says she welcomes immigrants into the caregiving profession, because the shortage of caregivers is predicted to worsen. Courtesy of Anderson-Webb.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - A group of home-care workers is wishing a happy Mother's Day to the moms in the Washington congressional delegation - with a twist. It's part of a national effort to show support for immigration reform. On Tuesday, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rogers and Jaime Herrera-Beutler received thei ...Read More

PHOTO: Hikes at this year's Amazing Earthfest in Kanab, Utah, range from challenging climbs to archaeological sites, to walks on the Kanab Municipal Trails System. Either way, the scenery is spectacular. Courtesy Amazing Earthfest.

KANAB, Utah - A celebration on the Utah-Arizona border will bring a few thousand hiking enthusiasts together for a firsthand look at the spectacular public lands of the Colorado Plateau - and it starts this weekend. The Amazing Earthfest is in its seventh year, and more than 100 activities are plan ...Read More

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VIROQUA, Wis. - Supporters of the Buy Local Buy Wisconsin grant program want Gov. Scott Walker to put the money for the grants back into the state budget. "It was very key to our growth here," said Sue Noble, executive director of the Vernon Economic Development Association and founder of Fifth Sea ...Read More

PHOTO:  A bill being debated at the Texas State Capitol would require manufacturers to follow accredited standards or to use a certified electronics recycler. Old electronics contain heavy metals and toxins that can leach into the ground and water if not disposed of properly. CREDIT: Curtis Palmer

AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly 150,000 tons of old televisions, computers, phones and other electronics are disposed of every year in Texas. Keeping as much as possible out of landfills is the aim of legislation being debated at the State Capitol. The bill, House Bill 3465, would require manufacturers to f ...Read More

PHOTO: Homes in the Far Rockaways were damaged by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. Six months later, counselors are still dealing with the effects on the emotional health of some Long Island children. Courtesy FEMA.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Professionals offering free mental-health counseling to young victims of Hurricane Sandy say they're still dealing with children badly shaken by the "super storm." Dr. Robert Motta, director of the Child and Family Trauma Institute at Hofstra University, estimates that about 10 yo ...Read More

Photo: Costs are increasing for renters in Maryland. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Just because you have a job doesn't mean you can pay the rent in Maryland. An increasing number of renters are spending more than half their income on housing, according to a new report from the nonprofit Center for Housing Policy. Report co-author Maya Brennan, the center's senior ...Read More

PHOTO: You don't need to avoid going out in the sun, just be smart about it.

DES MOINES, Iowa - After a long winter, many Iowans can't wait to get outside. Before they do, however, they are being advised to make sure to avoid the hottest part of the day, wear a hat and lather on plenty of sunscreen. Chuck Reed, public relations manager for the Iowa chapter of the American C ...Read More

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