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Archive: May 9, 2013

GRAPHIC: The documentary,

BOISE, Idaho - Hunger knows no geographic boundaries, and it's more prevalent in rural areas than most people realize. The documentary, "A Place at the Table," makes that case - and the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force is showing the film on Friday in Boise. Joel Berg, a hunger relief expert who is f ...Read More

PHOTO: Storm water runs off into drains and often carries industrial waste and other pollutants. Legal action against a prospective horse slaughterhouse in Roswell alleges that its waste violates the Clean Water Act. Courtesy: EPA

ROSWELL, N.M. - New Mexico's Valley Meat Co. has another obstacle in its path to becoming a horse slaughterhouse. A Larkspur, Colo., group, Front Range Equine Rescue, has notified the Roswell company and two federal agencies - the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agricultu ...Read More

Photo: Housing assistance groups say banks are failing to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Photo credit: FBI.GOV

RICHMOND, Va. - Modifying a mortgage still can be a difficult proposition - even after last year's national agreement by banks to make improvements. Just ask Rita Williams, who's been trying for three years to stay out of foreclosure. She's faced one bureaucratic bungle after another, such as havin ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Unlike most of the nation, teen pregnancy has not declined in West Virginia and is especially bad in some part of the state. Graphic by Kids Count West Virginia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Very preliminary results from pilot projects in Parkersburg and Martinsburg suggest hope for reducing teen pregnancy. Social worker Steve Tuck, chief executive of the Children's Home Society of West Virginia, said they imported a successful teen pregnancy prevention program from ...Read More

PHOTO: Caroline Edgerton is among dozens of people receiving financial assistance from HelpUsAdopt.org. The grant enabled her to adopt Logan. Courtesy HelpUsAdopt.org

NEW YORK - When the fertility clinic and all else fails, adoption can seem like the answer - except that it's not, in too many sad cases. Adoption is an expensive and lengthy process which can take from $30,000 to $50,000 and two years or more. That's where groups such as HelpUsAdopt.org come in. I ...Read More

PHOTO: The number of people caring for family and friends continues to grow in Tennessee and that has advocates working to connect those caregivers with services and resources they need. CREDIT: Xavi Talleda.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The number of people caring for their parents, other family members and friends is growing in Tennessee, and advocates are working to connect those caregivers with needed services and resources. The often unexpected duties can bring extra stress - emotionally, financially and oth ...Read More

Wheelchair attendants have been working without training or protective gear, and the workers are being exposed to passengers that are bleeding or have been sick, while being taken to their aircraft.

MIAMI - Workers at one of Florida's largest airports are announcing federal complaints today, alleging unsafe conditions, including exposure to sometimes-hazardous bodily fluids. Wheelchair attendants at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are calling on both the Department and Transport ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's billed as the largest gathering of people working to end homelessness in the state, and it gets underway today at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. According to Fran Martin, interim executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, one big fac ...Read More

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