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Archive: June 10, 2013

PHOTO: The Good Earth Guide is a searchable, online directory that connects Ohioans to growers in their own community. Photo credit: Melissa Fast.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - This summer, Ohioans can find fresh, locally grown food by using their computer or smartphone. The Good Earth Guide is a searchable, online directory that connects consumers to growers and food producers in their own communities. Maplestar Farm in Geauga County has been featured f ...Read More

PHOTO: 21,000 low-income students eat free, nutritious summer meals in Idaho. The Gem State is noted as having one of the highest participation levels in the nation. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is in the top 10 when it comes to the success of making sure kids get nutritious meals during the summer. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) finds that about 21,000 low-income Idaho students receive free summer meals. It's a number that has held fairly ...Read More

Photo: The school finance overhaul increases funding for early childhood education. Courtesy: Clayton Early Learning

DENVER - Funding Colorado's groundbreaking School Finance Act is the next hurdle for the reform plan, 19 years in the making. State Senator Mike Johnston, one of the major proponents of the legislation signed in May, is traveling the state to encourage citizens to vote "yes" this fall on the ballot ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Faced with another budget proposal that keeps public education spending down, advocates say it's time for lawmakers to make a commitment to kids in the state. They say nearly $2 billion in cuts in the past two years has taken a toll on schools and communities, and point out that Go ...Read More

PHOTO: Marylanders who lost their homes to foreclosure will start getting checks this week as part of a national mortgage settlement. Photo credit:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The check is in the mail. More than 10,000 Marylanders will get checks for about $1500 each this week as part of a nationwide settlement with mortgage service providers. The settlement is the result of allegations that the banks engaged in robo-signing of documents and other lendi ...Read More

ANDERSON, Ind. - The FIDO program, started by Maleah Stringer, executive director of the Animal Protection League in Madison County, saves dogs that might otherwise be euthanized, and allows inmates at the Correctional Industrial Facility in Pendleton to gain new skills. According to Stringer, the i ...Read More

Homeless horses get a new chance at life thanks to animal advocates.  Ashanti and her just-born new colt at San Juan Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Farmington, NM on March 6, 2013.<br />PHOTO Courtesy of Debbie Coburn.<br />

AZTEC, N.M. - Horse advocates' answer to slaughter is a safety net for unwanted horses. Creating it calls for coordinating population control, law enforcement and cooperation between agencies and stakeholders. It is a major task being taken on by animal advocates such as Debbie Coburn, CEO, Four C ...Read More

PHOTO: Jaylen and Aaron enjoy their lunches in a St. Louis park. A new report from the Food Research & Action Center says fewer Missouri children who need these summer meals are receiving them. Photo courtesy Operation Food Search.

ST. LOUIS - For every 100 children in Missouri who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, only about eight get the same benefit during the summer months. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) says about 359,000 Missouri children get free or reduced-price meals at schoo ...Read More

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