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Archive: June 12, 2013

PHOTO: Rev. Dr. William Barber is pictured at a recent

RALEIGH, N.C. - More action is planned today around the State Capitol as people gather to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, then the field secretary for the NAACP. The event has been organized in part by the Rev. Dr. William Barber, who heads the North Carolina NAA ...Read More

A proposal in the state budget regarding juvenile incarceration deserves more scrutiny, says a leading expert on Wisconsin juvenile justice.

MADISON, Wis. - With no advance notice, the Joint Finance Committee slipped a big change into the proposed state budget that would double the length of time judges are authorized to place young people in local juvenile detention facilities - from 180 days to 365. Jim Moeser, deputy director of the ...Read More

PHOTO: The American Heart Association says the Caruth Grant Initiative through the Communities Foundation of Texas helped fill equipment gaps for Dallas County EMS agencies and streamlined the protocol for heart attack care. L to R: Brent Christopher, Dr. Clyde Yancy, Nancy Brown, Midge LaPorte Epstein and Dr. John Warner. CREDIT: AHA

DALLAS - In a heart attack, minutes can make the difference between life and death - and in Dallas County, more people are surviving thanks to a major transformation to standardize care. During the past two years, the Caruth Grant Initiative helped fill emergency equipment gaps and streamline proto ...Read More

PHOTO: Long Island immigrants and supporters. PHOTO Credit: Steve McFarland

NEW YORK - A new poll is expected to show major local support for comprehensive immigration reform. The full numbers are being released today, and local advocates say they will paint a big picture that's clear. Daniel Altschuler, coordinator for the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, said he can't ...Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. - As Gov. Tom Corbett proposes a plan to reduce pension payments to state workers, a new report says pension income for individuals means billions of dollars to regional and local economies in Pennsylvania. The study comes from the Keystone Research Center. Its executive director, S ...Read More

PHOTO: Pictured, left to right: AARP-Connecticut State President Laura Green; AARP CEO Barry Rand; and AARP-Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan. Courtesy AARP-CT.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Members of the Connecticut congressional delegation will get an earful today from local senior advocates about Social Security and the so-called "chained CPI" plan that would change the way benefit increases are calculated. AARP Connecticut state president Laura Green, who has joi ...Read More

PHOTO: A new survey of teachers finds they're spending a lot of time in the fall re-teaching information from the previous school year. Photo credit: VADOE

RICHMOND, Va. - Teachers are tired of backtracking after summer break. It takes them weeks to reacquaint students with the previous year's skills after they have been out of school for the summer, according to a survey of more than 500 teachers that was released today. The survey from the National ...Read More

The State house Committee on Michigan Competitiveness is holding public hearings on Medicaid expansion this week. Photo credit: Rob South

LANSING, Mich. - The state House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness held a hearing Tuesday on a bill to allow the state to participate in Medicaid expansion. It could give as many as 400,000 low-income Michigan residents access to medical coverage. The Michigan League for Public Policy supports ...Read More

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