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Archive: June 20, 2013

The Three Corners group is named for the area that encompasses parts of Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Martini said they want to learn about nonprofit opportunities in all three states. The goal is to fund projects in the areas of safety and health, education, and economic advancement and leadership for women and girls.

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Women and girls in southwestern Utah have a new group of advocates - who are also women and girls. The new Three Corners Women's Giving Circle is the second such grassroots fund-raising group in the state. The women who join each pledge an amount of money every year to be pooled a ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says migratory birds are having a tough time adjusting to a changing climate. Klamath Nat'l. Wildlife Refuge water shortages are a combination of drought and multiple use pressures. Courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Birds are feeling the negative effects of a warming climate, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and they are having trouble adapting. In Oregon, that means the marbled murrelets on the coast, sage grouse in the eastern Oregon desert, and world-cla ...Read More

The Domestic Surveillance Directorate webpage that describes how the NSA's Utah Data Center works also says,

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The National Security Agency wants a system that can monitor all electronic communications, according to an expert on the agency. The FBI director and the general heading the NSA are testifying to Congress that keeping phone call metadata - who called whom and for how long - has ...Read More

PHOTO: The American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 is giving Minnesotans a chance to get directly involved in life-saving cancer research. Volunteers should be between the ages of 30 and 65; and more men and minorities are especially needed. CREDIT: ACS

ST. PAUL, Minn. - There's an urgent need for Minnesotans who want to help save lives by taking part in new research into what causes cancer and ways that people can reduce their risk. Enrollment in "Cancer Prevention Study 3" continues for one more week. Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for ...Read More

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AUSTIN, Texas - It was supposed to be a special session focused on redistricting, but abortion has taken center stage at the Texas State Capitol. The state Senate this week passed a bill that would impose several new restrictions, and similar proposals will be taken up tonight by a committee of the ...Read More

PHOTO: The Board of Education is consider a proposal that would lower the State Minimum Salary Schedule for teachers for the first time in Tennessee history. CREDIT: Liz Marie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The State Board of Education is to meet Friday to consider a proposal that opponents say would have a negative impact on teachers, schools and communities. The plan would gut the existing State Minimum Salary Schedule for educators, meaning decreased lifetime earnings, said Mitch ...Read More

PHOTO: Demonstrators protesting hydrofracturing in New York. A bill on that issues is awaiting a move to the Senate floor for a vote. Photo credit: Loren Baum

NEW YORK CITY - The 2013 legislative session is nearing its end in Albany, but Environmental Advocates of New York is holding out hope that several environmental measures will make it to the Senate floor for a vote. Deputy Director David Gahl said there is legislation concerning hydrofracturing, cli ...Read More

PHOTO: Officials, including the Lt. Governor, are promoting the state's new insurance marketplace: Maryland Health Connection. Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor

BALTIMORE, Md. - More than 750,000 Marylanders don't have health insurance, and a new state agency is trying to reach them. The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) is hosting a series of public forums this summer to raise awareness of the new health insurance marketplace tha ...Read More

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