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Archive: June 24, 2013

PHOTO: Maryland activists will watching the U.S. Supreme Court this week and waiting for key rulings on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Equality Maryland

BALTIMORE - Supporters of same-sex marriage are looking for big news from the United States Supreme Court this week. The justices typically adjourn during the last week of June, and that means decisions on some of the biggest cases are likely in the next few days. Among them are rulings on Californi ...Read More

PHOTO: Soccer for Success participant. Photo credit: Jeff Saunders

SEATTLE - Today marks the start of Great America Outdoors Week. As part of an effort to get kids moving in Washington State and elsewhere, Michelle Obama is being asked to support funding for more bike paths, soccer fields and places for recreation. Seventeen national organizations have signed a let ...Read More

IMAGE: Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says Arizona has dropped to 47th in the nation in the KIDS COUNT assessment of children’s well-being. CREDIT: CAA<br />IMAGE: Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says Arizona has dropped to 47th in the nation in the KIDS COUNT assessment of children’s well-being. CREDIT: CAA<br /><br />IMAGE: Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says Arizona has dropped to 47th in the nation in the KIDS COUNT assessment of children’s well-be

PHOENIX - Arizona has slipped again in the latest Kids Count Data Book rankings of children's well-being, from 46th in the nation to 47th. Children's Action Alliance president Dana Naimark said she is most concerned about Arizona's proportion of children not enrolled in pre-school - 67 percent - whi ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - For years, farm advocates have been trying to reduce or eliminate the gaping loopholes in the farm program payment limitations that favor mega-farms and passive investors over family farms. The Senate-passed Farm Bill included those reforms, but the legislation is now stalled aft ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Many Iowa farmers don't own the property they farm, but rent it. The actual owner may live nearby or may live out of state, but the owner has the final say in shaping the agricultural landscape. Practical Farmers of Iowa has decided to recognize responsible non-operator landowner ...Read More

Angie Bell with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission says if Congress lets the interest rate for subsidized student loans double, it would hit tens of thousands of West Virginia college students. PHOTO courtesy of the commission.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - If Congress fails to act by the end of the month, tens of thousands of low-income West Virginia college students will face higher loan costs. More than 70,000 state students could see a doubling of the interest rate on new subsidized Stafford loans. Angie Bell, vice-chancellor ...Read More

PHOTO: Oregonians approaching retirement age are not ready financially, according to a new survey from AARP Oregon. The Oregon House is considering establishing a task force to find ways to help people save for retirement. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregonians approaching retirement age are not ready financially. That's the conclusion in a new survey from AARP Oregon. Among its findings: More than half of residents age 45 to 64 do not have a savings plan at work; 60 percent would like to see a state-run option. The Oregon Hou ...Read More

Michigan Ranks 31st in overall Child Well-Being according to a Kids Count report released Monday. Graphic: Michigan League for Public Policy.

LANSING, Mich. - Poverty is holding Michigan's children back, according to a report being released today. The Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Michigan 31st in the nation in overall childhood well-being. According to Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan Leagu ...Read More

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