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Archive: July 11, 2013

Photo: President Obama's plan to address global climate change has national security implications according to a group of retired U.S. Generals and Admirals. Photo credit:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - President Obama is facing a fight from Republicans in Congress over his battle plan to combat climate change with new carbon pollution standards and investments in clean energy. He's dispatched his top energy adviser to Capitol Hill this eek to rally support. At the same time, he's ...Read More

Photo: University of Maryland student Ricky Campos rallied with thousands of other immigration reform activists at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of immigration-reform activists, including immigrants from Maryland, rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday demanding action from House Republicans. So far, the GOP-led House has refused to take up the comprehensive plan that passed the Senate last month, which provides a pathway to ...Read More

PHOTO: The National Wildlife Federation is suing the EPA, saying the rules for ballast water discharge for shipping vessels need to be more stringent to keep invasive species out of American waters, including the Great Lakes. CREDIT: Sharon Mollerus

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Environmental Protection Agency is being taken to court over claims that it isn't doing enough to regulate the discharge of ballast water from shipping vessels into American waters, including the Great Lakes. The suit was filed by the National Wildlife Federation. The strong ...Read More

PHOTO: The Brockton Neighborhood Health Center is one of 35 such centers to receive a total of $3,448,106 in federal money to reach out to and enroll uninsured and under-insured Commonwealth residents.

BOSTON - The federal government is giving 35 community health centers in the Commonwealth a total of more than $3.4 million to better reach uninsured or under-insured Bay Staters. Nearly 20 percent of patients using the centers last year were without health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health ...Read More

IMAGE: HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius kicks off enrollment drive for Affordable Care Act at Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix. CREDIT: Doug Ramsey

PHOENIX - Over the next few months, Arizona's Community Health Centers are expected to sign up more than 60,000 people for health-care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. While visiting Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced grants ...Read More

PHOTO: Dept. of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that $3 million is headed to Colorado to those without insurance sign up for coverage - as required under the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of

DENVER - More than $3 million is on the way to Colorado to help people enroll in health coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act. The grant awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be distributed to 17 Community Health Centers around the state, that serve a total of a ...Read More

PHOTO: Community Health Centers in Wyoming will share $314,000 to help get Wyomingites connected to insurance coverage - as required under the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of Casper CHC

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming Community Health Centers have been enlisted to help get Wyomingites signed up for health insurance coverage - something required of most by next year under the Affordable Care Act. More than $300,000 is coming to the state to hire new outreach experts and boost technology. C ...Read More

Supporters say immigration reform would help not only the migrant families, but would also boost the state's economy. PHOTO courtesy of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Supporters of immigration reform say it would not only help the Arkansas economy, it would also bring in millions more in state and local taxes. According to the non-partisan, non-profit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Arkansas already collects more than $70 million a ...Read More

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